I am the Bear- from “The Art of Swordsmanship” by Italian master Philoppo Di Vadi Pisano- 15th Century

 

The Elements of the Knightly Warrior.

I am the bear- turning here, there, up and around…
I am the ram- always vigilant, always ready to butt…
My right is a serpent- bold and deadly…
My left is a greyhound- thrusting quickly
My right foot is the sun- making great turns, and returning to its birth…
My left foot is a constant rock- firm and without fear…

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