Students begin at the rank of candidato -
Candidato study the fundamentals of self defence with the sword and buckler.
Once students pass their basic safety test, they are granted the rank of studente
Students who prove themselves adept with the core weapons of the School are awarded
the rank of Laureando -
After several years of study, students who demonstrate consistent skill with a range
of weapons and the ability to apply their skills in free play will graduate to the
rank of Spadaccino -
Once students reach the rank of Spadaccino, they will study advanced concepts and tactics that apply to the full range of weapons practised.
Students at the rank of Spadaccino would be expected to fight with almost any sword-