Emilia Skirmuntt has trained how to hit people with swords and other objects for the last 20 years. During that time, she studied multiple weapons, systems, and in multiple different clubs – starting in Poland and then moving to London and Oxford. She has won medals in women’s as well as open competitions, both in the UK and abroad, fighting with longsword, rapier, rapier and dagger, saber, sidesword, and sidesword and buckler. She was also voted best technical fencer of By the Sword 2019.

Emilia travelled around Europe leading workshops and seminars and was one of the representatives for the UK and Ireland HEMA team in the European Games taking place in Minsk in 2019.

She is a member of the organising committees for the Wessex League, and Albion Cup, the biggest international competition in the UK. She also organised the English Sidesword Open in Oxford in 2018.

Currently, she is the head instructor for the Oxford Chapter of The School of the Sword. She teaches Italian longsword, dagger, rapier, sidesword, unarmed, and tomahawk techniques.