Author Archives: Scott

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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Giuseffi Places at 2018 Show-Me State Games

Congratulations to our fellow CCF fencer Francesco Giuseffi who won third place in this weekend’s fencing competition in the 2018 Show-Me State Games. He is officially the third best fencer in the entire State of Missouri!

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Adieu to Two

Perhaps not readily apparent on our blog or social media, Columbia Classical Fencing is an eclectic group of interesting and talented people.  Long-time members, some of whom have been fencing together for decades, are very much our family away from … Continue reading

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Star and Isabelle Jones fence with sabres on the edge of a roof of a Times Square skyscraper, circa 1925.

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Sir William on Contre-Temps

A two-part tweet from the Linacre School of Defense: …but what is so Composed and made up of Contre-temps, that one would think the greatest Art they learn, and aime at, is to strive who shall Contre-temps oftnest…” — LSD … Continue reading

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