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The Fencing Master Project

An International Registry of Fencing Professionals from 1100 CE to Today

Edited by Walter G. Green III, Ph.D., Maitre d'Armes Historique, USFCA

For over 800 years hardy men and women have picked up swords and stood opposite students to teach the science of swordplay.  To qualify to do this work they endured practical examinations before their peers, and in modern times written examinations and the defense of a thesis as well.  Some of those individuals wrote extensively about their profession, creating the large base of knowledge that we now have about how the sword was used in combat, in the duel, and in sport.  The Fencing Master has been the core that has ensured the continuance of the science of defense across the years into the modern Olympic sport of fencing.  Because it has long been established that it takes a Fencing Master, or an established credentialing body of Masters, to make a Master, the title of Fencing Master is the oldest, continuous, documented credential in modern sport.  Every credentialed professional with sword in hand deserves to be remembered for his or her dedication, long hours of apprenticeship and teaching, and willingness to impart hard gained knowledge to others.

The Fencing Master Project attempts to capture the history of professionals in the sport and science of arms by providing brief biographical data on each individual who has represented, or currently represents, themselves as a fencing professional.  Although every effort is made to ensure this list is accurate, it is possible that some sources may report credentials that have not been earned or that have been incorrectly represented.  If credible sources indicate that a credential has been misrepresented the credential and the name of the individual will be removed from the directory.  Because in most countries the credentials of Fencing Master, Provost, Instructor, Moniteur, or Animateur do not enjoy legal protection through an act or law regulating professional practice, the standards, reputation, and recognition of the source of the credential are the validation of the value of that credential.  In each case the source I have used to make the entry is available on request.  If you have additions, corrections, or updates, please use the form below.

This list does not include individuals who represent themselves solely as masters of stage play or of the use of other weapons.  Although the source of recognition of professional status has varied over the years, subsequent to World War II the establishment of recognized national associations for professional teachers of fencing has regularized the status of professional titles in many countries.  In these countries claims of certification by apprenticeship or by self-created accrediting bodies must be regarded with a level of caution.  The list does include masters of the recognized German student dueling weapons.  And individuals certified as professional teachers by generally recognized historical swordsmanship organizations are included in this list for those organizations with a well defined process for certification. 

This is a living list, with additions and corrections made as information and time to enter data becomes available.  Information in entries represents the best information available from the sources cited at the time the entry was made and should be evaluated and used on that basis.  

Listing in this database does not confer status as a Fencing Master, Prevot, Moniteur, Animateur, Instructor, or other professional instructor in fencing.  Listing in the database is not an official registration of professional status.

Names recorded for fencing masters are often only the last name, or the last name with an initial.  This creates some potential for confusion, especially when father and son are both professionals.  In some cases I have used the annotations “father” and “son” where they have been used to identify father and son with the same last name in original sources.  Names from the Renaissance and medieval periods are particularly problematic because of wide variances in spellings (even into the 1800s it was not uncommon for individuals to change the spelling of their names during a lifetime) and modern authors' attempts to interpret what those variances mean.  Alternate spellings are indicated in parentheses. In addition, many words that appear to be last names were almost certainly identifiers of the individual's trade attached to the one word name (our modern first name) the individual actually used (a clear example is "Roger le Skirmisour," almost certainly "Roger, the fencer").  Because other authors have commonly used these trade names as though they were modern last names, I have conformed to that usage to avoid confusion. 

A special case is the authorship of Medieval fencing books.  In some cases a name has been attached to a fencing manuscript which may or may not be the name of the actual author.  I have listed the commonly accepted name for such authors, but inclusion or exclusion should not be taken as authoritative. 

Ranks are as reported by the source indicated under details.  Ranks as reported by individuals and even national academies vary widely in their nomenclature.  The following is a table of approximate equivalencies from a variety of sources:

Approximate Equivalencies of Ranks
Grand Master (only one individual, Johannes Liechtenauer, has generally been accorded the title of Grand Master by his students or contemporaries)
Ancient Master, Captain (a senior fencing master in a leadership position within a fencing guild)
Master, Fencing Master, Maitre d'Armes, Maestro, Maestro di Scherma, Maitre d'Epee, Maitre de Sabre, Maitre de Fleuret, Fechtmeister, Master of Arms, Master of Defence, Professor
Provost, Prevot, Prevot d'Armes, Prevot d'Epee, Prevot de Sabre, Prevot de Fleuret, Advanced (British Academy of Fencing)
Usher
Moniteur, Free Scholar, Instructor, Level 3 (British Academy of Fencing)
Animateur, Assistant Moniteur, Aide Moniteur, Demonstrator, Level 2 (British Academy of Fencing)
Scholar, Associate, Assistant Instructor (Classical Academy of Arms), Level 1 (British Academy of Fencing)

In the Renaissance and Enlightenment, a number of significant fencing texts were written by individuals of the social class of gentlemen who obviously had extensive experience with and knowledge of the sword.  These individuals were in effect fencing masters, and are widely, but incorrectly, regarded as having been so.  At this time being a fencing master was a trade, and not necessarily a reputable one.  Very few gentlemen would have accepted the loss of social stature to become a fencing master.  I have included those members of the gentry and petty nobility in this listing because of their influence on the content and doctrine of fencing, identifying them under Rank as “Gentleman.”

In some cases no rank is noted.  It is a reasonable assumption that members of the various professional guilds of the Middle Ages were in fact sword professionals.  However, the rank structure of some of these guilds is obscure, and absent a specific indication by a source that an individual was a Master, I have chosen to leave the rank entry blank.  Similarly, the rank of some authors of fencing texts in the Middle Ages and Renaissance, and even whether or not they were working swordsmen, is difficult to determine.  In the 1700s and 1800s the identification of professional status may be difficult to determine because of the disappearance of the fencing guilds and the reliance on transmission by apprenticeship in many cases - in these cases the title used commonly by the individual is reflected in the rank listing.

Date indicates dates the professional is known to have been active.  This includes the date certified, or when the certification was published in an academy of arms publication ("examination"); date of a book or article published ("publication") or manuscript written ("manuscript"); date granted by reciprocity ("reciprocity"); date born ("b.") or retired ("r.") or deceased ("d.") or engaged in a duel or exhibition match ("du." or "exhibition") or killed fencing, dueling, in combat, or by assassination ("k."); or the date of information that identifies the individual ("o.") (this is not the date of credentialing).  If the date cannot be set with certainty, "approx" will indicate the best estimate of the date.  In some cases individuals have been granted credentials with a waiver of examination, due to any number of reasons including the practice of "grandfathering"; these are indicated by "agreed," an original term from the 1500s.  Dates are in the process of being converted to international ISO 8601 standard in the format year-month-day.

Sources include recognized national academies or their predecessors, guilds, educational and training institutions, and other credentialing bodies.  Sources accompanied by (?) are sources that I have not yet confirmed as issuing professional credentials - confirmation from knowledgeable individuals would be appreciated.  If an individual claimed to be credentialed based on apprenticeship under a recognized fencing master, I have indicated the name of the master with whom he or she apprenticed.  In the case that a source entry reads "editor," the data was confirmed by the editor serving as a member of the examination panel.  Readers are cautioned that some credentialing sources are not widely accepted, and that an examination of the issuing organization's processes and standards may be prudent before assuming equivalency with other credentials of the same title.

Details include professional coaching and instructional affiliations and publications.  Where known trades are indicated if they help identify the individual - trades in Medieval sources are translated if the translation can be reliably established.  Dates are provided where available.  Locations are given if known, including both location in which the individual taught and location of birth when these can be expected to help identify the fencer. Historical locations are given based on the best understanding of alignment with current boundaries. 

Citations:  The source of information for each entry is available upon request.  All entries are supported by one or more sources, and these sources include published books and articles, websites, ephemera, databases, and electronic correspondence. 

Fencing Professionals - A

Name

Rank

Dates Active

Source

Details

Abachidze, Guergi

Fencing Master

1999, 2004

United States Fencing Coaches Association

Portland, Oregon, United States of America (35)(93)

Aboulezz, Riham

Moniteur (Foil)

2006 examination

United States Fencing Coaches Association

(88)

Abrahams, Terry J.

Moniteur

1999

United States Fencing Coaches Association

Tampa, Florida, United States of America (93)

Acker, Kaspar (Caspar)

 

1532

Brotherhood of the Holy Saint Mark (Germany)

from Strassburg, stainmez; Strassburg, Germany (105)

Adamovich, Tanya

Moniteur

1999

United States Fencing Coaches Association

Bellmore, New York, United States of America (93)

Adlington, Henry

Master of Defence

1617 (approx)

 

London, England (29)

Aichler, Assmus

 

late 1500s?

Federfechter (Germany)

cobbler and burgher; Germany (114)

Aichler, Wilhelm

 

late 1500s?

Federfechter (Germany)

shoemaker; Germany (114)

Airey, David

Prevost d'Armes (Foil, Epee, Sabre);
Entraineur

2001 examination

Australian Academy of Fencing

(3)(104)

Alajmo, Eduardo

Maestro di Scherma

20th Century

Scuola Magistrale Militare di Scherma (Rome, Italy)

Budapest, Hungary (49)

Albin, M.

Fechtmeister

1908 (approx)

 

Fechtklub Weiner Fechter, Wien, Austria (33)

Alibert, Georges

Maitre d'Escrime

1908

 

salle in Chelsea, London, United Kingdom (37)

Alaux, Michel

Fencing Master

1965 agreed

National Fencing Coaches Association of America

New York Fencers Club (90)

Alfieri, Francesco

Master

1640 publication
1653 publication

Academy of Padua

Padua, Italy; author of La Scherma di F. Alfieri (1640) and a work on the pike and 2 handed sword La Spadone di F. Alfieri (1653) (106)(109)

Alvarez, Alfredo A.

Moniteur

1999

United States Fencing Coaches Association

Miami, Florida, United States of America (93)

Ambrose, June

Moniteur

1999, 2004

United States Fencing Coaches Association

Sunnyvale, California, United States of America (35)(93)

Amendola, Alfonso P.

Moniteur

1999, 2004

United States Fencing Coaches Association

Kansas City, Missouri, United States of America (35)(93)

Anderson, Robert. J. G.

Professor

1954, 1957

r. 1979

British Academy of Fencing

National Coach, United Kingdom (2)(37)(61)

Angelini, Amilcare

Fencing Master

1900s

 

Germany (109)

Angelo (Malevoti Tremamondo), Domenico

Master

b.1716

d. 1802

 

student of Teillagory; author of Ecole des Armes (1763); London, England (70)

Angelo, Henry (Harry)

Master

b. approximately 1750
1787
1798 publication
1817 publication

student of Motet

in 1787 was in charge of Aneglo's School, London, Great Britain; author of Hungarian and Highland Broadsword (1798) and A Treatise on the Utility and Advantages of Fencing (1817) (109)

Angelo, Henry C.

Master

b. approximately 1800
1857 publication
r. 1866

 

London, Great Britain; author of Angelo's Bayonet Exercise (1857) (109)

Angelo Tremamondo (Ainslie), John Xavier

Master

d. 1804

 

Scotland (109)

Antionelli, Lynn

Fencing Master

 

American Fencing Academy

(13)

Appel, Robert

Fencing Master

1965 agreed

National Fencing Coaches Association of America

(90)

ap. Ryce, John

Provost

1540

The Masters of the Noble Science of Defence (Great Britain)

(29)

Arnoldo

Master

1300-1307

 

Cividale  del Fruili, Italy (116)

Aschholz, Heinrich

 

1541

 

of Kelen (Kehlheim), furrier; organized a fechtschull in Augsburg 1541-01-30; Germany (115)

Astudillo, Charles

Moniteur (Foil, Epee, Sabre)

August 2008 examination

United States Fencing Coaches Association

(94)

Atkins, John

 

1979

British Academy of Fencing

Salle Goodall, London, United Kingdom (58)

Auriol, Leon

Fencing Master

2004

United States Fencing Coaches Association

(35)

Auriol, Yves L.

Fencing Master

b. 1937

1999, 2004

United States Fencing Coaches Association

University of Notre Dame, Indiana, United States of America (35)(109)

Austin, David

Professor

1978, 1979

British Academy of Fencing

Salle Behmber, Paladin Sword Club, London, United Kingdom (56)(58)

Fencing Professionals - B

Name

Rank

Active Dates

Source

Details

Bacher, Caspar

 

late 1500s?

Brotherhood of the Holy Saint Mark (Germany)

Dresden, Germany (114)

Bader, Hans

 

o. 1544, 1545

 

organized fechtschulls in Augsburg 1544-10-26 and 1545-04-19; Muenchen, Germany (115)

Badowski, Don

Moniteur (Foil, Epee, Sabre)

2006 examination

United States Fencing Coaches Association

United States (74)

Baker, T.

Provost

o. 1957

British Academy of Fencing

United Kingdom (2)

Balayan, Garik

Fencing Master

o. 2004

United States Fencing Coaches Association

United States (35)

Balboa, Rolando

Moniteur (Foil)

August 2008 examination

United States Fencing Coaches Association

(94)

Balogh, Bela

Fencing Master

1950s

 

noted for sabre; Hungary (106)

Bank, Milton, II

Prevot

o. 1999, 2004

United States Fencing Coaches Association

Monterey, California, United States (35)(93)

Barbas, Roger

Maitre d'Armes

d. 2003

 

Masque de Fer, Lyon, France (73)

Barbasetti, Luigi

Fencing Master

o. 1894

student of Giuseppi Radaelli

director of the Austro-Hungarian Central Fencing School (1894), from Italy; Vienna, Austria (106)

Barchiesi, Matteo

Associate

2001 examination

Australian Academy of Fencing

(3)

Barnes, Warren

Moniteur (Foil)

2003 examination

United States Fencing Coaches Association

(11)

Baroglio, Simone

Maestro di Scherma

2012-12-08/09 examination

Academia Nazionale di Scherma

Italy (125)

Barthel, Ernst

 

o. 1551

Brotherhood of the Holy Saint Mark (Germany)

from Saalfeld, furrier; Saalfeld, Germany (105)

Bassett, Humphrey

Master of Defence

o. 1540

The Masters of the Noble Science of Defence (Great Britain)

(29)

Battistini, Jacky

Maitre d'Armes

o. 1962

 

Licorne-Sports, Marseille, France (47)

Baudoin

Fencing Master

1830-1870 (approx)

 

New Orleans, Louisiana, United States (40)

Bay, Bela

Fencing Master

d. 1999

 

Hungary (72)

Bay, Juan

Maestro de Esgrima Militar

1928 publication

o. 1934

 

Escuela Militar de Gimnasia y Esgrima de la Nacion, Buenos Aires, Argentina; author of El Sable (Buenos Aires 1927) (50)(65)

Beach, Rocky

Moniteur (Foil, Epee, Sabre)

2006 examination

United States Fencing Coaches Association

(74)

Beck, Joan

Professor

o. 1957

British Academy of Fencing

(2)(3)

Beck, Jos

 

o. 1544, 1545

 

organized fechtschulls in Augsburg 1544-05-18 and 1545-02-22; Opernum, Germany (115)

Becker, Johann

Fechtmeister
Hauptmann

o. 1671
1682, 1697

Brotherhood of the Holy Saint Mark (Germany)

Hamburg, Germany, and Breslau, Poland (105) (112)(136)

Bednarski, Janusz A.

Fencing Master

1978 examination

o. 1999, 2004

Academy of Physical Education (Poland)

United States Fencing Coaches Association

Coach, Polish Olympic Team (1978-1988); Assistant Coach (1988-1995) and Coach (1995-) Notre Dame University (24)(35)(93)

Beguinet

Maitre d'Armes

o. 1962

 

Ecole d'Entrainement Physique Militaire, Antibes, Alpes-Maritimes, France (47)

Behm (Beem), Christoff (Cristoffel)

 

o. 1551

Brotherhood of the Holy Saint Mark (Germany)

from Sannt Annaberg, furrier; Sankt Annaberg, Germany (105)

Behmber, R. H.

Professor

o. 1957

d. 1969

British Academy of Fencing

Salle Behmber, Regent Street Polytechnic Fencing Club, London, United Kingdom (2)(37)

Behrends, Steven

Prevost

2006 examination

United States Fencing Coaches Association

(88)

Beke, Z.

Fencing Master

1963 publication

 

coauthor of Methodology of Sabre Fencing with J. Polgar; Hungary (106)

Bekett, Gilbert

Provost

o. 1540

The Masters of the Noble Science of Defence (Great Britain)

(29)

Bello, Androwe

Provost

o. 1582

The Masters of the Noble Science of Defence (Great Britain)

(34)

Benawitz (Benawiz), Andreas

 

o. 1551

Brotherhood of the Holy Saint Mark (Germany)

from Leiseneckh, cobbler; Germany (105)

Bennett, L.

Professor

o. 1957

British Academy of Fencing

(2)

Benson, Jerry B.

Prevost

Fencing Master

o. 1999

o. 2004

United States Fencing Coaches Association

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States of America (35)(93)

Berges

fencing master

1900 approx

 

France (106)

Bergmann (Bergkman), Fuerst (Fersten) von BraunSchweig

 

o. 1563

Brotherhood of the Holy Saint Mark (Germany)

Fuerst is the noble title of Prince, Braunschweig, Germany (105)

Beringer, H.

Magister

1418-1428 approx manuscript

 

author of teaching verse; Erfurt, Germany (140)

Bernard, Grand

fencing master

o. 1840

 

from France, 1840 fought a duel with Pepe Lulla; New Orleans, Louisiana, United States (130)

Bernard, Toussaint

Maitre d'Armes

o. 1962

 

Salle d'Armes d'Artagnan du Club Sportif Toulonnais, Toulon, Var, France (47)

Berriman, Matthew W., Captain

Drill Officer

1861 publication

 

author of The Militiaman's Manual, and Swordplay Without A Master (New York, 1861) (148)

Bertrand, Baptiste

Maitre d'Armes

o. 1853, 1856, 1857
d. 1898 or 1989

 

founded Salle Bertrand in Golden Square, London (1857), fencing master to dghters of King Edward VII, leading arranger of stage fights including The Dead Heart (1889); London, United Kingdom (37)(106)(109)

Bertrand, Felix

Fencing Master

o. 1898, 1910

d. 1930

son of Baptiste Bertrand

assumed management of Salle Bertrand (1898); London, United Kingdom (37)(106)(109)

Bertrand, Francois-Joseph

Fencing Master

1850s-1870s approx

 

known as the "Napoleon of the Sword;" France (106)(109)

Bertrand, Guy

Fencing Master

 

American Fencing Academy

(13)

Bertrand, Helene

Fencing Master

late 1800s

daughter of Baptiste Bertrand

Salle Bertrand; London, United Kingdom (106)

Bertrand, Leon (Punch)

Professor

1927 publication

o. 1930

1935 publication

o. 1949, 1950, 1957

d. 1980

son of Felix Bertrand, British Academy of Fencing

assumed management of Salle Bertrand (1930), author of Cut and Thrust (1927) and The Fencer's Companion (1935), first President of the British Academy of Fencing (1949), London Fencing Club; London, United Kingdom (2)(37)(106)(109)

Besnard, Charles

Fencing Master

1653 publication

 

author of Le Maistre d'Arme Liberal (1653); France (106)(109)

Besnard, Edmond

Maitre d'Armes

o. 1962

 

Societe d'Encouragement a l'Escrime du Lot-et-Garonne, Agen, Lot-et-Garonne,  France (47)

Beste, Peter

Master of Defence

o. 1540

The Masters of the Noble Science of Defence (Great Britain)

(29)

Beste, Ric.

Master of Defence

o. 1540

The Masters of the Noble Science of Defence (Great Britain)

(29)

Beurnier

Fencing Master

o. 1799-1804

 

French émigré teaching in Copenhagen, Denmark (156)

Biagini, Gerard J.

Fencing Master

o. 2004

United States Fencing Coaches Association

(35)

Bierbach (Beierbach), Niklaus (Niclas)

Fechtmeister
Hauptmann

o. 1543-1563
1563

Brotherhood of the Holy Saint Mark (Germany)

furrier and burgher; Frankfurt, Germany (105) (112)

Biohain, Pierre

Maitre d'Armes

o. 1962

 

Association Sportive Police Prefecture, Bordeaux, Gironde, France (47)

Bischko (Bishko), Michael

Fencing Master

1965 examination

National Fencing Coaches Association of America

University of Notre Dame (26)(90)

Bizzoco, Bruce D.

Moniteur

o. 1999, 2004

United States Fencing Coaches Association

Birmingham, Alabama, United States of America (35)(93)

Bjonerud, Deborah

Moniteur

Moniteur (Epee)

o. 1999

2001 examination

United States Fencing Coaches Association

Alameda, California, United States of America (32)(93)

Black Austin

Fencing Master

1830-1870 (approx)

 

New Orleans, Louisiana, United States (40)

Blackwell, Henry

Master

1705 publication
1730 publication

 

Great Britain; author of The English Fencing Master (1705) and The Gentleman's Tutor for the Small Sword (1730) (106)(109)(110)

Blattner, Hans (Haanns)

 

o. 1560

Brotherhood of the Holy Saint Mark (Germany)

from Freiburg im Breissgaw, clockmaker; Germany (105)

Bleicher (Blaicher), Hans

 

o. 1491

Brotherhood of the Holy Saint Mark (Germany)

Germany (105)

Blinkinsopps, John

Free Scholar

Provost

Master of Defence

1565 examination

1573 examination

1579 examination

1583

The Masters of the Noble Science of Defence (Great Britain)

England (29)(34)

Blisse, Robert

Free Scholar

Provost

Master of Defence

1581 examination

1582

1587

The Masters of the Noble Science of Defence (Great Britain)

England (34)

Block, George

Moniteur

o. 2004

United States Fencing Coaches Association

(35)

Block, Robert

Moniteur (Foil, Epee, Sabre)

Prevot

2001 examination

2006 examination

United States Fencing Coaches Association

(32)(35)(74)

Blount, Edward

Fencing Master

late 1500s

 

United Kingdom (106)

Bolognese, Anonimo (anonymous Master of Bologna)

Master

1500-1550 approx publication

Bolognese school

author of L'Arte della Spada (1500-1550); Italy (118)

Bonetti, Jeronimo

Fencing Master

1590 approx

son? of Rocco Bonetti

London, United Kingdom (109)

Bonetti (Vonetty), Rocco

Fencing Master

o. 1576-1585

d. 1587

 

from the Venetian Republic, operated a fencing college; Blackfriars, London, England (29)(70)(106)

Bonnafous, Justin

Fencing Master

late 1800s

 

Philadelphia Fencing Club; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States (109)

Bonneval

fencing master

1800s

 

killed in a duel by Reynard; New Orleans, Louisiana, United States (130)(133)

Borland, David

Instructor at Arms

2007 examination

Military Fencing Masters Program, San Jose State University (United States)

(91)

Borsody (Borsodi), Laszlo

Fencing Master

early 1900s

 

Hungary (106)

Boston, Steve C.

Associate

Professor

1957

1978

British Academy of Fencing

Salle Boston, London, United Kingdom (57)(2)

Bourdin, Peter Antoine, Sieur de Saint Anthieme

Maitre d'Armes

Professor of Equitation

o. 1603-1612

 

Fencing Master to Henry Frederick, Prince of Wales, London, England (29) (106)

Bourriel

Maitre d'Armes

o. 1962

 

Gymnase du Stade Grabinsky, Saint-Auban-sur-Durance, Basses-Alpes, France (47)

Boyeas, Douglas

Fencing Master

1965 agreed

National Fencing Coaches Association of America

United States (90)

Bradford, Vincent

Fencing Master

2001 examination

United States Fencing Coaches Association

University of Texas; Texas Fencing Academy; Palo Alto College; Assistant Director, United States Fencing Association Coaches College; Director, Pan American Fencing Academy (24)(31)(35)

Bradshaw

Master of Defence

o. 1605

The Masters of the Noble Science of Defence (Great Britain)

(29)

Bragard, Robert

Maitre d'Armes

o. 1962

 

Salle de l'Aix Universite Club, Aix-en-Provence, Bouches-du-Rhone, France (47)

Braid, Jesse

Provost (Foil)

2001 examination

Australian Academy of Fencing

(3)

Bramble, Bartholomew

Master of Defence

1590 (approx)

 

Wells, Somerset, England (29)

Brand, Wolf (Wolff)

 

o. 1553

Brotherhood of the Holy Saint Mark (Germany)

from Fridburg, carpenter journeyman; Friedberg, Germany (105)

Brault, Joseph

Maitre d'Armes

1811 examination

Qualified as a prisoner of War in Dartmoor Prison, England, by Maitres of the 47th Voltigeur Regiment

French Army (45)

Braun, Lucas (Laux)

Fechtmeister
Hauptmann

o. 1530-1536
1530, 1532, 1534

Brotherhood of the Holy Saint Mark (Germany)

Frankfurt, Germany (105) (112)

Brentley

Master of Defence

1617 (approx)

The Masters of the Noble Science of Defence (Great Britain)

(29)

Brewer, J. G.

Associate

o. 1957

British Academy of Fencing

(2)

Brooks, Shawn

Moniteur (Foil, Epee)

2006 examination

United States Fencing Coaches Association

(74)

Brown, Daniel

Moniteur d'Escrime Historique (Long Sword)

2013-11-09 examination

United States Fencing Coaches Association

Foothills Fencing Academy, South Carolina, United States (Editor)

Brown, David C.

Moniteur

o. 2004

United States Fencing Coaches Association

(35)

Brown, Scott

Moniteur (Foil)

2001 examination

United States Fencing Coaches Association

(32)

Bruce, Philip

Professor

1987 examination

British Academy of Fencing

President, British Academy of Fencing 2002- (75)

Buck, Timothy

Master of Defence (prize fighter)

o. 1712

 

fought James Miller (1712), London, England (29)(106)(109)

Bunke, Mike

Fencing Master

o. 1978

Akademie der Fechtkunst Deutschlands

Schleswiger Fechtclub, Academie der Fechtkunst Deutschlands, Deutscher Fechterbund, Academie d'Armes Internationale (36)

Burchard, Peter W.

Fencing Master

o. 2004

United States Fencing Coaches Association

(35)

Burghardt (Burckhart), Peter (Petter)

 

o. 1544

Brotherhood of the Holy Saint Mark (Germany)

from Freiburg im Vichtland; Germany (105)

Butcher, G. L.

Associate

o. 1957

British Academy of Fencing

(2)

Butler

Master of Defence (prize fighter)

early 1700s (approx)

k. by William Gill

 

Ireland (29)

Byrnes, Joseph A.

Moniteur

o. 2004

United States Fencing Coaches Association

(35)