Maestro Boyer began fencing modern at the age of eight. The Maestro fenced competitively within the US and Europe from 1966 to 1978 and was Coach for the US Navy/Marine Corps Fencing team from 1986 to 1988. He began studying Historical Fencing in 1978 and continues today with interest in rapier, dagger, and sabre. Brooke has studied stage combat with John Waller and Mike Loades. He studied but was unable to complete the process for Messer in Berlin, Germany in 1977 (Messer was looked upon as dueling which is forbidden under the Uniform Code of Military Justice). Maestro Boyer continues to teach and coach stage combat and historical fencing with Infinite Theatrics and St. Adrian’s Guild. The Maestro has a deep interest in the promulgation of Historical fencing in Ren Faire and its application within the Steampunk ’verse.