Derek Gill

Derek has been practicing HEMA since the summer of 2018. He is a student at SoCal Swords and is the founder of the Czort Fencing study group which focuses on study and exploration of healthy movement, posture, and structure in both historical and sporting applications of fencing. Using his background in medicine and clinical research, he works to debunk exercise myths and provide an understanding good movements with the goal of making training more effective and less damaging to the body.

His current focus of studies includes:
- German long sword
- Polish saber in its varying contexts
- I.33 Sword and Buckler
- Rapier as instructed by Fabris and Alfieri

At SoCal Swordfight 2023 Derek Gill will be presenting the following:

The Structured Spine

Course Description:
This class will focus on establishing proper spinal posture and how to use that in HEMA and every day life

Required Gear:
No gear, sword optional for specific examples

Course Level:
Open to All Levels

Course Format:

Your must register for the event to attend classes

SoCal Swordfight 2023