FencingClassics bids a fond farewell to an old mentor, friend, and adviser:
On December 10, 2011, one of the great fencing masters, scholars, and authors of the 20th century, Maestro William M. Gaugler, died of cancer in Sunnyvale, California.
We appreciate what you’ve done for us… Continue reading
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How much did Shakespeare know about contemporary Italian rapier fencing?
William Gaugler follows the clues from his plays into the Italian fencing literature of the 16th and 17th century. Continue reading
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Tagged fabris, fencing classics, fencing in shakespeare, Italian rapier fencing, Joachim Meyer, marozzo, rapier, shakespeare, william gaugler
What makes a fencing master? And how is the body of knowledge he (or she) is supposed to transfer to his students to be defined?
Dr. William Gaugler explores the historical background of fencing accreditation and codification… Continue reading
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