Tristan Zukowski

Deputy Director and Head Instructor, NYC Branches
Rank 6

Tristan has been a member of NYHFA since 2009, and an instructor since 2011. While he maintains a regular teaching schedule at the NYC branches, and frequently assistant-teaches at the Kingston and Bard College branches, he also travels to give seminars, workshops, and master classes in the USA and abroad. He also co-founded Squinting Rabbit Productions, a film company creating high-quality, innovative and informative videos for the HEMA community.

Co-Founder and Executive Producer, Squinting Rabbit Productions, 2016 – Present
Director of HEMA Programs, Sword Class NYC, 2013 – Present
Boardmember, HEMA Alliance Curriculum Council, 2014 – 2016

Seminars

Schwertübungen Siebenbürgen (Intro to KDF), 2016, Sighisoara, Romania

Upcoming 
† Body Mechanics Seminar for Göteborgs Historiska Fäktskola, February 2017, Gothenburg, Sweden
Schwertübungen Siebenbürgen, September 2017 Sighisoara, Romania

Workshops and Classes

Cutting Mechanics Workshop, Swordfish, 2016, Gothenburg, Sweden
†KdF Technique & Cutting Demonstration, Ashokan Swordsmith Symposium, 2016
Cutting Mechanics Workshop, Swordsquatch, 2016
Cutting Mechanics Workshop, Longpoint, 2016
Cutting Mechanics Workshop, Fechtschule New York, 2016
‡Drohen und Zwingen: PsyOps in KdF, Fechtschule New York, 2016
Cutting Mechanics Workshop, School of the Sword, 2016, London, UK
Body Mechanics Class, Historiallisen Miekkailun Seura EHMS, 2015, Helsinki, Finland
Cutting Mechanics Workshop, Longpoint, 2015
Cutting Mechanics Workshop, Fechtschule New York, 2015
Cutting Mechanics Workshop, Iron Gate Exhibition, 2014
Body Mechanics Class, Schwertkampf Yaomachtia, 2014, D.F., Mexico
Cutting Mechanics Workshop, Longpoint, 2014
Cutting Mechanics Workshop, Fechtschule New York, 2014
Cutting Mechanics Workshop, Longpoint, 2013
†KdF Technique & Cutting Demonstration, Ashokan Swordsmith Symposium, 2011

Upcoming
‡Drohen und Zwingen: PsyOps in KdF, Fechtschule New York, May 2017
Cutting Mechanics Workshop, Longpoint, July 2017
Cutting Mechanics Workshop, Swordsquatch, September 2017

co-taught with Michael Edelson
co-taught with Cory Winslow, Medieval European Martial Arts Guild

Tournaments

Swordfish 2016, Gothenburg, Sweden
Technical Excellence, Open Longsword

Longpoint 2015, MD, USA
3rd Place, Longsword Triathlon
1st Place, Lightweight Wrestling
3rd Place, Paired Technique

Fechtschule New York 2015, NY, USA
2nd Place, Longsword Triathlon
2nd Place, Open Longsword
3rd Place, Cutting
3rd Place, Paired Technique
Technical Excellence Award

Shortpoint 2015, MD, USA
2nd Place, Open Longsword

Schwertkampf 2014, Mexico City, Mexico
1st Place, Mixed Weapon Invitational
3rd Place, Sword and Buckler

Longpoint 2014, MD, USA
1st Place, Cutting

Fechtschule New York 2014, NY, USA
2nd Place, Longsword Triathlon (Fencing, Cutting, Paired Technique)
2nd Place, Ringen am Schwert, Lightweight
3rd Place, Cutting
3rd Place, Paired Technique

Shortpoint 2014, MD, USA
2nd Place, Paired Technique

Longpoint 2013, MD, USA
3rd Place, Longsword Triathlon (fencing, cutting, wrestling)
1st Place, Cutting

Fechtschule New York 2013, NY, USA
2nd Place, Longsword Triathlon (fencing, cutting, wrestling)
2nd Place, Cutting
3rd Place, Open Longsword
Technical Excellence Award

Oktoberfecht 2012, NJ, USA
2nd Place, Das Grublein (wrestling)
4th Place, Open Longsword

Boston Sword Gathering VIII (2012), MA, USA
2nd Place, Folk Wrestling, Lightweight

Longpoint 2012, MD, USA
1st Place, Cutting