By George E. Georgas
The Oplomachia and to be more specific the fencing and swordsmanship, is an art that it is evolve with the passes of ages. This art is removing everything that has not use for the needs of era or it is changing names. At the following photos from the book of Nicolaos Pirgos (the book was published at 1872) who was fencing master and he teach the Royal Greek Military school, you are going to watch the guards of saber that are given to us at the present day with different names and some there are out of use.
George E. Georgas is the founder of the Hellenic Academy of Historical European Martial Arts ‘Leontes’. He is certificated fencing instructor of the Hellenic Fencing Federation and also national referee of the Hellenic Fencing Federation at the epee. He is instructor of Meyer Freifechter Guild with the rank of Fecther and he is the Guild Unterhauptman for Greece. He is also member of Learn Sword Fight (Gladiatores). He is in the Administration Council of the ‘Pammachon’. He is also instructor of weapon fighting of the Association of Historical studies ‘KORYVANTES’. He is studying the ancient Greek and Byzantine warfare, such as the use of rompaia, spathion and paramirion types of swords and other weapons such as the spear. He is also give stage fighting lessons to the theatrical team ‘The Blue Rose.’