Jerzy Miklaszewski (Silkfencing Team, Poland)
Jerzy Miklaszewski started his 21 years of martial art experience with the first Polish branch of ITF (International Tae Kwon Do Federation), studying under Marek Lech, one of the precursors of the Polish Tae Kwon Do.
He then continued his education under Sifu Andrzej Szuszkiewicz from Wing Chun Kuen Kung Fu, where he learned a different understanding of martial arts, visited multiple seminars, special classes, meetings and met masters of Ju Jutsu, Tai Chi (both Chen and Chuan style), Tang Lang Men – he also studied the same martial arts in Melbourne and France under master such as William Chueng (Ip Man Student) or Didier Beddar . After few years, he was one of the first students of Soke Toshimichi Takeuchi in Bujutsu Kan school, which was created in Cracow.
His studies brought him towards different Japanese styles like Kenjutsu, Aikido, Kyudo, Judo, Ninjutsu, Kendo, Aikijutsu and many others in numerous seminars over entire Poland. Yet a true renaissance of his martial arts way came when he met a group of European martial arts enthusiasts, where under harsh, unyielding and implacable training conditions, he started to use all his previously gained knowledge. After a few years of sparring, Jerzy started winning at tournaments. That is when he, with his fellow senior instructor, decided to create a school created upon diversity of approach towards martial arts, where they started teaching people the ways of old, but still efficient and uncompromising European martial arts till this day.
Through this experience, Jerzy has created an initiative called the Silkfencing Team, which is developing even more, through scientific and practical research. His cooperation with many worldwide specialists has made his research and his knowledge develop, he is cooperating with many important organization, such as HEMA Alliance, Muzeum Narodowe w Krakowie , Stowarzyszenie Miłośników Broni i Barwy, Unia Jiu Jiutsu, Polish Sport Fencing Federation and many other institutions. His school is one of the only seven Polish schools that are in official cooperation with Polish Fencing Association. He is as well a member of Polish Knight Fighting Cadre, with which he achieved World Vice Championship in Armoured Group Fighting on IMCF. His unique research of the Polish Szabla has been brought by him to many places in the world, as he already conducted seminars in Japan, England, Scotland, US, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Italy, Greece Spain and many other places.
Since 2014 Silkfencing Team became a study group of the Meyer Freifechter Guild and a Pammachon organization. With lots of analyzed treatises, manuals and with the experience verified by many different schools throughout the entire world, Silkfencing Team always learns, analyses and adapts, representing a young and ever evolving attitude towards life and understanding of changing environment.