Instructor
Arthur Henry

Arthur began fencing in 2005. He started his training in French fencing with the Diamond Rose Academie D’Armes. In 2008, he began his own independent study and practice of the Italian Rapier while working as an Instructor for the Diamond Rose. In 2015, he relocated to Sacramento, where he began training in Kunst des Fechtens with the Sacramento Freifechter. In 2018, he began working as an Associate Instructor in Longsword.

His disciplines encompass French foil, Meyer’s Kunst Des Fechtens, and Italian Rapier. Arthur has competed throughout California, winning over ten medals in various weapon disciplines. He believes in positive reinforcement and consistent practice to motivate students to reach their potential. The opening of the Sacramento Historical Fencing Academy presented the opportunity for Arthur to teach his class in Italian rapier.

Arthur is a graduate student in the M.A. in History program at California State University, Sacramento. His research focus is on world history, historical European martial arts, medieval and renaissance Europe.

At SoCal Swordfight 2023 Arthur Henry will be presenting the following:

Introduction to Italian Rapier

Course Description:
Scienza d'Arme has an extensive history spanning over four centuries. It is a noble art that develops physical and mental discipline while developing rapid reflexes and tactical applications.

Students will learn the basics of Italian rapier. The class will cover the basic footwork, attacks, and defenses in the Italian tradition.

Beginners welcome.

Required Gear:
Mask, gloves, gorget, and sword.

Course Level:
Beginner Level

Course Format:
Hands-On

Your must register for the event to attend classes

SoCal Swordfight 2023