Recommended by Backstage magazine as one of
“6 Stage Combat Classes You’ll Want to Check Out.”
Creating a short fight video for a private client. This will be an updated version of an old TV fight. When it’s done let’s see if you can name that show.
Grand Assault of Arms in the New York City area. I will be a Director for this event.
Stage & Screen Fighting: Basic or Advanced
This seminar will be the perfect introduction for Fighting for Film or Stage as well as an opportunity for past students to work on Advanced Choreography for a live performance and for film.
Basic: This introduction will cover the fundamental unarmed techniques you will most commonly be called on to perform including punches, slaps, hair pulls, chokes, falls and kicks.
Advanced: If you have trained with me in the past then enroll for the Advanced Choreo session instead. You will be given an advanced sequence of choreography to work up to speed. In the first half you will be expected to perform it at speed for stage and in the second half you will work the common camera angles with minimal rehearsal time to reset for each angle. Please be ready for a high paced experience with high expectations!
WHERE: Battery Dance Company, 380 Broadway (2 blocks south of Canal), NYC unless otherwise noted.
If registered before November 30th: $75.00
If registered after November 30th: $100.00
Check out this little taste of the Advanced session:
Will be teaching at the 25th Anniversary of the Paddy Crean Workshop in Banff, Canada.
This event is very special to me as the early Paddy Crean Workshops were events where I started the beginnings of every I now do. Come celebrate this milestone!
Tactical Training for Actors
Take a hands-on tactical training course specifically designed for actors, stunt performers, and writers taught by veteran Law Enforcement trainer, Kevin McMahon. Kevin has spent over 20 years training Bergen County Sheriff’s Officers and will give you the fundamental skills and confidence to accurately and realistically portray a character who is required to handle a firearm.
There will be a Level 1 and 2 offered this day along with a special session for returning participants.
Level 1: 12:00pm-3:45pm
Level 1 Seminar includes:
Handle Real Firearms. Know the reality when using the props.
“Set-iquette” for firearms
Gun Handling and Drawing
Individual Movement with a Gun & Taking a corner
Level 2: 4:00pm-8:00pm
Level 2 Seminar includes:
Team Movement & Positioning
Room Clearing Scenarios
Participants will practice working with guns during reality based training scenarios in a controlled environment. The Level 2 seminar will end with training scenarios where you’ll be divided into Officers and Criminals and have to clear a room of bad guys!
To participate in Level 2 you must take (or have taken) Level 1.
You will receive an email soon about a special concurrent session this day from 12pm-8pm. This time we will be focusing on Filming Applications:
Safe gun use for camera (ie. where to point that thing)
Filming choreography with gun disarm
Mimicking recoil and gun shot wounds
This special session will be $125 if registered before September 30th and $175 thereafter.
WHERE: Ripley Grier – 939 Eighth Avenue (Bet. 55th & 56th Streets) Room 3A
TIME: Noon – 8:00pm
COST: Each level is $75 each or $125 for both (late registration $100 each or $175 total).
Payments after September 30th:
Level 1: $100.00
Payment can also be made through PayPal to firstname.lastname@example.org
Teaching Rapier in Bordeaux, France for the MUSKETEER ACADEMY.
This event gives participants the chance to ride across the fields and hills of France as part of His Majesties elite guard. Each morning participants spend three hours training with the sword before breakfast and then are riding throughout the day.
Heading to Toronto for a Capo Ferro seminar that will focus on “if C were a wise man…” which becomes: When you know they know
Creating the fights for an Action/Horror short: Nightmare on 72nd St
InsideHook includes Jared Kirby in “WEAPON OF CHOICE: Welcome to the world’s elite “combat schools”
Check out my interview in this Mental Floss article about 16 Behind-the-Scenes Secrets of Stunt Performers