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 fighting. Upon completion, participants of this track will receive a Basic Level Certification in the McLemore System of the School of Two Swords and an invitation to join the Monday master class, where they will be eligible to test for an Intermediate Level Certification. In addition to exploring the basics of McLemore’s system, participants will also work with the other tracks to explore how these historical systems of combat can be more effectively applied to writing and film. Eye, head, and hand protection are HIGHLY recommended.
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 with weapons. Participants will be coached on applying this information to a manuscript or screenplay, and will then write a short script following our “choose your own adventure” guidelines that will be performed and filmed with the help of the other tracks. Writers are encouraged to participate in the filming process but not required to take part. Writing experience is not required. Participants will be responsible for bringing a computer, tablet, or other electronic device needed to write their scripts.