Instructional DVDs

The art and science of fencing, like any other martial or movement art is best learned under the expert guidance of a quality teacher. In many areas, Masters of Arms and professional instructors who are both powerful fencers and who have been trained in pedagogical methods may prove difficult to find and/or study with on a regular basis.

In the hope of providing some guidance and professional instruction to serious individuals who do not usually have access to a trained professional, Martinez Academy of Arms in conjunction with Palpable Hit Productions have created and produced instructional DVDs in the use of historical European weapons. This DVD series has been the first of its kind in offering a methodical and reasoned approach to the use of historical weapons from a trained fencing professional with over thirty years of research and practice concerning the subjects.

These are designed to provide introductory lessons in short sequences. The lessons are easy to understand, facilitating the individual in acquiring basic skills on condition that the lessons are diligently followed and practiced meticulously. With the aid of these DVDs a dedicated practitioner should be able to build a reasonable understanding of the theoretical and practical foundations of the science of fencing. This understanding will be of great benefit in unlocking the greater complexities of the art beyond the foundational skill set.

  • This includes all three volumes of the La Verdadera Destreza series.
  • La Verdadera Destreza
    Martinez Academy of Arms is proud to announce that Anthony De Longis and PALPABLE HIT PRODUCTIONS has produced our first instructional video La Verdadera Destreza: The True Art and Skill of Spanish Swordsmanship.
  • La Verdadera Destreza: Volume III
    Angulo Recto y Compases - Right Angle and Footwork This instructional DVD is designed to provide a deeper study of the instructional material offered in Volumes I & II of La Verdadera Destreza instructional series. In this volume Maestro Ramon Martinez takes a more in depth technical view of the Affirmar & Angulo recto (stance) and the Compases (footwork).
  • Martinez Academy of Arms is proud to announce our second instructional video, La Scherma Italiana: the Basics of Italian Rapier Fencing, produced by Palpable Hit Productions.
  • L’École Française DVD
    Martinez Academy of Arms along with Palpable Hit Productions has created and produced our third instructional DVD set on the French School of small-sword instructional DVD set. This newest addition to our instructional series is on the L’École Française: A Practical and Combative Guide to the French Small-sword. The first DVD devoted to the French school of Small-sword fencing is taught by Maestro Jeannette Acosta-Martínez with the assistance of Maestro Ramón Martínez, Instructor Cecil Longino and advanced student Mr. Alexander Petrovski.
  • ISMAC 2009 10th anniversary DVD
    The International Swordfighting and Martial Arts Convention has brought together the finest instructors from around the world to teach the best classes in Western Martial Arts for over a decade. In that time many participants have had their first exposure to WMA and many more continue to return and hone their skills. Participants choose from over 50 classes on almost any Western Martial Arts subject.