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Allen Reed

Allen Reed

Allen Reed – Gallowglass Accademy

Bringing over 30 years experience in law enforcement, Oriental and European martial arts, C. Allen Reed was a firearms, baton, police combatives and TASER instructor in a U.S. Marshals Service for close to twenty-five years. Allen also served as a uniformed officer in a campus police department for six years.

Allen is a member and on the Board of Directors of the American Women's Self Defense Association (AWSDA) and a certified AWSDA's Women's Self Defense Instructor.

Allen holds the rank of Kaiden (7th dan equivalent) in Paracombatives Jujutsu which he taught at the Northwestern University Jujutsu Club for close to twenty years.

Allen studies and teaches the martial arts of Medieval and Renaissance Europe as well as 19th century American and English martial arts. Allen is Headmaster of Gallowglass Academy, Inc. Gallowglass Academy offers classes in Western Martial arts as well as modern self defense. Allen has taught multiple classes on Historical Combat in the Society for Creative Anachronism. He has also been an instructor for the International Bartitsu School of Arms in 2011 and 2012. Most recently Allen was invited to teach at the Fight Camp Historical European Martial Arts conference in England in 2014, 2015 and 2016.

At HDC Allen will be drawing on traditional American fighting skills with workshops on Bowie knife and tomahawk. You can watch a short video of Allen teaching the Bowie knife below.

Allen will also teach a workshop based on contemporary law enforcement skills. You will be learning from someone who has really been there and done it. Find out more at the Gallowglass Academy.