Some Words from the Ancient Masters - Achille Marozzo
by ibn Jelal
Originally published in Punta Dritta - July AS XL (2005)
...And I tell you again that you must never attack without defending, nor defend without attacking, and if you do this you shall not fail...
...I want you to know that it is a beautiful mystery to know how to teach people well, more than to just play; for a man, if he knows how to play well and does not know how to teach, is not good (he is single): but one that knows how to teach well, is good for many people; and know that when he knows the one and the other, he is of double virtue and is a double master...
Marozzo, Achille, Opera Nova dell'Arte delle Armi (Modena, 1536)