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Believe it or not there is indeed such a thing.

In 1630 a Frenchman named Gerard Thibault d'Anvers wrote a treatise on the art of hermetic swordsmanship titled Academie de l'Espee, or Academy of the Sword.

According to John Michael Greer (who is translating it into English): "it is the largest and most lavish textbook of fencing ever produced."

The technique employed by Thibault follows a sort of sacred geometry which was derived from Pythagoras.

This seems to be the only form of martial art to be found in the western esoteric tradition.

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