Sal Sanfratello, B.A., MBA: Aegis' founder and lead instructor, Sal Sanfratello, is a modern Renaissance man. He holds undergraduate degrees in International Relations and History from Purdue University and earned his MBA online from Phoenix University while working full-time as a project manager and managing and teaching classes at Aegis.
He has extensive military training courtesy of his high school years at Xavier Academy, and he is the latest of a very, very long line of Sicilian swordfighters trained in a style that is more than 1,000 years old.
These days Sal is concentrating on his professional career, but he still oversees the school and makes appearances at events like World Steam Con. In addition, every sword fighter who graduates from Basic can look forward to the school tradition of facing Sal for his or her first fight.
David R. Campbell, PMP: David is the founder and lead instructor of Aegis Quad Cities in Davenport, Iowa, and works as a Certified Project Management Professional.
David, who trained with Aegis before moving to Iowa to pursue his career, is also a formidable fighter – watch out for that sword behind his back!
Jason Weirauch, B.S.: Jason has taken every class ever taught by Sal Sanfratello and has taken instructor certification in three: Wilderness Survival, Orienteering, and Tactics and Command.
In addition to training and teaching at Aegis and managing an international software conversion project for his current employer, Jason is an avid board and online gamer who loves to play with technology – from locks to servers.
Robert Sweet: Rob Sweet has been an Aegis Swordfighting instructor since 2010 and a student at Aegis since 2006. Before joining us, Rob studied Fencing, Judo, Aikido, Hopkido, Capoiera, and "... a few other martial arts." Rob has managed a bio-diesel plant, been a co-op president, and currently is collecting culinary management certifications in the hope that, one day, someone might be impressed. O.K. If you've read this far into my blurb you deserve a reward. Here it is, the Truth: I'm really a puppet operated by a hyper-intelligent malamute. I feel better having admitted that.
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