This the scene happened so many times around 2000 years ago in the arenas of the
cities of the Roman Empire.
Now, gladiators raise up once again from the past and born in Rome, in the arena
of the Gruppo Storico Romano in Via Appia Antica, 18.
The Scuola Gladiatori Roma teaches how to fight with the real same weapons
handed by gladiators of the ancient Rome, so that Gladius, Trident, Net, and
In the first two months of your training you will learn how to use the “gladius”,
the typical sword handed by gladiators (the name itself “gladiator” comes right
from the word “gladius”). Suddenly, the scholar will learn about the other
weapons and, finally, how to fight with a complete set of weapons and the whole
Mixing culture and sport, trained by “doctores” (the gladiators’ trainers) and
artisans, we cross the swords, we try nets and tridents, we wear helmets and
armors and we study hits and movements of this extraordinary discipline.
We are organized into 4 levels of graduation for males: “Mirmillon”, “Secutor”,
“Retiarius” and “Trace” and one graduation for females: “Amazon”; specially
dedicated to a female gladiator named Amazon coming from Alicarnasso.(Greek)
We program theoretical fightings, lonely and group trainings with wooden swords
(rudis) and even with modified iron swords (not sharpen or cutting) and wearing
the whole protective armors like helmets, iron arms and “schinieri” (iron
protection for legs and knees).
The school provides 2 lessons for week lasting for 2 months.
In order to be admitted to our courses you must become member of the Gruppo
Storico Romano, provide a medical certificate that states your good-health
according to not agonistically activities and pay the subscription fare
The subscription fare includes the Gladiator’s bag containing: one “tunica”(dress),
a pair of sandals, belt, iron and leather protective glove and one “rudis”
(training wooden sword).
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