about us


We are a London based martial academy dedicated to sword fighting; our expertise goes from olympic fencing to LED sabre to HEMA.
We believe in hard work, sportsmanship and dedication to training.

A martial

Eclipse is balance between light and darkness, as per our fighting style. We are keen to develop a unique style, incorporating other martial arts in order to achieve the best effectiveness in combat. We offer our students real fighting techniques for sport and self defence.

The Tomoe

The Crests

Our method of combat is based on three main principles: Space, Technique and Intent, where each one dominates onto the next and is dominated by the former, in a perfect circle of balance. This concept is represented by the Tomoe, a samurai symbol.

The syllabus draws its fundamentals by “The Eight Spheres Geometry of Combat”, according to the teachings of Master Nick Musson, represented in the crest on the right.

The Eight Spheres


At Eclipse we have an internal ranking system, to represent the progression of the students.
This way we can make sure every student assimilated all the essential elements to obtain the next rank.
When a student reaches a new rank, we provide a printed certificate to commemorate the achievement.

The Golden

As sword practitioners, we all have the duty to respect our opponents in and out of the arena, never to use our skills to cause harm and always to maintain a correct behaviour. Racism and abuse are never tolerated.


qualified instructors

Marc P. Cuomo


LED Sabre EU top 5

Fencing champion

Former professional international sabre athlete, Marc grew up in Italy where he practiced fencing for 15 years, training in Circolo Nautico Posillipo (Naples), home gym of many olympic and world champions, under the guidance of Master Alberto Coltorti.
He achieved some important results in fencing as several Italian national podiums (runner up in 1998) and competed five times in the Sabre World Cup (best result: 9th).

Marc moved to London in 2006, where he trained in Chinese sword techniques and HEMA.

After a pause of 12 years, he returned to fencing as an instructor and an athlete, winning gold and bronze in Luton Open men sabre (May 2016/May 2017) and a silver medal in Paris European LED Sabre Championship (November 2017). He is a FIE Fencing and Martial Arts Coach, teaching in many schools and gyms in London, including Dulwich College, and Streatham Fencing Club.

– First Aid at work

– Safeguarding

– DBS check

FIE British Fencing
– Level 2 Coach

LED Sabre
– Senior Instructor

Tim Klotz


Fight choreographer


Tim is a lecturer for Drama Centre London, and a fight director for theatre, film, and video games. He enjoys coaching sport as well at all levels of education. He has a Postgraduate Certificate in Education from the University of the Arts.

Tim can tutor Drama Students, and can coach audition skills for Drama Schools and professional auditions. He is a Level 2 British Fencing Sabre Coach, and a Senior Instructor in LED sabre. He worked with BF as a consultant and created Sabre:lite, which is an intuitive form of sabre fencing now practiced at about 20 UK universities, and developed Battle Days for Secondary Schools.

Tim has coached fencing at London School of Economics, University of the Arts London, and London South Bank University. He currently coaches for Dulwich College, and has coached for Disability Coach Network and Kingsdale Foundation Academy School. He’s also a Level 2 British Cycling Coach, and works as a participation and inclusivity (SEN) coach for Peckham BMX.

– First Aid at work

– Safeguarding

– DBS check

FIE British Fencing
– Level 2 Coach

LED Sabre
– Senior Instructor


class monthly plan



Eclipse Combat Academy is insured and recognised by The British Combat Association as a Martial Arts Academy.

  • Policy code: XLC-BCA-0610-1020
  • Licence n. 52990