Nova Scrimia Fencing with Cane & Walking Stick
More than a century ago, in our cities, men of different social classes still resorted to sword and saber duels to settle their disputes and in the streets one could meet thugs and muggers ready to use a knife. Times when it was common for a gentleman to leave the house with his cane, often animated, i.e. equipped with a hidden blade. Starting from the treatise of Master G. Martinelli (1908) "Trattato di scherma con bastone da passeggio" interpreted and integrated according to the methodology of the Nova Scrimia, masters Chiaramonte, Galvani, Girlanda and Proietti present a complete work on the use of the cane, which even today can be extremely valid and effective. For cane fencing, Martinelli draws inspiration from the Italian school of saber, with a classical approach, as well as boxing as a means of self-defense: guard, strikes, parries, feints, spinning and circling steps, jumps, strong blows to the hand, arm, groin and terrifying jabs to the face. The stick placed in good hands is as good as a saber. Of course, it does not cut or pierce, it does not kill, but it brings to reason and, if necessary, brings even the fiercest offender to his knees.