Author Archives: Scott

Practice Cancelled for Thursday, February 7th, 2019

Due to the imminent ice storm, CCF has cancelled practice for Thursday, February 7th, 2019.  As a reminder, our policy is to follow the cancellations issued by Columbia Public Schools.  If you must travel on 2/7, then please be safe. … 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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Practice Cancelled Today

Due to the unusual amount of snowfall and the forecast for additional, fencing practice is CANCELLED for today, January 12th, 2019.  Our annual awards ceremony and 2019 fencing goals will be postponed; Patrick will communicate a rescheduled date in a … 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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