Classical Academy of Arms

A Society for Classical Fencing Trainer Education, Development, Credentialing, and Support


Our first Classical Fencing Conference will be held on Zoom on Saturday 6 November 2021 at 10:00 am Eastern Time.  

The purpose of the conference is to initiate an exchange of information on the tactics, techniques, and context of classical fencing, on sports science applicable to classical fencing, and on coach development for classical fencing trainers. This conference is a soft opening to help us prepare for a regular annual series of such events in future years.

The conference presentations will include the following topics:

  • The Classical Fencing Master - by Classical Fencing Master Walter Green with responses by Maitre d'Armes Paul Geraci and Maitre d'Armes Rick Thompson.
  • Cuing fencing actions - by Maitre d'Armes Rick Thompson
  • The historical doctrines of fencing and their application in classical fencing - by Chris VanSlambrouck of Living Meyer
  • The evolution of a classical fencing trainer - by Classical Fencing Demonstrator   

Each presentation will last approximately 30-40 minutes.

Professional continuing education hours will be awarded for participation.  A conference book will be available (published at  after the conference including all slides, a conference paper for each presentation, and other conference notes on discusisons.



Please check the types of fencing in which you participate.

Please indicate you roles in fencing.

Conference Payment

The conference is free for members of the Classical Academy of Arms.  For all others we have a minimal $20.00 conference fee - all proceeds will be used to support the Academy's ongoing coach development programs.