Irish Academy of Arms
Acadamh Armas na hÉireann
© Irish Academy of Arms 2023
The Irish Academy of Arms (Académie d'Armes d'Irlande; Acadamh Armas na hÉireann) was founded in 1952 by Prof Patrick J Duffy. The Academy is an All-Ireland NGB for the registration, regulation and training of Fencing Masters and Coaches at all levels.
The Irish Academy of Arms is affiliated to the International Academy of Arms, a member organisation of the International Council for Coaching Excellence (ICCE)which recognises and certifies the Diplomas of the Irish Academy.
The Irish Academy of Arms has as its goals
✔ to encourage Diploma Fencing Masters to join the Irish Academy of Arms
✔ to represent its members with public or private authorities or any other organisation
✔ to contribute to the development of principles, rules, techniques and methods of teaching of fencing in all its forms
✔ to promote the technical and educational training of its members, particularly by:
- (a) the organising of courses suitable for Fencing Masters in all aspects of their profession
- (b) the development of programmes for examinations, together with
- (c) the composition of a panel of judges responsible for examining the candidates
"Maestro di scherma - Maestro di vita"
Master of Fencing - Master of Life