Scholar Victoria is a Melbourne based non-profit community organisation working to promote historical fencing as a martial art and modern sport, and we welcome participants of all age groups, levels of fitness, and backgrounds, to take part.
We focus on the Longsword as it was used in the 15th and 16th century German sources, introducing a variety of weapons and styles to suit the interests of the individual.
The primary sources for our teaching syllabus can be found here:
We also have a secondary syllabus teaching British military sabre of the 19th century:
Daniel has more than 20 years of experience in martial arts, ranging from boxing, judo, & wushu through to black belt level in koryu jujitsu, iaijutsu, and kenjutsu.
He has been actively practicing HEMA since 2010, though began reading treatises in the German tradition in the mid 2000s.
Daniel has competed at the international level, and has been instructing HEMA for the last three years. In 2017 Daniel was ranked in the top 20 longsword fencers worldwide, and was one of the top 50 sabre fencers.
His areas of interest run to the full set of weapons in Meyer’s system, as well as 15th century longsword and 19th century military sabre.
In between swinging swords, Daniel works for the Defence Department building flight simulators and other grown up toys, as well as working for RMIT in the field of Artificial Intelligence research.