Susan has had a long standing interest in all things HEMA. She found her way to it 18 years ago following successful forays into sport fencing, stage fighting, reenactment and a career as an Officer in the British Army (yes, she really is Captain Kirk). Susan played a central part in the development of HEMA in the U.K. as a past President of the British Federation for Historical Swordplay (BFHS).
Susan has been an instructor for about 12 years now, and is currently the Smallsword Instructor for the London Historical Fencing Club.
Susan regularly instructs in a wide range of both armed and unarmed HEMA disciplines at events across the U.K and by invitation runs workshops for other groups. Her main focus of instruction over the last few years has been on Smallsword, Sabre, Bartitsu/Suffragitsu, WW2 Combatives and Indian Clubs.
When not instructing she has also developed a real passion for grappling and regularly trains in catch wrestling.