Second Sunday Seminars Series

This series is designed to provide intensive four-hour training sessions for Stage & Screen Combat. The subject matter will vary from month to month. Sometimes we will train in the use of specific weapons. Other times the sessions will cover acting-based topics as they specifically relate to violence on stage or screen.

A minimum number of participants is required to make certain the seminar happens so make sure to sign up early.  You must register by the end of the preceding month for the discounted price.

WHERE: Battery Dance Company, 380 Broadway (2 blocks south of Canal), NYC unless otherwise noted.
TIME: 4 hour blocks (around 12pm-4pm).
COST: Typically $75 (late registration $100) but special seminars will have varying cost.


March 19th

Single Rapier (and Knife) with Gregory Hoffman

Working primarily with Single Rapier with an additional master class employing knives this one day workshop will focus upon how we may adjust physical character in support of the the character, text and context of the scene. To further facilitate this process we will work from both a pre-assigned scene for Single Rapier that will be required to be learned ahead of time as well as create a scene within our class time for our work with knives.

Once Registered you will receive a copy of the scene so please be off book for the seminar.

Gregory is a Master Teacher & Master Fight Director with Dueling Arts International. He is the founder of Dueling Arts International, a founding and honorary member of The Nordic Stage Fight Society and was a recognized Fight Director and Teacher with The Society of American Fight Directors for 15 years. He has been teaching and directing in universities, dramatic conservatories, and theaters in Europe, Asia, and the United States since 1984. Working as a producer, director and fight director, Gregory is the winner of numerous awards and has earned over 300 theatre credits during his career, in which he has worked with many notable artists such as Elizabeth Banks and Anika Noni Rose, Academy Award winners Holly Hunter and Olympia Dukakis, as well as Emmy Award winner Tony Kushner.

WHERE: Cap 21 18 West 18th Street Room 606
TIME: 10:00am-1:30pm

If registered after  March 1st: $100.00:

April 2nd

Cancelled (seminar in Mexico)

May 7th


If registered before May 1st: $75.00:

If registered after  May 1st: $100.00:

June 10th

Cancelled (seminar in DC)

July 2nd (Tentative Date)


August 20th (Tentative Date)


September 10th (Tentative Date)


October 15th


November 5th


December 10th (Tentative Date)


Be on the look out for  Cops & Robbers, Fighting for Musical Theatre & Opera, Killing, Death & Consequences and much more. If there is specific training you are looking for please let me know and we may be able to arrange a Sunday Seminar on it!

Past Seminars Include:

Tactical Training for Actors
Stage & Screen Fighting
Flexibility in Film Fighting
Found Weapons Made Easy
Acting the Fight
Italian Rapier for Stage & Screen
Bond or Bowie?
Swashbuckling Sword Feats
Killing, Death & Consequences
Getting Bloody
Stunts for Women (and Men are welcome too)
Anything is a Weapon
Lights, Camera, ACTION!