The Academy’s Professional Training Program, or FIGHT CLASS, is taught by the Academy swordmasters and functions on a month-to-month basis. Class meets twice a week, Tuesdays and Thursdays – 7:30PM-10:00PM, and the class fee is $125 per month. All weapons are provided. Students begin at the basic level, covering safety and the primary techniques of hand to hand combat (slaps and punches), cutlass, broadsword and quarterstaff. Intermediate and advanced students continue mastering and learning more advanced applications for all these weapons as well as moving on to double cutlass, single rapier, rapier and dagger, and smallsword. All students train in learning choreography and quickly bringing fights to the performance level. Students perform for camera regularly and receive feedback from the Swordmasters.
This program is meant for stunt performers and actors who are serious about perfecting their abilities at theatrical combat for the film industry through regular training. No experience is required to enter the professional program, but participation is by invitation only. Anyone wishing to join the regular classes must first take an Academy Introductory Fight Class (see the What’s New page for the next one offered) or arrange an audition in the form of a private lesson (see below) by calling (818) 364-8420 or sending an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note that the Academy does not accept any form of certification as evidence of professional ability. Enrolled students can now pay the monthly fee with PayPal through the website! If you choose to pay through the PayPal buttons the 3% transaction fee has been added to the total cost of the the classes. To pay via PayPal, click the link below: