Tim has practiced historical swordplay since beginning his undergraduate degree. He started training with the Macquarie University Dark Ages Society, studying Viking Age fighting, before joining Stoccata due to a fascination with i.33 sword and buckler. After sampling a variety of sword systems Tim found his favorite in the sabre of Alfred Hutton, which he has practiced passionately ever since. He has also dedicated study to other classical arts including pugilism and knife.
In addition to his martial pursuits Tim has a strong intellectual streak. He wrote his honours thesis on the cultural significance of Alfred Hutton’s work and worked on the historiography of reenactment during the course of his masters. He also maintains a YouTube channel where he discusses history, swordplay and anything else he feels like