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Classical Academy of Arms

A Society for Classical Fencing Instructor Training and Credentialling

The Classical Fencing Podcast

The goal of our podcast series is to increase understanding of the evolution of fencing, to discuss the techniques and tactics and their application, and to encourage interest in classical fencing as a valid partner to a modern fencing program in clubs.  Episodes are announced on the Classical Academy of Arms Facebook and Twitter feeds, in our newsletter Pointe – Contre-Pointe, and on our website on this page.

Episodes

Episode 2 - What Is a School?

A School is a collective body of fencers and Fencing Masters who approach the problem of combat with the sword in a similar manner based on a common doctrine.  This episode describes the characteristics of Schools of fencing in the classical period (1880-1939).

Episode 1 - The Classical Period of Fencing 

There is little agreement of the time period that can be used to identify classical fencing.  In order to develop a credible basis for the training of classical fencing fencers and trainers, the Classical Academy of Arms has examined the factors which define the classical period as an evolutionary prelude to modern Fencing.  This episode presents the evidence-based basis for our credentialing program.