Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Jane Strange

INSTRUCTOR AT SoCal Swordfight 2024

Edmonton Historical Martial Arts

Instructor Bio: Jane Strange

Jane (formerly Johnston) started HEMA in 2014 and decided she liked it enough to keep doing it as long as she could. She is known for gear reviews, travelling a lot (pre-Covid), medalling in both women's and open longsword competitions, and jumping into anybody's corner to coach on a moment's notice. She represented Team North America at the 2019 European Games in Minsk and briefly operated Vancouver Historical Fencing.

Jane is currently teaching and training at Edmonton Historical Martial Arts, but is mainly focused on pursuing her degree in kinesiology.

Classes Being Taught By Jane Strange at SoCal Swordfight 2024

Concussions: Awareness, Identification, and Recovery

This class is applicable to everybody with a brain. Whether you are a coach or student, casual or highly competitive, the fact remains that HEMA is a pursuit where we hit each other on the head on purpose. Eventually and inevitably, those bonks will lead to something more serious and we should all be aware of what to look out for and how to support each other through it.

You should leave this class knowing:
- Common causes of concussions in HEMA
- How to identify a concussion
- What to do following a suspected concussion
- Common signs and symptoms
- Concussion recovery protocols
- Return to work and play programs
- How to support yourself or someone else with a traumatic brain injury


This class is a lecture, be prepared to take notes.

Open to All Levels

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