Stewart Hotston is an instructor at the School of the Sword, as well as acting as Treasurer for the club. He has been studying with the School of the Sword since 2012. Teaching primarily side sword and its companion weapons from sources such as Marozzo as well as some rapier (primarily Giganti and Alfieri) Stewart is particularly keen on anything involving daggers. As a writer, Stewart has presented on historical fencing, combat and the difference between the reality of fighting and its dramatisation.
Stewart’s research interest is in how students progress from beginners to masters of their craft. In particular he is focussing on the narrative schemes different practitioners use to classify their students and opponents with a contrast between classical forms such as the four humours and more modern expressions of temperament.