Instructor: Anders Linnard
Country: Sweden
Club: Gothenburg Historical Fencing School

Contact[email protected]

Bio: Anders started training and studying historical European Martial arts in 2002. Since 2005 he has been teaching at events in Europe and North America. Additionally he has a long record of competitive fighting. He is also the founder and head instructor of Gothenburg Historical Fencing School, which has produced some of the most well known fencers in HEMA today.

Anders specialises in the unarmoured longsword fencing of MS Dresden C487, teaching methodology, coaching and sports studies. He is also working internationally and nationally in overlooking rules and safety requirements for competitions, as well as being active in a national training program for instructors.

Anders has taught at events in Sweden, Norway, USA, France and UK. He is a member of HEMAC.

Competitive achievements:
2006: 1 place Dijon
2008: 1 place Fightcamp, London, 3 place Swordfish, Göteborg
2009: 2 place Swordfish, Göteborg
2010: 3 place SMASH full contact stickfighting, Göteborg, 2 place World Wide Open Longsword Championships, Hannover, 2 place Swordfish, Göteborg
2011: 1 place Fechtschule America longsword, Houston, 2 place Dijon X, (traditional guild rules), 2 place Dijon X longsword.


Sparring as a teaching tool
Timing and distance

Contact: [email protected]