Since Krieg School opened in 2009, our instructors have been studying, teaching, and competing in HEMA competitions around the world. View a current list of instructors below. You can view our instructors’ tournament records at the
page. Club Achievements
Ben Floyd is Krieg School Denver’s current head instructor. He teaches German longsword and dussack. He started in HEMA in 2007, taking over as instructor in 2009. He’s competed in HEMA tournaments all over the world over the last seven years, brining home top 3 medals from several major tournaments, and is currently in the U.S. ranked 13th for open longsword, 3rd for rapier and dagger, and 5th for sword & buckler.
Tom Matthews began studying fencing in 1987, and has studied Italian rapier since the early 2000’s. His focus is primarily on Ridolfo Capoferro’s 1610 manual. He is currently ranked 8th in the U.S. for rapier and dagger, and recently has won silver and gold medals for rapier at RMK 2016 and 2017. He also runs the Adventure Education Company, a sword-fighting summer camp for children, in Boulder, CO.
Tim Davis has been studying Italian rapier since 2013 and German longsword since 2015 when he joined the club. He currently teaches intermediate rapier, and has recently won silver for open longsword at RMK 2017 and silver and bronze in rapier at RMK 2016 and 2017. He’s currently ranked 5th in the U.S. for rapier and dagger. His current interest is the study of older source Lichtenauer longsword.
Meg Floyd has been studying HEMA since 2007 and competing since 2011. Her primary background is in German longsword, and her current focus is the Italian rapier tradition of Salvator Fabris. She currently teaches longsword and beginners’ rapier, as well as hosting and promoting HEMA events all over the world. Her most recent wins include silver in women’s longsword at CombatCon 2015 and top 6 in single rapier at RMK 2017.
Cody Fox has been studying German longsword and wrestling (ringen) since he joined the club in 2015. He currently teaches German longsword and runs the Ringen Study Group, as well as teaching gun and knife combative classes. He recently won gold in the RMK 2017 ringen middle weight division.