Four centuries ago, the famed swordsman Gerard Thibault d’Anvers wrote one of the forgotten classics of the Western esoteric tradition–a. Girard Thibault d’Anvers () hand colored engraving, Plate V, from the ACADEMY OF THE SWORD, engraved by Johann Gelle, showing fencing. Portrait of Gerard Thibault, bust turned to the left, head turned to face the viewer; with moustache and beard, wearing a big ruff, on a classical pedestal; within.

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The Academy of the Sword : Gerard Thibault d’Anvers :

The illustrations are beautifully reproduced, and they are incredible in themselves. This way, as done with this figure, anyone can discover and correct faults which have been made by artists in their works. I percieve it should anfers be longer than the size of the head, as is shown in the preceeding Plate.

Mystical pythagorean geometry is said to have found its place during the Renaissance in the esoteric arts of occultism. The reason is the outwardly curved edges can rub and catch on various pieces of clothing and accoutrements one may be wearing.

Gérard Thibault d’Anvers

Because 1 degree is a little stronger, 2 degrees is evidently more, and 3 degrees is much more. But much more serious is the fault made in the length of the foot. Fencing techniques came to be regarded as more of a science during the 16th century and were naturally influenced by the girsrd that occurred during the Renaissance.

It is not merely observation and practice that demonstrates this truth is as amazing as it is useful. This page was last edited on 20 Decemberat Law, thanks for your comment. The next line is only on the circle, marked E, which marks the shoulders. This does not necessarily mean there was already a settlement then, since reclamation of land may not have been for farming—it may have been for peat.

Also this proof can demonstrate the truth, if one places the tip of the blade at the armpit and extends the arm along the blade, the finger tips only reach as far as the number eight. Next is the cross-cut that marks the first section of the Diameter, marked with a capital Roman letter E, which shows the top of the shin.


Many large Dutch glrard have their headquarters there, and seven of the worlds tthibault companies, including Philips and ING, are based in the city.

We attach the belt-strap to the belt-buckle in front, and the hanger well forward in back, instead of the typical means of attaching the hanger to the left side at the hip and the belt-strap across the back to the right side, almost under the arm.

Otherwise faults could be introduced.

The blade length of quite a few examples, particularly the Italian rapiers in the early 17th century, is well over 45 inches. Other sources connect its name with a deity named Gontia.

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Furthermore there is this difference, that the arms and legs are especially suited to perform large movements, whereas the feet and hands perform smaller ones; and as the arms are best used in moves that require strength, the hands are best used in work that requires dexterity.

John Michael Greer has been a student of the occult traditions and nature spirituality for more than twentyfive years. Michaels Abbey at Caloes 3. Despite its frontispiece, which lists the yearthe manual was not published untila year after Thibault’s death. Hence the name Antwerpen, from Dutch hand werpen, akin to Old English hand and wearpan, a longstanding theory is that the name originated in the Gallo-Roman period and comes from the Latin antverpia.

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In this Plate, I shall describe the manner and steps to adopt the posture, and shall discuss its worthiness and its advantages in the next section. For if we grip the handle in the style of our training, about which we shall discuss more later, and one extends the sword and arm in a straight line, as we can see with one of these two persons, keeping the tip, the guard, and the shoulder at the same height, the line of the sword and arm, from the tip to the shoulder or the armpit, will be found to be equal to the height of the person.

However, John Lothrop Motley argues, and so do a lot of Dutch etymologists and historians, aan t werp is also possible. He succeeded his father William the Silent as stadtholder of Holland and Zeeland inand became stadtholder of Utrecht, Guelders and Overijssel inand of Groningen in It’s quite fun watching museum visitors check out the anamorphic Holbein skull, for one thing.


If two blades come together unequally, for example, one blade contacts at number 7 and the other at number 4, they will behave differently against each other, one with more, the other with less force; but alternatively, the sword at number 4 can reinforce itself with a graduation of 8 degrees up to 12, whereas the sword at number 7 can increase to 12 by only 5 degrees, because the number of partitions of the swords are equal.

Which is why, should one with to confirm the above, stand straight on both feet, hold the sword with the arm outstretched in a straight line, as shown in the figure, just touching the tip to a wall, or some other object at shoulder height, and then raise or lower the tip, with the entire arm, with the elbow, or with just the wrist; without any doubt in the world, you will find your line shortened, more or less, to the degree the centre of motion is more or less distant from the tip as it moves along the circumference.

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Gérard Thibault d’Anvers – Wikipedia

This proportion he should have followed, and would not have tripped into the big mistake of making the hand almost as long anvets the lower half of the arm. Thibault uses this grip for cutting and for defending at close range.

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