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Fencing Professionals - S

Name

Rank

Dates Active

Source

Details

Sabonnadiere, Max

Maitre d'Armes

1962

 

Union Sportive et Artistique de la Marine, 3rd Region Maritime, Toulon, Var,  France (47)

Saenz, Octavio

Moniteur

2004

United States Fencing Coaches Association

(35)

Sahm, Janine Monteleone

Master at Arms

2004 examination

2007

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

Assistant Director, Fencing Masters Program, San Jose State University (38)(52)(91)

Sahm, Ralph K.

Prevot

Master at Arms

1984 examination

2007

United States Fencing Coaches Association

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

Director, Fencing Masters Program, San Jose State University (52)(67)(91)

Sainct-Didier, Henri de
see de Sainct-Didier, Henri

Maitre d'Armes

 

 

 

Saint Anthime
see Bourdin, Peter Antoine

Fencing Master

 

 

 

Sajona, Felino R.

Moniteur

2004

United States Fencing Coaches Association

(35)

Salem, Abdelmonem

Fencing Master

2004

United States Fencing Coaches Association

(35)

Samorodov, Andrei

Moniteur (Foil, Sabre)

2001 examination

United States Fencing Coaches Association

(32)

Sampon, Victor

Fencing Master

2004

United States Fencing Coaches Association

(35)

Sanchez, Jose

Moniteur (Sabre)

2001 examination

2004

United States Fencing Coaches Association

(32)(35)

Santelli, Giorgio

Fencing Master

b. 1897
1924
1928-1952
1980 publication
d. 1985

son of Italo Santelli

1924 emigrated to the United States, taught at New York Athletic Club, Salle Santelli, coach of United States Olympic Team 1928-1952, coauthor of Engravings in Steel (1980); New York, United States

Santelli, Italo

Maestro di Scherma

b. 1871
d. 1945

Scuola Magistrale Militare di Scherma (Rome, Italy)

from Italy, 1896 emigrated to Hungary; Budapest, Hungary (49)(109)

Santelli, Oratio

Fechtmeister

1908 (approx)

 

Prager Herren-Fechtklub, Prag, Austria (33)

Saunders, J. A.

Professor

1957

British Academy of Fencing

(2)

Savill, J.

Professor

1957

British Academy of Fencing

(2)

Saviolo, Vincentio

Fencing Master

1595 publication

d. 1599 (approx)

 

Padua, Italy; Blackfriars, London, England; author of His Practice (London 1595) (29)(109)

Scaramuzza

Fechtmeister

1908 (approx)

 

Mannheimer Fechtklub, Mannheim, Germany (33)

Schamberger (Schauberger, Sigmund (Sigmondt)

 

1545
1548-1549

Freifechter
Brotherhood of the Holy Saint Mark (Germany)

blacksmith, from Mainz, organized a fechtschull in Augsburg 1545-04-12; Muenchen, Germany (105)(115)

Scherman, Paul G.

Master at Arms

2007

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

Fencing Masters Program, San Jose State University (52)(91)

Schiavoni, Ettore

Fechtmeister

1908 (approx)

Scuola Magistrale Militare di Scherma (Rome, Italy)

Berliner Fechtklub, Berlin, Germany (33)(49)

Schildknecht (Schiltknecht), Sebald (Sebold)

Fechtmeister
Hauptmann

1491-1496
1496

Brotherhood of the Holy Saint Mark (Germany)

Germany (105)

Schiller, Laurence D.

Fencing Master

2002 examination

2004

United States Fencing Coaches Association

Northwestern University Fencing Team (1978-) (11) (12)(35)

Schimelman, Paul

Prevot

2004

United States Fencing Coaches Association

(35)

Schlick, Calvert, Jr.

Moniteur

2004

United States Fencing Coaches Association

(35)

Schmid, Jeremy

Moniteur (Epee, Sabre)

2001 examination

2004

United States Fencing Coaches Association

(32)

Schmidt, Johann

fencing master

1700s

 

Germany (109)

Schoop, Robert

Moniteur

2004

United States Fencing Coaches Association

(35)

Schuler, Hans

 

late 1500s?

Federfechter (Germany)

shoemaker; Oschenbach, Germany (114)

Schulze

Fechtmeister

late 1800s

student of Friederich August Wilhelm Ludwig Roux

Germany (101)

Schweizer, Peter (Petter)

Fechtmeister
Hauptmann

1491-1498
1498

Brotherhood of the Holy Saint Mark

Bern, Switzerland (105)(112)

Scranton, Robert F.

Fencing Master

2004

American Fencing Academy

United States Fencing Coaches Association

(13)(35)

Scully, Mark

Provost (Foil, Epee)

2001 examination

Australian Academy of Fencing

(3)

Sebastiani, Michel A.

Fencing Master

2004

United States Fencing Coaches Association

(35)

Sebesser

 

1551

Brotherhood of the Holy Saint Mark (Germany)

from Erfurt, carpenter; Erfurt, Germany (105)

Seckler, Georg (Gierg)

 

1539

Brotherhood of the Holy Saint Mark (Germany)

from Pressburg; Pressburg [Bratislava], Slovakia (105)

Seemann-Kahne (brothers)

Fechtmeister

1908 (approx)

 

Fechtklub Hannover, Hannover, Germany (33)(101)

Segda, W.

Professor

1957

British Academy of Fencing

(2)

Seibert (Seyebortt), Joerg (Jerg)

 

1533

Brotherhood of the Holy Saint Mark (Germany)

from Eyessleben; Eisleben,  Germany (105)

Seidenpanndt, Wilhelm

 

late 1500s?

Brotherhood of the Holy Saint Mark (Germany)

black dyer; Kempten, Germany (114)

Seidler (Sydler), Hermann (Herman)

 

1512

Brotherhood of the Holy Saint Mark (Germany)

Germany (105)

Semon, Jennifer

Moniteur (Foil, Epee)

2006 examination

United States Fencing Coaches Association

(76)

Senac, Louis

Maitre d'Armes

1904

son of Regis Senac

salle in New York, New York, United States of America; co-author of The Art of Fencing (New York 1904) (39)(109)

Senac, Regis

Maitre d'Armes

1872, 1874

1876 exhibition 

1904

Joinville-le-Pont (France)

from France, salle in New York, New York, United States of America (1874-);  co-author of The Art of Fencing (New York 1904) (39)(109)(151)

Senese (Senesio), Alessandro

fencing master

1660 publication

Bolognese school

reported author of Il Vero Maneggio di Spada (1660); Italy (109)(118)

Settachatgul, Calvin

Moniteur (Sabre)

2006 examination

United States Fencing Coaches Association

(88)

Severin, Robert

Fencing Master

1853

 

New Orleans, Louisiana, United States (40)

Shenz, Octavio

Moniteur (Epee)

2003 examination

United States Fencing Coaches Association

(27)

Sherlock

Master of Defence (prize fighter)

early 1700s (approx)

 

England (29)

Shipman, William S.

Fencing Master

1981 examination

2004

United States Fencing Coaches Association

Coach, Brandeis University; Boston Fencing Club; United States Fencing Association Coaches College (24)

Shubra

fencing master

1800s

 

killed by L'Alouette in a duel; New Orleans, Louisiana, United States (130)

Siechs, Felten (Velten)

 

1542

Brotherhood of the Holy Saint Mark (Germany)

from Bern, cobbler; Meissen, Germany (105)

Sierra, Dave

Moniteur (Foil, Epee, Sabre)

2004 examination

United States Fencing Coaches Association

(7)

Silver, George

gentleman

1599 publication

 

author of Paradoxes of Defence (1599)

Simmonds, A.

Professor

1957

British Academy of Fencing

(2)

Singer, Thomas (Thoma)

 

1538

Brotherhood of the Holy Saint Mark (Germany)

from Krembs, kandengiesser; Germany (105)

Simonson, Archie

Fencing Master

1965 examination

2004

National Fencing Coaches Association of America

United States Fencing Coaches Association

University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin, United States (35)(90)

Sinclair

gentleman

1800 publication

 

Captain, 42nd Regiment of Foot, author of Cudgel-Playing Modernized and Improved; England (109)

Singleton, Angela

Moniteur (Foil)

2004 examination

United States Fencing Coaches Association

(7)

Sise, Paul J.

Prevost

2003 examination

2004

United States Fencing Coaches Association

(11)(35)

Sitchel, Michael

Provost (Foil)

2001 examination

Australian Academy of Fencing

(3)

Smith, J. E.

Provost

Professor

1979 examination

1985 examination

British Academy of Fencing

Combined Circles Fencing Club, Sutton, United Kingdom, Salle Goodall, London (58)(59)

Smith, Joseph

Moniteur

2004

United States Fencing Coaches Association

(35)

Smolenski, Janusz A.

Fencing Master

2004

United States Fencing Coaches Association

(35)

Smyth, Richard

Master of Defence

1579

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

(34)

Snyder, Garreth

Moniteur (Foil)

2006 examination

United States Fencing Coaches Association

(88)

Soblvarro, Roberto

Maitre d'Armes

2004 examination

United States Fencing Coaches Association

(7)

Sockh, Onophrius

 

1561-11-02

Brotherhood of the Holy Saint Mark (Germany)

granted coat of arms 1561, Prague, Vienna, Austria (139)

Solari, Dominique

Maitre d'Armes

d. 2003

 

France; International Fencing Masters School, Dakar, Senegal (73)

Somers, Dave

 

1978, 1979

British Academy of Fencing

The Hull Fencing Club, Hull, United Kingdom (57)(58)

Somos, Bela

Fencing Master

d. 1999

 

Hungary (72)

Soter, Paul

Fencing Master

1993 examination

United States Fencing Coaches Association

Halberstadt School of Fencing, San Francisco, California (5)

Soubise

Assistant Master

1700s

Angelo School of Arms

servant of the Duchess of Queensberry, taught at the Angelo School of Arms working first as a garcon de salle and then as Assistant Master, emigrated to India and operated a fencing and riding academy (106)(109)

Soupizet, Rene

Maitre d'Armes

1962

 

Cercle d'Escrime des Andelys, Les Andelys, Eure,  France (47)

Sowerby, Andrew

Advanced, Provost (Foil, Sabre)

1983-1992 examinations

British Academy of Fencing

Norfolk Fencing Club, Norfolk Academy of Fencing, Norwich, United Kingdom; author of Fencing, Skills, Tactics, Training (2011) (138)

Spahr, Gregory G.

Moniteur

2004

United States Fencing Coaches Association

(35)

Spangler, Barbara M.

Moniteur

2004

United States Fencing Coaches Association

(35)

Spetioli, Mercurio

 

1577 publication

Bolognese school

author of minor work of 22 pages of verse; Italy (118)

Spezza, Ettore

Fencing Master

1900s

 

Italy (109)

Spiess, Georg

 

late 1500s?

Brotherhood of the Holy Saint Mark (Germany)

potter; Munich, Germany (114)

Spencer, Christopher

Moniteur (Foil, Epee, Sabre)

2006 examination

United States Fencing Coaches Association

(74)

Spezza, Ettore

Maestro di Scherma

20th Century

 

Florence, Italy (49)

Spinelli, Arcangelo

Maestro

1900, 1901

 

Rome, Italy (84)(85)

Spinnewyn, Anthime

Professor

1900

 

from France, emigrated to England in 1900 (106)

Springer (Spenger), Simon

 

1544

Brotherhood of the Holy Saint Mark (Germany)

from Krembs; Germany (105)

Staidt, Augustin

 

late 1500s?

Federfechter (Germany)

knifemaker; Germany (114)

Stanmore, Charles

Maitre d'Armes

 

Australian Academy of Fencing

(3)

Stawicki, Leszek

Fencing Master

2004

United States Fencing Coaches Association

(35)

Stephens, Thomas

Professor of Broad and Small Sword Exercise

1843 publication

 

author of A New System of Broad and Small Sword Exercise (Philadelphia, 1843) (147)

Steplowski, Janusz H.

Fencing Master

2004

United States Fencing Coaches Association

(35)

Steringer, Caspar

 

1543

Brotherhood of the Holy Saint Mark (Germany)

from Erdfurt, furrier; Erfurt, Germany (105)

Stettner (Stetner), Blasius (Blessi)

 

1564

Brotherhood of the Holy Saint Mark (Germany)

from Filach, furrier; Germany (105)

Stinnett, Mike

Moniteur (Foil, Sabre)

2004 examination

United States Fencing Coaches Association

(7)

St. Jacques, Jill

Moniteur (Foil)

2004 examination

United States Fencing Coaches Association

(7)

Stokes, Bob

Master of Defence (prize fighter)

1725 (approx)

 

England (29)

Stoll, Ludwig

 

1532

Brotherhood of the Holy Saint Mark (Germany)

from Meinz; Mainz, , Germany (105)

Stoodley, Stan

Level 1, Level 3 (foil)

2013-11-02 examination

British Academy of Fencing

(137)

Strass, John

Moniteur (Epee)

2004 examination

United States Fencing Coaches Association

(7)(35)

Strauss, Jacob

 

1545

Freifechter

furrier journeyman, organized a fechtschull in Augsburg 1545-03-22; Speyer, Germany (115)

Sullins, John P.

Master at Arms

2007

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

Sonoma State University (91)

Sullivan

Master of Defence (prize fighter)

1738

 

England (29)

Sullivan, D. L.

Professor

1957

British Academy of Fencing

(2)

Sutor, Jacob

fencing master

1612 publication 

 

author of New Kunstliches Fechtbuch (1612); Germany (109)

Sutton, Edward

Master of Defence (prize fighter)

1725, 1726, 1731

 

Gravesend, Kent, England (29)

Savlduz, Claudia

Maestro di Scherma

2012-12-08/09 examination

Academia Nazionale di Scherma

Italy (125)

Sweeney, Derek

 

1978, 1979

British Academy of Fencing

Wimbledon Fencing Club, Wimbledon, United Kingdom (57)(58)

Swetnam, Joseph

Master of Defence

1617 publication

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

Author of Schole of the Noble and Worthie Science of Defence (London 1617)

Szabo, Laszlo

Fencing Master

1900s

student of Italo Santelli

author of Fencing and the Master; Hungary (106)

Fencing Professionals - T

Name

Rank

Active Dates

Source

Details

Tack-Fang, Joaquin Maximo

Fencing Master

2004

United States Fencing Coaches Association

(35)

Tagliabo, Francesco

Fechtmeister

1908 (approx)

Scuola Magistrale Militare di Scherma (Rome, Italy)

Fechtklub Hermannia, Frankfurt auf Main, Germany; Mainzer Fechtklub, Mainz, Germany (33)(49)

Tagliapietra

fencing master

1900 approx

 

Italy (106)

Taitt (Bower), Muriel C.

Fencing Master

2004

United States Fencing Coaches Association

(35)

Talhofer, Hans

Master of Arms

b. 1420 (approx)

1443 publication

1459 publication

1467 publication

d. 1490 (approx)

 

master to Leutold von Koenigsegg of Swabia; author of Fechtbuch (1443, 1459, 1467) (68)

Tancredi, Raffaele, Cav.

Professore

1902

 

Rome, Italy (86)

Targler, Leopold

Fechtmeister

1908 (approx)

 

Fechtklub Friesen, Wien, Austria (33)

Tarlton, Richard

Master of Defence

1580 (approx)

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

(29)(70)

Taschner (Daschner) Martin (Mertten) Jurgen

Fechtmeister
Hauptmann

1539-1549
1548

Brotherhood of the Holy Saint Mark (Germany)

Frankfurt, Germany (105) (112)

Tassart, Ernest

Maitre d'Armes

d. 1930

 

(37)

Tavan, Jeremy

Instructor at Arms

2007 examination

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

(91)

Taylor, John

Broadsword Master

1804 (approx) publication

 

author of lessons in The Art of Defence on Foot with the Broad sword and Sabre (London, 1804); master to the Light Horse Volunteers of London and Westminster (146)

Teillagory

Maitre d'Armes

mid 1700s (approx)

 

taught Domenico Angeo and the Chevalier d'Eon; Paris, France (70)(106)

Tente

Master

first half of 1700s (approx)

 

London, England (70)

Terrone, Leonardo

Maestro di Scherma

b. 1872

Scuola Magistrale Militare di Scherma (Rome, Italy)

Venice, Italy, London, United Kingdom, Philadeplhia, Pennsylvania, United States; author of Right and Left Handed Fencing (New York posthumously 1959) (49)

Terrywest, John

Master of Defence (prize fighter)

early 1700s (approx)

 

England (29)

Tetloff, Martin

Moniteur (Foil, Epee, Sabre)
Prevot (Epee)

2006-02-26 examination
2011-02-13 examination

United States Fencing Coaches Association

Metro Tacoma Fencing Club, Tacoma, Washington (76) (143) (144)

Theriault, David

Moniteur

2004

United States Fencing Coaches Association

(35)

Thibault (Thibaust) (Thibauld), Girard

fencing master

1628 publication

 

from France, taught in the Spanish tradition, author of The Academy of the Sword (1628) (106)(109)

Thimecourt

Fencing Master

1840

 

1840 killed Poulaga in a duel, fought a duel with Monthiach, former military officer; New Orleans, Louisiana, United States (40)(130)

Thirioux, Pierre

Maitre d'Armes

1962

 

Ecole d'Entrainement Physique Militaire, Antibes, Section d'Escrime de l'Olympique Gymnaste Club de Nice, Nice, Alpes-Maritimes, France (47)

Thomas

Maitre d'Armes

1962

 

Cercle d'Escrime Arcachonnais, Arcachon, Gironde, France (47)

Thompson, Eric F., III

Prevost
Maitre d'Armes

2001 examination

2004

2008-08-10 examination

United States Fencing Coaches Association

(32)(35)(94)

Thompson, Willyam

Master of Defence

1573

1579

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

(34)

Thyklyppes, Hen.

Provost

1540

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

(29)

Tolley, Toby

Moniteur

2004

United States Fencing Coaches Association

(35)

Tommaso

Master

1292

 

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

Tomazzoni, Emirio

Fechtmeister

1908 (approx)

 

Steiermarkischer Landesfechtklub, Graz, Austria (33)

Torchia, Dan

Moniteur (Foil, Epee)

2006 examination

United States Fencing Coaches Association

(74)

Torres, Kathleen

Prevot

1984 examination

United States Fencing Coaches Association

(67)

Toth, Nicholas

Fencing Master

1965 agreed

National Fencing Coaches Association of America

Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States (90)

Tourner, Thos.

Provost

1540

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

(29)

Towry, Marietta W.

Prevost

2003 examination

2004

United States Fencing Coaches Association

(11)(35)

Towry, William

Prevost

2003 examination

2004

United States Fencing Coaches Association

(11)(35)

Trepauc, Gerard

Maitre d'Armes

1962

 

Avia Club de Bordeaux, Bordeaux, Gironde, France (47)

Treher, Philip

Master of Fence

1446, 1447, 1453

 

London, England (29)

Trillini, Giovanna

Maestro di Scherma

2012-12-08/09 examination

Academia Nazionale di Scherma (Italy)

Italy (125)

Tronchet, Louis

Maitre d’Armes

1888

1899 exhibition

d. 1905-11-28

Joinville-le-Pont (France)

1888 Olympic Club, San Francisco, California, USA  (154)(155)

Troup, Gordon

Maitre d'Armes

 

Australian Academy of Fencing

(3)

Tschenke, Jeremias

Fechtmeister

 

Brotherhood of the Holy Saint Mark (Germany)

Breslau, Poland (105)

Tu, Duc M.

Prevost

2001 examination

2004

United States Fencing Coaches Association

(32)(35)

Tully, Hillary

Master

first half of 1700s (approx)

 

London, England (70)(108)

Turner, George

Master of Defence (prize fighter)

1710

 

London, England (29)

Turner, John

Master of Defence

1604, 1605, 1606, 1607

k. 1612

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

school in Whitefriars, London, England (29)

Turunc, Umit

Prevot

2004

United States Fencing Coaches Association

(35)

Twomey, Marc

Fencing Master

 

American Fencing Academy

(13)

Tymsey, Thos.

Provost

1540

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

(29)

Fencing Professionals - U

Name

Rank

Active Dates

Source

Details

Uhrmacher, Heinrich (Hainrich)

 

1560

Brotherhood of the Holy Saint Mark (Germany)

a clockmaker; Germany (105)

Underwood, James

fencing master

prior to 1800

 

England (109)

Uyttenhove, Henry

Fencing Master

1920-1923
1936

Military Institute of Physical Education and Fencing (Belgium)

from Belgium, film fighter arranger in Hollywood 1920-1923, Los Angeles Athletic Club, author of Foil Fencing (1936)

Uy, Don Conrad

Instructor (Foil, Epee) - Moniteur

1994 examination

2004

United States Fencing Coaches Association

United States (8)(35)