INSTRUCTORS

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Nigel Potts

Nigel is the current Chief Instructor and Head of the School. He was one of the original students and over the years has risen to his current position.

As an instructor, Nigel primarily teaches longsword and quarterstaff but also has experience in British military sabre, tomahawk and knife and backsword. He has presented workshops at various BFHS, QuadroHEMiA and The Art That Adorns You events.

He is arguably the most accomplished fighter in the school and has competed in numerous tournaments in longsword, sabre and backsword. He has won a total of 15 medals (including 9 Gold) at various events including BFHS Exchanges, SWASH and QuadroHEMiA.

Away from the HEMA battlefields, Nigel also runs knife and axe throwing for local groups. In addition he has had published short stories and an interest in blacksmithing.

Lee C. Conley

Lee has been an instructor for the club since 2019.

Lee's primary discipline is longsword and he is actively expanding our style to incorporate more elements of the German masters. He presented a session on the subject at QuadroHEMiA 6. He has also taught sword and buckler within the school, as well as having some experience of sabre.

Like Nigel, Lee has competed in numerous tournaments and has also medalled at numerous events including BFHS Autumn Exchange and QuadroHEMiA. He is also a 3-time Wolfshead Longsword Champion winning the annual tournaments 2017-2019.

Away from the club Lee is an accomplished guitarist and writer. He is the author of "The Dead Sagas" series of books.

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Phil "Fox" Walters

Fox is the Founder of the School and served as its Head until 2020.

He introduced the primary style of Longsword to the school but he is also very well versed in tomahawk and knife. He has taught workshops at numerous events including FightCamp, BFHS Autumn Exchanges, The Art That Adorns You, HEMA Diversity Camp and QuadroHEMiA.

Away from Wolfshead, Fox is known locally as The Demon Barber of Lincoln. He has even plied his wares at various events for the Leeds Steampunk Market, as well as presenting various demos of HEMA for their patrons. He was also the subject of a short film called "The Fox and the Devil" by the talented Chaz Simpson.