The North American Mangiarotti Society

The Modern School of the  Italian Sword

Levels of clinics

The society conducts three levels of clinics designed to provide training in the Modern School of the Italian Sword as taught by Maestro Di Scherma Edoardo Mangiarotti.  

LEVEL 1 CLINICS - These are single weapon clinics intended to provide familiarization with Mangiarotti's doctrine as a basis for understanding the development of Italian fencing.  They may be presented in person or by Zoom.  Level 1 clinics are 5 to 8 hours in length, depending on the weapon and the background of the participants.  Students should be coaches or as a minimum intermediate level fencers.

LEVEL 2 CLINICS - The Level 2 designation is awarded after completion of a Level 1 clinic in each of the three weapons and an oral examination on Mangiarotti's technique.

LEVEL 3 CLINICS - These are 3 day in-person clinics designed to endorse the credentials of students completing them to teach the Mangiarotti method at the level of their coaching credentials.

The Society is currently offering Level 1 Clinics in the Spada (Epee), and planning to offer Sabre and Foil in 2020 and 2021 respectively.

Participants who complete a clinic successfully receive a certificate, verification of continuing professional education hours, and an appropriate uniform patch for the level of clinic. 


LEVEL 1 EPEE ON ZOOM - starts Saturday 11 July 2020, end date 8 August with one Saturday 1 hour session per week on Zoom at 1pm Eastern Time.  The same presentation is repeated at 7pm Eastern on Thursday nights.  Attendees can come to either or to both sessions.     

Consists of 5 one hour sessions on Zoom covering the theory of Epee as presented in Mangiarotti and Cerchiari's La Vera Scherma.  This is not a course with you running up and down the strip with footwork or doing a lot of bladework.  Our facilities are limited and Zoom limits what you can do in presentations.  However, it discusses theory, demonstrates technique, and highlights differences from other systems and weapons.  

The course is designed for experienced intermediate or higher fencers and coaches familiar with epee who are interested in learning about the evolution of Italian epee technique.  

Preregistration and payment is required by 10 July.  Please use the preregistration form to the right and the appropriate PayPal link.

Clinic instructor is Maitre d'Armes Walter Green.  Maitre Green was credentialed by the Academie d'Armes Internationale in Germany in 2005, holds the Diploma of the International Fencing Coaches Association, and is endorsed by the Circolo della Spada Mangiarotti to teach the Modern School of the Italian Sword. 

This clinic is approved for professional continuing educations hours for members of the North American Mangiarotti Society and the Classical Academy of Arms.

LEVEL 1 SABRE ON ZOOM - is projected to start in September 2020.  Watch this space for more information.

Clinic Registrations


If you do not have a PayPal Account, we will be happy to accept your check by mail to:

Salle Green, P. O. Box 799, Glen Allen, VA 23060-0799. 

Salle Green hosts NAMS and provides our accounting services. 

Our bounced check policy is simple - we delete you from the class, bar you from all future classes, and revoke any credential or certificate that you would have otherwise earned. 

Payment is due before the start of the second class of Level 1 clinics.

For current USFCA, CAA, and NAMS members registration fee is $30.00.  

For all others, registration fee is $35.00.

Clinic Registration Fee NAMS, CAA, USFCA

Discounted $30 fee for members of the United States Fencing Coaches Association, North American Mangiarotti Society, and the Classical Academy of Arms, paid through PayPal. Payment is due before the start of the second class of Level 1 clinics.


Regular clinic registration for individuals who are not members of one of the professional organizations above is $35.  Payment is due before the start of the second class of Level 1 clinics.