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To Catch a Predator Early

In the past week, Mishaël Lopes Cardozo, swordplay instructor, competitor, and film performer, has been outed as a serial sexual harasser and abuser. Dozens of women and men have shared accounts of his behaviour, which ranges from making grossly inappropriate and derogatory comments to women he was teaching at events, to physical assault (including deliberately … Continue reading To Catch a Predator Early

Interview: Randy King Live

I recently had a ton of fun as a guest on Randy King's debate- based podcast. His format is a neat challenge, and was a welcome change from the  usual “Who are you and what do you do?” interview. He brings on an interesting and knowledgeable guest, has them choose a contentious topic in self … Continue reading Interview: Randy King Live

Interview: Chivalry Today

I recently had the opportunity to speak with Scott Farrell of Chivalry Today about my recent book. We discussed the potential overlap between the teaching and training principles it advocates and chivalric values. Scott had some great questions for me, and it was a very good opportunity to look at familiar material from a new … Continue reading Interview: Chivalry Today

Not Seeing Difference

One of my favourite parts of this year's Swordsquatch was being on the Making HEMA Awesome for Everyone panel with my fantastic colleagues Isaiah Baden-Payne, Beth Hammer, and Shane Malone. The goal was to talk about diversity and inclusion in the HEMA community in concrete, actionable terms, and to share our success stories of building … Continue reading Not Seeing Difference

Come find me at Swordsquatch!

The biggest event in the Pacific Northwest's HEMA calendar is coming up soon, and I'm going to be very, very busy. If you're in the Seattle area between September 6th and 8th, you can find me at Swordsquatch 2019! I've been teaching at this event every year since 2016, and have had the pleasure of … Continue reading Come find me at Swordsquatch!