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Welcome to
Hunters Stage Combat

 Stage Combat, HEMA & Fun For All

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

 - Bruce Lee

What we do?

Located in East London, Hunters Stage Combat is a dynamic club that provides training in both Stage Combat and HEMA (Historical European Martial Arts). With big dreams of expanding our reach, we are dedicated to offering practical and valuable skills to actors and performers of all ages and backgrounds.

Our mission is to provide individuals with new opportunities and help them enter the Arts industry by offering a variety of pathways they may not have considered before. We believe that by providing access to key tools, such as showreels and fight reels, we can help performers enhance their craft and open up new avenues for success.

In addition, we regularly create job opportunities for our team of actors and fight performers, giving them the chance to showcase their talents and build their careers.

Our HEMA club is designed for fitness enthusiasts and sports lovers who are looking to participate in competitions, while also providing a safe space for individuals to come together, make new friends, and create art.

At Hunters Stage Combat, we strive to create a club that people are proud to be a part of, whether they are looking to learn something new, keep fit, or socialize with like-minded individuals. We welcome both beginners and seasoned professionals and aim to foster a community that is inclusive, supportive, and inspiring. Join us today and become a part of the Hunters Stage Combat family!

“If all the circumstances of acting are made too easy, then there’s no grain of sand to make the pearl.”



Stage Combat, also known as fight craft or fight choreography, is a specialized technique in theatre that allows performers to create the illusion of physical combat without causing harm to themselves or their scene partners. Originally developed for live stage plays, it has since expanded to include operatic and ballet productions, as well as filmed fighting sequences in cinema and television. Often associated with the practice of stunts, Stage Combat is a highly disciplined skill that requires dedication, practice, and determination to master. Actors who specialize in this field are typically trained in dance, gymnastics, or martial arts and use their expertise to create thrilling fight scenes that engage and captivate audiences. Beyond its practical applications, Stage Combat is also a valuable tool for helping performers understand their bodies and focus their minds. By mastering the intricacies of fight choreography, actors develop a heightened sense of physical control and emotional awareness that can enhance their craft and elevate their performances. At its core, Stage Combat is a celebration of the artistry and athleticism that goes into creating memorable stage and screen moments. Whether you are an actor looking to expand your skill set or an audience member eager to be swept up in the excitement of a well-choreographed fight scene, Stage Combat is a vital component of the theatrical experience.

(Historical European Martial Arts)


HEMA (Historical European Martial Arts) is a discipline focused on reconstructing and studying the martial arts of Europe from the Late Middle Ages through the early modern period. While there is limited surviving documentation of the martial arts of classical antiquity, such as Greek wrestling or gladiatorial combat, dedicated technical treatises or martial arts manuals began to appear in the Late Middle Ages and the Renaissance, and continued into the modern period. The German and Italian schools of fencing flourished 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). HEMA practitioners study these treatises and reconstruct the techniques and principles of these historical martial arts, using replica weapons and protective gear. In a wider sense, HEMA may also include arts of the 19th century such as classical fencing and early hybrid styles like Bartitsu, as well as traditional or folkloristic styles attested in the 19th and early 20th centuries, such as forms of folk wrestling and traditional stick-fighting methods. HEMA is a fascinating and challenging discipline that requires careful study, dedication, and a passion for history and martial arts. By exploring the techniques and strategies of Europe's past, HEMA practitioners gain a deeper appreciation of the art and science of combat, as well as a richer understanding of the cultural and historical context in which these martial arts developed.

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

- Bruce Lee

What’s Happening


Combat Class

Looking to learn new skills and have a blast on a Sunday? Join our invigorating group classes at Hunters Stage Combat! Our engaging two-hour sessions cover both Stage Combat and Historical European Martial Arts (HEMA), catering to individuals of all levels and experiences.

Class Highlights:

  • Warm-Up: Get ready for an exciting session with a comprehensive warm-up routine.

  • Diverse Combat Systems: Dive into different combat systems and weapons, allowing you to learn new techniques and enhance your skills.



  • 12:00 PM: Stage Combat

  • 2:15 PM: HEMA


Halley House School
52-58 Arcola Street
London, E8 2DJ


  • £20 per class

  • £12.50 for Pack Members

Don't miss out on the opportunity to learn something new and exciting! Join us at Hunters Stage Combat for a Sunday filled with skill-building and enjoyment!


Private Class

Looking to elevate your skills to the next level? Explore the possibilities with our private one-on-one sessions at Hunters Stage Combat! Whether you're keen on mastering a specific weapon system, enhancing your fitness and confidence, or simply prefer a tailored approach, our private classes provide the ideal solution.

Choose Your Focus:

  • Dive into the intricacies of Historical European Martial Arts (HEMA)

  • Fine-tune your techniques in Stage Combat

  • Opt for a dynamic combination with an hour dedicated to each discipline

We offer the flexibility to conduct the class at our local club or, for your convenience, we can bring the session to your preferred location—be it your garden, an open space, or a nearby park. Our private classes extend to two hours, and the investment is priced at £25 per session. However, for our valued Pack Members, this exclusive experience is available at just £15. Seize the opportunity to embark on your personal development journey and sign up for a private class today!

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Pack Membership

Becoming a Pack Member is a prestigious acknowledgment of your unwavering commitment to training excellence. Enjoy a host of exclusive benefits designed to enhance your journey:

Membership Perks:

  • Discounts on All Lessons: Save on every lesson and maximize your training investment.

  • Access to Fight Crew for Stage Combat: Join a dynamic community and engage in thrilling stage combat experiences.

  • Discounted Rates for HEMA Club: Enjoy special rates when participating in our esteemed Historical European Martial Arts Club.

Year-Round Stability:

  • Fixed Prices: Experience consistency with fixed prices throughout the entire year of your subscription.

Project Support:

  • Discounts for Staff and Equipment Hire: Access special rates when enlisting our staff or equipment for your projects.

Priority Booking:

  • Priority Booking in Limited Spaces: Ensure your spot with priority booking, especially when space is limited.

Don't miss out on this exclusive opportunity to elevate your training experience. Subscribe now for just £100 per year and embrace a journey of continuous growth and exclusive benefits!

“When you change your thoughts, remember to also change your world.”
- Norman Vincent Peale

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