I am now in a position to offer residential training if you would like to have a weekend intensive training session with me in Liverpool.
The general idea of these residential courses is that you visit me for a weekend, or for whatever length of time you prefer, and we immerse ourselves as deeply as you like in whatever system or topic you want to explore. You are welcome to stay with me at my house, so accommodation will not be a problem, and I’ll be able to help you with transport once you arrive in Liverpool. And of course, the fridge will be well-stocked with plenty of beer, or whatever you prefer to drink!
With all the necessities such as accommodation, food, and training space all arranged and included, we can focus on whatever it is you would like to explore. Maybe you would like to improve your cutting skills, or spend a weekend working on your fundamentals. Maybe you would like to explore the source material in greater depth, or work on bridging the gap between drilling and sparring. Maybe you would like to learn a completely new system and would appreciate an intensive introduction to set you on the right path.
Whatever takes your interest, we can work on it. And if your interest or focus changes over the course of your stay then we can explore that for as long as you wish. It would be helpful for you to have some ideas ahead of time, so that I can make the necessary preparations and have some plans (and equipment!) ready for us.
One of the interesting elements of more immersive courses is the opportunity to use technology as part of the learning process. In a single hour of private tuition, there is not much time for making several iterations of a drill, informing each attempt by referring to video clips of your performance. When we have a whole weekend, however, there is plenty of time! We can record plenty of footage and refer to it regularly as part of our learning process.
If this sounds like it could be interesting, please send me an email and have a chat with me about what you would like to do. I will be more than happy to discuss it with you, and hopefully we can get it all arranged and in the diary!
In terms of price, I would typically work on the basis of £250 per day, or £350 for a weekend, or about £1000 for a week. This could potentially be open to negotiation, although I’m more likely to be able to offer discounts for longer stays.
Keith, the gentle-master everyone needs. I met Keith years ago during a workshop and from that time onward he continued to inspire my methodology in teaching. A couple of years ago I had the opportunity to be his guest for an entire week… and again, he opened my fencing mind.
Keith is a good friend and a wonderful Master. His knowledge on the subject is so immense as well as his attention on body mechanic and the problems related with it.
He only has one downside… he lives too far from me… but maybe this is better for him!
Sala d’Arme del Folle, Italy
I used to stay at Keith’s place and train for a while, and here it is what I think about it.
First, it is very cost effective. While you stay, you can always find Keith to train with you at his backyard. If you would like to have some formal training with gear, the hall is very close to his place. That means you don’t have to waste your time on Google Maps to find your way. All these mean you can easily get an excellent instructor and sparring partner when you want!
Second, it would be very convenient for you to resolve your HEMA problems. During our study of HEMA, we have a lot of questions to solve, from interpreting the difficult manuscript to fencing concepts. By staying in Keith’s place, you can get him to demonstrate you the answer in person instead of wasting time to think a sensible answer.
Highly recommend this residential course!