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Fencing Professionals - C

Name

Rank

Dates Active

Source

Details

Cabijos, Marcel

Maitre d'Armes

b. 1893

1924

d. 1964-11-21

Syndicat de Maitre d'Armes de France

Academie d'Epee de Paris

Saltus Fencing Club, United States (89)

Caize

Fencing Master

1500s

 

prepared Jarnac for his famous duel; France (106)

Calhoun, Lawrence E.

Moniteur

2004

United States Fencing Coaches Association

United States (35)

Calori, Attilio, Conte

Maestro

1899, 1900

 

Rome, Italy (83)(85)

Calvert, Delmar

Fencing Master

1965 agreed

National Fencing Coaches Association of America

Southern California Fencing Club (90)

Calvert, Francis

Master of Defence

1583 examination

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

England (29)

Campbell

Teacher

late 1700s

 

Glasgow, Scotland (107) (157)

Campoli, James A.

Fencing Master

1965 agreed

2004

National Fencing Coaches Association of America, United States Fencing Coaches Association

Lawrence Technological University, United States (35)(90)

Capdeville, Martin

Professor

1924

 

Saltus Fencing Club, United States (89)

Capoferro, Ridolfo

Fencing Master

1610 publication

 

fencing master to the German Nation of Sienna, author of The Great Simulacrum of the Use of the Sword (1610); Sienna, Italy (106)(109)

Carlton, Richard

Master of Defence

1587

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

England (34)

Carnighan, Len

Fencing Master

 

Selberg Fencing Academy (United States) (?)

Studio of American Fencing, Cabrillo College, Freedom Fencers Club, Santa Cruz Fencers Club, Southern Oregon University, Lewis and Clark College, Portland State University, Portland Community College (17)

Caro, Richard

Master of Defence

1617 (approx)

 

Plymouth, England (29)

Carranza, Pablo

Moniteur (Foil, Sabre)

2001 examination

2004

United States Fencing Coaches Association

(32)(35)

Carrichon, Paul

Professor

k. 1911-03

 

Paris, France (53)

Carter

Master of Defence

1617 (approx)

 

Worcester, England (29)

Carter, Nick

Moniteur (Foil, Epee)

2001 examination

United States Fencing Coaches Association

(32)

Carter, P.

Provost (Epee)

1979 examination

British Academy of Fencing

(59)

Carter, Terry

Moniteur (Foil)

2001 examination

United States Fencing Coaches Association

(32)

Casmir, G.

Fechtmeister

1908 (approx)

 

Dresdener Fechtklub, Dresden, Germany (33)

Cassapi, V.

Professor

1976-09-26 examination

British Academy of Fencing

Nottingham, United Kingdom (77)

Castello, Hugo

Fencing Master

1965 agreed

son of Julio Martinez Castello, National Fencing Coaches Association of America

New York University, New York, New York, United States of America (90)

Castello, James

Fencing Master

1965 agreed

son of Julio Martinez Castello, National Fencing Coaches Association of America

New York University, New York, New York, United States of America (90)

Castello, Julio Martinez

Maestro de Armas

b. 1882
1906 examination
r. 1947
d. 1973

Sala de Armas Carbonel

trained at the Royal Academy of Madrid, fencing master at the Military Club of Madrid, the Club de Gimnasia y Esgrima of Buenos Aires, New York Athletic Club, and Yale, Columbia, and New York Universities, coach of the United States Olympic Team 1924, author of The Theory and Practice of Fencing (1933); New Yrok, New York, United States (106)(109)(120)

Cate, Thom

Moniteur (Foil)

2006 examination

United States Fencing Coaches Association

(88)

Caton, Leon

Professor

1876 exhibition

student of Senac

Fencing Master at the Cavalry School, Saumur, France (153)

Cavalcabo, Cesar

Master

early 1600s approx

son of Girolamo Cavalcabo

Italy (109)

Cavalcabo, Girolamo (Hieronimo)

Master

1580 publication

son of Zacharia Cavalcabo, Bolognese school

author of untitled fencing book approx 1580, also reported to have published a text in 1609, master to the court of Henry IV (King of France 1589-1610) (109)(118)

Cavalcabo, Zacharia

Master

early 1500s approx

 

father of Girolamo Cavalcabo; France (109)

Cavens, Frederic Adolphe

Fencing Master

b. 1882-08-30
1903 examination
d. 1962-04-30

Military Institute of Physical Education and Fencing

from Lacken, Belgium, by 1924 Hollywood fight arranger; Hollywood, California, United States (106)(109)(121)

Cazere, Emile

fencing master

1800s

 

New Orleans, Louisiana, United States (130)

Changanagui, Juan Carlos

Moniteur (Sabre)

2006 examination

United States Fencing Coaches Association

(74)

Chardonneaux, Charles

Maitre d'Armes

1962

 

Salle d'Armes et d'E.P.S. du Cercle Militaire, Nice, Alpes-Maritimes, France (47)

Charles, David L.

Moniteur

2004

United States Fencing Coaches Association

(35)

Charnock, F.

Provost

1979 examination

British Academy of Fencing

(59)

Charrier, Alexandre

Maitre d'Armes

1962

 

Paul Bosses Cercle Sportif des Employes de Commerce, Bordeaux, Gironde, France (47)

Chiappa, Mario

Professor

1922

 

Veloce Club, Milan (?), Italy (62)

Christan, Steffan

 

late 1500s?

Brotherhood of the Holy Saint Mark (Germany)

candlestick maker; Nurmberg, Germany (114)

Christidi, Christina M.

Prevot

2004

United States Fencing Coaches Association

(35)

Church

Master of Defence

1617 (approx)

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

(29)

Ciaramitaro, James V.

Fencing Master

1980s examination

Selberg Fencing Academy (United States) (?)

Williamette University (1987-) (16)

Ciccaroni, Thomas

Moniteur (Foil, Epee, Sabre)

2006 examination

United States Fencing Coaches Association

(74)

Cicconetti, Carola

Maestro di Scherma

2012-12-08/09 examination

Academia Nazionale di Scherma

Italy (125)

Clarkson, Christopher (The Old Soldier)

Master of Defence (prize fighter)

early 1700s (approx)

 

England (29)

Clinch, Lee

Moniteur (Foil, Epee)

2001 examination

2004

United States Fencing Coaches Association

(32)(35)

Colombetti

fencing master

1900 approx

 

Italy (106)

Colton, Stephen

Prevot

2004

United States Fencing Coaches Association

(35)

Conomikes, Peter

Prevot

2004

United States Fencing Coaches Association

(35)

Cook, Stephen

Master of Arms

1977 examination

American Fencing Academy

Instructor (1977) and Assistant Fencing Coach (1978), Cornell University (9)(13)

Cooper, Glen

Level 2 (sabre)

2013-11-02 examination

British Academy of Fencing

(137)

Corbesier, Antoine J.

Sword-Master

b. 1837-01-22

d. 1915-03-26

 

Author of Principles of Squad Instruction for the Broadsword (Philadelphia 1869) and Theory of Fencing, with the Small-Sword Exercise (Washington 1873); instructor at the United States Naval Academy for 40 years (22)

Cordelois

Maitre d'Armes

1862

 

Author of Lecons d'Armes, Du duel et de l'assaut, (Paris 1862) (22)

Corrales, Johnathan

Moniteur (Foil, Epee)

2006 examination

United States Fencing Coaches Association

(76)

Costamagna, Carlo

Maestro di Scherma

2012-12-08/09 examination

Academia Nazionale di Scherma

Italy (125)

Cotton, John

Master of Fence

1453, 1457

 

London, England (29)

Couper, David

Maitre d'Armes

1991 examination

Irish Academy of Arms

(82)

Cozeres

Fencing Master

1830-1870 (approx)

 

New Orleans, Louisiana, United States (40)

Crafter, Giacomo

Master

1500s?

Bolognese school

from Germany; Augusta, Italy (119)

Cramonius, Balthasar

fencing master

1575 (approx)

student of Johannes Herwart

from Pommern, Poland (149)

Cranydge, James

Master of Defence

1587 examination

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

(34)

Crawford, Eric

Maitre d'Armes

 

Australian Academy of Fencing

(3)

Creely, Tom

Moniteur (Foil)

2006 examination

United States Fencing Coaches Association

(74)

Cristiani, Roberto

Maestro de Esgrima Militar

1934

 

Escuela Militar de Gimnasia y Esgrima de la Nacion, Buenos Aires, Argentina (50)

Cromarty-Dickson, A.

Professor

1940s-1950s

 

University Fencing Club, Oxford, United Kingdom (106)

Croquere, Basile

Fencing Master

1830-1870 (approx)

 

New Orleans, Louisiana, United States (40)(130)

Crosnier, Leon

Maitre d'Armes
Professor

1930

 

father of Roger Crosnier, Salle Crosnier, Edinburgh, Scotland (37)(106)

Crosnier, Roger

Professor

1948, 1949, 1952
1954, 1957
1951 publication
1954 publication
1958 publication
1961 publication

son of Leon Crosnier, British Academy of Fencing

taught at Salle Crosnier, Edinburgh, Scotland, and in ublin, the French Army, and the University of Paris, trainer to the French (1948) and British (1952) Olympic Teams, first British National Coach (1949), author of Fencing with the Foil (1951), Fencing with the Sabre (1954), Fencing with the Epee (1958) and Fencing with the Electric Foil (1961) (2)(37)(106)

Crown, Adam

Fencing Master

 

American Fencing Academy

(13)

Csiszar, Lajos

Fencing Master

b. 1903
1947, 1956, 1970, 1971

 

from Hungary, emigrated to the United States (1947), coach of United States Olympic Team (1956), World Championships team (1970), Pan-American Games team (1971), fencing master at Penn State University for 26 years (109)

Cummings, Roger B.

Instructor (Foil, Epee, Sabre)

1993 examination

2004

United States Fencing Coaches Association

(4)(35)

Curtis, R. E., III

Provost at Arms

2007 examination

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

(91)

Fencing Professionals - D

Name

Rank

Active Dates

Source

Details

d'Alessandri, Torquato

 

1609 publication

Bolognese school

author of a minor work on fencing (1609); Italy (118)

dai Letti (Letti), Ioanne (Giambattista)

Master

1500s

Bolognese school

Italy (119)

Daley, Jon

Advanced (Sabre)

2013-11-02 examination

British Academy of Fencing

(137)

dall'Agocchie (delle Agucchi), Giovanno (Giovanni)

Master

b. 1547
1572 publication

Bolognese school

author of Dell'arte di Scrima (1572), reportedly last documented master of the Bolognese school; Italy (118)

Danet, Guillaume

Fencing Master

1767

Compagnie des Maitres en fait d'Armes

syndic of the Compagnie des Maitres en fait d'Armes, director of the Ecole Royale d'Armes, author of L'Art des Armes (1767); Paris, France (106)(109)

Danosi, Istvan J.

Fencing Master

2004

United States Fencing Coaches Association

(35)

Darcye, Edmond

Master of Defence

1568

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

(34)

Darieulat, Francorio

Professor

1894, 1904

 

Columbia Athletic Club, Washington Fencing Club, Washington, District of Columbia, United States (48)

D'Asaro, Michael

Fencing Master

b. 1939

 

San Jose, California, United States (109)

Dauphin, Marcel

Fencing Master

1830-1870 (approx)

 

killed in a duel; New Orleans, Louisiana, United States (40)(130)(133)

David, John

Free Scholar

1582

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

(29)

Davidson, J. F.

Associate

1957

British Academy of Fencing

(2)

Davis, Mitchell A.

Moniteur

2004

United States Fencing Coaches Association

(35)

Davoli, Romolo

Maestro

1922

 

The Patrictica, Milan (?), Italy (62)

Dawell (Dewell), John

Free Scholar

Provost

Master of Defence

1581

1582 examination

1587

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

(34)

de Carranza, Jeronimo

 

1569 publication

 

author of De la Philosofia de las Armas (1569); Spain (106)(109)

DeCesare, John

Fencing Master

2005

apprenticeship to Fencing Master Bela de Tuscan

Gavilan College Fencing Club, Salle DeCesare, California (64)

DeCicco, Michael A.

Fencing Master

1965 agreed

2004

National Fencing Coaches Association of America

United States Fencing Coaches Association

University of Notre Dame, United States (35)(90)

Decker, Dirk A.

Moniteur

2004

United States Fencing Coaches Association

(35)

de Ettenhard y Abarca, Francisco Antonio

Fencing Master

 late 1600s

 

Spain (106)

de Faubert, Solomon

Fencing Master

1680 approx

 

from Paris, France, emigrates to London, England (approiximately 1680) (106)

de France, Louis

Fencing Master

1839

 

Houston, Republic of Texas (41)

Deierle, Joerg (Jerg)

 

1543-1544

Brotherhood of the Holy Saint Mark (Germany)

from Niernberg; Germany (105)

dei Liberi, Fiore

Master

b. 1350 approx
1410 publication

 

born in Cividale del Friuli, taught in Ferrara in the region of Emilia, author of Flos Duellatorum, Fior di Battaglia, and Florious de arte luctandi; Italy (116)

Deiro, Guido Roberto

Moniteur (Foil, Epee, Sabre)

Prevot d'Armes

2000 examination

2002 examination

2004

United States Fencing Coaches Association

(7)(32)(35)

Deladrier, Andre

Fencing Master

1965 agreed

National Fencing Coaches Association of America

United States Naval Academy, Annapolis, Maryland, United States (90)

de la Haye, Nic.

Master of Defence

1540

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

(29)

de la Torre, Pedro

Fencing Master

1474 publication

 

Spain (70)

de la Tousche, Philibert

Fencing Master

1670 publication

 

master to the households of the Queen and the Duc d'Orleans in the reign of Louis XIV, author of Les Varays principes de l'espee seule (1670), France (109)

Delcamp, Cecilia

Moniteur

2004

United States Fencing Coaches Association

(35)

Delhay, Jean-Pierre

Maitre d'Armes

1999-2000

 

France (44)

de Liancour, Andre Wernesson, Le Sieur

Maistre d'Armes

1686 publication

 

author of Le Maistre d'Armes (1686); France (109)

Della-Santa

Fechtmeister

1908 (approx)

 

Fechtsaal Della-Santa, Marienbad, Austria; Wiener Fechtklub, Wien, Austria (33)

de Lucha, Antonio

Fencing Master

early 1500s

 

Master of Achille Marozzo; Bologna, Italy (70)

Del Rio, Montserrat

Moniteur (Epee)

2006 examination

United States Fencing Coaches Association

(88)

Delzi, Fortunato

Professor

1940, 1957

British Academy of Fencing

London Fencing Club (2)(24)(37)

de Narvaez, Don Luis Pacheco

Fencing Master

late 1500s-1600s

student of Jeronimo de Carranza

Spain (109)

Denzer, Peter (Petter)

 

1561

Brotherhood of the Holy Saint Mark (Germany)

from Feilzeckh, journeyman carpenter; Germany (105)

Denton, James C.

Prevot

2004

United States Fencing Coaches Association

(35)

Depuy, Daniel

Moniteur

2000 examination

United States Fencing Coaches Association

(32)

de Rada (Radaz), Lorenz

fencing master

1700s

 

Spain (109)

DeRose, Dayne F.

Moniteur

Prevot

2004

2006 examination

United States Fencing Coaches Association

(35)(74)

DeRose, Miyako

Moniteur (Foil, Sabre)

August 2005 examination

United States Fencing Coaches Association

(94)

de Sainct-Didier, Henri

Maitre d'Armes

1573 publication

 

Author of Traicte Contenant les Secrets du Premier Livre sur l'espee seule (1573) (29)(109)

De Turck, Jean

Maitre d’Armes

1876 exhibition

 

superintendent of the fencing school of a French regiment (153)

de Valeria, Diego

fencing master

late 1400s

 

author of Treatise on Arms; Spain (106)(109)

Diamond, Peter

Fencing Master

1977-1990

 

arranged fights for stage, film, and television (1977-1990); United Kingdom (109)

di Bartolomeo Dardi, Filippo (Lippo)

Master

1413
1434
d. 1464

Bolognese school

opened a fencing school in Bologna on Via Pietralata 1413, astrologer and mathematician, 1434 appointed profssor of geometry at Bologna University; Bologna, Italy (116)(118)(119)

Dietrich (Dieterich), Hans (Hanns)

 

1491

Brotherhood of the Holy Saint Mark (Germany)

(105) Meiningen, Germany

Dietz (Diez), Arnold (Arnoldt)

 

1491

Brotherhood of the Holy Saint Mark (Germany)

Germany (105)

di Grassi, Giacomo

Fencing Master

1570 publication

Bolognese school

from Modena, author of Ragioni di adoprar sicurament l'arme (Venice 1570) published in English as His True Art of Defense (1594); Italy (70)(106)(109)(119)

di Luca, Guido Antonio

Master

late 1400s
d. early 1500s

Bolognese school, possible first or second generation student of Filippo di Bartolomeo Dardi

taught Giovanni de' Medici (Giovanni dalle Bande Nere) and Master Achille  Marozo, possible author of lost treatise Opera di Scherma, school in the parish of Santa Maria delle Muratelle; Bologna, Italy (116)

di Paola, Umberto

Fencing Master

1900s

 

Italy (109)

Dixon, Randy

Moniteur (Epee)

2000 examination

United States Fencing Coaches Association

(32)

Doan, Alexandra

Moniteur (Foil, Epee)

2006 examination

United States Fencing Coaches Association

(74)

Docciolini, Marco

Fencing Master

1580 approx

 

Italy (109)

Dolan, Sarah

Level 1, Level 2 (foil)

2013-11-02 examination

British Academy of Fencing

(137)

Doll, Hainrich

 

late 1500s?

Brotherhood of the Holy Saint Mark (Germany)

Netherlander cloth dyer; Buchholt, Germany (114)

Domenico

Master

1300s

 

Cividale del Fruili, Italy (116)

Domolky, George

Fencing Master

2004

United States Fencing Coaches Association

(35)

Dowhower, Michael R.

Moniteur

2004

United States Fencing Coaches Association

(35)

Draux, Bernard

Maitre d'Armes

1962

 

Salle d'Armes de la Base 720 de Caen, Caen, Calvados, France (47)

Drumheller, Weston

Moniteur

2000 examination

United States Fencing Coaches Association

(32)

Dubascoux, Jean-Jacques

Maitre d'Armes

1962

 

Union Sportive Orthezienne, Orthez, Basses-Pyrenees, France (47)

Dubois, George

Maitre d'Armes

1913 publication

 

l'Opera-Comique; author of  L'Escrime de Duel (Paris 1913) (19)

du Coudray, Jean Baptiste le Perche

Fencing Master

1635 publication

student of Pater

author of L'Exercise des armes ou le maniemet du fleuret (1635); France (109)

Duell (Dwelles), John

Master of Defence

1583

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

London, England (29)

Duffy, P. J.

Professor

 

Irish Academy of Arms

Coach to Finnish national fencing team; roving coach of the Irish Amateur Fencing Federation; Salle d'Armes Duffy (15)

Dunaway, Jerry

Prevost

2001 examination

United States Fencing Coaches Association

(32)

Dunning, Kurt

Moniteur (Foil, Epee)

2006 examination

United States Fencing Coaches Association

(76)

Duran, Gerardo

Instructor (Foil, Epee)

1994 examination

2004

United States Fencing Coaches Association

(8)(35)

Duron, Michel

Maitre d'Armes

1962

 

Salle d'Armes de Garnison, French Army, Tubingen, Germany (47)

Fencing Professionals - E

Edmonds, John

Master of Defence

1554 (approx)

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

(29)

Eiser, Kerschgen [von Colen]

 

1566

Brotherhood of the Holy Saint Mark (Germany)

Augsburg, Germany (105)

El-Sherbiny, Hosam

Moniteur (Foil, Epee, Sabre)

2006 examination

United States Fencing Coaches Association

(88)

Elder, Michael B.

Moniteur

2004

United States Fencing Coaches Association

(35)

Elthes, Csaba

Fencing Master

b. 1912
1951 Master
1957, 1960

 

from Hungary, emigrated to the United States (1957), United States Olympic Team sabre coach (1960) (109)

Emanuele, Gaetano, Cav.

Maestro

1901, 1902

 

Rome, Italy (84)(86)

Emelie

Prevot

1962

 

Amicale Sportive Air-France, Fort-de-France, Martinique (47)

Emery, R.

Professor

1978

British Academy of Fencing

Salle Boston, London, United Kingdom (57)

Ergis, Brian

 

1978, 1979

British Academy of Fencing

South London Fencing Club, London, United Kingdom (57)(58)

Estes, Rick

Moniteur (Foil, Epee, Sabre)

2006 examination

United States Fencing Coaches Association

(74)

Etourneau, Maurice

Maitre d'Armes

1962

 

Cercle d'Escrime de Caen, Cercle d'Escrime de Lisieux, Caen, Calvados, France (47)

Ettenhard y Abarca, Francisco Antonio de

Master

1675 publication

 

Madrid, Spain (70)

Evans, Allen L.

Prevot

2004

United States Fencing Coaches Association

(35)

Evans, John

Master of Defence

1580 (approx)

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

school in Whitefriars, London, England (29)

Ewart, H. S.

Associate

1957

British Academy of Fencing

(2)

Exnicios, Richard M.

Moniteur

2004

United States Fencing Coaches Association

(35)