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Compare Contrast Fighting Styles (Intensive Track)

Our Writing Track is for both creative writers and screenwriters looking to write more effective fight sequences. Participants of this track will explore the psychology of fighting, the history of fighting arts in the Americas, and have the opportunity to participate in physical classes where they can learn some of the basic principles of combat […]

Fight Design (Intensive Track)

Our Filmmaking Track is designed for directors, directors of photography, cinematographers, etc, to learn how to film fights and violent conflict. Members of this track will explore opportunities to develop characters through fight sequences, create choreography, and explore the effects of camera angles, lighting, and other technical components when filming fights. As a part of […]

Tomahawk & Knife I (Intensive Track)

Our McLemore System Track is designed for martial artists. This track will explore the basics of Colonel Dwight McLemore’s system of combat developed for his School of Two Swords. The weapons and fighting styles explored in this track are based on McLemore’s teachings and will include tomahawk, Bowie knife, tactical knife, close-quarters combat, and ground […]

Bowie Knife I (Intensive Track)

Our McLemore System Track is designed for martial artists. This track will explore the basics of Colonel Dwight McLemore’s system of combat developed for his School of Two Swords. The weapons and fighting styles explored in this track are based on McLemore’s teachings and will include tomahawk, Bowie knife, tactical knife, close-quarters combat, and ground […]

Tomahawk I (Intensive Track)

Our McLemore System Track is designed for martial artists. This track will explore the basics of Colonel Dwight McLemore’s system of combat developed for his School of Two Swords. The weapons and fighting styles explored in this track are based on McLemore’s teachings and will include tomahawk, Bowie knife, tactical knife, close-quarters combat, and ground […]

Germanic Club Swinging

Club swinging was one of the most popular and iconic physical culture exercises of the 19th century, practiced by soldiers, sailors, athletes, women, and children for both its health benefits and its artistic value. Although the origins of club swinging lay in the East, Europeans soon began to change and adapt these exercises, and numerous […]

Techniques of Stealing Time in the Swordfight

At Swordfish 2019, Robert Childs was nicknamed the Thief of Time. In this class you will get an introductory seminar on the tactics and techniques Robert utilizes in his unique approach to rapier combat to gain–and steal–time over the opponent. From footwork to blade manipulation and offensive/defensive architectures employed, the student will learn various methods […]