Kyle Tansek

Chief Instructor

Captain Kyle Randall Tansek, chief instructor and founder of the Michigan Medieval Combat Association has been studying and teaching historical weapon fighting arts for about 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 Okinawa, Japan, and with HEMA scholars in the UK and Italy. In recent years he’s been working towards enriching the HEMA community, by running events, charity seminars, and tournaments; for example, hosting free HEMA courses at some of North America’s largest LARP events, and teaching the importance of medieval manuscripts at schools and libraries.