TRAINING

NEW YORK

Theatrical Combat NYC offers swordplay and hand-to-hand combat training for action actors, stunt performers, and anyone interested in learning about movie fights.

Students begin at the basic level, covering safety and the primary techniques of hand-to-hand combat, rolls and falls, cutlass, broadsword, and quarterstaff. Intermediate and advanced students continue mastering and learning more advanced applications for all these disciplines as well as moving on to double cutlass, single rapier, rapier and dagger, smallsword, and katana.

All students train in learning choreography and quickly bringing fights to a performance level. Students perform for camera regularly and receive feedback from both New York City and Hollywood Fight Coordinators.

Personal training and private lessons are also available.

Please join our Facebook Group and/or sign up for our mailing list for updates about future classes and workshops.

CURRENT CLASSES

NYC Classes are offered in partnership with THE ACTION HERO ACADEMY!

Our classes, intensives, and workshops provide a foundation in the skills actors and stunt performers need to perform their own combat and violence on TV, Film & Stage.

All students train in learning choreography, quickly bringing fights to the performance level, and integrating combat into scene work. Students perform for camera in every class, including filmed fight scenes that receive feedback from professional Hollywood Fight Coordinators. 

HOLLYWOOD SWORD FIGHTING

Master the art of performing sword combat for TV, Film & Stage.

This ongoing, mixed-level class focuses on sword combat techniques AND the acting skills necessary to create character-driven sword fighting scenes that build a sense of danger & excitement.

New students begin at the basic level, covering safety and the primary techniques of Broadsword (Game of Thrones, The Witcher, LOTR) and Cutlass/Single Sword (Pirates of the Caribbean, The Duelist, Hook). Intermediate and advanced students continue mastering these weapons along with quarterstaff, double cutlass, single rapier, rapier and dagger, smallsword, katana, and more.

WEDNESDAYS
7 – 9pm
543 Main St, New York, NY 10044

50% OFF WHEN YOU SWORD FIGHT W/ FRIENDS!

Sword fighting is always more fun with a friend! This is why we are offering a FIGHT WITH FRIENDS DEAL on our Hollywood Sword Fighting Classes. Sign up with a friend and you both receive 50% off your first month of classes!

BRAWLS & FALLS

Master the art of performing hand-to-hand combat for TV, Film & Stage.

Co-taught by the Academy of Theatrical Combat & Saga Action Arts, this mixed-level class focuses on unarmed combat AND the acting skills necessary to portray realistic combat and violence for any genre of TV, Film & Stage. 

Students begin by building a foundation in safety mechanics and the performance techniques of punches, kicks, blocks, rolls, falls, throws, grappling, etc. Intermediate and advanced students build on these basics in order to master more complex fight sequences, as well as learn to choreograph their own theatrical fights.

SUNDAYS
11am – 1pm
548 Main St, New York, NY 10044

The Academy of Theatrical Combat Curriculum is now taught as an elective at Maggie Flanigan Studio.

Combat for Film and Stage (Level 1):  Hand-to-Hand & Single Sword Combat
Combat for Film and Stage (Level 2): Theatrical Combat Scene Study

NEXT SESSION:
Combat for Film and Stage (Level 1)
Saturdays 5pm – 7pm
Jan. 28 – Apr. 15th

For more information or to enroll, please email…
studio@maggieflaniganstudio.com

PRIVATE LESSONS & SWORD CONDITIONING

Private and semi-private lessons are available in any discipline the Academy offers.

Get into warrior shape with Sword Conditioning, our unique personal training system that uses sword-fighting exercises to build mobility, strength, and agility.

Email nyc@theatricalcombat.com to book a private lesson or sword conditioning session.

KIDS CLASSES

Action Hero Academy for Kids
(Ages 7-12)

Join the fun at The Action Hero Academy and begin your journey in the arts of Theatrical Combat & Action Acting as a young Hero-In-Training! In this class, students will have the opportunity to explore the basics of stage and screen combat. Our diverse curriculum includes swordplay, hand-to-hand combat, rolls, falls, throws, and more! Along with learning to perform fight choreography safely like their favorite action heroes, students will develop a sense of professional etiquette and build their partnering skills in order to work as valued team members on any production.

This class is offered through Main Street Theatre and Dance Alliance.

NEXT SESSION BEGINS WINTER 2023
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

For more information, visit mstda.org or info@mstda.org

EDUCATIONAL WORKSHOPS

Workshops are also available for high schools and universities.
Contact us for more information.

Class Fight Performances & Training Videos

Level One Exam Fights
Level Two Exam Fights
Historical Exam Fights
Hand to Hand Training

Curriculum includes:

Weapons Combat
(Cutlass/Sabre, Broadsword, Rapier & Dagger, Smallsword, Quarterstaff, and more)
Hand to Hand Combat
Throws & Grappling
Rolls & Falls
Knife

Katana and Kali Stick Fighting are also incorporated into the training at Theatrical Combat NYC but are not a formal part of the curriculum.

THEATRICAL COMBAT NYC

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