A Traditional School for the Fencing Arts

The Salle Saint-Georges is a traditional school for classical fencing and etiquette. The salle offers weekly classes in French foil, dueling sword, dueling sabre, cane fencing and a variety of historical European fencing weapons.

Courses of Study

Italian Rapier

Instructor: Cecil Longino Mondays 8:00pm to 9:00pm The 'rapier', an English term adopted for a popular Continental European sword of the High Renaissance, was considered to be an essential part of a Gentleman's attire. Not only did it aid in his defense, but it was also viewed ...

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This class focuses on the traditional school of French foil. The French foil serves as an excellent tool for developing good form, proper judgment, strength, agility, grace of carriage, fine etiquette and respect for oneself as well as others.

Youth French Foil

Instructor: Cecil Longino Mondays from 6:00pm to 7:00pm This class focuses on the traditional school of French foil. The French foil serves as an excellent tool for developing good form, proper judgment, strength, agility, grace of carriage, fine etiquette and respect for oneself as well as others. If ...

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French Smallsword

Instructor: Cecil Longino Mondays from 8:00 to 9:00pm While the French smallsword shares some similarities with its cousin the Italian rapier, it is the very weapon itself that facilitated the rise of French theory and practice. Similar to foil this class has a strong focus on correct ...

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Adult's French Foil

Instructor: Cecil Longino - Mondays from 7:00 to 8:00pm - Tuesdays from 7:00 to 8:00pm The precision of the French school of foil serves in developing good form, proper judgment, graceful movements, self-control and fine etiquette; all important qualities that build a strong and necessary foundation for the study ...

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Cane/Stick Fencing

Instructor: Cecil Longino Wednesday from 7:00pm to 8:00pm The method of stick fencing taught at Salle Saint-George was created by Maestro Acosta-Martinez to build a student's understanding and physical application of fencing principles: proper form, distance, timing, angulation and self-control. This method serves as an excellent foundation ...

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Dueling Sabre

Instructor: Andrew Telesca Thursdays 8:00pm The sabre was studied and worn by officers in most Western militaries during the 18th and 19th centuries.  It was a symbol of rank and status as well as a valuable tool in combat.  During this time period numerous different schools and ...

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Spanish Rapier

Instruc­tor: Cecil Longino Wednesdays from 7:00 to 8:00pm The ‘rapier’, an Eng­lish term adopted for a pop­u­lar Con­ti­nen­tal Euro­pean sword of the High Renais­sance, was con­sid­ered to be an essen­tial part of a Gentleman’s attire. Not only did it aid in his defense, but it was also viewed ...

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Longsword

Instructor: Cecil Longino Wednesdays from 8:00 to 9:00pm The longsword was used in both warfare and in duels prior to the 1600’s and was retained for a considerable time after in some fencing schools as an important teaching tool.  The longsword is a versatile weapon and can ...

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We invite you to join us in the study of traditional European fencing arts. Potential students are encouraged to contact us and arrange a time to participate in one of our available classes (call: 206–849-9414, or use our Contact Form).

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