Kyle Tansek

Chief Instructor

Captain Kyle Randall Tansek, instructor and founder of the Michigan Medieval Combat Association has been studying and teaching historical weapon fighting arts for over 15 years. Currently holding degrees of black belts in traditional Okinawan weapon arts, and Japanese swordsmanship, Kyle has trained under a living national treasure in Japan, and with HEMA maestros in the UK and Italy.

In recent years, he’s been running events, charity seminars, and tournaments: for example, hosting free HEMA courses at some of North America’s largest LARP events, collaborating with the Arms & Armor curator from the Detroit Institute of Arts, and teaching the importance of medieval manuscripts at schools and libraries.