Hunters Stage Combat
Stage Combat, HEMA & Fun For All
What we do
"Knowledge will give you power, but character respect" Bruce Lee
Hunters Stage Combat is Currently it is a small club in the Newham area, with some dedicated Students and followers, but it has big dreams of it 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. Give people new opportunities to join the Art's industry by opening a wide variety of doorways that they may not have considered before.
Our Club allows the practice of stage combat and HEMA (Historical European Martial arts), bringing people together through their passions and allowing them to have new opportunities.
we also have a team of actors and a fight performers - who we can create jobs for - and a HEMA club 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.
As well as that we also make showreels and fight reels, granting access to a key tool that performers require.
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 a beginner or a seasoned professional, Hunters Stage Combat welcomes everyone to train and improve one’s self.
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.
“If you spend too much time thinking about a thing, you'll never get it done”
Classes where you book your place and attend the class's last two hours and your you will be 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 device our time between different combat systems and weapons
£15 a class.
STAGE COMBAT: 1.00 PM - 3.00PM
HEMA: 3.30 - 5.30 PM
HEMA: 1.00 PM - 3.00PM
STAGE COMBAT: 3.30 - 5.30 PM
(£10 for Pack Members)
Private Classes are for those who want 0ne to one sessions, these are good for people who want to focus on a dedicated weapon system or a range of skills or just want to build fitness and confidence before joining our regular classes.
Private classes are available for both HEMA or Stage Combat or an hour of each.
These classes can be at our local club or we can come to you.
we would only need is a garden or open space or nearby park.
2 hour class to focus on you!
(£15 Pack Members)
To be come 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 opens 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 when space is limited and much more!
£100 per year subscription
Got a special occasion coming up? A Birthday, Stag/Hen Party or another celebration and want to do something unique and fun! Book a Birthday 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 torment! before you take you new found bragging rights with you as you hit the the night life after! Entertainment akin to LARPing and Axe Throwing
£30 per person, Minimum booking 4, Max 12, One months notice required on all bookings. Lovely out door roof space great for summer evenings. Two hour Slot With Snacks and None Alcoholic drinks available throughout. Age 18+ only