Introduction To Armed Combat

This course is aimed at complete beginners who would like to get a sense of what it entails to study for Stage & Armed Combat exams but don’t know what to expect. This is a two-day taster running through the basics of stage combat and armed combat techniques.

Day 1

Stage Combat

Participants will rehearse a short stage combat choreography incorporating unarmed fighting elements into dramatic scenes. This introduction will integrate the core elements of fighting choreographies to those of acting such as; character objective, rhythm and staging.

Day 2

Armed Combat

The training will cover essential rapier and dagger techniques, their principles and how to incorporate them into dramatic scenes so that they are believable to an audience. By the end of the day participants will create a short choreography to test their ability to “act the fight”.