The founder of Schwert am Schwert, Scott has been training and teaching martial arts for over thirty years and holds certificates of rank in multiple disciplines. Since the turn of the century he has exclusively focused his efforts on the Western martial arts systems with a specialized focus on the swordsmanship aspects of the Kunst des Fechtens or “Arts of Combat” of the Germanic cultures amongst others. He is best known for his sword and buckler expertise of the “Art of the Priest” from the Royal Armouries ms. I.33 and the various longsword teachings of Johannes Liechtenauer’s disciples. Secretly, he also enjoys dussack, singlestick, and a variety of sabre systems.
Scott has won several international WMA / HEMA-specific tournaments including:
- 2008 Swordfish’s Joachim S. Nilsson Memorial Longsword Tournament (Sweden)
- 2010 FightCamp’s Assault at Arms Backsword/Sabre/Singlestick Tournamnt (U.K.)
- 2010 Longpoint’s Open International Longsword Tournament (U.S.A.)
- 2012 1er Encuentro de Artes Marciales Europeas’ Torneo de Sable de Canasta (Mexico)
Bringing his diverse expertise to WMA / HEMA, Scott has developed specific performance based curricula for both swordsmen-practitioners and instructors of these arts. He continues to travel and teach all over the world and currently operates a WMA / HEMA school in the Orlando, Florida area in addition to continuing instruction at the Houston, Texas locations of Schwert am Schwert.
As the Director of the annual event Fechtschule America, Scott coordinates some of the world’s largest modern tournaments and has helped develop numerous competitive rules for WMA / HEMA competitions around the world.
Scott is a founding member of the Western Martial Arts Coalition.