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Creating a Shot List

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 […]

Light, Lenses and Film Terminology

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 […]

Character Development (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 […]

History & Development of Tomahawk & Knife (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 […]

First Aid for HEMA

Waffles, Sprains and Strains: First Aid for Common HEMA Injuries Is it a concussion? Is it broken? Can I still compete? Should I go to ER? In this hands on course, we will discuss common HEMA injuries and their treatment, as well as more serious injuries and how to care for them until they are […]

Get HEMA Strong(er)

Combat sports involve so many areas of physical performance – strength, speed, endurance, agility, and more – that finding the right workout plan can be baffling. This presentation will give you a vital framework for understanding what matters, what doesn’t, and how to fit each area together. Whatever your current level of fitness, you’ll walk […]

Focus – Find Stillness, Take Your Shot

How did a sheltered, undiagnosed ADHD child from the suburbs of Baton Rouge, LA learn to safely become the most recognized knife throwing performer ever? It wasn’t easy, and I needed the help of somebody else. Now it’s time for me to be that somebody for you. You’re gonna like what I have to share, […]

Goal Setting for Sword Fighting

What do you want, and what are you willing to do to get there? Goal setting in sword can be different that goal setting for everything else but it does not have to be. In this class we will be looking at goal setting, what is really behind the goals we have, and ways to […]

HEMA History: Duels, Tournaments, Self-Defense and More!

This presentation covers the context of Historical European Martial Arts and is based off Richard Marsden’s book. Learn the ‘why’ behind the HEMA to better understand and teach it. Learn about why people dueled and the legal and social aspects of it. Examples of dueling culture as well as anecdotes and examples of duels throughout […]