Besides his writing and academic work, Ken is also an internationally-certified fencing instructor (Prévôt d'Escrime) and well-known authority on classical and historical fencing. He has some fifteen years' 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." Ken currently teaches in Easthampton, MA and at the Higgins Armory Museum in Worcester, MA.
For more information on Ken's qualifications, publication, activities, philosophies, and contact information, please see his fencing site, historicalfencing.org.