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November 17th, 2018

Teaching a Fighting for the Screen seminar in Seattle, WA.

This seminar is open to the public and will be Saturday Nov. 17th at the CTA (9871 Aurora Ave N, Seattle, Washington 98103)

Time: TBD

We will cover the fundamental unarmed techniques you will most commonly be called on to perform including punches, slaps, hair pulls, chokes and kicks. Watch how differently each must be performed every time the camera moves!

December 2nd, 2018

The Flow of Cutlass

Guest Instructor: David “Pops” Doersch

Part historical (small part), part martial arts flow (large part), all fun, this very difficult fighting style has enchanted and challenged workshop participants for 20 years. Throwing aside standard concepts of extension and distance, this fighting style challenges what we know and dares us to flow and try something well outside the box.

Very challenging. Be ready to spin, to flow, to get frustrated and then, to Za!

Note: this seminar is for experienced fighters/performers. If you are new/inexperienced please contact me ( before signing up. All registered participants will be vetted.

Bio: David “Pops” Doersch is one of the co-founders of the International Order of the Sword and the Pen. For the past 30 years, he has fought and taught thousands of swordsmen and women throughout the United States, Canada and abroad. Currently, he works as the fight director for Feld Entertainment’s stunt spectacular, Marvel Universe Live! He also serves as the Clowning/Physical Comedy consultant and coaches puppetry and performance at Feld.

WHERE: Battery Dance Company, 380 Broadway (2 blocks south of Canal)
TIME: 10am – 2pm
COST: $100 (late registration $125)


To Register before November 15th: $100.00:

To Register after November 15th: $125.00:

December 17th, 2018

Fight Coordinating Back Room Shakespeare’s production of Coriolanus Captained by Torsten Johnson and Michael Fell.

Performance: Monday December 17th. audience arrives at 6:30. Show at 7:30pm at the Soda Bar, 629 Vanderbilt Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11238

January 6th, 2019

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Holiday Fight Gathering: Choose your Weapon

In the spirit of the Holidays, all NYCSS current and past students will come together to mix, mingle and fight! Bring your friends and loved ones to the second half where we’ll enjoy some snacks and hang out.

For the first hour, the floor will be open to work on whatever you want. There will be a variety of items available to train in so you can Choose your Weapon to work with.

For the second hour, we’ll have the Choose your Random Weapon Game! Two names will be drawn from a hat to determine who is fighting whom. Once a pair is determined, they will choose a weapon from a hat. Jared will choreograph a short fight for you to work up and perform. You may see Longsword vs. Gun, Smallsword vs. Unarmed, who knows!

This special gathering will be $25 for participating students in the first 2 hours.

For the last 2 hours, your friends and loved ones can join us for free (please RSVP to by Nov. 30th). You’ll have the opportunity to perform your Random Weapon fight if you’d like and the audience can vote on the best one. Then we will hang out, nibble on snacks and the floor will be open for students to train further if they like.


NYCSS Stage Combat Taster Weekend

Are you a Jack of all Trades? Interested in tasting a wide variety of stage combat weapons? On January 26th-27th you will have the chance to do:

  • Unarmed Combat
  • Sabre
  • Whip
  • Longsword
  • Knife

Each will be a 2-3 hour course including an introduction of fundamentals followed by a short choreography session. You will experience working with up & coming NYCSS teachers as well as Jared Kirby (see schedule below for details. If you have any questions please email Space will be limited!

WHEN: January 26th-27th, 2019
TIME: Tentatively Saturday 12 PM-8 PM / Sunday 12PM-5 PM
COST: $150 for both days (individual days $100)

Schedule for the Weekend
Unarmed Combat with Vincent Lane
Knife with Tony Mita
Whip with Chris Pytlak

Sabre with Kaitlyn Farley
Longsword with Jared Kirby

To register make your payment:

Weekend  $150.00:

One Day: $100.00:

June 22nd – 29th, 2019

NYCSS Screen & Stage Combat Summer Intensive

The need for actors who know how to fight is bigger than ever, so there’s never been a better time to channel your inner fighter and train in screen & stage combat!

This summer workshop is an immersive week with New York Combat for Screen & Stage which has been training actors for nearly two decades. Our goal is to provide a place where actors can hone their craft in creating safe violence for screen and stage. NYCSS focuses on grounding fights in martial reality to make sure the action is highly realistic and an integral part of the story which reveals character.

All stories have conflict. Often that conflict can be expressed in various levels of violence. In fact, violence can often enhance the story being told.

There are  3 ways to participate in the NYC Screen & Stage Combat Summer Intensive.

To register just click here and scroll down.

August 1st-4th, 2019


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Welcome to CombatCon™, the world’s only convention fueled by real martial artists, stage combatants, stunt professionals, experts in tactical combat and personal protection, and professional authors. Take classes, attend panels and presentations, watch demonstrations, fight in or watch Historical European Martial Arts (HEMA) tournaments, peruse our Vendors, participate in thematic programming in our Experience Hall, party the night away at our Time Traveler’s Ball, show off your fabulous cosplay and enter our costume contest, and have yourself an incredible time. There’s no other convention like this on the planet, and you simply can’t afford to miss it. Join us at CombatCon™, and celebrate Martial Arts in Popular Culture.