ABOUT US

HISTORY

In 2003 and Australian College of Arms and left Melbourne, Scott wanted to keep HEMA alive in Melbourne by starting a new school.
Melbourne Swordplay Guild was established to achieve this g0al, running classes in Yarraville and Footscray and helping to promote and develop new HEMA schools in the region.

In 2014, Melbourne Swordplay Guild changed into an association representing schools teaching HEMA and providing support.  This led to Scott going to start a school teaching from the HEMA sources he is most passionate about  Scottish Regimental Broadsword and British Singlestick.

OUR TEAM

…okay it is one person right now…

  • SCOTT NIMMO
    SCOTT NIMMO Director

    Scott Nimmo is the founder of Melbourne’s longest running school for European Martial Arts.

    With positions of President of Australian Historical Swordplay Federation and Western Martial Academies of Australia and has been a key influence for the creation of multiple swordsmanship schools in Melbourne.

    His passion with with Scottish sources, starting with Paul Wager’s Highland Broadsword compliation in 2003 and discovering The Use of the Highland Broadsword by Thomas Page (1746) in the Monash Uni’s online archives (EEBO) in 2005.

    His research also extended into researching other Scottish texts, including Scottish Gaelic.

    His favourite scottish proverb is

    Is tric a bha claitheamh fad’ an laimh gealtair“.

    as it pokes fun at the people in HEMA who love their longsword rather than something Scottish.

    He is a father of two children who are far too familiar with house full of training weapons and lightsabres; works in the telecommunications industry w/ Operations Management, Project Management and Continuous Improvement; previously an author and editor for some RPG publishers and a long history in community involvement in Junior Football (AFL) as a Sports Trainer and Scouting.

GOALS

OUR CURRENT GOALS INCLUDE

ESTABLISH

Establish in Wyndham; provide multiple classes per week.

SYLLABI

Establish Syllabi, provide tailored content to members; publish for public use

DEVELOP INSTRUCTORS

Develop more instructors/coaches on teaching Singlestick and Scottish Regimental Broadsword.

COMPETITION

Establish local broadsword tournament and develop competitive fencers for World Broadsword Championship

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