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TaurHEMAchia 2015 update #9: Programma Torneo / Tournament’s Schedule


L’evento è ormai alle porte! Tra 5 giorni apriremo le danze con la prima giornata di seminari (trovate qui il programma dell’evento e gli abstracts).

Nel frattempo, per tutti coloro che parteciperanno al torneo di Sabato, ecco alcune informazioni utili.

Il torneo inizierà appena concluso il controllo armi per tutti gli atleti e completato l’allestimento delle aree. L’inizio sarà alle 9.30 in punto, con la prima fase a gironi per tutte le discipline che si concluderà intorno alle ore 13.30. Per una verifica del girone di appartenenza consultate l’elenco riportato al fondo dell’articolo. Lo schema per lo svolgimento dei singoli gironi sarà il seguente:

Gironi _ Staff - THC 2015 - GIRONI specchiettoLa fase ad eliminatorie comincerà subito dopo la pausa pranzo alle 15.00 e proseguirà fino alle 18.00. I singoli duelli delle eliminatorie seguiranno la seguente tabella:THC 2015 - ELIMINATORIELe finali si svolgeranno su area singola, una per volta, dalle 18.30 alle 20.30. Conclusasi la cerimonia di premiazione degli atleti ci si sposterà presso il locale Sa Corte Noa (vedi l’articolo relativo alla logistica dell’evento) dove si svolgerà la cena di conclusione della giornata torneistica.


The event is just around the corner! In 5 days we will open the dance with the first day of seminars (here the event’s program and the abstracts).

Meanwhile, for those who will participate in the tournament on Saturday, here are some useful informations.

The tournament will start as soon as the weapon’s check will be concluded. The start will be at 9.30 o’clock, with the pool stage for all disciplines and it will end at around 13.30. To verify your group please check the list at the bottom of the article. The scheme for the carrying out of individual groups will be as follows:

Gironi _ Staff - THC 2015 - GIRONI specchiettoThe eliminatory phase will start after lunch, at 15.00 and will continue until 18.00. The duels will follow the order of the following table:

THC 2015 - ELIMINATORIEThe finals will be conducted on a single Area, one after another, starting at 18.30 and ending at 20.30. At the end of the Winning Ceremony we will go to have dinner at the restaurant “Sa Corte Noa” (read the logistic article) as a perfect conclusion for the tournaments.




TaurHEMAchia 2015 – UPDATE #8: Instructors (BIO)

Keith Farrell

Keith Farrell is one of the senior instructors for the Academy of Historical Arts, based in Scotland. He teaches HEMA professionally, often at international events, and has an interest in coaching instructors to become better teachers. He has authored “Scottish Broadsword and British Singlestick” and the “AHA German Longsword Study Guide”, and is one of the regular contributors to the Encased in Steel online blog. He has been a member of HEMAC since 2011, and was awarded a HEMA Scholar Award for Best Instructor for research published in 2013.

Ilkka Hartikainen

Ilkka Hartikainen has studied historical fencing for over a decade. Starting with medieval longsword he eventually discovered the Renaissance Italian fencing traditions and became deeply interested in the beautiful, diverse and yet effective martial art of the 16th century Bolognese masters. Since then Ilkka has made it his mission to bring this art back to us today. Ilkka has presented his work on three continents and continues to spread the art through workshops and his website

M° Francesco Lodà

Francesco Lodà started his career in historical fencing in 1999, establishing the fencing club ASD Accademia Romana d’Armi-Scherma Storica Roma in 2001. As a teacher and trainer, he has reached so far the following main titles and appointments: Maestro d’Arme A.I.M.A., Maestro di scherma storica U.I.S.P., Istruttore Nazionale di Scherma Storica F.I.S. – A.N.S., Athletical Trainer C.O.N.I., plus several others. As sport executive, he is President of A.I.M.A.Italian Master-at-Arms Association, delegate member of the HEMA national board in F.I.S. – Italian Fencing Federation and U.I.S.P. – Italian National Sport Union, and National responsible for Rapier/Rapier & Dagger in F.I.S. As an athlete, through 2004 and 2015, he has placed prominently in all the national and international rapier tournaments he joined in Europe and U.S.A., including F.I.S., SWORDFISH, HEMAC-DIJON, RAPIER, UISP, WMAW, FISAS, gaining 15 gold, 3 silver, 4 bronze medals and 2 technical prize medals. As a researcher, he follows a doctorate in History at the University of Toulouse and Rome (ancient religions, indo-Europeanism, and the historiography of the twentieth century).

With regards to fencing, he published:
Books (titles translated)

  • Rapier handbook: the Roman-Napolitean-Sicilian School, Bonanno editore, Palermo 2014.
  • Florius. De arte luctandi, Bonanno editore, Palermo 2013.
  • From the treatise to the Salle, Bonanno Editore, Palermo 2013.
  • The atelier of the historician, Il Cerchio Iniziative Editoriali,Rimini 2011.
  • The methodologies of research in historical fencing, ARA edizioni, Roma 2009.
  • Origines and outlines of Southern School of fencing, ARA edizioni, Roma 2008.

plus several papers and reviews.
*for a complete list of references, certifications, papers please visit:

Federico Malagutti

Federico Malagutti began his practice of historical fencing in 2010 in the local company of reenactment “VALS”, in 2011 he devoted himself to the study of the Treaty MS Dresden C 487 “Sigmund Ringeck” and then translated it into Italian. In 2012 he came into contact with the instructor Roland Warzecha, remaining very impressed about his skills, during the years from 2013 to 2015 he devoted himself mainly to the study of the Treaty I.33 London Tower Fechtbuch adopting the system of the Instructor Warzecha. In January 2014 he joined the association “La Sala delle Armi” based in Turin, and created a branch in Valsesia. In March 2014 he began to study two new martial arts, parallel to the study of fencing. Yoshin Ryu Ju-Jutsu (Traditional Ju Jutsu style) and Shinto Muso Ryu Jo-Do, which allowed him to greatly improve his knowledge of the principles that regulate the functioning of martial arts. In February 2015 approaches the physiotherapeutic system of postural correction “Mézières”, to improve the symmetry of the body and its functionality in the context of the art. In the current period he continues with the courses of study mentioned above, and teaches the system of I.33 in the Valsesia’s branch of “La Sala delle Armi”.

Davide Morleo

Born in Asola (near Mantova) in 1971, he starts his research as martial artist at the age of 14 practicing for a few years Karate Shotokan. At the age of 19 he goes to Venice where he alternates studies of arts (architectural first) to his martial arts. From 1998 he works in Security Business for a national istitution spread on the national territory. This job offers him the occasion to improve his knowledge as martial artist. Back to his born town in 2008 discovers the world of Historical Fencing and in 2010 is one of the scholars that found the “Sala d’Arme dell’Appeso”. Even if he loves norkeling he doesn’t have a scuba diving license.

Peter Smallridge

Peter Smallridge has trained with the KDF association for seven years, becoming a certified instructor and now running the Tonbridge group. He took up mixed martial arts, including Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Olympic freestyle wrestling, in order to give a base of grappling to his HEMA studies. He holds a blue belt in Brazilian JiuJitsu, has medals from both modern and historical grappling tournaments (including winning the SwordFish and SKUNKS 2014 Ringen Tournaments) and is undefeated in amateur MMA, winning all five matches by first round submission. He has previously taught historical grappling at events including FightCamp, SwordFish, and Feile Na Gaiscigh (Ireland’s national HEMA event).

Paolo Tassinari

Historical Fencing Experience
From 2001 he’s constantly practicing  Historical fencing as martial art with a particular focus on Italian Styles  from XV to XVII Centuries and Bolognese School.
All activities concerning study, formation and teaching has been devoped within Sala d’Arme Achille Marozzo (SAAM)or at personal level, taking advantage, at the beginning, of the experience and guide of the Instructor Marco Rubboli.
Within Sala d’Arme Achille Marozzo has the role of Instructor since 2006 and formal member of the Technical Comitee (SAAM internal autorithy concerning teaching an methodology). He also covered for many years the role of Council Merber and Vice President.
Actually covers the role of President of Scuola Bolognese Achille Marozzo (SBAM) the SAAM Agonistic Team affiliated to Federazione Italiana Scherma (FIS).
In 2011 he gets the FIS National Instructor degree for Historical Fencing
Agonistic Experience
From 2001 to 2005 – Takes part to UISP Historical Fencing Italian Championship with the following results:

  • 2004 – 1st Place “Pole Weapons”
  • 2005 – 1st Place “Sword & Dagger”, 1st Place “Sword & Round Shield”, 1st Place “Pole Weapons”

From 2005 to 2012 – Starts his activities as Agonistic Coach. The athletes trained by him have reached in 7 years more than 15 First Places and 10 Second Places in various disciplines
2013 to now – Side by his Coach activities at the age of 46 decides to participate to the FIS circuit of Historical Fencing winning 3 titles as Italian Champion in the disciplines of “Sword & Bucler”, “Sword & Cape” and “Terrain Sabre”.
On 2014 he’s mainly focused on study and coaching.

Reenacting Experience
From 2006 he’s founder member  of “Legio XII – Fulminata”, a rennacting group of a Roman Legio of the Cesarian period and a Gladiator School of the 1st Century A.D.
Other experience of martial/military & sport interest
Serves as Paratroopers during the Military service from 1990 to 1991.
During this period attends the following special trainings:
Military Paratrooper Commission (20 launches with several night launches, sea launch, war launch at low altitude)
“German Army” Military Paratrooper Commission, taken at Military Base in Mertzig (DE)
Sniper training
N.B.C. (Nuclear, Bacteriological and Chemical Hazards) training
Advanced Close Combat Training
Various Survival training in hostile environments

He also participates to the following drills during the Military Service:
– “Istrice” – Urban Combat
– “Muflone” – Recon and combat in mountain environment
– “Mangusta” – NATO interforces

Before the beginning of the IBIS Operation, Dec 92 – Mar 94, participates to the evacuation of the Italian citizens in Mogadishu with “counter sniper” role.
From 1992 to 2001 studies and practices Judo. Leaves on 2201 as “Black Belt -1st dan” and several success at agonistic level.
From 2006 dedicates to “Endurance Running” and participates to several marathons and ultra marathons.
In 2010 participates to Marathon des Sables (recognized as the toughest endurance race in the word) running form more than 250 km in the Sahara desert closing at 275° place on more than 1100 partecipants.
In 2012 obtains the SCUBA Diver license.

Fran & Piermarco Terminiello

Fran is an instructor at School of the Sword, where she has studied Bolognese swordplay and rapier for the last four years. Together with her husband, Piermarco, Fran gave a workshop at HEMAC Fiorentia 2014, the first of its kind teaching techniques from Giganti’s ‘lost’ second book of 1608. This is a work which Piermarco discovered, translated and published in 2013 with Joshua Pendragon. In March this year she demonstrated some of these techniques at a lecture delivered by Piermarco and Joshua at The Wallace Collection, London UK. In 2013 Fran co-founded Waterloo Sparring Group, with members from HEMA clubs all over the south of England. Collectively they have won numerous medals at international tournaments since they formed. As ‘Agent in Europe’ Fran helps to manage Esfinges, a worldwide organisation for women in HEMA, and is a strong supporter of inclusion in the HEMA community. Fran placed silver in lightweight dagger and gold overall in the women’s mixed weapons tournament at Iron Gate Exhibition 2014.

Piermarco Terminiello is an instructor at the School of the Sword, UK. His research interest is focused on sixteenth and seventeenth century Italian swordplay. He has an extensive knowledge of technical manuals from the period, including a number of widely overlooked works. Along with Kevin Maurer he was recognised as “Best Researcher” in the inaugural HEMA Scholar Awards of 2013. Among other research, he has unearthed and translated (co-authored) the “lost” second book of Nicoletto Giganti (1608), unearthed the lengthy manuscript treatise of Giovanni Battista Maffani (1629) not listed in any fencing bibliography, published an English translation (co-authored) of Francesco Ferdinando Alfieri’s La Scherma (1640); a transcription and English translation of Giuseppe Colombani’s L’Arte maestra (1711); and a transcription of the Biblioteca Trivulziana Cod.256 (c.1680). He has helped bring HEMA to a wider public, having previously lectured at the Wallace Collection, in London UK; and published a paper in the long-established peer-reviewed Journal of the Arms and Armour Society. He has enjoyed success as a competitive fencer, winning and placing in a number of international competitions, primarily in the disciplines of single rapier, and rapier and dagger.

Corsi 2015-16

Dopo la “pausa” estiva trascorsa ad allenarci all’aperto, siamo tornati in palestra, sfruttando queste prime serate per la preparazione di atleti e figure arbitrali che saranno coinvolti durante TaurHEMAchia 2015.


Da giovedì 17 settembre riprenderanno gli allenamenti nella palestra della scuola Alvaro con i corsi di spada lunga e spada da lato (per info sui corsi di Torino, clicka qui). Sarà quindi possibile effettuare la lezione di prova gratuita.

In parallelo, a partire da lunedì 5 ottobre, anche quest’anno gli Istruttori terranno un corso incentrato unicamente sulla spada lunga, presso la palestra Jumping Jack, nelle serate di lunedì e mercoledì, ore 20.30-22.


Gli allenamenti sono ripresi anche nella Sala in Valsesia con i corsi di spada lunga e spada e brocchiero. Link a info e contatti sui corsi in Valsesia.

Vi aspettiamo con alcune novità e la passione di sempre!

Per varia ad unicum!

TaurHEMAchia 2015 – UPDATE #7: Workshops

Here a collection of the workshops’ abstracts of TaurHEMAchia 2015.

For the schedule click here.

Workshop 1: Friday, 9th October – 14.30-16.30

“An industry of Guadagno!”

an important key to the rapier play, according to Roman sources of XVIIth Century.

M° Francesco Lodà,
Accademia Romana d’ArmiASD,
Italian Master-at-Arms Association – A.I.M.A.
Italian Fencing Federation – F.I.S.

In our modern rapier play, sometimes we’re tempted to bet on pure-timing actions, quick as a lightning, drove by the aim of touching the opponent, free from the contact of the blades; this can surely be effective, with the proper training, both in competitions and in Salle. But in a martial perspective, following the dictate of our treatises, this attitude could be considered dangerous and potentially leading to a terrible incontro, a double-hit, a two widow thrust or blow.

So, the workshop will present the way the ancient rapier fencers followed to drive the actions in a safer perspective: to control the opponent’s blade with ours, in particular during the Second Intention or the Contratempo actions. We’ll study this habit through the teachings of the Roman Masters of XVIIth Century, introducing before the “concept” and then various technics of Guadagno di spada, the principal way of the Roman School to master that important attitude of control.

After a short introduction the class will be focused on the practical approach, following F. A. Marcelli (Regole della Scherma), and the manuscripts of O. A. Marescalchi and D. De Greszy (published soon).

Requirements: mandatory 1600 N. mask, fencing jacket, breast/groin protection, fencing gloves or similar, rapier. Fencing breeches, chest protector (plastron or similar) and throat protection are recommended.

The class is open to fencers of average level of experience.

For a direct view of the major treatises of the Roman School:

  • (MSS) F. Marescalchi, Note…, ca. Roma 1653.
  • (MSS) O. Marescalchi, l’Essercitio più necessario…, Roma ca. 1670-1676.
  • (MSS) pseudo Marescalchi, Ristretto di scherma, Roma ca. 1669.
  • (MSS) D. De Greszy, Monomachia…, Roma ca. 1670-1672.
  • F. A. Marcelli, Regole della scherma…, Roma 1686.

For a direct view of the major treatises of the Napolitean and Sicilian School:

  • F. A. Mattei, La scherma napolitana, Foggia 1669.
  • G. Villardita, La scherma siciliana, Palermo 1670 e 1673.
  • (MSS) F. Della Monica, La scherma napolitana, Parma 1680.
  • F. G. A. Di Nuzzo, Alimento di sangue illustre…, Palermo 1691.
  • G. D’Alessandro, Pietra di paragone…, Napoli 1711 e 1723.
  • N. Terracusa, La vera scherma napolitana, Roma 1725.

For an overview on the Roman School tradition and the generations of Marcelli’s family, as an historDave, maical and technical issue:

  • Francesco Lodà, Manuale di Scherma Storica: la Striscia nel Seicento e Settecento; la tradizione dell’arma nella scuola Romana, Napolitana, e Siciliana, Bonanno Editore, Palermo 2014.
  • Francesco Lodà (a cura di), La bottega dello storico: le metodologie della ricerca nella Scherma Storica, Il Cerchio Editore, Rimini 2011.

Workshop 2: Friday, 9th October – 14.30-16.30

“I.33 basic flowdrill seminar”

Federico Malagutti,
La Sala delle Armi – Valsesia

The system of ‘I.33 contains a circularity of sequential actions, these actions may be found several times in the Treaty (shown or only named). 3 of these actions in particular are at the very base of the system, they include the two counterbinds and three fundamental wards: Halpshilt, Sixth (pectori) and Third (Humero Sinistro).

This seminar will examine a Flowdrill using these three actions, building through the guards and their interaction the basis of a fencing system.

Workshop 3: Friday, 9th October – 14.30-16.30

Davide Morleo
Sala d’Arme dell’Appeso

Basics Aspects for the Understanding of the MS3227a “Codex Dobringer”

Basic concepts:

  1. Meaning of  Bloessen;
  2. Difference between  vier leger (Von Tag, Ochs, Pflug and Alber) and the vier hengen (Ochs and Pflug);
  3. Basics of movements and posture to understand Hengen e Absetzen, introduction to  “Frequens Motus”;
  4. One training: “Sprechtfenster” to understand concepts as fuhlen and winden, perfection of “Frequens Motus”;
  5. Brief introduction to Meisterhau.

This seminar has to be considered as the report of part of the studies  and research  held in the last 4 years by members of the “Sala d’Arme dell’Appeso”. Is not to be intended as the result of one single person work, it cames from every single “Appeso” analysis of the text.

Workshop 4: Friday, 9th October – 16.30-18.30

Keith Farrell
Academy of Historical Arts

The “Outer Takings”

The “Outer Takings” are a set of winding techniques found in the Liechtenauer tradition, although their description varies from source to source. Some of the sequences are relatively straight forward, others require a greater level of parsing and interpretation. This workshop will examine some of the different examples of these techniques and show where different sources illustrate or describe similar and different versions. Skill level: more suitable for advanced practitioners; winding actions in drills should be reasonably easy for you to understand and perform.

Equipment needed: Mask (with back of head protection), gloves, longsword. Gorget recommended.

Workshop 5: Friday, 9th October – 16.30-18.30

“AHAHAH! That’s not a knife… THERE’S A KNIFE! “

Paolo Tassinari
Sala d’Arme Achille Marozzo

“Hora sappi ch’io componerò uno combattere de pugnale sol, che serà una cosa molto utile… “
After a very brief presentation of the author, the workshop will cover the purpose of the Bolognese Dagger, used with and without cloak, going through guards, blows and techniques.
Sources: Achille Marozzo – Opera Nova 1536 – Libro II
Equipment: fencing mask, gloves, bolognese dagger (or stick with a length around 50 cm), cloak or similar, padded jacket and gloves are recomended.

(and if you missed the quotation:

Workshop 6: Sunday, 11th October – 10.30-12.30

Keith Farrell
Academy of Historical Arts

“Fundamental skills: defence in the Kölner Fechtbuch”

In the longsword treatise of the Kölner Fechtbuch, there are only two defensive techniques described explicitly. This workshop will examine these two techniques from the point of view of the fundamental skills required to perform these actions successfully in sparring. The exercises will begin in a simple fashion and will be accessible to complete beginners, and over the course of the lesson, the drills will be developed to add complexity and “noise” to help bridge the gap between simple choreographed drills and the chaos of sparring. Skill level: suitable for beginners and advanced practitioners.

Equipment needed: Mask (with back of head protection), gloves, longsword. Gorget recommended.

Workshop 7: Sunday, 11th October – 10.30-12.30

“Manipulating Measure with Rapier and Dagger”

Fran Terminiello & Piermarco Terminiello
The School of the Sword

Measure is one of the cardinal principles of Italian rapier. The fencer who controls measure frequently controls the fight. The masters provide various stratagems and techniques to close and control measure, which often depend on guile and an understanding of essential fighting geometry over straightforward athleticism.

This class will start with some specific methods of closing measure from a lunge-orientated approach. It then explores manipulating measure using passing footwork (which is discussed in most depth by Fabris, but also covered by other masters) and how Fabris’ principles can be applied outside of the specific tactic of “proceeding with resolution”.

Workshop 8: Sunday, 11th October – 14.30-16.00

“Three historical approaches to the Bolognese tradition”

Illka Hartikainen
Fencing club EHMS

The Bolognese tradition is without a doubt one of the most versatile and best documented styles of historical swordplay. Not only did the masters describe the principles of the fencing style but also gave us ample examples of how the style works in different contexts. In this workshop we will look at the Bolognese tradition from three different aspects: how the style offers a comprehensive framework for analyzing and understanding (and teaching) any type of swordsmanship, how the style lends itself for beautiful displays of choreographed technique or spectacular friendly fencing and finally brutal, straight-forward and no-nonsense techniques for duel or the street.

Workshop 8: Sunday, 11th October – 14.00-16.00

“Auerswald at Arm’s Length”

Peter Smallridge
Waterloo Sparring Group

Further info on the Ringen class – what kit to bring, expectations of prior knowledge/fitness etc. It’s aimed at providing an introduction to Ringen, we’ll be working primarily from the 1539 Fabian von Auerswald manual.
If you have them, please bring a mouthguard, groinguard, and jacket. If you don’t have a grappling jacket (either Ringen or judo/jiujitsu) then no problem. You could wear a hoody you’re willing to risk getting torn, or I will be showing no-clothing-grips versions of everything. If you go that route, try to avoid wearing a baggy tshirt. Otherwise, sensible training clothes (no studded wristbands, outsized chain necklaces or baggy, zip covered raver trousers please!) and shoes suitable for grass as we’ll likely be outside. There’s no need for prior experience, and the fitness requirement is minimal as long as you’re prepared to push yourself. Do expect to have to do moderate exercise and learn how to do some rolls and breakfalls.

TaurHEMAchia 2015 – UPDATE #6: Registro iscritti / Attendance register

Download: TaurHEMAchia 2015 – Registro iscritti


Aggiornamento, 15/09: chiuse le iscrizioni ai tornei!

Qui di seguito potete trovare un pdf con gli attuali iscritti a questa edizione. Controllate la correttezza delle vostre richieste, in particolare partecipazione ai tornei e tipo/taglia della maglietta. Per qualsiasi informazione o cambiamento scriveteci a:

Fino alla data dell’evento ci si potrà comunque iscrivere e partecipare allo sparring ed ai seminari.

A presto!


Update, 15/09: Tournaments registration closed!

At the bottom you can download a pdf with all the names of the actual registered people. Please check if all the infos are correct, in particular the tournaments participation and type/size of the t-shirt. For any info or change please feel free to contact us at:

Until the event date it’s still possible to enroll and participate to workshops and free sparring.

See you soon!

Iscrizione / Registration form: Clicca qui per accedere al modulo/Click here to open the form

TaurHEMAchia 2015 – UPDATE #5: Programma / Schedule

Ecco il programma definitivo dell’evento, per consentire a tutti gli interessati di organizzarsi. Una versione più approfondita sarà pubblicata non appena saranno definiti gli ultimi dettagli.
Presto apriranno anche iscrizioni.

I prezzi sono i seguenti:
– Un giorno: 30€
– Due giorni: 40€
– Tre giorni: 50€
– Spettatore: gratis (eccetto il catering)
– Costo pranzo: 8€

Sono inclusi nella tariffa di iscrizione:

  • la partecipazione (non obbligatorio) al torneo fino a due discipline;
  • accesso libero alle aree di sparring, durante l’intera giornata;
  • partecipazione ai seminari;
  • possibilità di esporre un poster;
  • la maglietta di “TaurHEMAchia 2015”;
  • aqua/bibite/snack durante la giornata;
  • assistenza medica (se necessaria).

Here the schedule of the event, that you can use for an optimal organization. More precise version will follow as soon as all details will be defined.
Soon will be also opened the subscriptions.

The fares are the following ones:
– One day: 30€
– Two days: 40€
– Three days: 50€
– Visitor: free (except for catering)
– Lunch: 8€

The registration price includes:

  • the (optional) access up to two disciplines of the tournament;
  • free access, all day long, to sparring areas;
  • participation to workshops;
  • access to poster exhibition;
  • the “TaurHEMAchia 2015” T-shirt;
  • water/drinks/snack during the day;
  • medical assistance (if necessary).

Download the PDF version!

Venerdì 9 Ottobre – Friday 9th October

Apetura, seminari, sparring – Opening, workshops, free sparring

13.00 – 14.30 Accreditamento atleti & Controllo armi –

Fencers accreditation & Equipment check

14.30 – 16.30 M° Francesco Lodà


Davide Morleo


Federico Malagutti

Sword & buckler

Sparring libero

Free Sparring

16.30 – 18.30 Keith Farrell


Paolo Tassinari


20.30 Cena sociale (ristorante) – Social dinner (restaurant)

Sabato 10 Ottobre – Saturday 10th October

Tornei – Tournaments

08.30 – 09.00 Accreditamento atleti – Fencers accreditation
09.00 – 09.30 Controllo attrezzatura – Equipment check
09.30 – 13.30 Gironi – Pools Sparring libero

Free Sparring

12.30 – 14.30 Pranzo – Meal
14.30 – 17.30 Eliminatorie – Eliminatory rounds
17.30 – 18.00 Pausa – Break
18.00 – 20.00 Finali – Finals
20.00 – 20.30 Premiazione – Award
21.30 / 22.00 Cena sociale (ristorante) – Social dinner (restaurant)

Domenica 11 Ottobre – Sunday 11th October

Seminari, sparring libero, chiusura evento

09.00 – 09.30 Apertura – Opening
09.30 – 10.30 Alberto “Nox” Brandi

Riscaldamento comune – Common warm-up

10.30 – 12.30 Illka Hartikainen


Peter Smallridge


Sparring libero

Free Sparring

12.30 – 14.00 Pranzo e presentazione poster – Meal and posters session
14.00 – 16.00 Keith Farrell


Fran & Piermarco Terminiello

Rapier and dagger

Sparring libero

Free Sparring

16.00 – 16.30 Riconoscimenti e saluti – Acknowledgement and  greetings
18.00 – 19.00 Conclusione – Ending


  • Keith Farrell
  • Ilkka Hartikainen
  • M° Francesco Lodà
  • Fran (Francesca) Terminiello
  • Pim (Piermarco) Terminiello
  • Peter Smallridge
  • Alberto “Nox” Brandi
  • Federico Malagutti
  • Davide Morleo
  • Paolo Tassinari





Queste le autostrade che servono la città di Torino e che la collegano alle altre città Italiane.

These are the main highways connecting Turin to other Italian cities.

A4 (Torino – Milano), A5 (Torino – Ivrea), A6 (Torino – Savona), A21 (Torino – Piacenza).


    • L’Aeroporto Sandro Pertini ( è collegato alla città di Torino da un servizio bus-navetta che permette di raggiungere la Stazione di Porta Nuova in circa 40 minuti. La prima corsa è al mattino presto, mentre l’ultima è intorno a mezzanotte. Il parcheggio del bus-navetta si trova di fronte all’uscita “Arrivi dei voli nazionali ed internazionali”.
    • The airport ( is connected to the Porta Nuova Train/Metro Station via a bus service, the trip will take 30-40 mins approximatively. The bus stop is right in front of the “National and International Arrivals”.
    • Il servizio di autobus che collega l’Aeroporto di Milano Malpensa ( con la città di Torino è quello della SADEM.  I bus partono dalla stazione degli autobus in Corso Vittorio Emanuele 131/H, servono anche la stazione dei treni di Torino Porta Susa e arrivano al Terminal 1 e 2 di Malpensa. Tempo di percorrenza: 2 ore circa. Per ulteriori informazioni sugli orari, le tariffe, i giorni di servizio e per acquistare i biglietti, consultate il sito SADEM.
    • The bus service connecting the Airport of Milano Malpensa ( is the SADEM company. It connects the Terminal 1 and 2 with Turin Porta Nuova and Porta Susa stations. The trip is 2 hours approximatively. Please check the SADEM website for more infos.


La città di Torino è servita dalle ferrovia attraverso una fitta rete di interscambi. Le principali stazioni cittadine sono tre e sono dislocate nelle diverse parti della città. Porta Nuova e Porta Susa sono direttamente collegate con la Metro.

These are the main train stations in Turin. Porta Nuova and Porta Susa stations are directly linked with the Metro.

Porta Nuova

corso Vittorio Emanuele II, 53

tel. +39 011532427

Porta Susa

piazza XXVII Dicembre, 8

tel. +39 011538513


via Pannunzio, 1

tel. +39 0113173897



Muoversi in Torino è davvero semplice (è una città Romana a base quadrata!). Il modo più veloce e conveniente è la Metro, che taglia la città da Nord a Sud. Questa è poi connessa in superficie alle stazioni di bus e tram. Scaricate l’app GTT Mobile e visitate il sito per avere tutte le info sui percorsi.

Moving in Turin is really easy (it is a Roman square city!). The fastest and cheapest way is the Metro, running across the city from the North to the South. On the surface is then connected with a net of buses and tram. Download the GTT Mobile app and take a look at the website for all the infos about routes.


Indirizzo / Address: Via Emanuele Artom 111 (10127 Torino)

Come raggiungerlo: l’itinerario più semplice è prendere la Metro in direzione Lingotto, uscire a Lingotto, prendere il pullman n°1 e scendere alla fermata n°483-Artom.

How to reach: the easiest way to reach the event venue is to take the Metro (direction: Lingotto), exit at Lingotto, catch the bus n°1 and get off at n°483-Artom stop.

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Per chi dovesse trascorre una o più notti in albergo, abbiamo una convenzione con i seguenti, facilmente raggiungibili dalla stazione e collegati al luogo dell’evento con Metro e mezzi pubblici. E’ di fondamentale importanza segnalare la prenotazione come partecipanti all’evento La Sala delle Armi – TaurHEMAchia 2015 al fine di ottenere il prezzo di convenzione. I posti sono soggetti ad esaurimento, pertanto si raccomanda ai partecipanti di prenotare al più presto. Nel caso vogliate una sistemazione differente vi consigliamo l’utilizzo di Tripadvisor [Zone consigliate vicino al centro di Torino: Cit Turin, San Donato, Campidoglio, Centro; vicino al luogo dell’evento: Nizza-Millefonti –> mappa dei quartieri].

For those who have to spend one or more nights in a hotel, we have an agreement with the following ones, easily accessible from the train station and connected to the venue by metro and public service. It’s very important to report the reservation as partecipants of the event TaurHEMAchia 2015 organized by La Sala delle Armi in order to get the price of the convention. Rooms are subject to availability, so it is reccomended that partecipants book as soon as possible. If you need a different accommodation please refer to Tripadvisor [Suggested places near the city center: Cit Turin, San Donato, Campidoglio, Centro; near the event venue: Nizza-Millefonti –> map of the zones].

Hotel Artuà e Solferino

Indirizzo/Address: Via Angelo Brofferio 1/3


Nell’area riservata del sito cliccare su “clienti saltuari convenzionati” e usate il codice sconto: asd2015

In the reserved area click on “clienti saltuari convenzionati” and use the promo code: asd2015

Holiday Inn Turin Corso Francia

Indirizzo/Address: Piazza Massaua 21

Tel: +39 011 740187

Mobile: +39 3346213191


Contattare l’hotel comunicando l’aderenza all’evento per usufruire di tali convenzioni / Please contact the hotel naming the event to gain access to these agreement:

– € 50,00 a persona in camera doppia / per room per night in a double room

– € 47,00 a persona in camera tripla (massimo 2 triple) / per room per night in a triple room

– € 30,00 supplemento dus (uso singolo della camera doppia) / supplement for single use of double room

– € 22,00 supplemento HB bevande incluse / HB supplement beverages included

Tassa di soggiorno / City tax: € 3,70 a persona al giorno / daily for each person

Best Western Hotel Piemontese

Indirizzo/Address: Via Berthollet 21

Tel: +39 011 6698101



Contattare l’hotel comunicando l’aderenza all’evento per usufruire di tali convenzioni / Please contact the hotel naming the event to gain access to these agreement:

– € 85,00 per camera singola per notte / per room per night in a single room

– € 100,00 per camera doppia per notte / per room per night in a double room

– € 125,00 per camera tripla per notte / per room per night in a triple room

Best Western Hotel Genio

Indirizzo/Address: Vittorio Emanuele II 47

Tel: +39 011 6505771



Contattare l’hotel comunicando l’aderenza all’evento per usufruire di tali convenzioni / Please contact the hotel naming the event to gain access to these agreement:

– € 85,00 per camera singola per notte / per room per night in a single room

– € 100,00 per camera doppia per notte / per room per night in a double room

– € 125,00 per camera tripla per notte / per room per night in a triple room

Tassa di soggiorno / City tax: € 2,80 a persona al giorno / daily for each person

Time limit per le prenotazioni: disponibilità su richiesta

Prenotazione / How to book:

– prenotazione diretta all’hotel via email, con carta di credito a garanzia / booking via email with credit card as a guarantee

– saldo al check-out / payment at check-out

Hotel Concord Torino

Indirizzo/Address: Via Lagrange 47

Tel: +39 011 5176756



Contattare l’hotel comunicando l’aderenza all’evento per usufruire di tali convenzioni / Please contact the hotel naming the event to gain access to these agreement:

– € 109,00 per camera singola per notte / per room per night in a single room

– € 119,00 per camera doppia per notte / per room per night in a double room

Tassa di soggiorno / City tax: € 3,70 a persona al giorno / daily for each person

Time limit per le prenotazioni: disponibilità su richiesta

Prenotazione / How to book:

– prenotazione diretta all’hotel via email, con carta di credito a garanzia / booking via email with credit card as a guarantee

– saldo al check-out / payment at check-out

Hotel Principi D’Acaja

Indirizzo/Address: via Principi D’Acaja 8

Tel: +39 011 4338348

Fax: +39 011 4304610


Contattare l’hotel comunicando l’aderenza all’evento per usufruire di tali convenzioni / Please contact the hotel naming the event to gain access to these agreement:

– € 59,00 per camera singola per notte (colazione compresa) / per room per night in a single room (breakfast included)

– € 72,00 per camera doppia standard per notte (colazione compresa) / per room per night in a double standard room (breakfast included)

– € 84,00 per camera doppia superior per notte (colazione compresa) / per room per night in a double superior room (breakfast incl.)

– € 120,00 per camera tripla superior per notte (colazione compresa) / per room per night in a triple superior room (breakfast incl.)

Hotel Orchidea

Indirizzo/Address: via Claudio Beaumont 31c

Tel: +39 011 4343114

Fax: +39 011 4344378



Contattare l’hotel comunicando ( l’aderenza all’evento per usufruire di tali convenzioni / Please contact the hotel ( naming the event to gain access to these agreement:

– € 60,00 per persona in camera singola per notte / per person per night in a single room

– € 36,00 per persona in camera doppia per notte / per person per night in a double room

– € 30,00 per persona in camera tripla per notte / per person per night in a triple room

– € 25,00 per persona in camera quadrupla per notte / per person per night in a 4 people room

Tassa di soggiorno / City tax: € 2,80 a persona al giorno / daily for each person

Idea Hotel Torino Mirafiori

Indirizzo/Address: via Paolo Gaidano 113

Tel: +39 011 08225


Contattare l’hotel comunicando l’aderenza all’evento per usufruire di tali convenzioni / Please contact the hotel naming the event to gain access to these agreement:

– € 65,00 per camera singola per notte (colazione compresa) / per room per night in a single room (breakfast included)

– € 75,00 per camera doppia per notte (colazione compresa) / per room per night in a double room (breakfast included)

Tassa di soggiorno / City tax: € 2,80 a persona al giorno / daily for each person

Hotel Urbani

Indirizzo/Address: via Saluzzo 7

Tel: +39 011 6699047

Fax: +39 011 6693226



Contattare l’hotel comunicando l’aderenza all’evento per usufruire di tali convenzioni / Please contact the hotel naming the event to gain access to these agreement:

– € 60,00 per camera singola per notte (colazione compresa) / per room per night in a single room (breakfast included)

– € 90,00 per camera doppia per notte (colazione compresa) / per room per night in a double room (breakfast included)

– € 120,00 per camera tripla per notte (colazione compresa) / per room per night in a triple room (breakfast included)

Tassa di soggiorno / City tax: € 2,80 a persona al giorno / daily for each person

Abanyta Hotel

Indirizzo/Address: via Cavour 9

Tel: +39 011 531584

Fax: +39 011 5150758



Contattare l’hotel comunicando l’aderenza all’evento per usufruire di tali convenzioni / Please contact the hotel naming the event to gain access to these agreement:

– € 40,00 per camera singola per notte (colazione compresa) / per room per night in a single room (breakfast included)

– € 60,00 per camera doppia per notte (colazione compresa) / per room per night in a double room (breakfast included)

– € 75,00 per camera tripla per notte (colazione compresa) / per room per night in a triple room (breakfast included)

– € 90,00 per camera quadrupla per notte (colazione compresa) / per room per night in a 4 people room (breakfast included)


Per motivi organizzativi entrambe le cene di venerdì e sabato si svolgeranno in due locali nel pieno centro storico di Torino / Due to organizational reasons both Friday’s and Saturday’s dinners will be made in two restaurants in the historical center of Turin

NB: se avete prenotato la cena di venerdì ricordatevi di pagarla al check-in di venerdì in palestra / If you have registered for Friday’s dinner remember to pay for it during Friday’s check in at the gym

Potete raggiungere entrambi i locali tramite il servizio tram/bus GTT oppure parcheggiare in Piazza della Repubblica / You can easily reach both restaurants by tram/bus GTT service or leave your car in Piazza della Repubblica

Venerdì / Friday

“Luce e Gas”


Indirizzo / Address: via 4 Marzo, 12/c

Sabato / Saturday

“Sa Corte Noa”


Indirizzo / Address: via Milano, 16



Finalmente è pronto il regolamento aggiornato per l’edizione di quest’anno. A seguito dei vostri feedback e dell’analisi di altri eventi internazionali, abbiamo voluto apporre alcune modifiche alla precedente versione.

Negli scorsi anni TaurHEMAchia è stato caratterizzato da un ottimo livello tecnico e un clima di fairplay . Consci del fatto che sia praticamente impossibile ricreare un vero duello giudiziario, abbiamo comunque cercato di proporre un sistema il più veritiero possibile, sempre in un’ottica marziale, di modo da premiare il bagaglio tecnico dei vari atleti. Le azioni verranno infatti valutate con un punteggio differenziale a seconda della locazione del colpo inferto o subito: in questo modo sarà molto importante colpire parti vitali ma allo stesso tempo si dovrà cercare di prestare attenzione al colpo dopo, proprio come dovrebbe avvenire in un ipotetico duello in steccato.

Ci vediamo nell’arena!

Scarica il regolamento THC2015 [ITA].

Guarda il video con le regole principali.

TaurHEMAchia 2015 Regolamento ITA


Finally the updated rule set for this year’s edition is ready. Thanks to your feedbacks and after the analysis of different international events, we decided to add few modifications to the previous version.

In the past years TaurHEMAchia has been characterized by a great technical level in conjunction with fairplay  environment. Knowing that’s impossible to recreate a perfect judicial duel, we’ve tried to propose a system as truthful as possible, always with a martial approach, in order to reward the technical abilities of the fencers. The different actions will be evaluated with a differential point system on the basis of the location of the received/given hit: in this way it will be important to hit vital parts being aware not to be hit in return, exactly how it should be in a real duel.

See you in the arena!

Download the ruleset THC2015 [ENG]

Watch the video with the main rules..


[ITA] Sessione poster

TaurHEMAchia 2015 darà l’occasione a tutti i partecipanti interessati di condividere i propri studi e le proprie conoscenze con il pubblico presente, tramite l’affissione di poster cartacei. I poster potranno essere presentati da singoli o, collettivamente, da sale e gruppi.

Gli organizzatori dell’evento formeranno la commissione di approvazione dei poster. Tale commissione non entrerà nel merito dei contenuti, ma potrà rifiutare poster ritenuti non conformi alle linee guida qui di seguito.

Per l’approvazione, i poster dovranno essere inviati via mail (in formato .pdf) entro il 15 Settembre 2015. Potranno essere affissi solo poster precedentemente approvati.

Indirizzo mail:

Linee guida:
  • le dimensioni massime dei poster devono essere: 70 cm di larghezza per 100 cm di altezza;
  • data la significativa presenza di ospiti stranieri è consigliata la scelta dell’inglese, saranno tuttavia accettati anche poster in lingua italiana;
  • i poster dovranno avere carattere divulgativo e informativo: non saranno accettati poster di carattere pubblicitario/autocelebrativo;
  • i poster dovranno trattare e approfondire le seguenti tematiche inerenti la ricerca nell’ambito delle Arti Marziali Storiche Europee:
    1. analisi, trascrizione e/o traduzione di (porzioni di) fonti storiche e trattatistica;
    2. metodologia della ricerca e della didattica delle HEMA;
    3. ipotesi interpretative delle fonti, analisi di tecniche;
    4. analisi della biomeccanica e dei fondamentali schermistici;
    5. tattica del combattimento e preparazione agonistica;
    6. preparazione atletica;
    7. approfondimento storico, culturale e/o geografico.
  • i poster dovranno presentare caratteristiche minime di serietà e scientificità: utilizzo e correttezza delle citazioni, esposizione chiara e circostanziata, formulazione di ipotesi e presentazione dei risultati (laddove possibile), etc.
  • i poster cartacei dovranno essere portarti nella sede dell’evento dai rispettivi autori, responsabili delle operazioni di montaggio e smontaggio degli stessi, secondo le indicazioni fornite dallo staff presente.

[ENG] Poster session

TaurHEMAchia 2015 will offer to all the participant the chance to share knowledge with the public through the presentation of personal or collective posters.

The organizers of the event will form a dedicated commission in order to evaluate the conformity of the proposed posters. The commission will not consider the contents of the posters, but any posters that will not fit the guidelines given below will be rejected.

For the approval of the commission, posters must be submitted via e-mail (as .pdf files) by the 15th of September, 2015. Only the posters previously accepted will be on display throughout the event.

Mail address:

  • the maximum size for posters are: 70 cm (27.6 in.) wide, 100 cm (39.4 in.) high;
  • the official language of the event is English, anyway also posters in Italian will be accepted;
  • posters must be informative and based on studies, all advertisement and celebrative materials will be rejected;
  • posters must concern one of the following aspects about the research in HEMA field:
    1. analysis, transcription and/or translation of (part of) historical sources and treatises;
    2. methodology of reasearch and didactic of the HEMA;
    3. interpretation hypotesis, analysis of techniques;
    4. analysis of biomechanics and fencing fundamentals;
    5. fighting tactics and agonism;
    6. athletical preparation;
    7. historical, cultural and/or geographical in-depth analysis;
  • posters must show minimal aspects of serious and scientific work: presence of correct quotations, clear exposition, hypothesis and results, etc.
  • material posters must be brought by their presenters, who are also responsible for setting them up and removing them;
  • The posters need to be brought to the venue of the event by the respective authors, following the instructions given by the staff of the event.

Ringraziamo Alberto “Nox” Brandi per la gentile revisione.

Thanks to Alberto “Nox” Brandi for the gentle review.