Ken Harding

Ken Harding has been a martial arts teacher continuously in St. Louis for 30 years.  Half of those years he was a full-time instructor teaching to hundreds of students.  Having been trained and ranked in Japan, he has long been well-acquainted with swords, daggers, spears, etc.  He has invested well over 30,000 hours to the study and perfection of combative arts, and he constantly strives to improve and refine his methods of teaching and training. 

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Since 2011 his focus has shifted to Historical European Martial Arts (HEMA), and in particular the Bolognese system of combative arts.  He's joined others who have been working diligently to restore ancient and forgotten fighting systems that deserve to live again.

He is one of the featured instructors at L' Arte Delle Armi, a three-day international workshop on Bolognese martial arts hosted by the Chicago Swordplay Guild.