Academy of Classical Fencing
Our mission is the preservation of fencing techniques taught during the late 19th and early 20th century by the Italian masters.
We offer group and individual lessons, footwork and conditioning exercises, fencing games, and directed bouting (electric and dry).
While classical in our approach to teaching, fencers are trained to be effective in the modern arena.
Our classes are based on the system of instruction developed by the celebrated Military Masters School in Rome (Scuola Magistrale di Scherma) with certain modifications based on the precepts of the earlier Military Fencing Masters schools in Parma (Cesar Enrichetti), Milan (Giuseppe Radailli), and the Livorese school (Eugenio Pini and Beppe Nadi).
We teach proper form, technique and discipline essential for the development of the complete fencer, one with a repertoire of techniques that can be strategically employed effectively in any situation.
Unlike many fencing schools, we recommend that students use a textbook. The Science of Fencing by Maestro William M. Gaugler (Laureate Press, (1-800-946-2727).
The book contains a complete description of the method of instruction used at Accademia di Scherma Classica.
At Accademia di Scherma Classica we believe that fencing should be fun. Bottom line. Whether you are a world-class competitor, or a beginner, if you are not having fun then you're not doing it right. Students are considered part of an extended family and elitist attitudes are not tolerated.