Instructors

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Cory Winslow

Cory began practicing Historical European Martial Arts in 2003 with LSFA in Pennsylvania. In 2006 while living in Maryland he founded the first MEMAG school, focusing on the teachings of Grandmaster Liechtenauer, where he taught until 2014. After this he opened a new branch of the school in Virginia, which operated until 2018 when he and Betsy took a break to prepare for the birth of their son, and also to concentrate on shifting their focus to the teachings of George Silver. Cory has also studied Muso Shinden Ryu Iaido and related disciplines as a member of North American San Shin Kai.

During his years with MEMAG, Cory was appointed the Vice Director of the HEMA Alliance Curriculum Council, where he helped to design and implement the Instructor Certification Program. He also contributed numerous translations to the Wiktenauer Project, and was the Paired Technique tournament manager at the annual "Longpoint" event from 2015 until its final event of 2019. Additionally, he taught several classes and seminars at major national and international events. In 2020 he co-founded the Shenandoah Valley School of Defence.


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Betsy Winslow

Betsy began practicing Historical European Martial Arts in 2007 with MEMAG in Maryland, learning the teachings of Grandmaster Liechtenauer. In 2009 she was designated as an instructor, and taught for the school until 2014, when she, along with her husband Cory, opened a new branch of MEMAG in Virginia. This branch operated until 2018, when Betsy became pregnant. During this time, she began to concentrate on the works of George Silver, and practice his method.


While involved with MEMAG, Betsy took part in the certification of new instructors as part of the HEMA Alliance Instructor Certification Program. She also contributed numerous translations to the Wiktenauer Project, and gave instruction in a variety of subjects at a multitude of national and international events. In 2020 she co-founded the Shenandoah Valley School of Defence.