Myles Cupp wrote:And Kevin I am confused by your next to last sentence. Who is it you work with co-teaching Spanish rapier?
Maestro Puck Curtis (destreza.us), Maestro Eric Myers (who translated Figuredo's Montane Manual) and I teach a Spanish Rapier class based on Puck and Mary's research in Sacramento. Puck was my first teacher in WMA and was also my White Scarf in the SCA.
Are there any good websites or printed translations either of you guys would recommend (for the Italian system)?
For a first manual, I highly recommend Tom Leoni's Giganti Translation http://www.freelanceacademypress.com/venetianrapier.aspx
which is an excellent first manual for early 17th century Italian Rapier.
Guy Windsor's The Duellist's Companion
is an excellent introduction to Rapier training.
The Wilson and Swanger Capoferro translation is also decent, and the manual I started with. http://mac9.ucc.nau.edu/manuscripts/CapoFerro-GRAUF.pdf
There is also the Order of the Seven Hearts website, which is a good resource for questions about Italian rapier: http://salvatorfabris.com/
Other than that, there's viahup.com (a small project that we were involved with) http://viahup.com
David Coblentz and I have, in the past, posted lesson sequences to our blogs http://www.thecoblog.net
Other than those, there are good articles on Italian rapier in Spada 1 and 2, In Service to Mars
, and Teaching and Interpreting Historical Swordsmanship