“An iron bar is easier to lift than a bag of feathers of the same weight- Wrestling according to Pietro del Monte (1509)”

“An iron bar is easier to lift than a bag of feathers of the same weight- Wrestling according to Pietro del Monte (1509)”

Description: This workshop will explore the basic principles of the wrestling teachings of Pietro Monte (Exercitiorum atque arte militaris collectanea, 1509). The attendees will be driven through the system of the author, with selected techniques applied to a playful context. As opposed to German or Italian wrestling Fight Books of the 15th c., the teaching of Pietro del Monte focus on techniques at the legs, leading to a (relative) harmless way of competitive plays. Beginners welcome.

Requirement: fundamental falling skills

Equipment: cup for men, not other equipment required.

Daniel Jaquet

Daniel Jaquet is a scholar specialized in HEMA studies (PhD in medieval History, University of Geneva), an international instructor (HEMAC member since 2007) and a HEMA practitioner since 2004. He is specialized in armoured fighting, but his expertise also includes unarmoured combat with longsword and wrestling 15c.-16c. He has been chairman of the International Federation for HEMA (IFHEMA, 2013-16) and is an Executive Committee member of the Swiss HEMA Federation (2012-current). He is the editor of the scientific journal Acta Periodica Duellatorum.