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Welcome to

Hunters Stage Combat

 Stage Combat, HEMA & Fun For All

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What we do

"Knowledge will give you power, but character, respect" Bruce Lee

Hunters Stage Combat is a small club in East London, that offers training in Stage Combat and HEMA (Historical European Martial Arts) to a few dedicated students and followers, but it has big dreams of growing to be so much more!


Our objective is to offer a new set of practical and useful skills to actors and performers of all ages and from all backgrounds. We want to give people new opportunities and help them join the Arts industry by opening a wide variety of doorways that they may not have considered before. 

We not only offer the making of showreels and fight reels, granting access to a key tool that performers require, but also regularly create jobs for our team of actors and fight performers.

 Our HEMA club is for fitness, sports and to take to competitions, all whilst providing a safe space for people to come together, make new friends and devise art. 

 

 It is our aim to make a club that people are proud to be a part of, whether they want to learn something different, keep fit or just make new friends. Regardless if they are beginners or seasoned professionals, Hunters Stage Combat welcomes everyone.

Stage Combat

HEMA (Historical European Martial Arts)

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) 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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“If you spend too much time thinking about a thing, you'll never get it done”

Bruce Lee

What’s Happening!

Classes and Membership

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Combat Class

 

Group classes last two hours (don't worry you get to take brakes) and cover skills for people of all levels and experience in both Stage Combat and HEMA after a warm up we usually devise our time between different combat systems and weapons.

CLASSES ARE BACK!!!

IN A NEW HALL!!!

When?

Every Sunday starting from the

14th November

Times vary and will be arranged depending on attendees' availability and preferences.

Where?

Halley House School 

52-58 Arcola Street

London E8 2DJ

 

 

£15 per class

(£10 for Pack Members)

Private Class

 

A two hour class to focus on you!

 

Private one on one sessions are good for people who want to focus on a dedicated weapon system or range of skills, or just want to build fitness and confidence before joining our regular classes. 

 

Private classes can be used for either HEMA, Stage Combat or an hour of each

and can be held at our local club or we can come to you. All we need is a garden, an open space or a nearby park.

 

 

£25

(£15 Pack Members)

Pack Membership

 

Becoming a Pack Member is a badge of honor, a true showing of your level of commitment to your training. 

 

To reflect this, we give you discounts on all lessons as well access to joining our fight crew when doing Stage Combat and access to our HEMA Club discounts on one of our trusted retailers.

 

 Other discounts are also applied when hiring our staff or equipment for your own projects

as well as priority when booking classes when space is limited and much more! 

 

£100 per year subscription

Coming Soon

HEMA Parties 

Got a special occasion coming up? A Birthday, Stag/Hen Party or celebration of any kind and want to do something unique and fun? Book a Party Session! Cover the basics, try out many different weapon systems and styles, access our armory and get some photos before some light sparing and an elimination tournament! Then take your new found bragging rights with you as you hit the night-life after! Entertainment akin to LARPing and axe throwing.

 

 £30 per person for up to 12 people (minimum booking 4)

One months notice required on all bookings

Two hour slot with snacks and non alcoholic drinks available throughout

Age 18+ only 

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