Matthys Kool

Matthys (Ties) Kool started HEMA back in 2003. His main focus has always been the longsword but he has also trained several other disciplines like sabre, dagger and wrestling. Since 2015 Matthys runs the HVN – Historisch Vrijvechten Nederland where he is the main trainer and head of the HVN Selection. Matthys has been placing high in various tournaments since he started actively competing in 2013 but besides fighting he also helps to manage or organize several large events and has been teaching workshops all over the world.