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Camera Angles (Intensive Track)

The Stunt and Screen Fighting Track is for actors and stunt people interested in learning how to perform dynamic-looking combat and “sell it” for the camera. This track will take the basic principles of combat, including timing, distance, and proportion, then adapt their usage to meet the needs of performers. These skills will then be […]

Falls Not Fails (Intensive Track)

The Stunt and Screen Fighting Track is for actors and stunt people interested in learning how to perform dynamic-looking combat and “sell it” for the camera. This track will take the basic principles of combat, including timing, distance, and proportion, then adapt their usage to meet the needs of performers. These skills will then be […]

Combat Fundamentals (Intensive Track)

The Stunt and Screen Fighting Track is for actors and stunt people interested in learning how to perform dynamic-looking combat and “sell it” for the camera. This track will take the basic principles of combat, including timing, distance, and proportion, then adapt their usage to meet the needs of performers. These skills will then be […]

Applying Concepts to Writer’s Scenes (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 […]

French Dueling Saber

This seldom seen saber fencing system based on cuts delivered via moulinet, as well as direct cuts and light quick actions will be presented as a lively hands on survey.

Intro to Atlatl – Paleolithic Ranged Weapon System

We’ll take a look at the technology of the atlatl, what made it so formidable. And better yet, when I teach a class we learn by doing! Find out what it feels like to effectively manage an atlatl system, and get on target within a reasonable amount of time. Tips on how to build your […]

Intro to Dall’Agocchie

In this introductory workshop, we will be looking at Giovanni Dall’Agocchie’s 1572 fencing treatise, Dell’Arte di Scrimia, in which he lays out the method for fencing with the sword along with dagger and cloak. As the last of the Bolognese fencing masters, Dall’Agocchie serves as a key to understanding earlier works in this tradition, and […]

Absetzen (or get into the single-time mindset)

Delve deeper into the Liechtenauer tradition and step up the counter-attack game.  This class will work on the timing and mechanics of throwing the strongest counter attack while staying covered.  We will look at where to make contact on the opponent’s sword to maximize control of the exchange, and the amazing power of the cross-guard. […]