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: will vary but typically at:
-Battery Dance Company, 380 Broadway (2 blocks south of Canal), or Ripley Grier Studios at 520 8th Ave. NYC
TIME: 4 hour blocks (typically in the afternoon, sometimes evening).
COST: Typically $75 (late registration $100) but special seminars will have varying cost.



August 19th

Italian Rapier (Rapier & Dagger) for Screen & Stage

The Rapier was the preferred weapon of the nobility throughout Europe for most of the 16th-17th century. This Long, slender-bladed sword was often carried with a dagger and saw frequent use in the streets as well as on the dueling field. Participants will begin by looking at the elements of rapier that must be carried into staged violence. Time permitting, participants will explore how a character’s understanding of those martial principles allows for great acting choices.

Basic: This introduction will cover the fundamental techniques to give you a solid foundation in Single Rapier.

Advanced: If you have trained Rapier with me in the past then you will work on Rapier & Dagger. After a few exercises to work on the tempo of Rapier & Dagger, you will work on an advanced sequence of choreography.

WHERE: Battery Dance Company, 380 Broadway (2 blocks south of Canal), 5th Floor
TIME: 1pm-5pm

Payments before August 1st:

Payments after August 1st:

Tentative Dates for the rest of the year:

September 9th
October 14th: Getting Bloody
November 11th
December 9th: Holiday Fight Party

Remember, 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:

Camera Awareness in Fights
Tactical Training for Actors
Rhythm of the Fight
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!
Acting the Fight and “Selling It”
Cops & Robbers
Realism in Your Knife Fight Choreography
Holiday Fight Gathering: Choose your Weapon