Hugh Knight has spent most of his lifetime studying martial arts. He started with traditional Japanese swordsmanship and jujutsu, then moved on to karate. He also spent more than twenty years practicing fully armored reenactment combat, especially the pollaxe. In 1995 he started his first serious work with a medieval fight book, and from then on he has been focused on practicing, interpreting and teaching historical combat. He is the founder and head instructor of a school called Die Schlachtschule or “The School of Battle” located in San Bernardino, CA that teaches medieval combat of the Liechtenauer School.