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Meet the team

Head Instructor/Owner

Mr. Allan Gagner has been working with weapons for over 20 years. He begun with fencing in college and by a random chance of fate he answered an ad in the newspaper that said "Sword Fighters wanted" for the next 3 years, with intense training, at over 8 hours a day 7 days a week, Mr. Gagner traveled with a small sword fighting group called Highland Mercenaries. They used live steel and performed throughout California at various Renaissance fairs/ Celtic fairs, and many birthday parties/ weddings where people would flock in groves to witness the battles that they would reenact. He quickly learned the trade and became the lead fight coordinator creating many of the shows making them as realistic as possible. Since this chapter in his life he has since consulted on many film, television,theater production companies lending his expertise in safety and realism with the fight scenes. He finally was able to take charge and open the doors and share his knowledge with the next generation of fighters.