StuStu is a lifelong martial artist with experience in a number of Asian styles of armed and unarmed fighting and has been teaching since the year 2000.

Stu’s main area of study is the Joachim Meyer’s 16th Century system as it covers all of the main weapons of the period in one system. Longsword, dusack, rapier, dagger, polearms, and wrestling. He also currently practices smallsword according to the works of Sir William Hope.

Stu is a passionate student of coaching theory and functional bio-mechanics with the goal of helping students of all ability levels and backgrounds enjoy and improve their fencing.