A Traditional School for the Fencing Arts

Academia della Spada’s Salle Saint-George is a traditional school for classical fencing, historical fencing and the science of self-defense.The school offers weekly classes in French foil, military sabre, cane/stick fencing, dagger and a variety of historical Euro­pean weapons.

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Military Sabre

Military Sabre

Instructor: Andrew Telesca Thursdays from 8:00pm to 9:00pm 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 ...

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Longsword

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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Cane/Stick Fencing

Cane/Stick Fencing

Instructor: Cecil Longino Wednesdays from 7:00 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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Adult’s French Foil

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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Spanish Rapier

Spanish Rapier

Instruc­tor: Cecil Longino Fri­days 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 ...

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French Smallsword

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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Italian Rapier

Italian Rapier

Instructor: Cecil Longino Fridays from 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 ...

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Youth French Foil

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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We invite you to join us in the study of traditional European fencing arts and the science of self-defense. 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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