Academy of Theatrical Combat

The location for our classes:
West Coast Dance Theatre
11486 Hart St.
North Hollywood, CA 91605
The Next Intro Fight Class is
Thursday, February 1st, 2018
in North Hollywood.
More Information Here

Some of the most exciting fight scenes in our best known films!

Dan Speaker and Jan Bryant (Master and Commander, Hook, Army of Darkness, Hildalgo and more) are among the top experts in fight design, action choreography, and weapons combat for the motion picture industry. With years of experience bringing some of Hollywood’s best fight scenes to life, they can provide action tailored to the needs of any project, complete with choreography fitting the story and characters, on-set coordination of the action, and specialized training for actors in any fighting style, historical or modern, necessary for the production.The Academy Swordmasters are available for film, TV, Internet, video games, or stage combat projects. While specialists in sword fighting, they will create choreography for all types of weaponry. Please call to discuss your specific needs. In addition to providing project-specific training and coordinating action, the Academy Swordmasters also offer an ongoing professional training class for stunt performers and actors. If you are interested learning more about theatrical combat by joining the professional training program, you should take the Academy’s Introductory Fight Class, offered monthly (check the What’s New page for the next one).


Jayme and Charlotte perform a Rapier and Dagger fight.

Academy Sizzle Reel

Joanna and Michael perform the Quarterstaff fight.

Academy Fight Class students practice their unarmed fight skills. It takes practice to get those actions/reactions just right, along with some commitment to the acting moments in between.


Juliette and Diana perform the Advanced Broadsword fight.


The 3 Part Cue Academy of Theatrical Combat, Basics Level 1 Handbook

Fight Night – Academy Members perform their fight exams for camera on set.