Active Instructors

Active instructors are either ranked or provisionally ranked instructors who are teaching independent classes at NYHFA branches. Although holding Rank 3a is required to be an active instructor, there can be exceptions in the absence of those holding such a rank when the instructor in question has demonstrated sufficient skill, knowledge and capability. 

Instructors are typically listed in order of seniority, however, the instructors below appear in no particular order. 

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Jay Tsulis

Instructor, Longsword
Rank 3 (Provisional)

 

Jay started his HEMA studies with NYHFA and has been practicing since April 2015. He is a veteran of the international special operations community and uses the insights he acquired over combat tours in multiple theaters to increase his understanding of the art and spread that understanding to others.  

Tournaments

Long Island Point 2017, NY, USA
Tournament Champion
Technical Excellence Award
1st Place, Paired Technique

Fechtschule NY 2017, NY, USA
3rd Place, Longsword Biathlon

Fechtschule New York 2016, NY, USA
3rd Place, Longsword Biathlon
Finalist, Cutting

 

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Steven Viani

Instructor, Longsword
Rank 3 (Provisional)


Steven Viani was one of the original members at NYHFA NYC. He currently teaches beginner longsword classes and assists with the teaching ofintermediate students at NYHFA's NYC branch.

Tournaments

Longpoint 2014, MD, USA
3rd Place, Paired Technique

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Dave Kaufman

 Instructor, Longsword
Rank 3 (Provisional)

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Tournaments

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Lu Torres

 Instructor, Longsword
Rank 3 (Provisional)

Lu started with NYHFA in 2014 and teaches our conditioning class, as well as classes in messer and study groups in saber and single stick. He will be soon be leading a harnisfechten study group.

Tournaments

Fechtschule Frisbee 2017, NH, USA
3rd Place, Open Longsword

Flower Point 2017, PA, USA
3rd Place, Open Longsword