Shane began studying HEMA with the NJHFA in March of 2017, and has since progressed to the rank of Provost. The highly athletic and deeply historical nature of HEMA enticed Shane to initially dive in. The complex reconstruction and contextual analysis of HEMA that blend the physical and historical elements drive him deeper into the study of the Art. Shane has competed in a number of tournaments, and plans to continue doing so as an avenue to test his understanding of the Art. Shane's primary focuses are the Longsword and Langes Messer.