Beau F. Brock
, is a Free Scholler and instructor of the Academy since November 2010. Beau began his study of historical fencing in Vancouver in the fall of 2006, where he was introduced to the martial arts of the later Renaissance, specifically, Ridolfo Capo Ferro, Achille Marozzo and Joseph Swetnam. Along with Free Scholler Aldo Valente, Beau has been translating, interpreting, and teaching the fencing style described by Giovanni Dall'Agocchie in his 1572 fencing treatise Dell'Arte di Scrimia, Libri Tre (The Art of Fencing in Three Books). Beau completed his PhD in French Linguistics at the University of Toronto in 2014. He is currently working as a translator in Halifax, Nova Scotia, where he started up the newest chapter of AEMMA in the summer of 2015 in Halifax.
Prior to his leaving Toronto, Beau was involved with the instruction of introductory Italian rapier classes with the Royal Ontario Museum beginning in the early part of 2010.