Nicole’s skill and passion for Historical European Martial Arts comes from a lifelong love of reading, history and competitive sports. Nicole is a noted rapier and Women’s longsword champion and widely considered to be one of the world’s top female HEMA practitioners. She will often make it into the final rounds of any competition she enters. As well, Nicole is one of North Americas only women teaching Historical Fencing and has taught at noted events around the world. She is extremely well rounded in her practice and understanding of the art. She spends much of her time fencing, training and testing her theories with sword in hand. Her specialties are the rapier, longsword, and messer. She is also known for her skill with the dagger/knife, and late period sword and buckler.