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Published by André Hajjar Sesé
If I tell you I am a Surgeon Dentist or an animal lover, those make little difference to you, so there are many aspects of my life that I won´t disclose in order to avoid making it boring.
Let´s say that I am a passionate for martial arts. I did judo as a kid, and later on Kung-Fu Korean style until green belt.
However my life did not come really interesting until in 2008 I entered in a Historical Fencing club called “Associació Esgrima Antiga de Santpedor” which was linked to the “Associación Española de Esgrima Antigua”, the biggest Historical Fencing Association of the world at the time. There, I learned the Verdadera Destreza Rapier Sword style from Aleix Basullas, a great sage master specialized in the treatise of Lorenz de Rada, the most complete work about Verdadera Destreza. His attention to detail and obsession in the Art made my passion grow into the community. As well, I had in there a great Master called Sendo Espinalt, he is a free-styler and taught me the will of the warrior that cannot be learnt in any book, he pushed that passion that already was born. In a few years I already started teaching the newcomers.
In 2015 I co-founded the club Associació Esgrima Antiga Catalunya Central AEACC with Aleix and Sendo´s blessing and my fencing career started having his highlights. I participated in many International tournaments: Swordfish, Halsbschwert, Villeneuve… which put me in the #1 position of HEMA Ratings in my country in Rapier for some time. However I do not consider tournaments to be a good system for measuring someone’s knowledge in fencing, very far from it. Alongside of my competitions records I started giving workshops in International events. I traveled and shared my knowledge in places like China, USA, Mexico, Canada…
In 2016 I moved to Canada where I switched along different clubs as student and instructor. I am currently teaching Verdadera Destreza at La Compagnie Médiévale. If you find me and want to cross steel I will be glad to pick up the glove.
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