Maestro di Scherma
William M. Gaugler is Professor Emeritus of Classical Archaeology and Director of the Fencing Masters Program at San Jose State University, California, the only university in the United States offering training and certification for fencing teachers.
Dr. Gaugler was a pupil of Maestro Aldo Nadi, Italian Professional Champion, Maestro Umberto Di Paola, Director of the Fencing Masters Preparatory Course at the National Institute of Physical Education in Rome, and Maestro Giorgio Pessina, President of the Italian Fencing Masters Association, of which Dr. Gaugler is a full member. He holds a fencing master's diploma from the Accademia Nazionale di Scherma in Naples, Italy.
Dr. Gaugler is author of The Science of Fencing a comprehensive exposition of the Italian systems of foil, epée and sabre, and A Dictionary of Universally Used Fencing Terminology.
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