Tyrant Industries

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BOOK ME (Just reach out on Facebook, I'll say hi)


Richard Marsden is history teacher by trade and also the co-founder of the


Historical European Martial Arts club, the Phoenix Society and has been fencing for 


over 20 years. He is currently the President of the Board of Directors for the HEMA


Alliance. He has a Masters in Land Warfare, and is the author of HEMA in its Historical


Context, Polish Saber, the Traveling Tyrant series, and an RPG game. He teaches 


history for a living and his wife tolerates his many eccentricities. 



SCHEDULE



Edmonton (MSP Shiner Faction) September 1-2


Minnesota (Terry Roland Birnbaum II) October 21


Washington DC (Karl Bolle) TBA


Pittsburgh (Josh Parise) TBA


Taiwan (Exiel) TBA




What can Richard do?



HEMA (Historical European Martial Arts)


HEMA and its Context - A history of the source material as well as its cultural place in 


history. Topics range from tournaments, to duels, to personal violence and warfare.



HEMA today - The current HEMA movement, changes, growth and challenges.


Teaching HEMA - Strategies to teach an audience, both large and small with a focus


on communication, proper use of drills, and methodology.



HEMA overview - A look at a variety of weapons and systems from the 14th to the


18th century including techniques.



Dealing with the insane and the great - A historical view of how to combat 'bad' 


fencing as well as 'superior' fencing.



Writing HEMA 


How HEMA can apply to fiction writing and where it does not.



HEMA  


What is HEMA? 


Teaching strategies in HEMA


The Context and History of HEMA


Recreating Martial Arts



Fiore de Liberi


Fiore 101 - An introduction to Fiore and the weapons used in the Flower of Battle


Fiore 201 - Advanced techniques from Fiore's Flower of Battle


Fiore's Dagger - The use and context of Fiore's dagger, including Fiore's wrestling


Fiore's Spear - The use and context of Fiore's spear 

Fencing with Fiore - How to use Fiore's art in a sparring context


Fiore Everything - An intensive seminar that covers the whole gambit of Fiore's art and


its use.



Polish Saber 

Polish Saber Short Seminar - An quick overview of Polish culture and the use of the 


Polish saber.


Polish Saber Long Seminar - An intensive seminar that covers Polish culture, 


the saber, compared systems, techniques and training games.



Italian Rapier


Rapier Transitions - A survey of early, middle and late period rapier.


Giganti 101 - An introduction to Giganti's rapier and 17th century Italian rapier.


Giganti 201 - Advanced techniques as well as work from Giganti's 2nd book.


Giganti Long Seminar - An intensive seminar covering all of Giganti's work.



The Phoenix Society of Historical Swordsmanship also has members who can cover 


wide range of other topics including, sword and buckler, great sword, side 


sword,  pugilism, 18th century small sword, Fabris rapier, 19th century dueling saber, 


and much more! 



Cost?


Cost varies. I usually need my flights and accommodations covered and sometimes 


will bring an assistant (I cover their flight if you can't- but do try. We put on a good

 

show). Other Phoenix Society members may have

 

different rates. Just ask! 



Past Seminar Appearances


Socal Swordfight - California


Longpoint - Maryland


Combat Con - Nevada


The Forge - Alberta


Purple Heart Open - Texas


Blood and Iron - British Columbia


Swordsquatch -Washington


Pittsburgh Broken Plow - Pennsylvania 


Iowa Fencing Guild - Iowa


Puerto Rico Historical Fencing - Puerto Rico


Saber Legion - Minnesota