George Georgas – the Unterhauptman

wwa3George has great love for European swordsmanship and has been inspired from King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table, the Epos of Digenis Acritas and other legendary fencers.

He is a Certified Fencing Coach and National Fencing Referee of the Hellenic Fencing Federation, Second Rank Instructor of the Hellenic Martial Education of Pammachon and Instructor of Historical European Fencing.

George founded the Academy of Historical European Martial Arts LEONTES, a school dedicated to European Medieval and Renaissance martial arts and Classical and Olympic Fencing. He is in charge for the development of Byzantine Hoplomachia in Greece teaching the use of various Byzantine weapons such as the spathion (byzantine xifos), paramerion (byzantine saber), pole arms and the long sword of the 14th-15th century.

He is in charge (Unterhauptman) of the Meyer Freifechter Guild for the development of the Renaissance martial arts in Greece teaching long sword, dussack and rapier and he has the rank of Research Scholar of the Freifechter Guild. Honorable member of the Acrites Academy (USA).

 

Manousos E Kambouris – the Scholar

Manousos is Biologist since 1993 with a PhD in Medicine since 2000 (both from the University of Athens).

Being free-lance journalist/analyst 1990-2016 and Consultant in biodefense & counter-bioterrorism in 2003-4 for the Hellenic Ministry of Public Orders, he counts 33 scientific articles and 3 books in Biosciences and Bioterrorism.

His account in History/military science is focused on Ancient Greek Warfare, from Mycenae to Alexander the Great and includes 4 articles printed or in print in peer-reviewed journal (APN Journal, Univ of Belgrade), 2 articles in non-peer reviewed quarterly journal “AncientWarfare”; moreover 4 books, 3 monographies and in cooperation with the KORYVANTES Association, two invited lectures with general audience, two presentations in international conferences and some tens of articles in non-peer reviewed journals in Greek.

 

Spyros Bakas – the Visionary

Spyros is among the first to introduce and promote Reenacting in Greece in 2002. Since then, he has participated, organised and directed numerous Reenacting and Experimental Archaeology as well as Living History projects in Greece and worldwide.

He has lectured extensively around the world on Experimental Archaeology, Ancient Greek Warfare and Traditional Archery (i.e. Daejeon Korea 2010, University of Warsaw 2010,2014, Viminacium Museum in Serbia 2012, EXARC Organisation in Denmark 2012). He has written or co-written many studies some of which have been published in British Archaeology Report (Archeopress), Sidestone Press, “Archaeology and Science” Academic Journal and WTAF Publishing (Daejeon, Korea).

He holds a BA in Political Science and Public Administration from the Kapodestrian University of Athens, specialising in European and International Affairs. He has participated in extensive archaeological missions conducted by the University of Warsaw, in Palazollo Acreide (Sicily/Italy) and Sterdyn (Poland). He is currently based in Warsaw, Poland finishing his MA in Archaeology at Warsaw University with an emphasis on the Late Mycenean Armour and Weapons, willing to continue his studies on a Phd in the same topic.

Nikos Vourliotis – the photographer

screen-shot-2016-11-30-at-12-40-33Nikos Vourliotis is a graphic designer & photographer with over 20 years of working experience, specialized in stage, event & product photography.

Resident associate since 2010 of the Athens & Epidaurus Festival, has also completed many projects assigned by the Athens State Orchestra, National Theatre of Greece, Art Theatre Karolos Koun, National ArtGallery of Greece, Athens School of Fine Arts, Benaki Museum, EuropeanCultural Centre of Delphi, Lafarge Greece, Apeiron (Magnum) Photos.