Students learn to perform fundamental techniques in the eight basic "fight" disciplines recognized by the SAFD. Each class emphasizes the development of the student’s personal command and understanding of their body in relation to theatrical physical conflict while encouraging each student’s personal development and artistic exploration.
An intensive course focusing on training students in the compulsory techniques required for the SAFD Actor Combatant Skills Proficiency Test (SPT) in unarmed, rapier & dagger and broadsword. Working in a studio format, students will explore character objectives and beat work within the fight, and are coached/rehearsed through their fight scenes. The course concludes in a presentation of the fight scenes for adjudication by SAFD Fight Masters.
Open to Actor/Combatants well-versed in a wide variety of weapons styles used in film, television and live theatre, and offers Advanced Actor Fighters the opportunity to challenge and hone their skills at a highly sophisticated level. This is not a class about simply sword fighting; rather, it is actor training using the props of theatrical violence. Students will have the opportunity to renew their SAFD recognition in specific disciplines and test in additional weapon styles.
SAFD publicly endorses and certifies a safe and effective teacher of stage combat via a thorough examination of the candidate’s skills over a wide variety of techniques and abilities. Applicants must have thorough training in all eight weapons disciplines tested by the SAFD and must be able not only to perform the various techniques but demonstrate an understanding of the logic of the technique, its use, and how to teach it.
For the National Stage Combat Workshop, please be aware that a $300 non-refundable down payment is due at the time of registration. You may select to either pay the deposit or the full tuition at time of payment.
Payment in full is due by July 1st. Anyone registering after July 1st will be expected to submit payment in full at the time of registration.