Carlo Parisi of Scherma Storica Pavia, Italy
Gerhard Gohr is an instructor and researcher with more than 15 years’ experience in Historic European Martial Arts.
He first joined the Freifechter, Cologne, Germany where he had the chance to learn from Stefan Dieke the basics in Hutton’s military sabre. After getting some insides in German Long Sword he started his own research activities initially on Lehküchner’s Lange Messe and Petter’s Worstelkonst. In early 2008 he founded with Marcus Hampel the HEMA group Der Fechtsaal in the area around Duesseldorf, Germany. There he is instructor for military sabre of the 19th century and is doing research on the Berliner Schule – German Sabre Fencing, other military treatise of this area like Phillip Müllers “Theoretical and Applied Introduction to Swordsmanship”, 1847 and Adolf Meyers “Deutsche Hiebstich-Fechtschule”, 1912.
In 2012 he published together with Roland Fuhrmann the transscription of C. Christmann und Dr. G. Pfeffinger “Theoretisch – praktische Anleitung des Hau = Stoßfechtens und des Schwadronhauens”. This was followed by the transcription / publication of the Berliner Schule treatise “Anleitung zum Fechten mit dem Säbel und dem Kürassierdegen” by E. F. Seidler, 1843  and „Das Deutsche Hiebfechten der Berliner Turnschule“ by E. W. B. Eiselen, 1818 .
Julien Garry of De taille et d’estoc, France
Stefan is a german HEMA pioneer who started his research in the mid 1990s and now works as a professional HEMA instructor. He runs ‘Alte Kampfkunst‘, a fulltime HEMA-school located in Wuppertal, Germany. There he teaches Sabre, Longsword, Sword&Buckler as regular classes and gives seminars in these and some other historical weapons, like sidesword, staff and dagger.
Besides giving seminars internationaly, he taught at a number of the most prestigiuos HEMA events worldwide, like WMAW, ISMAC, SWASH, the Dreynevent, Dijpn, the Australian Historical Swordplay Conferencen, the Paddy Crean Workshop …
Having been member of several HEMA organizations his motto finally is ‘No politics – just swordsmanship’.
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.
Tobias is head instructor of Fechtboden Zimmermann in Munich, a HEMA school focused on the exploration and study of 18th and 19th century fencing styles. His fencing career began 15 years ago with Olympic fencing, followed by Italian knife fencing and after that, German Covered-Cut-Fencing, Kreusslerian smallsword and Haitian machete fencing.
Tobias has given classes at the International Sabre Symposium since the very beginning, as well as at Smallsword Symposium, Fior Di Szatmar, Optimus – Bucharest HEMA Open, Treffen Historischer Fechter Deutschlands, Mittsommerfechten and Adventsfechten. He is member of the Akademie der Fechtkunst Deutschlands and Europe Development Coordinator for Tire Machet. His English translation of August Fehn´s “Die Fechtkunst mit Stoß- und Hiebwaffen” , 1851, is close to completion.