C. E. Martin Edmunds

C. E. Martin Edmunds was a British foil fencer from London. She was a fencer at Salle Alibert. She was internationaly a leading female fencer in the early 1910s.

C. E. Martin Edmunds
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CountryUnited Kingdom
ClubSalle Alibert [1]

Martin Edmunds became British national champion in 1909.[2] She won in the summer of 1913 the international women's fencing tournament at the 1913 International Exposition in Ghent. Forty fencers competed at this tournament and she among others eliminated the Dutch Esther Bekkers-Lopes Cardozo.[3] In 1914 she won the 1914 Salle Giandomenici international women's fencing competition in Amsterdam. Of the eight matches she only lost one match. With less received touchés compared to Esther Bekkers-Lopes Cardozo who also lost only one match, she won the tournament.[3][4][5]

Martin Edmunds was tall compared to Dutch and Belgian fencers. This was in her advantage having a larger reach. She had, as described, a "careful" fencing style.[3]


  1. "Internationale dames-schermwedstrijd". Het nieuws van den dag (in Dutch). 17 March 1914. Retrieved 1 August 2022 – via Delpher.
  2. "BRITISH CHAMPIONS" (PDF). British Fencing. p. 3. Retrieved 1 August 2022.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 "Sportief Amsterdam. Schermende dames". De Sumatra post (in Dutch). 16 April 1914. Retrieved 1 August 2022 – via Delpher.
  4. "Internationaal dames floret-tournooi". Algemeen Handelsblad (in Dutch). 20 March 1914. Retrieved 1 August 2022 – via Delpher.
  5. "Zaal-Giandomenici". De Maasbode (in Dutch). 18 March 1914. Retrieved 1 August 2022 – via Delpher.

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  • Image - participants of the international tournament in Amsterdam in 1914