Bro. Jefferson Webb, Founder & Lead Instructor
Bro. Jeff has been training in Historical European Martial Arts for 19 years. He started his journey in European Martial Arts under the instruction of Fight Master Philip Burthem from 2004-2008. Bro. Jeff has since trained extensively with fellow historians who have studied both Asian and European martial arts, collegiate fencers, and experienced S.C.A. Combatants. He also trained in Capoferro Rapier at Academie Duello in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. During his time in South Africa, Bro. Jeff trained with the South African Guild for Medieval Combat Studies. Bro. Jeff has trained in and instructs in a number of forms and techniques of Historical European Martial Arts to include group/team fighting.
He also has experience in Asian martial arts and started his martial arts journey at the age of 5 with his Dad’s Shotokan sensei in 1978. He later took instruction in GoJu-Ryu Karate and Aikido, but continues to train in Shotokan at his home.
Bro. Jeff has given instruction in Historical European Martial Arts at the college level, having taught at McClennan Community College in Waco, TX. He also taught H.E.MA. to children in Waco, TX area private Christian schools, and is a teacher working in the field of Education for many years. He currently instructs adults at his home-based, Christian martial arts club.
Bro. Jeff is a graduate of American Military University with a BA History degree. He took courses specifically targeted at medieval and ancient warfare, among many other areas of historical course work. In 2010, Art of Combat European Martial Arts (formerly New Ulster Steel Fighting) was recognized and registered by the United States Martial Arts Association, now the World Wide Martial Arts Association. Bro. Jeff’s rank is certified by USMAA/WWMAA based on his martial arts experience and founding of his martial arts school. Bro. Jeff actively trains new members, playing a vital role in their development as well-rounded martial artists, and actively takes part in freestyle sparring with the veteran members at training sessions. He is the Tournament Director and has been marshal of several tournaments. He was captain of the 1st place melee team at House Wars III in April 2016 and at FIGHT FEST! II in July 2016. His school earned a number of gold, silver and bronze medals at their last FIGHTFEST! tournament in 2021. He continued to instruct and fight in tournaments.
Free Scholar John Dunwoody, Senior Assistant Instructor, HQ. Certified Chapter Instructor.
John Dunwoody has been a member for 16 years. He has worked his way up through the ranks to earn the position of Senior Assistant Instructor, and Chapter Instructor. Dunwoody plays a vital role in the training of members from the trainee ranks to Scholar. He has performed with distinction in tournament combat as a member of two champion teams in House Wars I and II combat tournaments. Dunwoody has experience in Asian martial arts, specifically in Japanese Kempo Karate. Free Scholar Dunwoody is currently a student of American Military University. Dunwoody’s scholarly endeavors are in keeping with A.O.C. European Martial Arts desire to produce well-rounded martial artists. Dunwoody is also senior assistant instructor in our children’s program assisting in the instruction of Historical European Martial Arts to children from the ages of kindergarten to 6th grade. He has excelled in his roll as an assistant instructor.
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