Anthony has created memorable roles in film, television, and theater working projects around the world. Please view a partial list on his IMDB.
His 48 years of bladed and flexible weapons experience allows him to make an equalizing ‘weapon of opportunity’ out of almost anything. Behind the camera he specializes in helping performers, stunt coordinators and directors make the most of their character and story driven action opportunities.
Anthony has been a performer, teacher / trainer and student of bladed arts from around the world for over 45 years and counting. He has a deep knowledge of European weaponry (broadsword, saber, rapier & dagger, small sword, etc), Japanese katana and spear (Shinkendo 2nd Degree Black Belt and Level 3 Instructor) and Filipino double weapon and knife arts (10 years training with Guro Dan Inosanto), staff, spear, lance and archery, and he does them all from horseback.
Yuen Woo Ping flew him to Shanghai to duel Jet Li with saber vs gin in the FEARLESS and he guest starred twice on HIGHLANDER – THE SERIES in season 3 Blackmail as the Irish Immortal Lyman Kurlow (broadsword vs katana) and in season 5 Duende as the Spanish Swordmaster Ottavio Conssone. Duende was written for Anthony and allowed him to introduce the unique Mysterious Circle system of Spanish rapier fighting to the screen in a classic rapier and dagger duel in the rain created with co-choreographere Braun McAsh and series star Adrian Paul. View both of these sword fights and others utilizing a variety of bladed weapons combinations on his Sword Reel at https://vimeo.com/124346745 or Visit Anthony’s Websiteto see him in action as Sword Master, Whip Master, Horse Skills (mounted weaponry), etc.
A Fifth Degree Black Belt, he’s a member of the Black Belt Hall of Fame (2008 Weapons Instructor of the Year), collegiate saber champion and a 2nd Degree Black Belt and Instructor in Shinkendo under Sensei Mathew Lynch and founder Kaiso Toshishiro Obata, De Longis created his unique “rolling loop, follow the handle” style of Combative Whip artistry based on decades of bladed weapons training in European (with Maestro Ralph Faulkner), Filipino (with Guro Dan Inosanto) and Japanese combative sword styles.
Anthony created a more efficient, effective, accurate, visually pleasing and dynamic method of Whip artistry for Michelle Pfeiffer’s Catwoman in BATMAN RETURNS and has been refining his methods for over 35 years. He trained and shared these methods with Harrison Ford for Indiana Jones in KINGDOM OF THE CRYSTAL SKULL, Angelica Houston in BUFFALO GIRLS and Ellen Barkin in WILD BILL, to name a few. Most people settle for the big bang and don’t begin to appreciate the versatility and potential combative applications the whip can employ at multiple ranges. His unique ‘De Longis Rolling Loop’ system stabs and focuses the energy for a much more concentrated point of impact.
His work has been featured in the movies (Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, Batman Returns, Wild Bill, Bad Girls, The Rundown) and on television (More Extreme Marksman, Buffalo Girls, Kung Fu: The Legend Continues, Adventures of Sinbad, Queen of Swords). He has even worked his bullwhip for the Los Angeles Opera – wrapping famed tenor Placido Domingo in The Girl of the Golden West.
Watch the Whip Master cut the wick from beneath a candle flame, slice effortlessly through a hand-held wine glass and sever targets from horseback at full gallop from the fingers of an opposing rider as they pass at full gallop:
Anthony De Longis Coaches and Teachers:
Godan (5th degree) Black Belt, awarded 2010 at Karate College by the Dojo Association in Goshin Ju Jitsu by Sensei James Houston, Soke Michael De Pasquale, Coach Ric Anderton, Renzo Gracie, Dr. Jerry Beasley.
Ren-e (2nd Degree Black Belt) and Instructor in Shinkendo: Japanese Swordsmanship under Sensei Mathew Lynch and system founder Kaiso Toshishiro Obata
Black Belt Hall of Fame: Inducted 2008 as Weapons Instructor of the Year
Guro Dan Inosanto: student for 12 years in Kali, Wing Chun, Penjak Silat, Savate, Boxing, Karate
Tae Kwon Do: Red Belt under Master Yong Kil Kim
International Knife Throwers Hall of Fame: inducted 2009
USA Martial Arts Hall of Fame(the oldest in the country since 1976): as a Martial Arts Pioneer.
Maestro Ralph Faulkner, 15 years with Olympian and Coach of multiple champions
Coach Carlos Fuertes – Pan Pacific Games Champion and Competition Director and Sports Manager for the the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Games.
Coach George Ganchev – Professional World Sabre Champion & British Fencing Team Coach
Coaches Gehrman Hailey, Mark Berger, Muriel Bower, Ted Katzoff
Maestro Ramon Martinez & Maestro Jeanette Acosta-Martinez: seminars in Rapier and Smallsword in Spain and France.
Maestro James Loriega: seminars in Navaja in Spain and Combat de Couteau in France
Here is a broacher of our Instructional DVDs, this diverse catalogue of Instructional DVDs for Sword and Whip Skills for both theatrical and martial training. Our latest DVD is MASTERING THE BULLWHIP Vol 3 & 4, THE SUPERSONIC FLEXIBLE BLADE a step by step progression to professional excellence in my signature “De Longis Rolling Loop” Methodology that I used to train Michelle Pfeiffer, Harrison Ford, Anjelica Huston, Ellen Barkin and a legion of other professionals and amateurs alike.
Visit Rancho Indalo, (www.delongis.com/indalo), our one-stop multi-skills training facility. We’re located top of the mountain in Canyon Country, about 45 minutes north of Universal Studios. This is where I have my school and where I teach, train and stay performance sharp. Disciplines include whips, swords, weapons on horseback, on-site live fire gun range, archery, knife and hawk throwing, world class riding opportunities for seasoned riders, fine dining (Dr Mary is a gourmet chef and the menu is extensive) and spa. I’ve taught and performed with such worthies as Harrison Ford, Michelle Pfeiffer, Jet Li, Tom Cruise, Brendan Fraser, Christian Kane, Anjelica Huston, Bo Derek, Placido Domingo, and a legion of others. I have horses trained for all my weapons work and great riding opportunities for intermediate to advanced riders. We get clients from across the country and around the world come to train in fight and weapons techniques.
We’re offering a 10% discount for all Combat Con participants who want to reserve Rancho Indalo visits for Intensive Training or an unforgettable action vacation, 12% if you stay 3 days or longer.
Consider a trip to Rancho Indalo for some intensive training and a lot of fun. Sunset libations and after dinner stories are a great end to days full of fun and we can really speed your learning curve. Give a call and we’ll discuss some options.