Christian Tobler

Christian Tobler
Selohaar Fechtschule

Christian Henry Tobler has been a longtime student of swordsmanship, especially as it applies to the pursuit of the chivalric ideals. A passionate advocate of the medieval Liechtenauer school, his work in translating and interpreting Sigmund Ringeck’s commentary firmly established … Continued

Maestro David Coblentz of the Decatur School of Arms

David Coblentz
Decatur School of Arms

Maestro David Coblentz is the principal instructor at the Decatur School of Arms in Decatur, Georgia, where he teaches the art of the rapier according to the Italian tradition. David was certified as a fencing master by a board of … Continued

David R. Packer

David R. Packer
Valkyrie Western Martial Arts Assembly

David Randy Packer began practising martial arts in 1980, starting with Kung Fu and continuing with Aikido, Taekwondo, Tai Chi, Hung Gar, Hwarangdo, Shotokan Karate, and other unarmed fighting arts. He fell in love with historical swordplay, and the rapier … Continued

Devon Boorman - Mark Feenstra

Devon Boorman
Academie Duello

Devon Boorman has been practicing Western martial arts for more than 20 years. He has won international competitions, taught workshops and seminars throughout the world on both the study and practice of historical techniques and on practical combat implementation, and … Continued

Guro E. W.

Guro E.W. has been training in both Eastern and Western martial arts for over 25 years. He currently heads a private War Arts organization with instructors worldwide and operates a visiting school with clients involved in security, military, law enforcement, … Continued

Jessica Finley

Jessica Finley
Selohaar Fechtschule

Jessica Finley has had a sword in her had for the past twenty years. Her initial interest began in stage combat, but not too long after beginning that pursuit began to ask “… but how did they really fight” and … Continued

Kaja Sadowski

Kaja Sadowski
Valkyrie Western Martial Arts Assembly

Kaja Sadowski came to martial arts in 2010 after a lifetime of physical exploration, including figure skating, snowboarding, rock climbing, and mountaineering. She trains primarily with the rapier, as well as boxing, wrestling, stick fighting, and knife fighting. She holds … Continued

Portrait of A Modern Sword Fighter

Marco Quarta
Nova Scrimia

Dr. Marco Quarta is a biomedical scientist at the School of Medicine of Stanford University. His research is focused on skeletal muscle physiology, biomechanics and on bioengineering of stem cells for regenerative medicine. He also researches, teaches and promotes Italian … Continued

Mark Mikita2

Mark Mikita
Mikita School of Martial Art

Kali-Eskrima Master Mark Mikita began training in the martial arts in 1967, quickly finding his calling in weapon-based systems intended for actual combat. He started teaching professionally in 1978. The Mikita School of Martial Art is located in Los Angeles, … Continued

Matthew Howden

Matthew Howden
Academia Duellatoria

Matthew Howden has been a practitioner of Western Martial Arts for nearly 2 decades. He has taught workshops and seminars in the U.S. and internationally, and has participated in both domestic and international competitions. Matthew is an Instructor at Arms … Continued

Paul Wagner of the Stoccata School of Defence

Paul Wagner
Stoccata School of Defence

Paul Wagner is an instructor and founding member of Australia’s Stoccata School of Defence. Paul is one of the leading authorities on historical British martial arts as well as an early interpreter of the MS I.33 German sword and buckler … Continued

Rob Rutherfoord of Forteza Fitness

Rob Rutherfoord
Forteza Fitness

Robert has been swinging around sword-like objects for the past 18 years, first, with various medieval reconstruction groups, then in 2006 started a HEMA study group looking at George Silver. In 2009 he joined the Chicago Swordplay Guild, picking up … Continued

Sean Hayes of Northwest Fencing Academy

Sean Hayes
Northwest Fencing Academy

Maestro Sean Hayes is a fencing master trained in classical Italian fencing pedagogy under Dr. William M. Gaugler at the San Jose State University Fencing Masters Program, graduating in 1999. He has studied Western Martial Arts since the early 1990′s, … Continued