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Fencing Professionals - V

Name

Rank

Active Dates

Source

Details

Vadi, Filippo

Master

1482-1487 publication

 

from Pisa, taught in Urbino, author of De arte gladiatoria dimicandi (1482-1487); Urbino, Italy (116)

Valdin

fencing master

1729 publication

 

from France, fencing master to the second Duke of Montagu, author of Art of Fencing (1729); England  (106)

Valentini, Andrea (Andricane)

Master

1500s

Bolognese school

Italy (119)

Valeria, Diego de
see de Valeria, Diego

fencing master

 

 

 

Van Der Wege, Gary M.

Prevot

2004

United States Fencing Coaches Association

United States (35)

van Humbeek, Leopold

Fencing Master

1908 (approx)

 

Schermgezelschap de vrije Wapenbroeders, Salle d'Escrime Leopold van Humbeek, Amsterdam, Netherlands (33)

Vantrogan

Master of Defence (prize fighter)

1738

 

England (29)

Vass, Imre

fencing master

1900s

 

author of Epee Fencing, Hungary (106)

Vauthier, Louis

Fencing Master

late 1800s

École Normale de Gymnastique et D'escrime (Joinville le Pont)

from France, New York Fencers Club (109)

Veer, Gregorius

 

late 1500s?

Federfechter

bookbinder; Germany (114)

Vena, Cornell

Maitre d'Armes

late 1900s (approx)

Australian Academy of Fencing

Australia (3)

Verbrugge

Professor

1800s

 

United Kingdom (109)

Vickery, Jon L. (Jack)

Moniteur (Foil)

2001 examination

2004

United States Fencing Coaches Association

United States (32)(35)

Vigeant, Arsene

Maitre d'Armes

1882 publication

du. 1895

 

Author of La Bibliographie de l'Escrime Ancienne et Moderne (Paris 1882); President Academie d'Armes 1895; Salle Jean-Louis, Paris, France (70)(79)(106)

Viggiani (Vizani), Angelo

Master

b. 1517
d. 1555 approx

Bolognese school

from Venice, author of Lo Scherma published after his death (1575); Italy (106)(109)(118)

Viggiani Dal Montone (Vizzani) may be same individual as Angelo Viggiani

Master

1500s

Bolognese school

Italy (119)

Villagran, Roberto

Maestro de Esgrima Militar

1934

 

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

Villardita, Giuseppe

fencing master

prior to 1800

 

Italy (109)

Vince, Joseph

Fencing Master

1937 publication

 

Author of Fencing (New York 1937), United States (49)

Vincent, John

Master of Defence

1540

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

England (29)

Vincentio

Fencing Master

late 1500s (approx)

 

London, England (70)

Vitale, Silvio

Fencing Master

1965 agreed

National Fencing Coaches Association of America

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States (90)

Vitebskiy, Iosif

Fencing Master

2004

United States Fencing Coaches Association

United States (35)

Voll, Debolt

 

late 1500s?

Federfechter (Germany)

Nurmberg, Germany (114)

von Brandenburg (von BranndeBurg), Joachim (Jocham), Markgraf

 

1539

Brotherhood of the Holy Saint Mark (Germany)

Markgraf is a noble title, translated Margrave; Brandenburg, Germany (105)

von Dallenburg, Christan (Cristiang)

 

1512

Brotherhood of the Holy Saint Mark (Germany)

Koeln, Germany (105)

von Dietz, Johann (Hans) Wilhelm Schoeffer

Fencing Master

1657 manuscript

student of Salvator Fabris

Vorfechter in Fabris's school; fencing master in Marburg; in 1657 fencing master at the Ritterakademie Soro in Denmark (145)

von der Burg (von fer Burckh), Wilhelm (Wilham)

 

1524

Brotherhood of the Holy Saint Mark (Germany)

cooper; Germany (105)

von Eissersdorf (von Eisserdorff), Michael (Michel)

 

1549

Brotherhood of the Holy Saint Mark (Germany)

Germany (105)

von Erdingen, Joerg (Jerg)

 

1544-1549

Brotherhood of the Holy Saint Mark (Germany)

Mainz, Germany (105)

von Gunterrodt, Heinrich

 

1579

 

Germany; author of De veris principiis artis dimicatoriae 91579)

von Herborn, Wiegand (Weigand)

Fechtmeister
Hauptmann

1491-1494
1494

Brotherhood of the Holy Saint Mark (Germany)

Herborn, Germany (105)(112)

von Papenburg (von Babentburg), Hans (Hanns)

 

1491

Brotherhood of the Holy Saint Mark (Germany)

Germany (105)

von Sachsen (von Saxen), Hans (Hannen), Herzog

 

1539

Brotherhood of the Holy Saint Mark (Germany)

Herzog is a noble title, translated Duke, he is noted as the brother of the young prince; Sachsen, Germany (105)

von Schorendorf, Hans

 

1533-1534

Brotherhood of the Holy Saint Mark (Germany)

Schorendorf, Germany (105)

von Wetzfeld (von Wezfeldt), Konrad (Connrat)

 

1491

Brotherhood of the Holy Saint Mark (Germany)

Germany (105)

Fencing Professionals - W

Name

Rank

Active Dates

Source

Details

Wackt, Markus (Marx)

 

1566

Brotherhood of the Holy Saint Mark (Germany)

Brumpt; Germany (105)

Wahl, Henry

Fencing Master

1965 agreed

National Fencing Coaches Association of America

Indiana Tech, Fort Wayne, Indiana, United States (90)

Waite, J. M.

fencing master

late 1800s

 

British Army, Second Life Guards; England (106)

Waits, Dylan

Prevot (Foil)

2011-02-13 examination

United States Fencing Coaches Association

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

Walton, Jennifer

Master at Arms

2004 examination

2007

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

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

Warrell

Master of Defence (prize fighter)

1669

 

London, England (29)

Warren (Weran), Paull (Pawlle)

Master of Defence

1587 examination

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

(34)

Watts, Dorothy

Moniteur

2004

United States Fencing Coaches Association

(35)

Watts, Vivien

Maitre d'Armes

1988

Australian Academy of Fencing

(3)

Weaver, Thomas

Master of Defence

1568

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

(29)(34)

Webster, M.

Professor

1977, 1978 publication

British Academy of Fencing

(55)(102)

Weiss, Hans

 

late 1500s?

Federfechter (Germany)

shoemaker; Nuernberg, Germany (114)

Weiss, Hermann (Herman)

 

1554

Brotherhood of the Holy Saint Mark (Germany)

bookbinder; Eisenach, Germany (105)

Weisskirch, Peter (Petter)

Fechtmeister
Hauptmann

1491-1506
1492

Brotherhood of the Holy Saint Mark (Germany)

Germany (105)(112)

Werdnik, Martin

Fechtmeister

1908 (approx)

 

Residenz-Fechtklub, Wien, Austria (33)

Werkmann (Werkman), Niklaus (Niclaus)

 

1513

Brotherhood of the Holy Saint Mark (Germany)

Germany (105)

Werner (Wernher), Wolf (Wolff)

 

1540-1544

Brotherhood of the Holy Saint Mark (Germany)

from Blaw, burgher of Zwicken; Zwickau, Germany (105)

Westcoat

Master of Defence

1617 (approx)

 

Cornwall, England (29)

Western, B.

Provost

1957

British Academy of Fencing

(2)

Weston, A. D.

Associate

1957

British Academy of Fencing

(2)

Weston, P.

Professor

1957

British Academy of Fencing

(2)

Westwicke

Master of Defence (prize fighter)

1663

 

London, England (70)

Weyxelmann, Gilg

 

1545

 

organized a fechtschull in Augsburg 1545-03-01; Landshut, Germany (115)

Whale, M.

Associate

1979 admitted

British Academy of Fencing

Harpenden, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom (59)

White, C. G. L.

Associate

1957

British Academy of Fencing

(2)

White, Muriel

Provost

1979

British Academy of Fencing

Taunton Fencing Club, Taunton, Somerset, United Kingdom (58)

Whytehead, Hen.

Provost

1540

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

(29)

Wieder, Russell

Fencing Master

1965 agreed

National Fencing Coaches Association of America

Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, United States (90)

Wieland, Jacob

 

1540

Freifechter

goldsmith, organized a fechtschull in Augsburg 1540-03-07; Ulm, Germany (115)

Wilelmus Pugilus

Professional Champion

1160 (approx)

 

England (29)

Wilhelm

Maestro

1905

 

Scuole di Scherma e di Ginnastica, Italy (87)

Williams, Daniel

Master at Arms

2007 examination

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

(91)

Williams, David

Moniteur (Foil, Epee, Sabre)

Prevot

2001 examination

2006 examination

United States Fencing Coaches Association

(32)(35)(76)

Williams, Liz

Level 1, Level 2 (sabre)

2013-11-02 examination

British Academy of Fencing

(137)

Williams, Philip

Master of Defence

1540

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

(29)

Wills, John

Master of Defence (prize fighter)

early 1700s (approx)

 

Bury St. Edmunds, England (29)

Wills, John

Fencing Master

late 1970s (approx)

American Fencing Academy

(13)

Wilson, Stephen

Moniteur

2004

United States Fencing Coaches Association

(35)

Wilson, W. C.

Associate

1957

British Academy of Fencing

(2)

Winer, Heath

Moniteur d'Armes

2013-12-28 examination

United States Fencing Coaches Association

(141)

Winkworth, Oliver

Moniteur (Foil)

2006 examination

United States Fencing Coaches Association

(88)

Wohlers, Peter

Moniteur (Foil, Epee)

Moniteur (Sabre)

2003 examination

2004

2006 examination

United States Fencing Coaches Association

(27)(35)(74)

Wohlsbach (Wolspach), Felten (Veltten)

 

1538

Brotherhood of the Holy Saint Mark (Germany)

from Freiburg, cobbler; Freiburg, Germany (105)

Wollerton, John H.

Moniteur

2004

United States Fencing Coaches Association

(35)

Wood, Thomas

Master of Defence (prize fighter)

1710

 

London, England (29)

Wood-Gaines, S.

Associate

1957

British Academy of Fencing

(2)

Worms, Wendelin (Wendel)

 

1540-1549

Brotherhood of the Holy Saint Mark (Germany)

pullermacher, burgher of Worms; Heilbronn, Germany (105)

Worsfield, Gary

Maitre d'Armes

 

Fencing Academy of Canada

(3)

Worsfield, Tynan

Provost (Foil)

2001 examination

Australian Academy of Fencing

(3)

Wren, K. P.

Associate

1957

British Academy of Fencing

(2)

Wright, Mary Frances

Moniteur

2004

United States Fencing Coaches Association

(35)

Wylde, Zachary

fencing master

1711 publication

 

author of English Fencing Master (1711); England (106)

Fencing Professionals - Y

Name

Rank

Active Dates

Source

Details

Yarger, John A.

Prevost

2001 examination

2004

United States Fencing Coaches Association

(32)(35)

Yates

Master of Defence

1617 (approx)

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

(29)

Yates, R.

Associate

1979 admitted

British Academy of Fencing

Lincoln, United Kingdom (59)

Young, Jay

Moniteur (Foil)

2001 examination

United States Fencing Coaches Association

(32)

Yu, Connie Y.

Moniteur

2004

United States Fencing Coaches Association

(35)

Yung, Wang

Moniteur (Sabre)

2006 examination

United States Fencing Coaches Association

(74)

Fencing Professionals - Z

Name

Rank

Active Dates

Source

Details

Zaaloff, W. M.

Professor

1957

British Academy of Fencing

(2)

Zabielsky, J.

Provost

1957

British Academy of Fencing

(2)

Zedersitzer, Anton [von niermberg berger zu Mainz)

 

1564-1566

Brotherhood of the Holy Saint Mark (Germany)

Mainz, Germany (105)

Ziegler, Karen L.

Moniteur (Foil,  Epee)

2001 examination

2004

United States Fencing Coaches Association

(32)(35)

Zivkovic, Branimir

Fencing Master

2004

United States Fencing Coaches Association

(35)

Zold, Francis

Fencing Master

2004

United States Fencing Coaches Association

(35)

Zucker, Sascha

Moniteur

Prevot d'Armes

2004

2004 examination

United States Fencing Coaches Association

(7)(35)