Dr. William M. Gaugler

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.

Writings of Dr. Gaugler

Articles (non-exhaustive)

Books

  • Fechten (München, 1st ed.1983, 2nd ed. 1986, 3rd ed. 2004)

  • Fencing Everyone (Winston-Salem 1987)

  • La scienza della scherma (Bologna 1992)

  • A Dictionary of Universally Used Fencing Terminology (Sunrise 1985)

  • The Science of Fencing: A Comprehensive Training Manual for Master and Student Including Lesson Plans for Foil, Sabre and Epee Instruction (Milbridge, 1996, 1999)

  • The Science of Fencing: A Comprehensive Training Manual for Master and Student Including Lesson Plans for Foil, Sabre and Epee Instruction 2nd ed. (Bangor 2004)

  • ​The History of Fencing: Foundations of Modern European Swordplay (Bangor 1998)

  • Dizionario della terminologia schermistica (Rome, 2001)

Academic (Non-Fencing):

  • The Tomb of Lars Porsena at Cluseum and Its Religious and Political Implications

  • An old approach reconsidered (1985 Article)