Maestro Ramón Martínez received the title of Fencing Master from Maître D'Armes Frederick Rohdes, after a decade of study. The director of the Martínez Academy of Arms in New York, he has studied and researched classical and historical martial arts for nearly forty years.
Maestro Martínez is reknowned for his research into the Spanish school of fencing, La Verdadera Destreza, having spent over twenty-five years reconstructing the system.
Maestro Jeanette Acosta-Martínez has spent nearly thirty years studying both historical and classic fencing, under both Maître D'Armes Frederick Rohdes and Maestro Ramón Martínez . She received the title of Fencing Master in 2000, from both the International Master at Arms Federation and Martínez Academy of Arms in New York; she is now the Academy's business manager.
Maestro Acosta-Martínez is particularly known for her instruction of the French school of Smallsword; Palpable Hit Productions produced her three-volume DVD on the school.
A founder member of the Sala d'Arme e del Codice d'Onore Lazzaro Delfino in Milan, Maestro Lorenzo Ravazzani began by studying Boxing Francais under his gradfather, Maestro Italo Manusardi. In the 1990s he developed an interest in various forms of stick fighting, including two-handed stick and Italian cane, which he codified with Mo. Manusardi.
He received the title of Master-at-arms from the EBNF in 2000, and is a National Instructor.
Biography at Accademia d'Armi Manusardi (Italian).
Biography at AEMMA (English).
Maestro Paul Macdonald has been devoted to historical fencing since 1994, reviving a number of lost systems, including duelling shield and dusack, and the weapon with which he is particularly known, the backsword.