The Guild Academy solidified in 2011 and was born from The Rogues Guild (hence the 'Guild' in Guild Academy). The Rogues Guild studied a variety of different arts. From bowyers, chefs, adventurers, trackers, wilderness survival experts, and people on the fringe of activity; somewhere between our century and the centuries long since past. A subset of The Rogues Guild began to train the prototype of a curriculum regarding a smattering of historic sources held together loosely. From this flawed hybrid system, Aindreas focused and coordinated the future curriculum into the Italian and German traditions (styles being expressed by the individuals) parsing sources into manageable, cohesive blocks removing the hybridization.
After mixing a variety of sources that did not mesh well with a lack of resources and knowledge combined with sharp (mixed) weapons the Guild Academy had it's first year of training. Over the following two years the curriculum and sources were honed, identified, and studied late at night by lantern light. In the midst of those two years prior to the founding of the Guild Academy Aindreas discovered HEMAA, WMA, and SCA. HEMAA had the widest variety of individuals and the most promise for continued training.
On January 18th, 2013 the Guild Academy was officialized. Documents for a sole proprietorship were filed, trade names were registered, the crest was designed, and training the first Scholars began. Training took place with broom and mop handles. Then they began to train with Cold Steel blunts (some still are in use!). Finally they began using Pentti Type III Federschwerts and for the last two years they have been utilizing steel training swords (blunted this time).
By 2015 the Guild Academy had doubled their Scholars and South Branch was formalized in Colorado Springs, Colorado. The Guild Academy also left it's humble beginnings in Progress Park and established the guildhall (Main Branch in Denver, Colorado) training takes place in today. By the end of 2016 the Guild Academy had quadrupled in size and North Branch in Loveland, Colorado was formalized. Beginning