74 Cotton Mill Hill #346
Brattleboro, VT 05301
Learn the art of the dual as it was done in the Renaissance. All equipment is provided for a modest fee and no experience is necessary. Ian Bigelow provides a safe, non-competitive environment for adults and teens 13+.
Ever since Ian Bigelow was a kid, he’s been playing with swords and homemade sword-like objects. His love for sword-play led to fencing in his early teens. He began studying USFA sport fencing in 1997. In 1999, he started training in historical fencing at Marlboro College. Fencing brought Ian to a more in-depth study of the history, art, and science of swords and sword fighting throughout the world. Ian has studied with internationally renowned masters including Thomas Leoni in Italian rapier, Sifu Scott Rodell in traditional Chinese sword, and Christian Tobler in German long sword. Ian now teaches fencing at Marlboro College, the Compass School, Hilltop Montessori, the Putney School, and the Grammar School, as well as SoBo Studio.