States Repeal Dueling Laws Oregon voters may decide in their next general election whether or not to repeal a constitutional ban on duels between politicians. These repeals are called “clean up” bills, connoting their intent to reduce the number of out-dated laws. Michigan’s legislature did something similar in 2015 with House Bill 4248, which repealed […]
Medals Won at the Redwood Coast Assault of Arms Our fencers traveled to Arcata, California for the 9th annual Redwood Coast assault of Arms on April 1st. Kara Kutina, Eric Haas, Edward Sandoval, and Henry Dinh fenced against four other competing schools: Humboldt State University, Diamond Rose Academie d’Armes, Destreza Pacifica, and Red Sun Classical […]
Foil Academy 2017 Foil Academy 2017 was a two-day fencing seminar with the Humboldt State University Fencing Club and Destreza Pacifica. 10 fencers from Humboldt made the voyage from Arcata on Friday night before the seminar for dinner with local students. Instruction began with a group warm up lead by Edward Sandoval before everyone donned […]
Instructor Bowles and senior student Kara Kutina traveled to and competed in the Grand Assault of Arms in New York on November 5th. The Association for Historical Fencing tournament was well attended by fencers of the Martinez Academy of Arms, Palm Beach Classical Fencing, and SUNY Purchase Fencing Club. The foil division was the day’s […]
These five warm up exercises are excellent for beginners to quickly increase their flexibility and endurance to get the most out of their fencing classes.
“It is incredible what singular passion Irish gentlemen had for fighting each other…and a duel was considered a necessary piece of a young man’s education.”
A politically motivated rifle duel at 40 yards in Fairfax, California.
Golden Gate School of Arms Fencer Eric Haas takes home three medals from this year’s Redwood Coast Assault of Arms fencing Tournament in Arcata, California.
Golden Gate School of Arms visits the Institute for the Study of Western Civilization to display antique weaponry and present an exhibition of arms for their class on the History of the Duel.
Golden Gate School of Arms’ Foil Academy was a great success! The two day French foil seminar saw participants from many visiting classical fencing schools including Humboldt State University Fencing Club, Destreza Pacifica, and La Spada Nimica. We were also visited by Provost Antone Blair who directed the raised platform tournament at the conclusion of […]