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Saturday, March 28, 2015 10:44:00 AM

Learn the skills of Stage combat, from basic to advanced. This ongoing class will give actors a “Special Ability” that directors look for. Learn techniques based in historical fighting styles with added safety. Each actor will become proficient and be able to safely perform choreography created in class.

This course will cover:

  • Basic slaps and falls
  • Hand to Hand combat
  • Rapier
  • Rapier accessories (Dagger/ Cloak/ Buckler)
  • Knife Fighting
  • Broadsword
  • Quarter staff
  • Found object
  • Bullwhip
  • Nunchaku
  • Fantasy sword
  • Advanced study of Historical Fight Manuals
  • More

JOHN DAVIS has been a fight director since 1992 and is a recognized instructor with the International Order of the Sword and Pen where he teaches along side the choreographers from Star Wars, Lord of the Rings, Highlander, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and more. John has certified with the Society of American Fight Directors, The Society of British Fight Directors, The Fight Directors of Canada, and the Nordic Fight Society. John's Comedy Sword-Fighting show “Hack and Slash” has been performed more than four thousand times in sixteen countries including over one hundred shows on the front lines of Iraq and Afghanistan on six USO tours from 2001-2006. He has been choreographing fights and Directing at Weathervane Playhouse Since 2008.




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