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Classical Fencing instruction in San Rafael, California
Classical Fencing instruction in San Rafael, California

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An analysis and video links for three famous early 20th century fencing contests including the 1922 contest between Lucien Gaudin and Aldo Nadi.
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Maître Cecil Longino fencing Aaron Trefry during the 2018 French Poignard Workshop.
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"As in all sports, Bay Area fencing’s history offers stories of the many unique, interesting and memorable personalities that left indelible imprints."
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Dozens of duels were fought in California with shotguns, rifles, and pistols and as close to home as San Anselmo, Sausalito, Oakland, and San Francisco. Learn more at my April 28th "Dueling in California" Lecture at College of Marin.
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Photos from last month's Arms Academy with Humboldt State University Fencing and Destreza Pacifica School of Arms. Need to start planning the next one!
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Been meaning to see these statues since Hamilton the Musical came out.
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Instructor Benjamin's exhibition in New York city last weekend.
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Sister school Instructor Russel Hogg's (PhD in biological anthropology & professor of anatomy) analysis of a classical fencing lunge's power of penetration. The doctor is in!
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Julie d’Aubigny is a pretty amazing character. "In another famous incident from 1695, she scandalized the guests at a masked ball by kissing a young woman on the mouth and then fighting—and defeating—three different swordsmen who tried to defend the lady’s honor."
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Including exhibitions of swordsmanship, javelin-throwing, discus throwing, Pankration (a combination of boxing and grappling), wrestling, chariot racing, lance combat, and wrestling on horseback.
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