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Dr. William M. Gaugler was Professor Emeritus of Classical Archaeology and past Director of the Fencing Masters program at San José State University, California.

Dr. Gaugler began fencing as a pupil of Maestro Aldo Nadi, Italian Professional Champion, and went on to study under Maestro Umberto Di Paola, Director of the Fencing Masters Preparatory Course at the National Institute of Physical Education in Rome, and Maestro Giorgio Pessina, President of the Italian Fencing Masters Association. He held a fencing master’s diploma from the Accademia Nazionale di Scherma in Naples, Italy. And Professor Gaugler was elected, as an honorary member, to the Italian Fencing Masters Association and to the Accademia Nazionale di Scherma.

Maestro Gaugler passed away in December 2011.