Stu's formal training includes lots of low level belts attained in search of better systems, a community coaching course, and a teaching certificate (now lapsed) in the Modern Fencing/Kalis Illustrisimo (stick, knife and unarmed) blend offered by Master Raymond Floro

Stu has been teaching since 2000. His areas of study are rappier, dussack, dagger, longsword, and staff via J. Meyer. as well as old style pugilism, wrestling and street weapons. Stu has taught most of this at one time or another at multiple national events.

Stu is a passionate student of coaching theory and functional biomechanics with the goal of helping people get better, more quickly