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Tony Barajas

Head Instructor and Owener

In 1991 Tony began fencing with French Foil and Hungarian Saber. He then continued his training in classical Italian fencing (Foil, Saber, and Epee) at the San Jose State Fencing Masters Program and earned his Provost at Arms. Tony added fencing with Rapier and Dagger, Side Sword, Heavy Saber and Longsword as well as foot combat in full armor. In addition to European historical fencing, he continues studying traditional martial arts including Aikido, Jujitsu, Kendo, Escrima, and Iaido. During his teaching career, Tony has been an instructor in several fencing and martial art schools. Recently, he served as the assistant coach at the San Mateo Community College classical fencing program under Maestro Sherman. Currently assisting with the Sonoma State Fencing Masters Certificate Program with Maestro Sullins. He is a guest instructor at the South East Renaissance Fencing Open (SERFO) tournament and the Rapier and Saber Pedagogy Retreat in Atlanta GA. In 2015 he began working with Adrian Paul at the Sword Experience. Tony is also a founding member of St. Michael's Salle D'Armes and the Guild's Fight Coordinator, responsible for the safety and efficacy of their combat activities. Currently, he is the founder and head coach for "Italian Renaissance Swordsmanship Academy in San Jose CA.