Mike Speck

Coordinator, Carnage in the Corn; Co-Coordinator, Brawl of America; Certified Teacher

Mike Speck joined the SAFD in 2004 and certified as a teacher in July 2016. He served as the Mid-America Regional Representative for the SAFD from 2007 to early 2010, the Friend/Actor Combatant/Advanced Actor Combatant rep on the SAFD's Governing Body from 2010-2012, and the Regional Rep Coordinator from 2013-2015. He co-founded (and still co-coordinates) the Carnage in the Corn regional workshop at Drake University in Des Moines, as well as Minneapolis's Brawl of America.

Mike has an MFA from Western Illinois University, a BA from Luther College, and degrees in Arts & Cultural Management and Project Management from St. Mary's University of Minnesota. He has choreographed many productions for Indiana State University and for colleges and universities in greater Minnesota.

(Headshot by CT Craig Lawrence, of FightGuy Photography)

 

 


Skill Proficiency History

Date Weapon Location Grade

Mike Speck SPR

Sep 16, 2016 Quarterstaff Greencastle, Indiana Recommended Pass

Carnage renewal

Nov 21, 2015 Single Sword Des Moines, Iowa Basic Pass

Fall 2015 SPR Workshop

Sep 27, 2015 Broadsword Chicago, Illinois Basic Pass
Sep 27, 2015 Rapier and Dagger Chicago, Illinois Recommended Pass
Sep 27, 2015 Broadsword and Shield Chicago, Illinois Recommended Pass

Carnage in the Corn

Nov 22, 2014 Knife Des Moines, Iowa Recommended Pass
Nov 22, 2014 Unarmed Des Moines, Iowa Recommended Pass
Nov 21, 2008 Unarmed Des Moines, Iowa Basic Pass

2013 NSCW - ACW, AACW and INTERN SPRs

Jul 19, 2013 Rapier and Dagger Winston Salem, North Carolina Recommended Pass
Jul 19, 2013 Unarmed Winston Salem, North Carolina Recommended Pass
Jul 19, 2013 Small Sword Winston Salem, North Carolina Recommended Pass
Jul 19, 2013 Broadsword and Shield Winston Salem, North Carolina Recommended Pass
Jul 19, 2013 Quarterstaff Winston Salem, North Carolina Recommended Pass
Jul 19, 2013 Broadsword Winston Salem, North Carolina Basic Pass
Jul 19, 2013 Single Sword Winston Salem, North Carolina Basic Pass
Jul 19, 2013 Knife Winston Salem, North Carolina Basic Pass

MACE - Movement and Combat Education

Jan 9, 2013 Small Sword Saint Charles, Illinois Recommended Pass

Fight or Flight Academy

Jan 5, 2013 Rapier and Dagger St. Charles, Illinois Recommended Pass
Dec 20, 2011 Knife Minneapolis, Minnesota Basic Pass
Dec 20, 2011 Unarmed Minneapolis, Minnesota Basic Pass

Drake University

Nov 16, 2012 Quarterstaff Des Moines, Iowa Recommended Pass

North Hennepin Community College

May 27, 2012 Single Sword Brooklyn Park, Minnesota Recommended Pass
May 27, 2012 Broadsword Brooklyn Park, Minnesota Basic Pass

National Stage Combat Workshops: Staff

Jul 23, 2010 Broadsword Winston Salem, North Carolina Basic Pass
Jul 23, 2010 Rapier and Dagger Winston Salem, North Carolina Basic Pass
Jul 23, 2010 Unarmed Winston Salem, North Carolina Basic Pass
Jul 23, 2010 Broadsword and Shield Winston Salem, North Carolina Recommended Pass

2010 Winter Wonderland Workshop 8

Jan 17, 2010 Small Sword Elgin, Illinois Recommended Pass

The Carnage in the Corn

Nov 21, 2009 Quarterstaff Des Moines, Iowa Recommended Pass

Private Class

Jun 15, 2009 Quarterstaff Hanover, Indiana Basic Pass

Mid America Regional Renewal Workshop

Apr 26, 2009 Single Sword Lincoln, Nebraska Basic Pass
Apr 26, 2009 Small Sword Lincoln, Nebraska Basic Pass
Apr 26, 2009 Broadsword and Shield Lincoln, Nebraska Basic Pass

2009 Winter Wonderland Workshop

Jan 18, 2009 Rapier and Dagger Elgin, Illinois Basic Pass
Jan 18, 2009 Knife Elgin, Illinois Recommended Pass

Eureka College Workshop

May 30, 2008 Rapier and Dagger Eureka, Illinois Basic Pass