5 years ago I set a goal to become certified in all eight weapon systems of the Society of American Fight Directors. I am happy to announce that today I have completed that goal. In the same day I tested in quarterstaff and smallsword while renewing in my favorite system, rapier and dagger. You can head over to the Video/Stage Combat tab on this website to see some of the tests. The culmination of an entire semester of learning and teaching stage combat was exhausting and exhilarating and a whole lot of fun. Ever happy to maintain a growth mindset, I have set my next goal to become a Certified Teacher with the SAFD. I know this will mean even more physical and aesthetic training, but I am up to the challenge. I only hope it takes less than 5 years!