Michael-Forest with longsword outside

Michael-Forest Meservy is the lead Scholar and instructor of the Northern Nevada chapter of the Academy.  Michael-Forest initially began his study of the longsword in 2001 under the instruction of Jake Norwood.  Since founding the Noble Science Academy, Michael-Forest has developed an efficient curriculum containing comprehensive systems for teaching and learning several historical weapons, including longsword, rapier, Scottish broadsword, and sword & buckler.  Michael-Forest has also taught at events all over the country, including at Longpoint, SoCal Swordfight, and IGX.  He is a certified instructor of the HEMA Alliance, and also holds an MLitt in Medieval History from the University of Glasgow.

Scholar Jonathan

Jonathan Helland is an instructor of the New Hampshire/Vermont chapter of the Academy.  Not only is Jonathan a Scholar in both longsword and single rapier, he was the Academy's first student to achieve the rank of Scholar in multiple weapons.  Jonathan began his studies with the Academy in early 2015.


Patrick Tarzi is the lead Scholar and instructor of the Southern Nevada (Las Vegas) study group.  He currently holds the national record for the technical test of both Apprentice and Scholar for Longsword. Patrick began his study of historical fencing in 2012. He continues to develop and share his understanding of the Art, and has taught longsword seminars to a number of local organizations.


Jacob Burke is the Lead Scholar of the New Hampshire chapter of the Academy. Jacob started training with the longsword in 2016, and now holds the rank of Scholar in longsword, sword & buckler, and rapier & dagger. He is the Academy’s first student to achieve the rank of Scholar in three separate weapons.