Kyle Randall-Tansek (aka: the Great Erasmus) teaches a weekly Medieval sword fighting class in Livonia, Michigan.
He is chief instructor and founder of the Michigan Medieval Combat Association has been studying and teaching the art of historical weapons fighting for about 15 years.
Currently holding degrees of black belts in traditional Okinawan weapon arts, and Japanese swordsmanship, Kyle has trained under a living national treasure in Okinawa, Japan, and with HEMA scholars in the UK and Italy.
In recent years he’s been working towards enriching the HEMA community, by running events, charity seminars, and tournaments; for example, hosting free HEMA courses at some of North America’s largest LARP events, and teaching the importance of medieval manuscripts at schools and libraries.
The Michigan Medieval Combat Association invites sword fighters of all skill levels to join their weekly HEMA course on the Medieval Longsword.
In this course, you’ll be studying the fighting techniques described and illustrated in manuscripts from the 14th-15th Century, then performing them in safe, but realistic, combat scenarios.
Wooden, synthetic/plastic and blunt steel swords will be used, (we’re in a public space, so do NOT bring any sharp swords!).
What: Weekly medieval sword fighting class
When: Sunday’s (1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.)
Where: Upstairs @ Kirksey Livonia Community Center (15100 Hubbard St, Livonia, MI)
Cost: $12.00 member, $15.00 resident, $18.00 non-resident
Ages: 16 and up