Poi che del bell'ordine antico dell'honorata militia[...], altro non mi par, che ci sia rimasto di buono[...], che'l duello; et questo quasi corrotto et guasto, per le calunnie de i cartelli, io mi sono ingegnato in queste mie fatiche per quel poco ingegno, che dalla natura, ò da DIO m'è stato conceduto, di porger mano, et aiuto a' quella parte, ch'io ho potuto[...]
- Camillo Agrippa Milanese

Traditional Fencing

image "Traditional Fencing is the Art of the Sword for dueling and personal defense: it's about Fencing before its sporting codification.

Traditional Fencing is a mix of different styles and is based on various weapons; it has evolved through time and cultures." (from FISAS website)

La Sala d'Arme

image Salle Fratres in Enses A.S.D. is part of Federazione Italiana Scherma Antica e Storica (A.S.D. FISAS).
We practice weekly the four weapons coded in Andrea Lupo Sinclair's method.


Our Blog (in italian). Here you will find info about our activities and traditional fencing in general. (visita il blog)


Our Philosophy

Our main aim is to preserve and reconstruct, where possible, a true Italian and European Martial Art.

- from fisas.it

Our Weapons

Two Handed Sword

Image Two Handed Sword (also known as Hand and a Half Sword) references can be found in XV century german (Hans Talhoffer 1443-1467, Meyer) and italian (Filippo Vadi e Achille Marozzo 1482-1536 ca.) treatises.
This weapon was born before this time, but in XV century was fully developed, so we can really talk about Fencing.


Image The sidesword was meant to be the noble weapon at the end of XV century, and it's our most difficult style to practice. What's most difficult to understand are its base principles and mechanics (instead of just handling it). This weapon was developed during the great evolution of metallurgy and is an icon for Italian Renaissance and for the Sprezzatura way of living.


Image The rapier was developed at the end of the XV century as an evolution of the sidesword. Its blade becomes thinner and longer and its hand protection is changed on the typical "cup" shape. This is an icon for the Italian Fencing (dueling fencing). For almost three centuries (1600-1900) this weapon evolved to the dueling épée which still has its base mechanics.


Image The sabre was one of the last dueling weapons and was still used in the XX century (about 1930). It is completely different from the modern sporting sabre.


Our lessons are held at monday from 21.00 until 23.00.

For more info about our courses and activities, please use the form below.


Arte di adoprar la spada

In the Spanish Milan of 1682, the swordman Giovanni Pietro Gorio published this treatise wherein the fencing matter is treated with an encyclopaedic spirit: the results of the author’s experience are flanked by many references to the teachings of other influential authors. But the cultural operation of this little treatise is much more complex. As a matter of fact, Gorio tries to embody the ideal of the gentleman of arms and letters, enriching the fencing matter with continuous references to classic culture and framing his work with three sonnets, one ode and three other profitable admonitions in ottava rima. This treatise, which has never been reprinted, is known through one exemplar only, kept by the Braidense National Library of Milan.
A copy (in Italian) of the treatise can be ordered through the contact module

Fratres in Enses A.S.D. - C.F. 97251510158
Via Abruzzi 54, Segrate (MI)

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