Author Archives: Scott

Danet on the Demi-Volte

Patrick MorganHead Instructor, Columbia Classical Fencing, LLC. Scott A. WrightInstructor, QueenCityClassicalFencing.comCurator, SmallswordProject.com In 1766, Guillaume Danet published the first of two volumes of L’Art des Armes. Volume I was Danet’s attempt to reassert the supremacy of the French school of … Continue reading

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Columbia-Classical-Fencing.com

The last year has been eventful for everyone as we have dealt with the impacts of Covid-19. One of the impacts was our reduced activity on our blog and social media while we continued to safely offer instruction. We are … Continue reading

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Classical Fencing Masters Fencing French Foil

From Benjamin Bowles’ YouTube channel: “Classical foil fencing bout between Maître d’Armes Cecil Longino (right) of Salle Saint-Georges in Seattle, Washington, and & Maestro de Armas Antone Blair (left) of Destreza Pacifica in Arcata, California. This bout was during the … Continue reading

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Salle d’Armes Coudurier, Paris

“At the end of the hallway and through a courtyard, I begin to hear the sound of tapping metal, sliding and tapping quickly again. Around the corner, there’s a warm glow coming through the windowpanes of a door marked “Salle … Continue reading

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Etiquette in the 18th and 19th Century Fencing Schools: Part I

Maestro Jeannette Acosta-Martinez of the Martinez Academy of Arms has penned the first of a two-part series in The Historical Fencer on the culture of the salle.  In her first article, Maestro Acosta-Martinez goes through the regulations and practices 18th … Continue reading

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