Maestro Cecil Longino
In 2003, Mr. Longino was accepted as a formal student of Maestro Ramón Martínez and Maestro Jeannette Acosta-Martínez, training in classical French fencing. He earned the rank of Prévôt d’Armes (Provost of Arms) in November of 2013 and was later elevated to Maître d’Armes (Master of Arms) in November of 2016. He is certified to instruct in all fencing weapons taught at the Martinez Academy of Arms in New York and continues to instruct in these methods at the Salle Saint-Georges in Seattle, WA.
News media and appearances by date: USA Today, print & internet video “Martial Arts take a Western Turn” (March, 2008), WMA Illustrate, “Review of the Western Washington WMA Workshop” (Winter 2008), King 5 Seattle News, “Around Town with Shawn Alexander” (Spring, 2003).
Striving to educate the public about classical and historical fencing, Mr. Longino serves on the Board of Governors for the Association for Historical Fencing, an organization dedicated to preserving the fencing arts. He was born in Jacksonville, Florida in 1969 and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Dramatic Literature with a minor in history from the University of North Florida.