J. Christoph Amberger was born and raised in Cold-War West Berlin, Germany. He studied in Berlin, Göttingen, Aberdeen and Annapolis and holds an M.A. in Liberal Arts from St. John’s College Graduate Institute. He is currently pursuing a J.D. at the University of Baltimore School of Law, with intended focus on consumer protection, estate & trust, and securities law—and, quite logically, real-life immersion in criminal, appellate and property law.
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After a 20-year career as Executive Publisher of both The Taipan Group, LLC and TodaysFinancialNews.com LLC, as well as editor emeritus of the Green Laser Reviews anti-fraud resource, Amberger now provides expert insight into the corporate structures, strategies and technique of deceptive direct-response marketing and related stock fraud for regulatory and law enforcement investigations. He runs Secret Archives Press LLC as CEO/Executive Publisher.
As a member of two German student Corps, he fought 7 sharp Mensuren between 1985 and 1987. He has been fencing competitively since 1984 and today teaches youth teams and adult fencing classes at Baltimore Fencing Center in Timonium, Maryland.
Amberger launched Hammerterz Forum in 1994, one of the first journals exclusively devoted to the exploration of historical fencing. Apart from hundreds of articles and dozens of publications, Amberger has published four books, with more in the pipeline.
Among them is The Secret History of the Sword: Adventures in Ancient Martial Arts, on whose concept this site is based.
Amberger is married, has three kids aged 14 to 19, and lives in Towson, Maryland. His favorite quote? Click here.
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