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Fencing Professionals - M

Name

Rank

Dates Active

Source

Details

MacTurk (McTurk), William

Fencing Master

1866 approx
d. 1888

assistant of Henry Angelo

1866 assumes management of  Angelo's School of Arms; London, England (34)

Madril, Robert J.

Prevot

Maitre d'Armes

o. 2004

2004 examination

United States Fencing Coaches Association

(7)(35)

Maffei, Michele

Maestro di Scherma

2012-12-08/09 examination

Academia Nazionale di Scherma

Italy (125)

Magrini

Professor

early 1900s

 

Italy (106)

Mahran, Walid I.

Moniteur (Foil, Epee, Sabre)

2006 examination

United States Fencing Coaches Association

(74)

Mahon, Andrew

Professor (Small Sword)

1734 publication

 

Dublin, Ireland; translator of The Art of Fencing or The Use of the Small Sword (Dublin, 1734) (106)(108)

Mair, Sigmund

 

o. 1539

Brotherhood of the Holy Saint Mark (Germany)

from Meinz, kessler; Mainz, Germany (105)

Mallard, A.

Professor

o. 1957

British Academy of Fencing

(2)

Maller (Maler), Lienhardt (Lienhart)

 

o. 1530-1536

Brotherhood of the Holy Saint Mark (Germany)

from Augsburg, metalworker, organized fechtschulls in Augsburg 1539-02-02 and 1539-10-19; Augsburg, Germany (105)(115)

Mamhoffer (Menhofer), Hans

Fechtmeister

o. 1582

Brotherhood of the Holy Saint Mark (Germany)

a Swabian; organized a fechtschull in 1582 in Brieg (Brzeg); Augsburg, Germany;  (114)(115)

Manciolino, Antonio

Fencing Master

1531 publication

Bolognese school

author of Opera Nova (1531), possibly there was an earlier edition of 1522-1523; Bologna, Italy (70)(116)(118)

Mangiarotti, Giuseppe

fencing master

1920 approx

 

Italy (106)

Marcelli, Cencio

Fencing Master

o. 1590

house of Marcelli

Italy (109)

Marcelli, Franceschino

Fencing Master

o. 1600

house of Marcelli

Italy (109)

Marcelli, Francesco Antonio

Fencing Master

1686 publication

house of Marcelli

author of Regole Della Scherma (1686); Rome, Italy (70)(106)(109)

Marcelli, Lello

Fencing Master

o. 1575

house of Marcelli

Italy (109)

Marcelli, Orsino

Fencing Master

o. 1670

house of Marcelli

Italy (109)

Marcelli, Teodoro

Fencing Master

o. 1500

house of Marcelli

Italy (109)

Marcelli, Titta

Fencing Master

o. 1683

house of Marcelli

Italy (109)

Marchionni, Alberto

Fencing Master

1847 publication

 

author of Trattato di scherma sopra un nuovo sistema di givoco misto di scuolo italiana e francese (1847); Florence, Italy (106)(109)

Marozzo, Achille

Maestro Generale de l'Arte de l'Armi

b. 1484

1536 publication

d. 1553

Bolognese school, student of Guido Antonio di Luca

born in San Giovanni in Persiceto, author of Opera Nova (1536), sala d'arme near the Abbey of Saints Naborre and Felice; Bologna, Italy (70)(106)(109)(116)(118)(119)

Marozzo, Sebastiano

 

1568 publication

Bolognese school, son of Achille Marozzo

revised and republished Achille Marozzo's Opera Nova as Arte dell Armi (Venice 1568); Balogna, Italy (118)(119)

Martin

Master

first half of 1700s (approx)

 

London, England (70)

Martin, John

Moniteur (Foil)

2001 examination

United States Fencing Coaches Association

(32)

Martin, Susan Starrett

Moniteur

o. 2004

United States Fencing Coaches Association

(35)

Martinez, Jesus

Moniteur (Foil, Epee, Sabre)

2003 examination

o. 2004

United States Fencing Coaches Association

(11)(27)(35)

Masiello, Ferdinando

Fencing Master

1890s

 

Florence, Italy (109)

Mason, Ronald E.

Moniteur

o. 2004

United States Fencing Coaches Association

(35)

Masters, Laura

Moniteur (Epee)

2003 examination

o. 2004

United States Fencing Coaches Association

(27)(35)

Masters, Mark L.

Fencing Master

2001 examination

o. 2004

United States Fencing Coaches Association

Owner, Fencing Academy of Philadelphia; University of Detroit; Fencing Academy of Michigan (24)(35)

Mathewes, John

Master of Defence

1588 examination

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

(34)

Mathewes (Mathewe, Mathew), William

Free Scholar

Master of Defence

o. 1578

1583 examination

o. 1587

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

(34)

Matthews

Master of Defence (prize fighter)

o. 1663

 

London, England (29)(70)

Mathewson, Thomas

Teacher

1805 publication

 

Salford, Manchester, Great Britain; author of Fencing Familiarized (Manchester 1805) (107)

Matsukata, Hajime

Moniteur (Sabre)

2006 examination

United States Fencing Coaches Association

(76)

Maysel, Kyle

Moniteur (Epee, Sabre)

2004 examination

United States Fencing Coaches Association

(7)

McArthur, John

Fencing Master

1780 publication

student of Herault and Olivier

author of The Army and Navy Gentleman's Companion (1780) (109)(111)

McBane, Donald

Fencing Master
and Prize Fighter

o. 1728

 

author of The Expert Sword-Man's Companion, from Scotland (109)

McInnis, Gavin

Moniteur (Epee)

2004 examination

United States Fencing Coaches Association

(7)

McIntyre, Lewis

Level 3 (foil)

2013-11-02 examination

British Academy of Fencing

(137)

McKenzie, Kevin

Moniteur (Foil)

2001 examination

United States Fencing Coaches Association

(32)

McGregor (MacGregor, M’Gregor), Archibald

Teacher

1791 publication

 

Thomas Mathewson lists McGregor as a teacher of fencing in Paisley.  It seems highly probable that the McGregor is Archibald MacGregor, author of MacGregor’s Lecture on the Art of Defence published in Paisley, Scotland, in 1791. (107) (157)

McGregor, James

 

1876 exhibition

1884 exhibition

o. 1898

 

London, United Kingdom; believed to be assistant to Thomas Monstery in New York; later taught at the Cleveland Athletic Club and the Saturn Club of Buffalo, New York; emigrated to Toronto, Canada in 1890s (153)

McLane (M’Lean)

Teacher

late 1700s

 

Galloway, Scotland (107)(157)

McMahon, John

Provost

1979 examination

British Academy of Fencing

Lansbury Fencing Club, London, United Kingdom (58)(59)

McMenemy, Scott

Advanced (Epee)

2013-11-02 examination

British Academy of Fencing

(137)

Mencarelli, Maurizio

Maestro di Scherma

2012-12-08/09 examination

Academia Nazionale di Scherma

Italy (125)

Mendelenyi, T.

Professor

1979 reciprocity

British Academy of Fencing

Hungary; London, United Kingdom (59)

Menissier

Maitre d'Armes

late 1700s - early 1800s

 

salle d'armes in Paris, France (153)

Mercado, Arnold

Fencing Master

o. 2004

United States Fencing Coaches Association

(35)

Merignac

fencing master

1900 approx

 

France (106)

Meyer, Adolf

Fechtmeister

1906 publication

 

author of Neue Schule des kommentmassigen akadem. Schlagerfechtens (Leipzig 1906, 1910) (101)

Meyer, Joachim

 

1570 publication

Freifechter

author of Grundtliche Beschreibung der freyen Ritterlichen und Adelichen Kunst der Fechtens in allerly gebreuchlichen Wehren nit vil schonen und nutzlichten Figuren gezieret und furgestellet (1570); Strassbourg, Germany (109)(114)

Micahnik, David H.

Fencing Master

o. 2004

United States Fencing Coaches Association

(35)

Michel, Robert

Maitre d'Armes

o. 1962

 

Racing Club Franc-Comtois, Besancon, Doubs, France (47)

Miller, James

Master of Defence (prize fighter)

o. 1712

 

fought Timothy Buck (1712), London, England (29)(109)

Miller, Ronald

Fencing Master

1975 examination

o. 2004

United States Fencing Coaches Association

Coach, United States Junior World Championships Team (1981), Senior World Championships Team (1982); Junior Pan American Games Team (1987); University of North Carolina (1967-); North Carolina Fencing Development Program; Director, United States Fencing Association Coaches College (24)(35)

Mimiague

fencing master

1900 approx

 

France (106)

Mitchum, Beau

Moniteur

o. 2004

United States Fencing Coaches Association

(35)

Monico (Monte, Monti), Pietro

Master

o. 1509

 

from Spain, master to Duke Guidubaldo of Urbino; Urbino, Italy (116)

Monsinat

Prevot

o. 1962

 

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

Monstery, Emilio

 

1876 exhibition

Student of Thomas H. Monstery

(152)

Monstery, Thomas Hoyer

Maitre d'Armes

1840s certificate

1876 exhibition
1893 exhibition
1896 exhibition
d. 1901

Royal Military Institute of Gymnastics and Arms, Copenhagen, Denmark

Central Institute of Physical Culture, Stockholm, Sweden

Student of Pehr Henrik Ling

New York Salle d'Armes [1874], New York, United States (151)(152)(156)

Montagne, Roger

Maitre d'Armes

o. 1962

 

Perigueux Epee, Dordogne, France (47)

Montiach

Fencing Master

1830-1870 approx

 

from Germany, fought a duel with Thimecourt; New Orleans, Louisiana, United States (40)(130)

Montrichard, Comte de (believed to be Louis Henry Francois Gabriel Ferdinand)

Fencing Master

o. 1799-1804

d. 1830

 

French émigré teaching in Copenhagen, Denmark (156)

Moonen, Dirk

Prevot

2006 examination

United States Fencing Coaches Association

(76)

Morin

Master

first half of 1700s (approx)

 

London, England (70)

Morris, William

Fencing Master

1965 agreed

National Fencing Coaches Association of America

Napa Junior College (90)

Morrow, Wes

Moniteur (Foil, Epee, Sabre)

2001 examination

United States Fencing Coaches Association

(32)

Morss, P. A.

Associate

o. 1957

British Academy of Fencing

(2)

Moss, Jon

Moniteur (Foil, Epee, Sabre)

2003 examination

United States Fencing Coaches Association

(11)

Motet

Fencing Master

1730 approx

 

taught Henry Angelo; France (109)

Mucklowe, George

Free Scholar

1591 agreed

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

(34)

Mucklow, William

Provost

Master of Defence

1568 examination

o. 1598

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

(34)

Mueller, Thomas

 

o. 1543

Freifechter

goldsmith, organized a fechtschull in Augsburg 1543-12-02; Memmingen, Germany (115)

Muller (Miller), Peter (Petter)

 

o. 1557

Brotherhood of the Holy Saint Mark (Germany)

from Eissfeld; Eisfeld, Germany (105)

Mullholland, J.

 

o. 1979

British Academy of Fencing

Salle Goodall, London, United Kingdom (58)

Munson, Sam

Fencing Master

1965 agreed

National Fencing Coaches Association of America

District of Columbia Fencing Club, Washington, District of Columbia, United States (90)

Murphy, William

Prevot

2003 examination

o. 2004

United States Fencing Coaches Association

(27)(35)

Murray, Gary L., Sr.

Prevot

2003 examination

o. 2004

United States Fencing Coaches Association

(27)(35)

Murray, James

Fencing Master

 

American Fencing Academy

(13)

Musdaci, Raffaele, Cav. Uff.

Maestro

o. 1901, 1902

 

Rome, Italy (84)(86)

Murakoshi, Kevin

Instructor at Arms

o. 2007

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

(91)

Muswell, J. H.

Associate

o. 1957

British Academy of Fencing

(2)

Myers, Cashius R.

Prevot

2001 examination

o. 2004

United States Fencing Coaches Association

(32)(35)

Myers, Eric

Provost at Arms

2007 examination

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

(91)

 

Fencing Professionals - N

Name

Rank

Active Dates

Source

Details

Nabstedt, Tracy

Moniteur

2004

United States Fencing Coaches Association

(35)

Nadi, Aldo

Fencing Master

b. 1899
1921
1935
1943 publication
1944-1953
d. 1965

 

became a professional fencer and master (1921), emigrated to the United States and opened the Aldo Nadi Fencing Academy in New York (1935), 1944-1953 film fight arranger, author of On Fencing (1943)

Nagy, Thomas

Moniteur

2004

United States Fencing Coaches Association

(35)

Naraydavey, Szilvia

Moniteur (Foil)

2000 examination

United States Fencing Coaches Association

(32)

Naylor (Nayllore, Nailor), Henry

Master of Defence

1568, 1571, 1579, 1583, 1587

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

(29)(34)

Needs, John (The Green Knight)

Master of Defence (prize fighter)

early 1700s (approx)

 

England (29)

Neralie, J.

k.u.k. Fechmeister

1908 (approx)

 

Deutsch-italienischer Fechtklub, Berlin, Germany (33)

Neevel, David

Moniteur (Foil, Epee, Sabre)

Prevost

2006 examination

2006 examination

United States Fencing Coaches Association

(74)(88)

Nerio

Master

1385

 

Bologna, Italy (116)(118)

Neu (New), Wolf (Wolff)

 

1530

Brotherhood of the Holy Saint Mark (Germany)

from Deckendorff; Deckendorf, Germany (105)

Neunobel, Johan Wilhelm

fencing master?

1575 approx

 

from Jena, Germany; a jurist employed by the Duke of Lower Saxony; attributed as a fencing master by Heinrich von Gunterrodt (149)

Nevalic

Fencing Master

1900s?

 

Austria (106)

Nevot, Daniel

Fencing Master

2004

United States Fencing Coaches Association

(35)

Nicklen, W.

Professor

1957

British Academy of Fencing

(2)

Nicoletto, Giganti

Fencing Master

1606 publication

 

author of Scola overo Teatro (1606); Italy (109)

Nicolo

Master

1292

 

from Italy; Paris, France (116)(118)

Niedderkirchner, Odon

Fencing Master

b. 1904
1928 certification
d. 1987

Royal Hungarian Fencing Masters School (Budapest)

from Hungary, graduate of the Royal Hungarian Fencing Masters School (1928), emigrated to the United States after World War II (109)

Niedwick, Joshua

Assistant Moniteur

2013 examination

United States Fencing Coaches Association

 Bowling Green Fencing Academy, Bowling Green, Kentucky, United States (143)

Noble, Thomas

Free Scholar

1578 examination

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

(34)

Nonomura, George

Moniteur

2004

United States Fencing Coaches Association

(35)

Norcross, Tom

Professor

1979

British Academy of Fencing

Midland National Regional Coach, United Kingdom (60)

Norden, Chris

Provost

1977 examination

1979

British Academy of Fencing

Anduril Fencing Club, Salle Behmber, London, United Kingdom (58)(81)

Norris, Andrew

Advanced (epee)

2013-11-02 examination

British Academy of Fencing

(137)

North, Mel

Fencing Master

1965 agreed

2004

National Fencing Coaches Association of America

United States Fencing Coaches Association

University of California at Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States (35)(90)

Northam, Peter

Provost

1977 examination

British Academy of Fencing

United Kingdom (81)

Notestine, Ronald D.

Moniteur

2004

United States Fencing Coaches Association

(35)

Nusse

Fechmeister (including sabel and schlaeger)

1936

 

Bonn University, Bonn, Germany (99)

 

Fencing Professionals - O

Name

Rank

Active Dates

Source

Details

Oberg, Colin

Maitre d'Armes

 

American Fencing Academy

(3)(13)

O'Brien, Michael

Professor

1957

British Academy of Fencing

(2)(3)

O'Brien, Tim

Moniteur (Sabre)

2003 examination

United States Fencing Coaches Association

(11)

Oles, Richard F.

Fencing Master

1967 examination

2004

National Fencing Coaches Association of America

Assistant Coach (1957-1960) and Coach (1960-2003), Johns Hopkins University; Tri-Weapon Boys Club (1970-); Salle Palasz (1960-) (10)(26)(30)(35)

Olivier

Fencing Master

mid 1700s

 

Salle in St. Dunstan's Court, London, Great Britain (106) (111)

Otte, Willyam

Free Scholar

1582

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

(34)

Owen, Tim

Maitre d'Armes

 

Australian Academy of Fencing

(3)

Oxley, J. F.

Associate

1957

British Academy of Fencing

(2)