Center for Historical Fencing

A resource hub for those teaching Medieval, Renaissance, or Enlightenment Swordplay

Fellow of the Center for Historical Fencing

Requirements for award of the designation of Fellow of the Center for Historical Fencing are intended to recognize Members who make a significant and sustained contribution to the work of the Center.  Award of the Fellow credential will be based on the candidate documenting a minimum of 150 points based on the following scale, including points in categories in sections I, II, and III.  There is no maximum time period for completion of Fellow criteria, but an individual must have been a member of the Center for at least two years to qualify.

I.          Membership – a minimum of 4 points

Criteria

Point Award

Minimum

Points

Maximum

Points

a. Years of Years of Membership or Associate Membership in the Center

2 points per year

4 points

12 points

b. Years of USFCA membership

1 point per year

 

10 points

II.         Experience – a minimum of 10 points

Criteria

Point Award

Minimum

Points

Maximum

Points

c. Years of experience teaching or researching historical fencing (must be supported by documentation)

2 points per year

4 points

40 points

d. Periods taught (credit for teaching a period for at least 6 months) (must be supported by documentation)

5 points for each period – Medieval, Renaissance, and Enlightenment

 

15 points

e. Weapons taught (credit for teaching a category of weapons for at least 6 months, regardless of period) (must be supported by documentation)

10 points for sword or dagger

10 points for polearm

 

20 points

III.       Publications – a minimum of 10 points

Criteria

Point Award

Minimum

Points

Maximum

Points

f. Contributions to Fencing Master Project or Glossary    

1 point per contribution

Note 1

10 points

g. Pre-prints or Training Method articles posted

10 points per contribution

Note 1

40 points

h. Research Reports posted

20 points per contribution

Note 1

40 points

i. Short article contributions to Historical Swordplay

4 points per contribution

Note 1

20 points

j. Authorship of a published book or article in a recognized peer reviewed journal

30 points per contribution

 

60 points

k. Presentation of a paper at a recognized academic conference

10 points per paper

 

20 points

l.  Coordination of a recognized academic conference or symposium of at least one day’s duration

20 points per event

 

20 points

Note 1: The 10 points required for publications must be earned in one of these four categories.

IV.       Certification

Criteria

Point Award

Minimum

Points

Maximum

Points

m. as a Moniteur in Escrime Historique by the USFCA

10 points for first award

 

10 points

n. as a Prevot in Escrime Historique by the USFCA

20 points for first award

 

20 points

o.  as a Maitre in Escrime Historique by the USFCA

30 points for first award

 

30 points

p. by a widely recognized national level historical fencing organization other than USFCA as a junior level instructor

10 points for first award

 

10 points

q. by a widely recognized national level historical fecing organization other than USFCA as a senior level instructor

20 points or first award

 

20 points

r. by an established club or other local or regional association

3 points for first award

 

3 points

s. teaching in an instructor certification course

10 points

 

10 points

V.        Participation in Center Programs other than Publication

Criteria

Point Award

Minimum

Points

Maximum

Points

t. Use of the Center’s Skill Development Program

1 point per student level awarded and registered with the Center

 

15 points

u. Presentation of a poster in the Center annual online research poster competition

5 points per poster

 

15 points