The people responsible for Tattershall School of Defense, Inc. and our branches.

The Board

Gary Chelak - President

Gary began studying historical fencing in 1994 while attending college. He served as both assistant and primary historic fencing instructor. He heads up the Southern California Chapter of Tattershall School of Defense.
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Jeff Jacobson - Vice President, Membership Director

Jeff first began taking classes in modern 3-weapons fencing in 1995. In 1996, he started fencing in the Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA) and added classes in theatrical fencing to his study. In 2001, his search for history and technique of western martial arts brought him to the Tattershall School of Defense.
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Jason Eagle - Archivist/Historian

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William Wilson - President Emeritus

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Group Directors

Gary Chelak
Long Beach CA


Jon Eppler
Tulsa, OK

David Biggs
Washington, DC

Tim Makofske
Phoenix, AZ