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Founder and Program Director
Scott is the founder and director of Chivalry Today, and he has more than 30 years of experience in the fields of arms, armor, and medieval military history.
He has been involved with independent study programs at the Royal Armories at Leeds, and with Cadw (the department of the Welsh government in charge of preserving castles and other historical monuments).
With a degree in English literature, Scott is also an avid reader and student of folklore and Arthurian legend. In addition, Scott studied theatrical performance at San Diego’s Old Globe Theatre, and periodically works as one of the teaching artists (school performers) with San Diego’s Intrepid Shakespeare Company. He has worked with the San Diego City and County Library Systems as part of the annual Summer Reading Program since 2006.
Scott is a professional journalist and author, and his articles on medieval history and the ideals of chivalry have appeared in many print and on-line publications, including The New York Times, Costco Reporter, Renaissance Magazine, Military History Quarterly, Civil War Times, Men Today, and Police Magazine.
His chapter “Sir Aristotle and the Code of Chivalry” is included in the book Martial Arts And Philosophy (Open Court Books, 2010); and his chapter “A Cape And A Code” appears in the book Batman, Superman, And Philosophy (Open Court Books, 2016).
You may also recognize his voice as the host of the Chivalry Today podcast, and the ringside “color commentator” from San Diego’s acclaimed Tournament Of The Phoenix competitive jousting event.
Scott has given lectures and demonstrations for a wide variety of groups with an interest in medieval history, armor, castles, knighthood, and the code of chivalry, including: The San Diego Shakespeare Society, The San Diego Historical Society, University of California Irvine Faculty Club, San Diego State University, Kiwanis International, The Rotary Club, The Boy Scouts of America, Sisters In Crime Mystery Writers, and Romance Writers of America.
For more information on Scott’s written work, please visit his website.
April has been studying the art of historical fencing for more than 25 years, and has expertise with a variety of Renaissance and Medieval arms and armor, including the rapier, longsword, spear, and messer; additionally, she has experience in both single combat, and group “melee” battle.
April has delved deeply into medieval history in researching a variety of papers and presentations for historical reenactment groups such as the Society for Creative Anachronism. Her knowledge extends to topics as diverse as medieval table manners, medieval health and diet, using a medieval counting board, manorial life in 12th and 13th century England, and medieval horsemanship and jousting.
Education Program Administrator / Armored Combat Presentor
Loreen began her practice as Western Martial Artist in 2017. She has extensively studied the fighting arts and focused continually on the growth of her own practice and that of her students. Her weapons of choice are the longsword and spear in both armored and unarmored combat.
As a professional high school educator, Loreen uses her teaching background to develop lesson plans for these fighting arts that are accessible to wide variety of HEMA practitioners and their various learning styles. Her goal is to create a studio culture that is culturally responsive, supportive, and inviting to all students interested in collaborating in pursuit of friendship and mastery of Western Martial Arts.
Armored Combat Presenter / Assistant Coach
Presenter / Falconer
Presenter / Brick Oven Baker
Musician / Dance Master
Musician / Medieval Ensemble
Presenter / Storyteller
Presenter / Calligraphy & Heraldry
Chivalry Today works with an ever growing team of experts in Western martial arts and historical armored fencing. We give educational presentations of the medieval historical fighting arts at a variety of events and venues such as conferences, conventions, museums, and libraries, as well as school campuses throughout the country.
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