I teach lessons and workshops at several events every year, and I also teach seminars for clubs and schools. If you would like to hire me to teach a seminar at your club, or a workshop at your event, please contact me to discuss your ideas.
Hiring a skilled and experienced instructor can make all the difference for a newer club. Someone who knows about body mechanics can help your members avoid injuries from incorrect motions; information about how to train or how to bridge the gap between drilling and sparring can give your club the boost it needs to get past a current plateau. Although it may seem expensive, investing a little money in good quality instruction can be one of the best decisions you can make for your club.
I have taught at clubs and events in several countries across Europe. I have also travelled to teach in the USA and in Australia. The experience of these events and seminars has been invaluable to my own development as a fencer and instructor, and I am always delighted to share experience and ideas as widely as possible.
If you are interested in visiting me in Liverpool for a weekend, please consider arranging an intensive training course. This might be the ideal way to get plenty of personal tuition and input, without having to go to the hassle of organising a whole event. Alternatively, we can arrange some online coaching through a video chat or by transferring video files to each other.
The fee I would request
From the autumn of 2023, my typical daily rate is £350 per day of teaching, which includes all the necessary preparation time. I also request expenses for any travelling and accommodation (though I am quite happy to sleep on a couch and not bother with a hotel).
If your club is small and may struggle with this daily rate then I may be able to negotiate a discount. There is also a discount available for clubs affiliated to the Academy of Historical Arts.
I cannot split the daily rate to account for individual hours; I would prefer that you hire me for the day and put me to work teaching for the whole day!
Due to the number of invitations I receive to teach at events, I have to prioritise events where there is room in the budget for a teaching fee. If I accepted every invitation to teach, then I would be travelling and working for thirty or forty weekends a year without any pay, which is not sustainable.
Contact me about teaching
Places where I have taught HEMA
I have been invited to teach at clubs and events throughout Europe, North America, Asia, and Australia. Using the bar at the left, you can see where I have travelled to teach in the different years from 2010 until the present day.
Currently, outside the UK, I have been teaching most often in Italy, followed by France and the Republic of Ireland. I’d love the opportunity to visit and teach in more countries, so if you would like to have me teach something for your club or at your event, please do get in touch and let’s try to make it happen!
Instructor bio & image
If you need an instructor biography and image of me for advertising that I will be teaching at your event, then my standard bio is as follows:
Keith Farrell is the chief instructor at Liverpool HEMA. He teaches professionally and his main area of expertise is fencing with the longsword – but he also enjoys several different martial arts and HEMA disciplines!
Keith has authored several books and articles, and runs Fallen Rook Publishing. He creates and hosts a variety of helpful resources on his website at www.keithfarrell.net
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