At 22, Shane found himself at the Upper Canada Village Medieval Festival and held a sword for the first time. It was there he met Jeff Greenwood and signed up with a group that would one day become the Ottawa Historical Fencing Society.

Shane’s true love is the longsword which he studies through the works of Fiore, Lichtenhauer and Meyer. He also has a special place in his heart for the Bolognese tradition which he studies with the Academy of European Martial Arts.