Amy Bright | The Sword Fight for Education

The Sword Fight for Education

Introducing historical European martial arts and swordsmanship into a high school curriculum benefits students academically, physically, and emotionally. On garde!

Amy teaches English at NEXT High School and incorporates martial arts and stage combat into learning literature.


From the foothills of South Carolina to the beaches of Hawaii and back, teaching has taken Amy Bright to different cultures and through a multitude of experiences. She has taught elementary school, high school, college, adult education, and ESOL.

In addition to traditional education, Amy has also instructed belly dance, jewelry making, and writing classes. Her passion is integrating movement and art in practical, meaningful ways in her high school English classes.

She is currently studying Historical European Martial Arts (HEMA) and learning how to incorporate these martial arts and stage combat into British Literature.