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Academy Instructors

Rez Johnson M'dA
(and a few of his senior students)



"Standing guard on old, forgotten roads, that no one travels anymore."
The Fencing Master, by Arturo Perez


Rez Johnson, M d'A
Maestro de Academia
Headmaster of the Mississippi Academy of Arms


President: United States Traditional Fencing Association
Certified Fencing Instructor: (USTFA, TFI, AAI, USFCA)
Certified Monituer d'Arms in Foil, Epee, Sabre (AAI, USFCA)
Certified Fencing Master Apprentice: (USTFA, USFCA)
Teaching Classical Fencing and Historical Swordsmanship since 1980
Modern Sport Fencing Coach from 1980 - 2002
Teaching cane fighting in Mississippi since 1999
Authorized Goju-Shorei Weapons System Instructor since 2004

5th KYU Go Rank (KGS)


Teaches: Classical Fencing, Historical Swordsmanship, Theatrical Fencing, Cane Fighting, Goju-Shorei Weapons System, Tai Chi Chuan (Yang Style & Rez Style), Wei Chi (Go), Eskrima, and Reactive Knife Defense.

Currently Teaching the Following Classes Each Week: Kids Fencing Class, Kid’s Go Class, Tai Chi for Health & Relaxation Class, Eskrima Class, Reactive Knife Defense Class, Goju-Shorei Weapons System Class, 19th Century Classical French Fleuret Class (Theorizing Foil), 19th Century Classical French Epee de Combat Class (Dueling Sword), 19th Century Classical French Sabre Class (Theorizing sabre),. 19th Classical Italian Sciabolo de Terreno Class (Dueling Sabre), 17th Century Historical Italian Rapier, 17th Century Historical Spanish Rapier, 14th Century German Longsword, Theatrical Fencing Class, Tai Chi for Senior Adults Class, Senior Adult Exercise and Self-Defense with a Walking Cane Class, Senior Adult Wei Ch'i (Go) Class, Introduction to Traditional Fencing Course, Broad Sword Class Intensive (Short Sword & Buckler, Long Sword, Two Handed Sword), Quarter Staff Class Intensive. Private lessons as well as group classes.


Donna Peyton
Assistant Instructor
3rd Degree Black Belt Taekwondo


Assists in teaching the Following Classes Each Week: Tai Chi Chuan for Health & Relaxation


Steve Puryear
2nd Degree Black Belt
Goju-Shorei Weapons System


Authorized Goju-Shorei Weapons System Instructor

Teaches: Goju-Shorei Weapons System, and Practical Self-Defense


Robert Pridgen
Assistant Instructor
USTFA Yellow Rank
27th KYU Go Rank

Teaches the Following Class Each Week: 14th Century German Longsword

Assists in teaching the Following Classes Each Week: Kids Fencing Class, Kid’s Go Class, Reactive Knife Defense Class, Goju-Shorei Weapons System Class, 19th Century Classical French Fleuret Class (Theorizing Foil), 19th Century Classical French Epee de Combat Class (Dueling Sword), 17th Century Historical Italian Rapier, Introduction to Traditional Fencing Course.


Austin Clark
Assistant Instructor
USTFA White Rank


Assists in teaching the Following Classes Each Week: Eskrima Class, Reactive Knife Defense Class, Goju-Shorei Weapons System Class, 19th Century Classical French Fleuret Class (Theorizing Foil), 19th Century Classical French Epee de Combat Class (Dueling Sword), 19th Century Classical French Sabre Class (Theorizing sabre), 19th Classical Italian Sciabolo de Terreno Class (Dueling Sabre), Theatrical Fencing Class, Introduction to Traditional Fencing Course.


McLeod Johnson
Junior Assistant Instructor
USTFA White Rank

10th KYU Go Rank

Assists in teaching the Following Classes Each Week: Kids Fencing Class, Kid’s Go Class


Since 1980

"Teaching in the manner that the Master taught."




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