Stage combat, fight craft or fight choreography is a specialized technique in theatre designed to create the illusion of physical combat without causing harm to the performers. It is employed in live stage plays as well as operatic and ballet productions. With the advent of cinema and television the term has widened to also include the choreography of filmed fighting sequences, as opposed to the earlier live performances on stage. It is closely related to the practice of stunts and is a common field of study for actors. Actors famous for their stage fighting skills frequently have backgrounds in dance, gymnastics or martial arts training. Stage Combat is a highly disciplined skill that required practice and determination to succeed in helping people understand their bodies and focus their mind.
HEMA (Historical European Martial Arts)
HEMA (Historical European Martial Arts) While there is limited surviving documentation of the martial arts of classical antiquity (such as Greek wrestling or gladiatorial combat), surviving dedicated technical treatises or martial arts manuals date to the Late Middle Ages and the early modern period. For this reason, the focus of HEMA is de facto on the period of the half-millennium of ca. 1300 to 1800, with a German and an Italian school flowering in the Late Middle Ages and the Renaissance (14th to 16th centuries), followed by Spanish, French, English and Scottish schools of fencing in the modern period (17th and 18th centuries). Arts of the 19th century such as classical fencing, and even early hybrid styles such as Bartitsu may also be included in the term HEMA in a wider sense, as may traditional or folkloristic styles attested in the 19th and early 20th centuries, including forms of folk wrestling and traditional stick-fighting methods.
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Classes where you book a place and attend as often as you like, they are for three hours training with your peers. (Don't worry you get a brake) We cover skills for people of all levels and experience in both Stage Combat and HEMA after a warm up we usually devide our time between different combat systems and weapons £15 a class (£10 for Pack Members)
Want to focus on a One to One session in and focus on a dedicated weapon system or style. or want us to come to you? As long as you have a garden or open space we can do that with our private classes, these 2 hour classes focus on you! £20 (£15 Pack Members)
To be a Pack Member is to truly become part of out team, with not only discounts on all lesson types but also access to joining our fight crew and other discounts when hiring our staff or equipment as well as priority when booking! and much more!
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