School of Hidden Widsom
this was the only known dueling academy to survive the Clone Wars and the rise of Emperor Palpatine. Founded by Ephaan Kenzon on his homeworld of Baltimn, the School of Hidden Wisdom was outwardly a quaint reminder of the chivalrous fighting styles of the Old Republic. What few beings knew was that the School served primarily to train Jedi Knights and other Force-sensitive individuals in the fight against the Empire. The irony of this situation was that virtually every other dueling academy of the Old Republic failed when popular opinion of the Jedi Order plummeted during the Clone Wars. However, this was the very reason the School of Hidden Wisdom was able to survive. Coupled with Baltimn's remote location, the School had never been heavily attended. When other academies died out, school officials decided to lay low, fading from the public consciousness. Then, as the atrocities of the Empire were revealed, Kenzon began to accept Jedi Knights who were fleeing the Emperor's Purge. He continued to train his students in combat arts as well as in the use of the Force, although Kenzon had abandoned the Jedi Order before becoming a Knight himself. Nevertheless, his maintenance of the School of Hidden Wisdom allowed a great many Jedi to survive and fight against the Empire which tried to destroy them. After the Battle of Endor, Kenzon realized that he had begun to attract the attention of the dying Empire. However, the emergence of the New Republic and the re-establishment of the Jedi under Master Luke Skywalker, gave Kenzon a reason to finally rest. He disbanded the School of Hidden Wisdom, especially after several of his students were accepted for further training at Skywalker's Jedi praxeum on Yavin 4.