Keith Farrell

Keith Farrell

Keith has been training assorted martial arts since 1998 and has held various levels of teaching and coaching roles since 2000. He has trained formally in karate (and holds a 3rd Dan black belt), along with archery and sport fencing.

His HEMA practice began in 2007 at the University of Glasgow, and over the last several years he has helped to develop the Academy of Historical Arts across Scotland. The longsword of Johannes Liechtenauer is his primary weapon discipline, closely followed by the Scottish regimental broadsword. He also quite enjoys sabre, sword and buckler, and simulating the "halfsword" fighting style of armoured combat. A particular interest of Keith's is the issue of teaching effectively, and he strives to help instructors develop their teaching skills.

For contributions to the HEMA community, Keith received membership of HEMAC in 2011.

Quick links to items on this page:

Experience:
- Teaching Experience
- Research Credentials
- Reviews of Keith's Teaching

Services:
- Private Tuition
- Seminars, Workshops & Events
- Tournaments & Competitions
- Tournament Judge Training

Rates and Fees:
- Hourly Rate
- Overtime Rate
- Daily Rate
- Discounted Rates

Contact:
Contact Form

Experience

Teaching Experience

Keith's profile page can be found in the Instructors section of this website.


Research Credentials

Keith's research page can be found in the Library section of this website.


Reviews of Keith's Teaching

Some reviews of events, workshops, seminars and lessons taught by Keith:

Belfast, Northern Ireland (April 2014)
- some thoughts and musings by Francis McCaughan, inspired by Keith's seminar

Asola, Italy (December 2013)
- review by Luca Venchi (EN translation via Google)
- review by Federico Malagutti (EN translation halfway down the page)
- review by Dave the Alchemist (EN translation via Google)

Toulouse, France (January 2013)
- review by William Bouilliez, Woody Grochulski, and Johann

Services

Private Tuition

Standard short lessons can be arranged at £30 per hour, or £20 for half an hour. This is often discounted to £25 per hour (£15 for half an hour) for AHA subscribers.

Longer, more intensive private tuition over the course of a day (8 hours) can be booked at the £200 day rate, and AHA subscribers can book day-long tuition at a discounted rate of £160 for the 8 hours.

Further to the tuition fees, any expenses related to transport, venue hire, accommodation and meals should be provided. Standard short lessons will rarely involve any of these additional fees, but day-long sessions will usually incur at least some extra expenses.


Seminars, Workshops & Events

This fee includes all the preparation time that goes into researching and planning for the event, development of lesson plans and tailoring the ideas the meet the requirements of the event. Generally speaking, for each hour of teaching time, at least half an hour of researching and planning has gone into the process beforehand.

It will cost £200 per day of instructing to hire Keith to teach at your event. Therefore a weekend seminar would cost £400 and would include two full days of teaching time.

Clubs affiliated to the Academy of Historical Arts can receive a discounted rate of £160 per day of instruction.

Further to these fees for teaching time, any expenses related to transport, venue hire, accommodation and meals should be provided.


Tournaments & Competitions

It will cost £200 for a day to have Keith work, judge, judge and/or administrate at your event.

Clubs affiliated to the Academy of Historical Arts can receive a discounted rate of £160 per day of work.

Further to these fees for time, any expenses related to transport, venue hire, accommodation and meals should be provided.


Tournament Judge Training

This fee includes all the preparation time that goes into researching and planning for the event, development of lesson plans and tailoring the ideas the meet the requirements of the event. Generally speaking, for each hour of teaching time, at least half an hour of researching and planning has gone into the process beforehand.

It will cost £200 per day of instructing to hire Keith to provide a tournament judge training event. Therefore a weekend seminar would cost £400 and would include two full days of teaching time.

Clubs affiliated to the Academy of Historical Arts can receive a discounted rate of £160 per day of instruction.

Further to these fees for teaching time, any expenses related to transport, venue hire, accommodation and meals should be provided.

Rates and Fees

Standard Hourly Rate

Keith's standard rate is £30 per hour for projects that are to be calculated by the hour. This rate is in effect during normal working hours during the week; if a project requires work to be done at inconvenient times (such as the evening or very early morning), then the "overtime" rate will be used for those times.


Overtime Rate

"Overtime" will be calculated at the rate of £40 per hour. If a project calculated by the hour requires more hours than agreed (or requires hours at an inconvenient time of day), or if a day-long project requires more than 8 hours of work, then this is the rate that will be charged for the "overtime" hours.


Daily Rate

£200 is Keith's going rate for day-long projects that involve 8 hours of working time in a single day. If a day-long project requires more than 8 hours of work, then the additional time will be charged at the "overtime" rate.


Discounted Rates

Keith is willing to discount his rates for AHA subscribers, clubs affiliated to the Academy of Historical Arts, and good causes. Depending on the situation, different discounts may be negotiated.

Contact Form

If you would like to get in touch with Keith to talk about engaging his services, please fill out this contact form and he will get back to you as soon as possible.

When you submit this form, your message will be emailed to the Academy of Historical Arts administrative staff, who will respond as soon as possible. You will also receive an email copy of the message for your own records.

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