Brittany Saint Leafy

About Brittany Saint Leafy

Brittany Saint Leafy - SoCal Swordfight 2022 Instructor

Brittany is the Head Instructor and Co-Founder of Mordhau Historical Combat in Mesa, Arizona.

She is a recognized international HEMA instructor, decorated competitor, and internet sword jock.

Brittany holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Medieval History, a minor in Art History, and cross trains in jujitsu and armoured combat. 


Classes Being Taught by Brittany at SoCal Swordfight 2022

Art History and Kunst des Fechtens

This lecture will dive deep into the art and artists associated with the fechtbuchs of 15th and 16th century Germany. This lecture will include a brief intro to art history and codicology before launching into the Northern Renaissance and other major events that helped shape the manuscripts we now use today in historical martial arts. Time will also be devoted to the artists, authors, and patrons of Germanic fight books of the time.

Everyone likes fechtbuchs with pictures, right?

Required Gear
This class is in lecture format, pen, paper, laptop, you may want to take notes

Class Length
1 Hour

Skill Level
Appropriate for All Skill Levels 


Being an Excellent Coach

Calling all current and future coaches and instructors! Together we will discuss how to determine the needs of our students, adapting our coaching to those needs, and providing support to our students through various stages of their martial arts journey.

Topics will include:

  • goal setting
  • tough love
  • advocating for your student
  • managing failure
  • negating 'selfish' coaching tendencies

All of which is flavored with personal anecdotes and sprinkled with a hint of drama.

This class may have a surprise panel

Required Gear
This class is in lecture format, pen, paper, laptop, you may want to take notes

Class Length
1 Hour

Skill Level
Appropriate for Intermediate and Advanced Levels as this class is geared towards coaches and instructors 



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All classes and schedules are subject to change without notice.