FACULTY & STAFF

Our instructors are the heart of our school.

Meet the instructors and the students who are in the Teacher Training Program.

Any of these people are happy to help with any questions!

ANTHONY BUONOMO

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Founder/Head Instructor

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Nickname: Texas Man (He's from NY)

Favorite Weapon: Sword & Buckler

Favorite Color: Purple

Anthony is the brainchild behind AHWG and brings his passion for all things swords to shaping the school.

PHILIP CANZANO

Instructor

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Nickname: Boston or Philthy

Favorite Weapon: Rapier & Dagger

Favorite Color: Green Purple

 

Daggers and more daggers!  Philip is an Italian martial arts enthusiast and brings an attention to detail in his teaching that shows in how much he cares about his students.

Asst. Instructor/
Sideword Diva

ANNA

BEARD

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Nickname: Sword Mom 

Favorite Weapon: Messer 

Favorite Color: Blue Purple

 

Blog writing.  Spreadsheet lover. Swordfighter.  Teaching methods nerd. Anna also runs the Teacher Training Program and is the Director of the Children's Program.

Teacher in Training

JAMES

COOPER

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Nickname:  Just James

Favorite Weapon: Rapier

Favorite Color: Green Purple

James loves HEMA for being both an academic and physical pursuit.  He makes it his goal to be a life-long learner and HEMA provides on multiple fronts.  Plus he thinks it's just good fun to swing swords at people.

ANDREAS

FABIS

Asst. Instructor

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Nickname: Teutonic Thunder

Favorite Weapon: Longsword

Favorite Color: Red Purple

Andreas is a senior student and assistant instructor at AHWG.  He loves improv theater, compass steps, and is always willing to help a fellow student.

Teacher in Training

JOSHUA
FASSETT

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Nickname: Sinnamon

Favorite Weapon: Sword & Buckler 

Favorite Color: Teal Blue Purple

 

Joshua has been training in HEMA since 2018 and has loved every minute of it.  The best part for him has been making new friends and then immediately stabbing them.

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