Patrick Bratton is an Instructor of Arms in classical Italian fencing from the Sonoma State University Fencing Masters Program. He started with traditional French fencing with Colin Chock of Hawai‘i, who was a student of Leon Auriol. Today he concentrates on traditional Italo-Hungarian fencing and is a student of Christopher Holzman and Andrew Bullock, both from the Santelli tradition. Patrick’s main areas of study are Northern Italian military sabre, and Neapolitan spada. His teaching focuses on grounding students in solid basic techniques and fundamentals. He is currently a member of the Keystone Academy of Dueling and Swordsmanship and runs his own school, Sala della Spada Historical Fencing in Carlisle, Pennsylvania.