Mike Smith

Teaching:

  • Macdonald Academy Method Backsword

  • Bayonet Fencing

  • WW2 Combatives

  • Stick Defence (inc Quarter Staff)

Trained At:

Macdonald Academy of Arms: Dec 2004 - 2016

Taught At:

 

McBane 2019

Edinburgh, Scotland 2019

Head Organiser

  • Spadroon vs Multiple Opponents

 

 

McBane 2018

Edinburgh, Scotland 2018

Head Organiser

 

19th International Meeting FISAS

Treviso, Italy 2018

  • Advanced Backsword, The Power of the Moulinet

  • Fixed Bayonet

 

7th International Meeting, Malta Historical Fencing Association

Malta,2017

  • WW2 Combatives

​Paddy Crean - International Order of the Sword & the Pen.

Banff, Canada 2016/7

  • Backsword 

  • WW2 Combatives

​S.W.A.S.H

Leeds, England 2009

  • Backsword 

  • WW2 Combatives Demo

​10th International Meeting FISAS

Verbania, Italy 2009

  • Backsword,

  • WW2 Combatives 

  • Quarterstaff

Celtic Exchange

Edinburgh, Scotland 2008

  • Tall vs Small - Adjusting Techniques

​Tocati

Verona, Italy 2008

  • Backsword Demonstrations

When Not Fighting

Mike runs an award winning Whisky & Ale bar and enjoys traveling with his wife Joanne and spending time with his new son. He has been known to take part in the occasional running event, and co-runs the Commando D Living History Group with Paul Macdonald. When he finds the spare time he enjoys art, and has held solo exhibitions in Australia and Scotland.

Steve Kilbane

Teaching:

  • Macdonald Academy Method Backsword

  • Bayonet Fencing

  • Bullwhip

  • Italian Cane 

  • Quarter Staff

Trained At:

Macdonald Academy of Arms: 2002 - Present

Stephen Kilbane has been studying historical swordsmanship since he joined Macdonald Academy of Arms on its opening night in 2002, where he is now an instructor and Chef du Salle under Maestro Paul Macdonald.
 

Taught At:
Steve has given workshops and seminars on historical swordsmanship at events in Scotland, England, Italy, Malta and the USA. Steve is a co-organiser of the annual McBane Event and has taught several workshops there, from Smallsword vs Broadsword and Italian Cane.

 

 

When Not Fighting

Aside from historical fencing, Steve also practices the De Longis method of bullwhip cracking, and is the founder of the Scottish Knife, Axe and Tomahawk Throwing Association (skatta.org.uk).

 

 

 

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