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Fencing Professionals - P

Name

Rank

Active Dates

Source

Details

Palffy-Alpar

Fencing Master

b. 1908
o. 1935-1945
o. 1936
1967 publication

 

from Hungary, 1935-1945 fencing master at the Hungarian Military academy, 1936 coach of the Hungarian Olympic Team, author of Sword and Masque (1967) (109)

Pallavicini, Giuseppe Morsicato

Fencing Master

1670 publication

o. 1673

 

author of La Scherma illustrata (1670); Palermo, Italy (70)(109)

Pallot, F. H. C.

Provost

1957

British Academy of Fencing

(2)

Parade, Jean-Philippe

Maitre d'Armes

1999 publication

 

France; co-author of L'Escrime (Toulouse 1999) (43)

Parise, Masaniello

Maestro di Scherma

  

Scuola Magistrale Militare di Scherma, Rome, Italy; author of Tratto Teorico-Pratico della Scherma (49)

Parkes (Sparkes), John (Parkes of Coventry)

Master of Defence (prize fighter)

1712, 1731

 

Coventry, England (29)

Parkins, Alfred

Professor

1934, 1957

British Academy of Fencing

(2)(37)

Parkins, J.

Associate

1957

British Academy of Fencing

(2)

Parkins, Len

Professor

d. 1977

 

England (98)

Pasquet, Gaston

Maitre d'Armes

1962

 

Cercle des Escrimeurs Marseillais, Marseille, France (47)

Pater

Fencing Master

1600 approx

 

reign of Louis XIII; France (109)

Paternostrier

Fencing Master

1570 approx

 

Rome, Italy (109)

Pattison, Erik

Moniteur

2000 examination

United States Fencing Coaches Association

(32)

Paurenfeyndt, Andre

Freifechter

1516 publication

 

freifechter and bodyguard to Cardinal Mathaeus Lang von Wellenburg; author of Ergrundung Ritterlicher Kunst der Fechterey, Vienna, Holy Roman Empire (70)(150)

Paul, Leon

Professor

1930

1931

1957

d. 1963

British Academy of Fencing

fencing master in the French Army, 1931 established Salle Paul; London, United Kingdom (2)(37)(109)

Pavese, Generoso

Maestro di Scherma

b. 1865

1889-1892

1893

1905 publication

Scuola Magistrale Militare di Scherma (Rome, Italy)

Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America; author of Foil and Sabre Fencing (Baltimore 1905) (49)

Paye, Gregory

Moniteur (Sabre)

2003 examination

2004

United States Fencing Coaches Association

(11)(35)

Payne, Hugh

Master of Fence

1446

 

London, England (29)

Pearson

Teacher

late 1700s

 

Dublin, Ireland (107) (157)

Pearson, Ken

Professor

1979

British Academy of Fencing

(60)

Pearson, Pat

Professor

1979

British Academy of Fencing

(60)

Pendegraft, Norman

Moniteur

2004

United States Fencing Coaches Association

(35)

Peredo, Alfred R.

Fencing Master

2004

United States Fencing Coaches Association

(35)

Perigal, S.

Professor

1957

British Academy of Fencing

(2)

Perinat, Don Juan Nicholas

Maestro de Esgrima

1758 publication

 

Real Academia de Cavalleros Guardias Marinas, Cadiz, Spain (70)(109)

Peritore, N. Patrick

Moniteur (Sabre)

Prevost

2001 examination

2003 examination

2004

United States Fencing Coaches Association

(11)(32)(35)

Perkins

Master of Defence (prize fighter)

early 1700s (approx)

 

Ireland (29)

Perno, Niccolo

Maestro di Scherma

1933 examination

Scuola Magistrale Militare di Scherma (Rome, Italy)

(49)

Pero, Joshua

Moniteur (Foil, Epee)

2006 examination

United States Fencing Coaches Association

(76)

Perry, Richard

Fencing Master

1965 agreed

National Fencing Coaches Association of America

University of Detroit, Detroit, Michigan, United States (90)

Persig (Bersich), Heinrich (Hainrich)

Fechtmeister
Hauptmann

1518-1524
1524

Brotherhood of the Holy Saint Mark (Germany)

Heidelberg, Germany (105) (112)

Pertoldus

Master

1341

 

Cividale del Friuli, Italy (116)

Pessina, Carlo

Maestro di Scherma

1893

1910 publication

 

Scuola Magistrale Militare di Scherma, Rome, Italy; coauthor of La Sciabola (Rome 1910) (49)

Pessina, Giorgio

Fencing Master

1900s

 

Italy (109)

Peters (Peter, Pitter), Richard (Rychyarde)

Master of Defence

1579, 1583, 1587

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

(34)

Pezza, Gil (Guglielmo)

Fencing Master
Maestro di Scherma

1985 receiprocity
1985-06-01 examination

United States Fencing Coaches Association
Accademia Nazionale di Scherma

(35)(103)

Philippe, Andre

Maitre d'Armes

1962

 

Cercle de l'Epee de Belfort, Belfort, Territorie de Belfort, France (47)

Picken, Neal

Moniteur (Sabre)

2001 examination

United States Fencing Coaches Association

(32)

Piercy, Blake

Moniteur (Foil)

2006 examination

United States Fencing Coaches Association

(76)

Pietro

Master?

1300s

 

Cividale del Friuli, Italy (116)

Pignet

Maitre d'Armes

1962

 

Cercle d'Escrime de Grasse, Grasse, Alpes-Maritimes, France (47)

Pillendorf, Franz

 

1534

Brotherhood of the Holy Saint Mark (Germany)

from Lignitz; Liegnitz, Germany (105)

Pini, Eugenio

Maestro di Scherma

o. 1893

1894 exhibition

du. 1895

du. 1903

1903 publication

 

Reale Accademia Navale, Livorno, Italy; author of Trattato practico e teorico sulla scherma di spada (Livorno 1903) (49)(79)(152)

Pion, Georges

Maitre d'Armes

1962

 

Les Cadets, Bergerac, Dordogne, France (47)

Pitman, B.

Professor

1977

British Academy of Fencing

 

Pitman, George

Professor

b. 1932

1971 examination

1988 publication

r. 1999

d. 2002

British Academy of Fencing

London Thames Fencing Club, London, United Kingdom; author of Fencing (1988); Amateur Fencing Association National Coach 1981 (71)

Platt, George

Fencing Master

2004

United States Fencing Coaches Association

(35)

Pollak, K.

Professor

1957

British Academy of Fencing

(2)

Polwarth, Rob.

Master of Defence

1540

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

(29)

Pons, Jayme (Jaume, Jacobus)

Fencing Master

1474 publication

 

Perpignan, Spain (70)

Ponton

Fencing Master

1830-1870 (approx)

 

New Orleans, Louisiana, United States (40)

Porter, Harry R.

Professor

1965, 1966

d. 2 November 1976

British Academy of Fencing

Slough, United Kingdom (78)(97)

Posthumus, Sherry

Moniteur

2004

United States Fencing Coaches Association

(35)

Poulaga

Fencing Master

d. 1840

 

from Italy, 1840 participated in assault at arms at Salle St. Philipe, 1840 killed by Thimecourt in a duel; New Orleans, Louisiana, United States (40)(130)

Poulson, Mary H.

Moniteur

2004

United States Fencing Coaches Association

(35)

Powell, Kevin

Moniteur (Foil)

2006 examination

United States Fencing Coaches Association

(74)

Pradel, Karl

Moniteur (Foil)

2004 examination

United States Fencing Coaches Association

(7)

Pratt, Thomas

Provost

1582 agreed

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

(34)

Prevost, Camille

Maitre d'Armes

1891

son of Pierre Prevost

Author of L'Escrime et le Duel (Paris 1891); Paris, France (20)(109)

Prevost, Pierre

Maitre d'Armes


1860 publication
d. 1869

 

author of The Theory and Practice of Fencing (1860), father of Camille Prevost; London Fencing Club and salle; London, United Kingdom (37)

Probst, Hans

 

1566

Brotherhood of the Holy Saint Mark (Germany)

Augsburg, Germany (105)

Pugin, Elias

Professional Champion

1220

 

England (29)

Pugnetti, Nora

Moniteur (Foil)

2001 examination

United States Fencing Coaches Association

(32)

Puss, Hans (Hanns)

 

1533-1534

Brotherhood of the Holy Saint Mark (Germany)

from Etingen; Ettingen,  Germany (105)

Pynner, Edw.

Provost

1540

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

(29)

Fencing Professionals - Q

Name

Rank

Active Dates

Source

Details

Quinones, Eustaquio Pete

Moniteur

2004

United States Fencing Coaches Association

(35)

Fencing Professionals - R

Name

Rank

Active Dates

Source

Details

Rak, Witold

Instructor (Epee, Sabre) - Moniteur

1994 examination

2004

United States Fencing Coaches Association

(8)(35)

Rappe (Reppe), Gangolf (Gangolff)

 

1513

Brotherhood of the Holy Saint Mark (Germany)

Germany (105)

Rasch (Resch), Anton (Anthoni)

Fechtmeister
Hauptmann

1522

Brotherhood of the Holy Saint Mark (Germany)

Nurnberg (105) (112)

Rearden, J.

Professor

1957

British Academy of Fencing

(2)

Redmon, Jo

Fencing Master

2004

United States Fencing Coaches Association

California State University- Long Beach (1964-1996) (25)(35)

Reith, William E.

Fencing Master

2004

United States Fencing Coaches Association

(35)

Resch, Wolf (Wolff)

 

1554

Brotherhood of the Holy Saint Mark (Germany)

from Haidelberg, bookbinder; Heidelberg, Germany (105)

Reyna, Stephen

Prevost

2001 examination

United States Fencing Coaches Association

(32)

Reynard

fencing master

1800s

 

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

Reynolds, G. S.

Professor

1957

British Academy of Fencing

(2)

Reynolds, Nancy

Moniteur (Foil, Epee)

2006 examination

United States Fencing Coaches Association

United States (74)

Rheinheimer, Sophie Che

Moniteur

2004

United States Fencing Coaches Association

United States (35)

Ricci-Bitti, Benedetto

Maestro

1899

 

Rome, Italy (83)

Richards, Edwin A.

Fencing Master

2004
d. 2012

United States Fencing Coaches Association

(35)

Richardson, Pierce

Moniteur (Foil, Epee)

2006 examination

United States Fencing Coaches Association

(74)

Ridley, Suzanne

Professor

1957, 1978, 1979

British Academy of Fencing

Salle Behmber, London, United Kingdom (2)(54)(56)(58)

Ringeck, Sigmund

Fechtmeister

1400-1450 publication (approx)

 

fencing master to Albrecht, Duke of Bavaria; author of fechtbuch (69)

Rios, Joseph

Moniteur

2004

United States Fencing Coaches Association

(35)

Ripa, Alex

Moniteur (Foil, Epee, Sabre)

2004 examination

United States Fencing Coaches Association

(7)

Rocco see Bonetti, Rocco

 

 

 

 

Rodriguez, Matilde

Provost at Arms

2004 examination

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

(38)

Roesener, Christoff

Fechtmeister

1589 publication

Brotherhood of the Holy Saint Mark (Germany)
student of Paulus Roth

Dresden, Germany; author of Ehrentittle und Lobspruch der Ritterlichen Freyen Kunst der Fechter (1589) (114)

Rogerson

Teacher

late 1700s

 

Edinburgh, Scotland (107) (157)

Roland, Joseph

fencing master

1773
1779

 

from France, 1773 opened salle in London, 1789 demonstrated a fencing lesson before George IV; London, United Kingdom (106)

Romang, P.

Provost

1979 examination

British Academy of Fencing

(59)

Rondelle, Louis

Maitre d'Armes

b. 31 January 1854

1878 examination (estimated date)

1892 publication

National Military School of Joinville-le-Pont (France)

Maitre d'Armes First Regiment of Chasseurs a Cheval of the French Army (-1879); Knickerbocker Fencing Club; Manhattan Athletic Club, New York, New York; Maitre d'Armes at the Boston Athletic Association, Massachusetts (1889-); Harvard University Fencing Club; author of Foil and Sabre: A Grammar of Fencing (Boston 1892)

Roque, Jules

Maitre d'Armes

1962

 

Association Sportive L'Escrime de Bordeaux, Bordeaux, Gironde, France (47)

Rosario, Nestor

Moniteur

2004

United States Fencing Coaches Association

(35)

Rosas, Peter

Moniteur

2004

United States Fencing Coaches Association

(35)

Rose, Dean

Moniteur (Foil, Epee)

2006 examination

United States Fencing Coaches Association

(74)

Rosiere, Gilbert (Titi)

Fencing Master

b. 1812-05-21
d. 1879-08-08

 

from Bordeaux, France, father of Gustave Rosiere, opened fencing academy in New Orleans which became the Orleans Fencing Club; New Orleans, Louisiana, United States (40)(130)(131)(132)

Rosiere, Gustave

fencing master

b. 1843
d. 1883

son of Gilbert Rosiere

New Orleans, Louisiana, United States (130)(131)

Rosolino

Master

1338

 

Bologna, Italy (116)(118)

Roth, Paulus

 

prior to 1589

 

teacher of Christoff Roesener; Germany (114)

Rousseau, Augustin

Fencing Master

d. 1793-1974

 

fencing master to the French royal family, executed during the Reign of Terror (109)

Roux, Friedrich August Wilhem Ludwig

Fechtmeister

1839
1840 publication

son of Johann Wilhelm Roux

University of Jena, Germany; author of Anweisung zum Hiebfechten mit geraden und krummen Klingen (Jena 1840) (101)

Roux, Johann Wilhelm

Fechtmeister

to 1839

 

University of Jena, Germany (101)

Roux, Ludwig Caesar

Fechtmeister

late 1800s

son of Friederich August Wilhelm Ludwig Roux

Germany (101)

Rue, M.

Maitre d'Armes

du. 1895

 

Paris, France (79)

Ruffa, Raul

Maestro de Esgrima Militar

1934

 

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

Russ, Voldemar

Fencing Master

1965 agreed

National Fencing Coaches Association of America

United States (90)

Russell, Ken H.

Professor

1957

d. 2 November 1976

British Academy of Fencing

Maidstone, Kent, United Kingdom (2)(78)

Ryschanek, Gottlieb

Fechtmeister

1908 (approx)

 

Fechtklub der Offiziere der k.k. Landwehr, Wien, Austria (33)