Matthew Boyd

Matthew’s journey towards the study of European Martial Arts started with Tunnels of Doom- a game on the Texas Instruments TI99/4A, a replica sword and war-gaming miniatures given to him on his 12th birthday. This grew a life-long interest in historical arms and armour, sci-fi, fantasy and historical novels. Matthew’s interest in sports (particularly Rugby Union)…

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Joseph Gorra

Joseph Gora began classical French fencing at the age of thirteen before making the transition to historical swordsmanship in 2004 when Stoccata opened a branch in Hobart, Tasmania. He was involved in the Medieval Society of Tasmania for many years in the 1990s and began collecting historical fencing manuals at this time. Joseph taught classical…

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