Brian A. McIlmoyle
, is the Vice President and co-Founder of the Academy of European Medieval Martial Arts (AEMMA) and Director of the Fighting Arts Collective of Toronto, a multi-discipline Martial arts training facility encompassing Modern, Historical and traditional Martial Arts from both the East and West.
Mr. McIlmoyle is AEMMA's Principle Instructor and Curriculum Developer and has been teaching Western martial arts semi-professionally for 10 years and has been involved in the study and practice of Medieval martial arts for 24 years. Although he prefers to remain in Toronto teaching AEMMA's students at the Toronto salle d'armes, Brian has traveled both within Canada, the United States and in Europe providing instruction in armizare according to the AEMMA interpretation of Fiore dei Liberi's "Flos Duellatorum" and "Fior di Bataglia". He also researched and studied the sword & buckler plays as depicted in MS I.33 and introduced this fighting style as part of the AEMMA curriculum in 2004.
Brian's goal is to facilitate the continued development of a viable Western Martial Arts tradition that can co-exist on equal terms with the existing Eastern Martial Arts traditions.
Mr. McIlmoyle Brian is deeply devoted to bringing Europe's "lost" fighting arts back into the public consciousness. To this end, he has designed and delivered several educational programs at the Royal Ontario Museum on topics such as medieval arms and armour, medieval justice and medieval swordsmanship. Brian is also the founder of Toronto Tactical Airsoft Close Combat College (TTAC3), a component of the Fighting Arts Collective Toronto (FACT), which is oriented towards urban warfare and executes a variety of simulations authored by Brian which enhances the realism and challenge of modern day combat using firearms.