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Eric Myers is a Master at Arms in classical Italian fencing, certified by the San Jose State University Fencing Masters Program in 2008. He teaches classical and historical fencing at the Sacramento Sword School, and at the Sonoma State University Fencing Masters Certificate Program. He is a cofounder of the Sacramento Sword School.
Maestro Myers began fencing in 1984, and researching Historical European Martial Arts in 1997. Since 2005 his historical research has focused on the the martial arts of Spain and Portugal, and in 2010 he co-authored (with Steve Hick) a monograph and translation of the 17th century “Memorial of the Practice of the Montante” by Diogo Gomes de Figueyredo. He has taught from this and other works at several large, international WMA events.
Puck Curtis began studying historical fencing in 1992 and began researching Spanish fencing in 1994. He is the cofounder of the Destreza Translation and Research Project and maintains the Theory and Practice section for the website. Currently living in Woodland, California, he is also the primary historical fencing instructor for the Davis Fencing Academy. Puck is certified to teach classical Italian fencing as a Master at Arms through the San Jose Fencing Masters program. He is also a member of the SCA's Order of the White Scarf.
Mary Curtis is the other cofounder of the Destreza Translation and Research Project, where she is the primary researcher and translator. She is also a Ph.D. candidate in Golden Age Spain at the University of California, Davis.
Kevin Murakoshi is certified to teach classical Italian fencing as a Master at Arms through the Sonoma State University Fencing Masters program, and also teaches at the Davis Fencing Academy.
James Nordstrom has been active in martial arts and fencing since the early 1990's and is a certified Guru in Bahala Na Escrima. In 1997 he and Eric Myers cofounded the study group that has grown into the Sacramento Sword School.
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