Regis Senac

Senac, Regis

Regis Senac
Senac is still the chief professional expert in New-York” NY Times 1894 Born in 1838 in Bordeaux, France, fencing master Regis Senac had numbered among his pupils many men and women well known on the stage or in society. Mr. Senac came to America in 1872, and was appointed instructor in fencing to the Conservatory of Music and the New York Athletic Club.

Regis SenacSenac is still the chief professional expert in New-York” NY Times 1894 Born in 1838 in Bordeaux, France, fencing master Regis Senac had numbered among his pupils many men and women well known on the stage or in society. Mr. Senac came to America in 1872, and was appointed instructor in fencing to the Conservatory of Music and the New York Athletic Club. He set up a studio at 1947 Broadway, and attracted many well-known persons training champions in all 3 weapons. He was the first dominant fencing coach in New York City. Among his most famed students were Mrs. Langtry, Mrs. James Brown Potter, Miss Maude Adams, Miss Blanche Walsh, Miss Marie Tempest (star of “The Fencing Master”on Broadway), Mrs. Jessie Bartlett Davis, Miss Rose Coghlan, De Lancey Kane, Reginald and Pierre Lorillard Ronalds, Edwin Booth, Fernando Yznaga, Tommaso Salvivi, and Henry Seligman. Mr. Senac trained 80% of our US National champions in the first 5 years of our AFLA.(USFA) He also wrote the most the most widely read fencing book of his era that was published by Spalding Brothers and distributed across the United States in sporting goods stores. He was the number one coach in New York City and the United States. “Senac is still the chief professional expert in New-York, teaching the methods most in vogue in Paris, as he was taught them in his youth, without attempting to paint the lily or gild refined gold by making renovations of his own.” New York Times, 1894