Method Sword & Daga Drill 1
Method Sword & Daga Drill 2
Method Sword & Daga Drill 3
Method Longword Vs. Sword & Daga Drill
Basic Longsword Solo Drill
Rapier vs. Italian Smallsword
Smallsword vs. French
Rapier & Daga chunk 1
Rapier & Daga chunk 2
Rapier & Daga complete (74 Mb)
the founder & technical director of FISAS,
(Federazione Italiana Scherma Antica e Storica), the first independent
Federation ever created in the world for the study and practice of the
Historical and Traditional Fencing, and of the Traditional Fencing Academy
in 1964 in Firenze from an Italo-Swiss family who has roots both from
North and South of Europe, he grew in Venezia and Turin, then lived in
Milano for almost forty years, where he frequented the High School for
Classical Studies "G.Berchet", and later the faculty of Social
Sciences and Psichology at the State University of Milan.
a practitioner of Boxing, in 1987 he had the opportunity to discover the
Duelling Fencing as it was traditionally practiced for training.
He then dedicated himself to research into the old martial disciplines
of the European History, with an over twenty-five years long training
curriculum of practice all over Europe.
As a true pioneer of the European Martial Arts revival and one of the
first ever in modern times, he has conducted extensive researches of reliable
teachers, old duellists, traditional systems and documents for the knowledge
and teaching of the Art of Fencing since its roots. He discovered that
in Europe are still existing traditional lineages traceable back to the
late XVIII Century, and had often the opportunity to handle original weapons
and to train and fence with sharps.
Lupo-Sinclair can be considered a very preminent representant of the current
revival of HEMA all over the world and of the high cultural battle to
give a new good reputation to disciplines often neglected and misunderstood:
since 1996 - at the beginning of the rediscovery of the so-called "Historical
Fencing" - most of the main researchers and students of Italian Schools
in Europe and USA have learned from him.
Particularly in Italy, in a period when "historical" in fencing
had mostly the meaning of "medieval reenacment", he has been
the first to revive the "Striscia" - original name of the typical
Italian Rapier and forgotten since the late XIX century - and to develop
for this weapon a complete system in its traditional forms, techniques
and philosophy, experimenting also rules for free competitive assaults,
now practiced by several organisations.
with the foundation of FISAS - which originally included also members
of the Sportfencing Masters Association - Andrea Lupo-Sinclair has inspired
and contributed to the creation of several organisations and experimental
research groups, and continue to do so as an independent professional
free from political engagements, with the only goal of
developing the deepest possible knowledge of the european martial systems
and disciplines in all the aspects still possible to pratice today.
After years of researches first on the living tradition of the Duelling
Fencing then in the so called "Early Historical Fencing" (the
"Old School") of Europe from the Renaissance period - of which
we can only have a partial knowledge from written sources - being always
focused on motion schemes, on martial principles and on the physical and
psychological effects of a real fight, he has developed a personal and
unique method of teaching and training for the practice and application
of a complete Martial Art also in its phylosophical elements of personal
growth and knowledge and mind/body education and developement.
Andrea Lupo Sinclair has since long time ago strongly believed to the
importance of understanding body mechanics and their founding principles
as the first and most important step before learning techniques; and this
is especially necessary for the early fencing systems which do not have
any living tradition but only written documents, that require a careful
and accurate study and practice to be able to both preserve their potentials
and making them useful still today in modern life for a modern pratictioner
The Andrea Lupo-Sinclair's Method is therefore firmly based on his education,
training, extensive research of historical documents and proven experiments,
free from academic stiffness and conformism and deeply inspired to the
spirit of the free Masters of the past, to create a personal system and
style and to make the practitioner to develop and improve his/her personal
and unique potentials.
is also the designer of the "FISAS blade", by many instructors
considered amongst the best Rapier full contact training blades ever created
in modern times.
In the last years in Italy he has also created Longsword, Sidesword and
Sabre blades for contact training and developed a complete fencing gear
and equipment that set the standards for FISAS and many other organisations
for a safe and reliable practice of the historical fencing.
Technical Director of FISAS, Andrea Lupo-Sinclair has certified several
Masters and Instructors that are now fully operationals in their own Salle
of Arms preserving the legacy and the experience of many years of practice
he has left them.
has also studied Personal Defence, Stick Fighting, Aikido under Yoji Fujimoto
Sensei in Milan - which helped him a lot in understanding the correct
pedagogy of a teacher - and the Indian Art Kalari Payat (Kalaripayattu).
In 2008 he has restarted intensive practice of the Boxing and Pugilism,
is a certified Instructor of the Military Defense System "R.I.S."
of Maestro Vinicio Del Beccaro and is cohoperating with the Research Center
created by the School of "Fiore Rosso" (Sifu Antonio Luciani
and Pietro N. Roselli Lorenzini) in Italy.
Recently he has began the study of Combat Glima (nordic wrestling) under
the direct teaching of M. Lars Magnar Enoksen in Norway.
Andrea Lupo Sinclair is the National Didactical Director for Historical
Fencing for the Italian Sport and Education Center and periodically travels
to Italy and to several other countries such as Spain, UK, France, Switzerland
and Malta to teach in international workshops.
currently lives in Milano, Italy.
+39 329 2144912