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Rob’s main passions are for rapier forms and the Bolognese sidesword, and he has taught a variety of workshops in Europe, of particular note rapier and cloak, rapier and dagger and sidesword and dagger. The main Masters he studies are Salvatore Fabris and Giovanni dall'Agocchie, but within a wider context of other Italian authors, as well as French and Spanish. At present he is working with De Taille et d’Estoc to translate a number of French treatises, including L’Espée de Combat (Dancie, 1623) and Le Maistre D’Arme Liberal (Besnard, 1653).

Rob is a strong believer in Western Martial Arts as a modern discipline with historical roots, rather than simply a recreation of specific treatises. He is perhaps happiest when teaching and has taught workshops in France, Belgium, Germany and Spain.

Rob is currently studying for his PhD at Winchester University, researching fencing instructors and their teaching at court during the Renaissance.

In January 2013, Rob was privileged with honorary membership of De Taille and d’Estoc.

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The following articles include translations by Rob Runacres.


Rob Runacres has transcribed some portion of the following texts.


Rob Runacres has produced or contributed to the following books and journal articles.