Ken teaching fencingBesides his writing and academic work, Ken is also an 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.

For more information on Ken's qualifications, publication, activities, philosophies, and contact information, please see his fencing site, historicalfencing.org.