Instructors

 

South Coast Swords brings together a diverse group of instructors with historical, real-world, and martial arts expertise. Many of our instructors are top-level competitors and are recognized as knowledgeable resources by the entire HEMA community.

RJ McKeehan   Specializations  Longsword Cutting Messer  A multiple Gold Medalist in cutting, RJ has been practicing HEMA for nearly a decade. He has worked with the best instructors in the world, and continues to regularly attend events and compete worldwide. He has appeared as a weapons expert on television shows including Mythbusters and Man at Arms: Art of War. RJ co-founded SCS with Jonathan Mayshar, and runs the webstore.

RJ McKeehan

Specializations
Longsword
Cutting
Messer

A multiple Gold Medalist in cutting, RJ has been practicing HEMA for nearly a decade. He has worked with the best instructors in the world, and continues to regularly attend events and compete worldwide. He has appeared as a weapons expert on television shows including Mythbusters and Man at Arms: Art of War. RJ co-founded SCS with Jonathan Mayshar, and runs the webstore.

Jonathan Mayshar   Specializations  Dagger Un-Armed Longsword  Jonathan Is one of the founding members of the HEMA Alliance and served as it’s second elected national President. Along with Jason Taylor, Jonathan founded Kron Martial Arts, and developed the structure of the HEMA Alliance Instructor Certification Program and Safety Policy. Jonathan draws on a professional background of developmental psychology and K-12 classroom teaching in order to develop HEMA curriculum appropriate for all ages.

Jonathan Mayshar

Specializations
Dagger
Un-Armed
Longsword

Jonathan Is one of the founding members of the HEMA Alliance and served as it’s second elected national President. Along with Jason Taylor, Jonathan founded Kron Martial Arts, and developed the structure of the HEMA Alliance Instructor Certification Program and Safety Policy. Jonathan draws on a professional background of developmental psychology and K-12 classroom teaching in order to develop HEMA curriculum appropriate for all ages.

Jonathan Ying   Specializations  Longsword Single Stick Sabre  Easily the most "decorated" fighter in South Coast, Jonathan has been fighting and teaching HEMA for almost a decade. He is constantly researching and thinking of new ways to implement our martial technique, and plays a heavy role in our fantastic videos!

Jonathan Ying

Specializations
Longsword
Single Stick
Sabre

Easily the most "decorated" fighter in South Coast, Jonathan has been fighting and teaching HEMA for almost a decade. He is constantly researching and thinking of new ways to implement our martial technique, and plays a heavy role in our fantastic videos!

 
Myles Cupp   Specializations  Rapier Longsword HEMA-BOT Construction  Myles is a true renaissance fighter. He actively studies and researches new HEMA manuals to add to his ever-growing encyclopedic knowledge of techniques. When Myles isn't reading manuscripts or competing for medals, he spends his time engineering at Disneyland.

Myles Cupp

Specializations
Rapier
Longsword
HEMA-BOT Construction

Myles is a true renaissance fighter. He actively studies and researches new HEMA manuals to add to his ever-growing encyclopedic knowledge of techniques. When Myles isn't reading manuscripts or competing for medals, he spends his time engineering at Disneyland.

Robin Price   Specializations  Un-armed Combat Ringen Modern Self-Defense Grappling Modern Knife Tomahawk & Bowie Broadsword & Targe  A retired sheriff, Robin has spent a lifetime studying and excelling in many different martial arts. He is also an instructor in Krav Maga, Bujinkan Ninjutsu, and trains police in baton submission technique. Robin was inducted into the Martial Arts Master’s Hall of Fame and is a former US National Savate champion. In the last few Years Robin and Morgan Ferry have been developing a new self-defense system based on both Celtic and Native American martial arts.

Robin Price

Specializations
Un-armed Combat
Ringen
Modern Self-Defense
Grappling
Modern Knife
Tomahawk & Bowie
Broadsword & Targe

A retired sheriff, Robin has spent a lifetime studying and excelling in many different martial arts. He is also an instructor in Krav Maga, Bujinkan Ninjutsu, and trains police in baton submission technique. Robin was inducted into the Martial Arts Master’s Hall of Fame and is a former US National Savate champion. In the last few Years Robin and Morgan Ferry have been developing a new self-defense system based on both Celtic and Native American martial arts.

Eric Hardeman   Specializations  Longsword Cutting Sword and Buckler Messer Sabre Singlestick  Eric’s rapid progression is a testament to the effectiveness of the South Coast Swords system of instruction. In less than two years, he’s gone from having no prior martial arts experience to being one of our most decorated students winning medals in multiple weapons systems, as well as one of our most knowledgeable regarding the historical combat manuscripts we study.

Eric Hardeman

Specializations
Longsword
Cutting
Sword and Buckler
Messer
Sabre
Singlestick

Eric’s rapid progression is a testament to the effectiveness of the South Coast Swords system of instruction. In less than two years, he’s gone from having no prior martial arts experience to being one of our most decorated students winning medals in multiple weapons systems, as well as one of our most knowledgeable regarding the historical combat manuscripts we study.

 
Jeremy Loose   Specializations  Metallurgy Medieval History Longsword Messer  Jeremy is a weaponsmith and historian with many years of research and reenactment under his belt. He has traveled extensively in Europe, handling antique arms and armor, and has hand-forged some extremely complex weapons as both a smith and an expert in medieval polearm morphology.

Jeremy Loose

Specializations
Metallurgy
Medieval History
Longsword
Messer

Jeremy is a weaponsmith and historian with many years of research and reenactment under his belt. He has traveled extensively in Europe, handling antique arms and armor, and has hand-forged some extremely complex weapons as both a smith and an expert in medieval polearm morphology.

Tim Magnuson   Specializations  Longsword Messer Thibault Rapier Sword-STEM  Tim is a true scholar of the art, and devotes much of his free time to reading and re-reading manuscripts to help us unlock their secrets. He has  competed internationally and is known for his depth of knowledge as well as his ability to apply that knowledge in the heat of combat.

Tim Magnuson

Specializations
Longsword
Messer
Thibault Rapier
Sword-STEM

Tim is a true scholar of the art, and devotes much of his free time to reading and re-reading manuscripts to help us unlock their secrets. He has competed internationally and is known for his depth of knowledge as well as his ability to apply that knowledge in the heat of combat.