A School is a collective body of fencers and Fencing Masters who approach the problem of combat with the sword in a similar manner based on a common doctrine. This episode describes the characteristics of Schools of fencing in the classical period (1880-1939).
There is little agreement of the time period that can be used to identify classical fencing. In order to develop a credible basis for the training of classical fencing fencers and trainers, the Classical Academy of Arms has examined the factors which define the classical period as an evolutionary prelude to modern Fencing. This episode presents the evidence-based basis for our credentialing program.