MEMAG fechtschule Locations

Salisbury,MD Location:
Phone: (443) 614 9649
Email: the-memag@comcast.net

New Jersey/ Philadelphia Area:
Phone: (856) 308 9443
Email: weedhoe@gmail.com


Click on the names below to read a brief description of the instructors’ HEMA experience.

Cory Winslow   John Bax   Chuck Wyatt   Betsy Winslow  Josh Hawley  Joshua Reptsik




Cory Winslow   (Halbinsel Fechtschule, Salisbury MD)

Cory Winslow has been seriously researching and training in Historical European Martial Arts since 2003. In 2006 he founded the first MEMAG training club in Salisbury Maryland with his assistant instructor Joshua Reptsik. He has taught at the Halbinsel Fechtschule of MEMAG continuously since its founding, and currently instructs regular classes there. He has also taught a co-curricular historical swordsmanship program that he devised at the Salisbury School, and has given one or more demonstrations and lessons at Salisbury University, The Salisbury Festival, the Salisbury School, Wor-Wic Community College, the Chesapeake Celtic Festival and the Maryland Irish Festival. In 2008 he co-taught a day long workshop on the Longsword in Hollywood Maryland, another on the Messer in 2009, and another on the Staff in 2010. He also taught a class on the Messer at Bonfire of the Fencer in New York in 2009, assisted in demonstrating Sword and Buckler and Staff Techniques at the 2009 Meetup with NYFHA and The Virginia Academy of Fencing, and taught a Longsword class at the HEMA Alliance Mid-Atlantic Gathering in 2010. Cory has attended the Western Martial Arts Workshop 2006 in Texas, a Christian Henry Tobler workshop hosted by the Mid-Atlantic School of Historical Swordsmanship in Maryland, the Western Martial Arts Workshop 2007 in Wisconsin, Chivalric Weekend 2008 in New York, and Western Martial Arts Workshop 2009 in Wisconsin. Cory is in charge of the creation and revision of the Longsword, Messer and Dagger Syllabi and curriculums used in all MEMAG clubs.
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John Bax   (Halbinsel Fechtschule, Salisbury MD)

John Bax has been a determined student and researcher of Historical European Martial Arts since 2003. He taught a small but dedicated group of students at the Pottstown Pennsylvania branch of MEMAG from 2006-2007 until moving to Salisbury Maryland to co-teach and train with Cory Winslow. John is also studying Medieval medicine so that he may share the knowledge of healing with any student who is interested. He currently instructs regular classes at the Halbinsel Fechtschule of MEMAG. John has taught one or more lessons in HEMA at the Salisbury School, The Salisbury Festival, the Chesapeake Celtic Festival, and the Maryland Irish Festival. In 2008 he co-taught a day long workshop on the Longsword in Hollywood Maryland. He assisted in demonstrating Sword and Buckler Techniques at the 2009 Meetup with NYFHA and The Virginia Academy of Fencing, and assisted in teaching a Longsword class at the HEMA Alliance Mid-Atlantic Gathering in 2010. He has also attended the Western Martial Arts Workshop 2006 in Texas, the Western Martial Arts Workshop 2007 in Wisconsin, and Chivalric Weekend 2008 in New York. John is in charge of the creation and revision of the Ringen (Grappling) syllabus and curriculum used in all MEMAG clubs.
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Chuck Wyatt   (Brücke Fechtschule, New Jersey/ Philadelphia Area)

Chuck Wyatt has been learning and working with Historical European Martial Arts since 2004, and has a background in several other martial arts systems. After training with John Bax at the Pottstown branch for over a year, he assumed the role of instructor and moved the club to Burlington New Jersey. He currently offers weekly lessons in Burlington, New Jersey, and helps instruct monthly at the Salisbury branch. He has taught lessons at the Salisbury School and the Salisbury Festival, co-taught a day long seminar on the Messer in Hollywood Maryland in 2009, and assisted in teaching a Messer class at Bonfire of the Fencer 2009 in New York, and helped to teach a Longsword class at the HEMA Alliance Mid-Atlantic Gathering in 2010. In 2008 and again in 2009 he hosted the Meetup with NYFHA and The Virginia Academy of Fencing. Chuck has attended the Western Martial Arts Workshop 2007 in Wisconsin, and Chivalric Weekend in New York in 2008. He is in charge of the creation and revision of the Sword and Buckler, Poll-axe, and Flail syllabi and curriculums used in all MEMAG clubs.
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Betsy Winslow   (Halbinsel Fechtschule, Salisbury MD)

Betsy Winslow began her study of Historical European Martial Arts in 2007 when she enrolled in classes at the Halbinsel Fechtschule of MEMAG. Through diligent study and tireless practice she quickly became the most advanced student in the club. After completing her test and becoming a Geselle, she was asked to become an assistant instructor and begin work on translating and interpreting Staff sources to form a new syllabus for this weapon. After months of assistant teaching and upon completing her work on the first level of the Staff, she was made a full instructor of the Halbinsel Fechtschule. In addition to teaching regular classes in the longsword and teaching other MEMAG instructors in the use of the staff, Betsy also assisted in teaching a Messer class at Bonfire of the Fencer in New York in 2009, taught a class on the Staff and assisted in demonstrating Sword and Buckler Techniques at the 2009 Meetup with NYFHA and The Virginia Academy of Fencing, assisted in teaching a Longsword class at the HEMA Alliance Mid-Atlantic Gathering in 2010, and taught a day long workshop on the Staff in Hollywood Maryland in 2010. She also participated in demonstrations and lessons at the Chesapeake Celtic Festival, The Salisbury Festival, The Salisbury School and the Maryland Irish Festival.
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Joshua Hawley - Assistant Instructor   (Halbinsel Fechtschule, Salisbury MD)

Josh Hawley has been practicing and studying Historical European Martial Arts since 2010. After attending regular classes at the Salisbury MEMAG branch for two years Josh was awarded with the position of Assistant Instructor at this location. Josh has assisted with instruction at Longpoint 2011, the New Jersey MEMAG branch, the Salisbury Dogwood Festival, The Chesapeake Celtic Festival, and The Salisbury School. He has also fought in the Longsword Tournament at Longpoint 2011 and has instructed several groups of 6th graders at The Salisbury School in the Longsword since 2010. Josh's enthusiasm, skill, friendly disposition, and natural teaching ability are great assets to MEMAG and the entire HEMA community.
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Joshua Reptsik   (Retired)

Joshua Reptsik began his dedicated study of Historical European Martial Arts in 2004. He and Cory Winslow laid the foundations of MEMAG as an organization and club in early 2006, and taught together at the Salisbury branch from that time until early 2007, when he retired from the Guild. Joshua gave many demonstrations and lessons at The Salisbury Festival, the Salisbury School, and the Chesapeake Celtic Festival. He now has a new wife and lives happily with her and their pets in York, Pennsylvania.
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