Instructor: Mishaël Lopes Cardozo
Club: Academie voor Middeleeuwse Europese Krijgskunsten (AMEK)
Contact: [email protected]
Bio: Mishaël Lopes Cardozo is the founder and president of the AMEK (Academie voor Middeleeuwse Europese Krijgskunsten). The academy was officially founded in 2002 and has currently six locations scattered throughout the Netherlands with approximately 175 students.
Mishaël (alias ‘Lopes’) is by origin an expert in various eastern martial arts. Since 1992 he has been exclusively focusing on the research and practice of European medieval martial arts.
In 2008 Mishaël started his international HEMA career and he has tought at more than 20 international HEMA events and currently teaches all over the world.
Mishaël’s primary focus is 15th century German fighting tradition, and secondary Italian dagger and wrestling tradition. His other speciality is the designing and execution of ‘flow drills’ with one weapon and two weapons.
One of his latest research projects involved the find, transcription and interpretation of a new Dutch dagger fighting manual PBL 3281.
On July 12th 2008 Mishaël was officially knighted in Holland for his contribution to the reconstruction of the historical European martial heritage.
In 2010 Mishaël’s initiated and co-founded the HEFFAC ‘Historical European Fighting and Fencing Arts Coalition’, a Lowlands martial arts alliance, consisting out of the leading
historical martial arts schools located in the Netherlands and Belgium.
Besides teaching, Mishaël is in demand for film and TV as an actor and fight choreographer and he does Motion Capture for computer games.
His latest project was working on the motion picture ‘Richard the Lionheart Rebellion’, where he is plays the roll of William Marshall.
Mishaël resides in Haarlem Netherlands
PERSONAL VICTORIES: STAGE COMBAT & DEMONSTRATIONS
1st place at the International Championship ‘Furor et Ferrum’ at Pavone Canavese Italy 2004
1st place at the International Championship ‘Furor et Ferrum’ at Pavone Canavese Italy 2005
2nd place international Championship ‘Stage Warriors’ Köln Germany 2006
2nd place World of Martial Arts Championship Amsterdam Netherlands 2007
1st place at the International Championship ‘Furor et Ferrum’ at Pavone Canavese Italy 2008
PERSONAL VICTORIES: FULL CONTACT STEEL & WRESTLING COMPETITIONS
2nd place Sword & Buckler Tournament at the International Championship in Apelern Germany 2008
3rd place Longsword Tournament at the International Championship in Apelern Germany 2008
1st place Longsword Tournament in UAMEM Toluca Mexico 2012
1st place in the Ringen/Wrestling heavyweight championship in UAMEM Toluca Mexico 2013
1st place Longsword Tournament at SWASH Leeds England 2013
1st place Scottish Backsword Tournament at SWASH Leeds England 2013
1st place Longsword Tournament at WMAW Racine Wisconsin USA 2013.
PROGRAMS NATIONAL DUTCH TV
De tijdreiziger 2003 Avro Tijdreiziger 2004 Man bijt Hond 2004
Documentaire ROB TV 2005 Documentaire ROB TV 2006 Een dagje met TV Oost 2006
Vara Live 2006 RTV N-H van Zuzks 2006 Peter R.de Vries 2007
De BZT show 2008 Holland’s Got Talent 2008 Clubkids 2008
BZT Show 2009 I know I can 2010 Health Angels 2010
De Schatkamer 2011 Checkpoint 2011 De BZT show 2012
FILM: ACTOR, STUNTMAN & FIGHT CHOREOGRAPHY 2009 – 2014
Black Knight Played: The Black Knight Director: Ron Groenewoud
AMEK Kinderen Played: Mishaël Lopes Cardozo Director: Manja Betner
La Ordalia Played: Don Aznar ` Director: Rey Agaoglu
Richard the Lionhart Played: William Marshall Director: Stefano Milla
SHORT EDGE Played: LEAD ROLE (in proces) Director: Stefano Milla
MOTION CAPTURE COMPUTER GAMES
Cross of the Dutchman
Classified game for Sony Enterprise
MISHAEL HAS PROVIDED WORKSHOPS AT THE FOLLOWING EVENTS & CLUBS
Combatcon Las Vegas USA
ISMAC Detroit Michigan USA
Fechtschule Houston, Texas USA
Longpoint Columbia, Maryland USA
WMAW Racine Wisconsin USA
Paddy Grean Banff Canada
Academie Duello Vancouver Canada
Blood & Iron Vancouver Canada
UAMEM Toluca Mexico
Fechtschule Scotland Glasgow Scotland
Fightcamp Balsall Common England
SWASH Leeds England
ILHG Oestgeest Netherlands
SwArta Antwerp Belgium
MEZ Antwerpen Belgium
WWOC Hannover Gemany
Bilbao Armata Bilbao Spain
FEEH Palma Mallorca
HEMAC Dijon France
SES summercamp Tahko Finland
Swordfish Göteborg Sweden
Molde Fekte Klubb Molde Norway
Dreynschlag Vienna Austria
Freywild Wetzikon Austria
Swiss Gathering Holzgasse Switzerland
ROTICA Prague Czech Republic
Ars Ensis SC Budapest Hungary
Accademia Scrima Torino Italy
Callis Maior Treviso Italy
I Poeti Della Spada Urbino Italy