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Teaching Lineage

Maestro Sean Hayes

Primary Fencing Lineage from the 18th Century:

Roman-Neopolitan School

School of Livorno

Tommaso Bosco e Fucile, 18th century Neopolitan master and teacher of 
Raffaele Parise (1773 - 1851), master at the R. College della Nunziatella e della Marina in Naples and father and teacher of 
Achille Parise, master in Naples and Turin, international champion in Paris and London (1854) and father and teacher of  Guisepe Pini, master at the R. Accademia Navale in Livorno, father and teacher of
Mansaniello Parise, Neopolitan master, member of the Accademia Nazionale di Napoli, author of the Trattato teorico-pratico della scherma di spada e sciabola (Rome: 1884), and first director of the Scuola Magistrale Militare in Rome. Maestro Parise held this position for 26 years.  Teacher of both:  Eugenio Pini (1859 - 1939), master at the R Accademia Navale in Livorno, professional foil champion in Paris and London (1892), first director of the military school of fencing in Argentina, author of the Trattato Pratico e Teorico sulla Scherma di Spada (Livorno: 1903), and teacher of
Carlo Pessina, successor to Parise, professional sabre champion, co-authorwith Salvatore Pecoraro of La Scherma di Sciabola (Rome: 1910), father and teacher of  Antonio Pomponio, master at the Scuola Magistrale Militare, professional epee champion (1914) and teacher of Beppe Nadi, master in Livorno and father and teacher of Nedo Nadi (1894 - 1940), amateur and professional champion in foil, sabre, and epee (six Olympic gold medals), master in Rome, and president of the Italian Federation of Fencing, father and teacher of
Giorgio Pessina, member of the Italian Olympic teams (1924, 1928, and 1932), Roman master, director of the fencing masters course, Instituto Superiore di Educazione Fisica, co-author with Ugo Pignotti of Il Fioretto (Rome: 1970), and La Sciabola (Rome: 1972), and past president of the Associazione Italiana Maestri di Scherma, teacher of  Umberto Di Paola, Roman master, master of the Scuola Magistrale Militare, and director of the fencing masters course, Instituto Superiore di Educazione Fisca, teacher of Aldo Nadi (1899 - 1965, amateur and professional champion in foil, sabre, and epee (three Olympic gold and one silver medal), master in Paris, New York, and Los Angeles, and author of On Fencing (New York: 1943), teacher of
William M. Gaugler, Founder and Director Emeritus of the Fencing Masters Program at San Jose State University, awarded fencing master's diploma from Accademia Nazionaledi Scherma di Napoli, honorary member of the Associazione Italiana Maestri di Scherma, author of A Dictionary of Universally Used Fencing Terminology (Bangor: 1997),The Science of Fencing (Bangor: 1997), The History of Fencing (Bangor: 1998) and teacher of

 

Sean Hayes