Ken teaching fencingKen is a highly qualified authority on classical and historical fencing (holding the credential of Maître d'Armes Historique from the United States Fencing Coaches Association) and modern fencing instructor (Prévôt in foil and épée). He has two decades' experience training with some of the best instructors of traditional and reconstructed Western martial arts in both the United States and Europe, and has lectured and published widely on this discipline, which encompasses both the academic and the physical. His aim in this pursuit is, as Burt S. Hall wrote in his review of Ken's translation of Camillo Agrippa's 1553 Trattato di Scienza d'Arme, "demystifying all Renaissance fencing treatises and enhancing their standing as texts." In addition to his academic work on the subject, Ken currently teaches privately in Easthampton and Worcester, MA as the lead instructor fo Massachusetts Historical Swordsmanship.

For more information on Ken's qualifications, publication, activities, philosophies, and contact information, please see the Massachusetts Historical Swordsmanship site.

 

Books:

The Art of the Rapier. Staten Island: SKA Swordplay Books, forthcoming.
Instructional book for fencing in an early 17th century style

The Art of the Two-Handed Sword: A Translation of Francesco Alfieri's Lo Spadone with a Guide to Modern Practice. Staten Island, NY: SKA Swordplay Books, 2011.
Translation and instructional guide

The Knightly Art of Battle. Los Angeles: Getty Publications, 2011.
Popular-audience work on Fiore dei Liberi's 1410 Fior di Battaglia, MS Ludwing XV 13 in the Getty's collection

Translations:

The Spirit of Épée. New York: SKA Swordplay Books, forthcoming.

Flowers of Battle, Vol III: Florius de Arte Luctandi. Wheaton, IL: Freelance Academy Press, 2019.
Translation of BnF MS Lat 11269 with extensive scholarly introduction

Fencing: A Renaissance Treatise. New York: Italica Press, 2009.
Translation of Camillo Agrippa's 1553 Treatise on the Science of Arms with extensive scholarly introduction. Revised edition, 2014.