Anthony Buonomo

Anthony Buonomo is the founder of Austin Historical Weapons Guild, Austin’s premier HEMA school. From its humble beginnings as a park meet up, it has grown under his direction to a thriving club which offers a variety of classes weekly along with beginner introduction courses and workshops. While he has been studying HEMA since 2014, his other training in mixed martial arts, Tae Kwon Do, Karate, Judo, and Aikido all help inform his unique approach to teaching HEMA which combines the footwork of traditional martial arts with historical techniques. In addition to martial arts, Anthony has participated in SCA combat and foam fighting with Dagorhir. Through all of it, Sword and Buckler has been a growing passion which lead him to research MS I.33 in earnest, making it a focus in his practice since 2016. He has taught workshops and classes in I.33, most recently at Schwertkampf 2019 in Mexico City and at SoCal Swordfight 2019, where he also won Gold in Sword and Buckler. Other accolades include Bronze at CombatCon 2018 for Sword and Buckler, Bronze in Single Stick at SoCal Swordfight 2019, and Golds in Longsword and Invitational Knife at Schwertkampf 2019. He is also featured in multiple Modern Rogue videos online.

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