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.
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 applied to scenes that will be performed and filmed in collaboration with the other tracks. Participants should be prepared to think, sweat, and go to the ground. Knee and elbow pads, water, and a towel are HIGHLY recommended.