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'''Colin Hatcher, Esq.''' is by profession a trial attorney in the San Francisco Bay Area, California USA. He has been a martial artist for the past 32 years and a martial arts instructor for over 20 years. He is qualified in and has practiced many of the [[grappling]] arts (wrestling, aikido, judo, Japanese jujitsu, Brazilian jiu-jitsu), as well as other martial arts, including kali/escrima, thai boxing and wing chun kung fu. In addition for 10 years (1989-1998) he was an active instructor and participant and full-time volunteer with the International Alliance of Guardian Angels, where he became its International Director of Training, with primary responsibility for re-building that organization's training curriculum from the ground up.
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Englishman '''Colin Hatcher, Esq.''' is by profession a trial attorney in Dallas, Texas, USA. He has been an active martial artist for 37 years and a martial arts instructor for over 20 years, during which time he has practiced many of the grappling arts (wrestling, aikido, judo, Japanese jujitsu, Brazilian jiu-jitsu), as well as kali/escrima and was International Director of training for the Alliance of Guardian Angels from 1989 to 1995, with responsibility for building and teaching that group's highly effective and reality tested "street-rules" martial arts programs.
  
Mr. Hatcher is an Englishman from the medieval town of Castle Cary, Somerset, England (dating back to the year 1059 a.d.). Castle Cary is only 15 miles from Glastonbury Tor (a strong contender for the Isle of Avalon from Arthurian myth), and Mr. Hatcher has had a lifelong interest in medieval history and culture.
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He began his Historical European Martial Arts (HEMA) arts study and practice with the Schola Saint George (SSG) in 1999 in California and was part of that school's first generation of students studying the martial art of Fiore de'i Liberi (Arte e Scientia d'Armizare). He became an instructor for the SSG and was a key contributor to the development of the SSG's grappling (Abrazare) and Dagger (Daga) curricula. He served as President of the SSG between 2011-2014.
  
He began his medieval martial arts study and practice with participation in the [[Society of Creative Anachronism]] (SCA) as a heavy weapons fighter. When the [[Schola Saint George]] commenced with its first formal class in 2000, studying the martial art of [[Fiore de'i Liberi]] (Arte d'Armizare) he was in that first group of students. Since then due to his extensive martial arts experience he has been a key contributor to the development of the Schola's grappling (Abrazare) and [[Dagger]] (Daga) curricula, and is an instructor for the Schola. He has been actively researching and practicing Fiore's Arte d'Armizare for the past 10 years, including making his own original translation of Fiore's grappling and dagger sections from the medieval manuscripts.
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In 2014 Colin left SSG to found his own HEMA school in Frisco, Texas, Accademia del Leone (Academy of the Lion), where he continues to research, study and teach Fiore’s Arte e Scientia d'Armizare, including Fiore’s spear, longsword, dagger, and grappling.
 
 
In February 2011 Mr. Hatcher was elected to the Schola Saint George's Board of Directors, as the Schola Saint George's President. He is currently both the Schola's President and Chief Executive Officer for the Schola Saint George's Executive Committee on Curricula (ECC).
 
 
 
== External Links ==
 
 
 
* [http://www.scholasaintgeorge.org/ Schola Saint George website]
 

Latest revision as of 23:45, 20 January 2015

Englishman Colin Hatcher, Esq. is by profession a trial attorney in Dallas, Texas, USA. He has been an active martial artist for 37 years and a martial arts instructor for over 20 years, during which time he has practiced many of the grappling arts (wrestling, aikido, judo, Japanese jujitsu, Brazilian jiu-jitsu), as well as kali/escrima and was International Director of training for the Alliance of Guardian Angels from 1989 to 1995, with responsibility for building and teaching that group's highly effective and reality tested "street-rules" martial arts programs.

He began his Historical European Martial Arts (HEMA) arts study and practice with the Schola Saint George (SSG) in 1999 in California and was part of that school's first generation of students studying the martial art of Fiore de'i Liberi (Arte e Scientia d'Armizare). He became an instructor for the SSG and was a key contributor to the development of the SSG's grappling (Abrazare) and Dagger (Daga) curricula. He served as President of the SSG between 2011-2014.

In 2014 Colin left SSG to found his own HEMA school in Frisco, Texas, Accademia del Leone (Academy of the Lion), where he continues to research, study and teach Fiore’s Arte e Scientia d'Armizare, including Fiore’s spear, longsword, dagger, and grappling.