On Fencing has 87 ratings and 5 reviews. Michael said: Aldo Nadi’s ego bleeds through into this technical treatise on fencing. If the reader can set that. The New York Times Amateur champion and Olympic gold medalist, professional competitor and fencing master, duelist and teacher, Aldo Nadi ranks among. 11 Apr A quote from Chapter 4 of The Living Sword. It should give some insight into the origin of Nadi’s style. Enjoy! ” It was here, in this very.

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Retrieved from ” https: Nadi was known for his real-life duels. Return to Book Page. Apr 4, Messages: Jeff Snider rated it liked it Jul 20, naid If the reader can set that. I started revising the system which had actually created me, discarding all that I fencinh superfluous. Sharp black and white cover. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Nicholas rated it really liked it Sep 18, For fans of history, Nadi’s account of the duel he fought in is excellent, providing a chilling perspective on a practice that very few living people have experienced.


Knowing, moreover, his terrifying power of defense, I simply threw overboard the composed attack or tried to, since to do what I wanted was anything but easybasing my fencing, instead, upon the offensive defense of the counterattack and contretemps, as well as upon the third and fourth intention. Wikimedia Commons has media related to Aldo Nadi.


Later Nadi fought and severely injured a journalist who had mocked him. The duel ended very quickly as Nadi struck Bottino’s hand, causing him to drop the weapon.

To the ultimate end of a fully dramatic interpretation of both my character and nervous assets, I felt that I had to produce a highly personal style o pattern of combat which would have little in common with that of my brother, the unquestionably established champion. No eBook available Amazon.

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Jul 02, Michael rated it liked it Recommends it for: BaldiAllochioCesaranoGarganoA. For this reason, I was told — later oh that I was aldo nadi on fencing difficult to read, and more difficult still to be fully understood.

Olympic fencing champions in men’s Team Sabre. Nadi presents philosophical and practical evaluations of every facet aldo nadi on fencing the game, from attack, defense, and deceit, to the impulse to alvo, the tournament temperament, and the ability to analyze opponents.

A must read for every fencer’s library. Your name or email address: Only a fencer of Nadi’s caliber could write with such complete authority, sharing the secrets discovered with many years of experience. Born at the turn of the twentieth century into an Italian fencing family, Nadi grew up in a milieu that fostered a passion for fencing.

Published January 1st by Laureate Press first published Aldo NadiPaul Gallico.

On Fencing

MaffeiRigoliSalvadoriM. In this outstanding guide, he offers an unsurpassed wealth of technical and tactical advice and evokes the sport’s fencingg, romance, and excitement. Aldo Nadi Nadi in Selected pages Title Page. On Fencing has 85 ratings and 5 reviews. Roland rated it it was amazing Sep 01, Lacey rated it liked it Sep 02, In other projects Wikimedia Commons.


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Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. He can be taken with a grain of salt, as some of his notions may not have aged so well: Stuart Aaldo rated it liked it Dec 25, Nicholas rated it really liked it Sep 18, Nadi is indeed the source aldo nadi on fencing many fine quotes.

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