No Such Thing as Unstructured Space

The trick to creating freedom to experiment, learn from error, and develop self-reliance, is a structure that actively supports those behaviors. I talk a lot about how you can't teach students to be independent thinkers and active problem-solvers if your class structure is built around obedience and rigid adherence to pre-set patterns. You also can't [...]

Interview: The Sword Guy Podcast

I recently had the opportunity to talk about training, writing, community, and my intense love for fighting with two swords, with my friend Guy Windsor. His new podcast, The Sword Guy, was a real treat to participate in, and he's got a hell of a guest lineup already after only 5 episodes. You can find [...]

Open Letter Regarding Devon Boorman

The following collection of first-hand accounts and supporting documents is the combined work of Claire Wemyss, Sylvie LaRiviere, Jon Mills, Kris Meier, and myself. It details a series of incidents and patterns of behaviour spanning ten years that we believe demonstrate that Devon Boorman, director of Academie Duello, is a harmful influence in our community [...]