Marozzo’s Prese of the Dagger

Instructor(s): Clark Asher


Was the dagger deadlier than the sword? In the Renaissance, more warriors were killed with an assassin’s dagger than were killed by fellow nobles on the honorable dueling ground. At the end of his book, after describing how to fight with every possible weapon in a duel, Achille Marozzo naturally describes how an unarmed man can defend himself from a dagger. As a Bolognese master he does not just provide one or two defenses, but instead gives you twenty-two ways to defend yourself. Clark Asher will be guiding you on this journey into Marozzo’s thorough and idiosyncratic system for self defense against the dagger.

Required Gear: Fencing mask, gorget, dagger simulator (loaners available)