Gregory Mele, Founder and Dean of the Chicago Swordplay Guild, co-initiator of the biannual Western Martial Arts Workshop, Martial Arts Director at Forteza Fitness in Chicago, Illinois, member of the Chivalric Fighting Arts Association, author of Arte Gladitoria Dimicandi: 15th Century Swordsmanship of Master Filippo Vadi, editor of In the Service of Mars:

"There are folks who work with sword and buckler seriously, but Roland lives and breathes it, and has married scholarship with high-level application: he is a fighter who makes fighters, and a scholar who has educated scholars."