Julian started historical fencing under the guidance of Peter Zillinger at the fencing club "Klingenspiel". There he learned the basics of rapier fencing based on the fencing manual of Ridolfo Capo Ferro. Together with Florian Fortner he dedicated his spare time to the fencing treatise of Salvator Fabris and Fabris' german lineage (e.g. Schoeffer, Heussler, etc.) to breath new life into this long forgotten fencing style. In the course of this work they started a project to measure original swords from the 16th and 17th century and produce training-swords based on these measurements for better interpretation of the historical texts.