We are friendly with these clubs — check them out if you are traveling in their area.
- Academie Duello
Vancouver, BC western martial arts school
- Chicago Swordplay Guild
Western martial arts group that sponsors WMAW, among other important events
- The Exiles
Western historical fencing club located in the UK.
- The School of European Swordsmanship
Guy Windsor’s school in Helsinki, Finland.
- Seattle Escrima Club
Lonin enjoys a healthy crossover with this Seattle weapon-fighting club that focuses on Rene Latosa’s Escrima concepts
We are gratified to see a flowering of academic activity and study materials on the Web and elsewhere. There are some great resources out there for the Western martial arts student. This list is by no means comprehensive, but focuses on Fiore subject matter.
- Sword School curriculum wiki
Guy Windsor is videotaping his curriculum and posting it on Youtube. This website provides a handy index into these curriculum videos, which are hosted on Mr. Windsor’s Youtube channel.
- The Exiles / Fiore Project
Home page to the Exiles translation projects. PDF downloads for Flos Duellatorum and Fiore de Battaglia.
- Wikipedia entry on Fiore dei Liberi
A great introduction to this legendary figure and the extant copies of his fight book.
- The Knightly Art of Battle, by Ken Mondschein
Produced in cooperation with The Getty Museum in Los Angeles, this introductory guide to Fiore de Battaglia is a must-have study resource for students of Fiore.
- Wiktenauer page on Fiore
- Fior de Battaglia translation by Tom Leoni
This is a great translation of the Getty.
- Fight School Phoenix – Website for Italian fencing school with a link to a PDF copy of the 19xx Pisani Dossi copy of Flos Duellatorum.
- My armory
The following are public forums. They are interesting, but buyer beware… they can exhibit the randomness of any public web forum.
- Many of our members buy training swords from Gus Trim. He does not have an online presence at this time, but contact us if you would like us to hook you up with him.
- Arms and Armor
Minneapolis-based sword making company that makes great training swords. Check out their fechterspiel, an ideal training weapon for longsword students.
Tinker Pearce is a member of our group and is a master sword and knife maker.
- Purpleheart Armoury
Maker of blunt training weapons including the ultimate plastic waster. There are various coaches in our community who disdain plastic weapons, but we find them pretty great for power training on the tire pell.
- Terry Tindall
Terry supplies much of the European martial arts community with his high quality helmets and gorgets. His waiting list for complete helmets is extremely long – many months – but if you are willing to do some leatherwork, you can purchase a starter mask with much less wait time.
- Zen Warrior Armory
Great outfit serving the SCA and European martial arts community with high quality fencing equipment. Their Zen Warrior Mask 2000 is very usable for our purposes. They have a custom-made fencing tunic that is reasonably priced and provides good protection.