Team Touche’s Chivalry School: Historical Sword Fighting is coached by Scott Farrell, an accomplished historical interpreter and author on various topics of knights, medieval history and chivalry. Scott has worked as an independent scholar of medieval history and combat for more than 30 years, and he now serves as director of the Chivalry Today Educational Program and host of the award winning Chivalry Today Podcast. He has given presentations of arms and armor, and historical sword combat (both armored and unarmored) at schools, libraries, camps, and special events throughout Southern California.
Scott is a contributing editor to the books Martial Arts And Philosophy (Open Court Press, 2010) and Living A Life Of Value (VOW Press, 2006). Scott’s articles on matters of history, Arthurian legend, and the ideals of chivalry have appeared in many publications, including Renaissance Magazine, Chivalry Sports, Men Today, Military History, Police Magazine, Tournaments Illuminated, and Word San Diego.
Scott also works as an actor, and has coordinated theatrical combat for several stage and film productions. He has appeared on stage in leading roles in Camelot, Oklahoma!, The Music Man, and the Reduced Shakespeare Company’s comedy The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged). He is currently one of the educational interpreters on-staff with the Intrepid Shakespeare Company’s “Shakespeare For A New Generation” school performance program.
Scott’s Swords of Chivalry classes teach students the skills of Western martial arts – actual historical sword combat – based on techniques drawn from “defense manuals” of the 14th and 15th centuries. These classes provide an active, healthy opportunity to experience the sport that was the forerunner to modern fencing.