Category: Upcoming Workshops

Unarmed Combat Certification Course March 2019

It is a truth universally acknowledged that the most useful stage combat skill to learn is unarmed. Regardless of period, dramatic style, stage, TV, film, age or gender, someone, somewhere will have to give someone else a damn good smacking. There may even be punching, kicking, hair-pulling, head-smashing, strangling, falling down and rolling around on the floor. It could be comedy family fun or Fight Club brutal.

Want to be able to do that? Then this is the course for you. Five days of beating each other up (safely) but also making it look real through: intention, reactions, playing injury and vocalising pain. Make it work for an audience or camera, show your choices and give it rhythm and musicality. Finally, you will have the opportunity to do your Fight Performance Test for certification with the British Academy of Stage and Screen Combat.  This is an industry recognised qualification.

No previous experience of stage combat is required.

You must attend all days to do the Fight Performance Test.

The test fee is included in the course price.

Dates:

Saturday, 9th March, 9am – 6pm
Saturday, 16th March, 9am – 6pm
Sunday, 17th March, 1pm – 9pm
Saturday, 23rd March, 9am – 6pm
Sunday, 24th March, 1pm – 9pm

Venue: Broomhill Church of Scotland, 64-66 Randolph Road, Glasgow, G11 7JL

Fee: £300

For BASSC members/ SFS former certification students: £270.
Book a place here

For further information contact:  janet@stagefightscotland.com

Broadsword Certification Course March / April 2019

The Broadsword is the archetypical weapon of Scots and fantasy drama – think Highlander, Outlaw King, Outlander, Macbeth, Lord of the Rings and Game of Thrones. If you’re interested in this sort of work then having broadsword skills could be a valuable asset.

No previous experience of stage combat is required.

We’ll take you through the fundamental principles for safety in stage combat weapons work and draw on historical techniques to enable you to perform safe and realistic fights for stage and screen with this weapon. We’ll also cover staging and acting the fight.

The course is over 30 hours of training and at the end you will have the opportunity to do your Fight Performance Test for certification with the British Academy of Stage and Screen Combat.  This is an industry recognised qualification.

You must attend all days to do the Fight Performance Test.

The test fee is included in the course price.

Dates:
Saturday, 30th March, 9am – 6pm
Sunday, 31st March, 1pm – 9pm
Saturday, 6th April, 9am – 6pm
Sunday, 7th April, 1pm – 9pm
Saturday, 13th April, 9am – 6pm
Sunday, 14th April, 1pm – 9pm

VenueBroomhill Church of Scotland, 64-66 Randolph Road, Glasgow, G11 7JL


Fee:  £340


For BASSC members/ SFS former certification students:  £300.

Book a place here.

For further information contact:  janet@stagefightscotland.com

The Broomhill Bash – Unarmed Combat 2018

It is a truth universally acknowledged that the most useful stage combat skill to learn is unarmed.  Regardless of period, dramatic style, stage, TV, film, age, gender, someone, somewhere will have to give someone else a damn good smacking.  There may even be punching, kicking, hair-pulling, head-smashing, strangling, falling down and rolling around on the floor.  It could be comedy family fun or Fight Club brutal.

Want to be able to do that?  Then this is the course for you.  Five days of beating each other up (safely) but also making it look real through: intention, reactions, playing injury and vocalising pain.  Make it work for an audience or camera, show your choices and give it rhythm and musicality.  Finally, you will have the opportunity to do your Fight Performance Test for certification with the British Academy of Stage and Screen Combat.  This is an industry recognised qualification.

No previous experience of stage combat is required.

You must attend all days to do the Fight Performance Test.

The test fee is included in the course price.

Dates:

Saturday 27 January
Sunday 4th February
Sunday 11th February
Sunday, 25th February
Sunday, 4th March

Time:
Saturdays:   9am to 6pm

Sundays:   1pm – 9pm

Venue: Broomhill Church of Scotland, 64-66 Randolph Road, Glasgow, G11 7JL

Fee: £300

Fee: For BASSC members/ SFS former certification students £270.

Book a place here

Contact:  janet@stagefightscotland.com

The Broadsword Blitz – Autumn 2017

No experience, some experience?  Broadsword certification with the British Academy of Stage and Screen Combat in just 2.5 weekends.

Five days of training – firstly techniques for broadsword, safety principles and performance principles – how to make the techniques work for a camera or audience.  Then, moving on to study the choreography, rehearse your scene and learn to act the fight – making it look real.  On the final day of the course you will have the opportunity to do your Fight Performance Test for certification with the British Academy of Stage and Screen Combat.  This is an industry recognised qualification.
 

No previous experience of stage combat is required.

You must attend all days to do the Fight Performance Test.
 

The test fee is included in the course price.

Dates:

Saturday 21st, Sunday, 22nd October
Sunday 29th October
Saturday 4th, Sunday 5th November

Time:

Saturdays:   9am to 6pm
Sundays:   1pm – 9pm

Venue: Broomhill Church of Scotland, 64-66 Randolph Road, Glasgow, G11 7JL
Fee: £300
For BASSC members/ SFS former certification students £250.

Book a place here.
or Contact:  janet@stagefightscotland.com

 

Rapier & Dagger Intensive Certification Course – Glasgow

Stage combat is an essential part of an actor’s toolbox – over the course of an acting career most, if not all performers will be called upon at some point to perform a fight or an act of violence.  The ability to enact a violent encounter in a way that is convincing to an audience, appropriate to the style of the production and its characters and, most importantly, safe for all the performers, is an important skill for actors.

Rapier & dagger is the fundamental sword discipline as its techniques can be applied to all other weapon systems.  This course will cover all the essential rapier and dagger techniques, their safety principles and how to perform them so they are believable to an audience.

It is suitable for complete beginners and for those looking to improve their sword fighting skills for film and theatre.

This intensive course is run over six days and students will spend the first part of the course working on mastering the techniques and then move on to studying the choreography for the Fight Performance Test.  The fight choreography is incorporated into a dramatic scene and there will be focus on “acting the fight” – the physical story-telling in a fight choreography, responding to what is happening in the moment as truthfully as possible, expressing the character’s thoughts and intentions, allowing the audience to follow the story and get involved emotionally in the action.

On the final day of the course you will have the opportunity to perform the fight choreography with a partner within a dramatic scene with dialogue for the British Academy of Stage and Screen Combat Fight Performance Test.  The course is accredited for certification in rapier & dagger with the BASSC.  This is an industry recognised qualification.

The test fee is included in the course price. You must attend all days to do the Fight Performance Test.
 
No previous experience of stage combat is required.

Dates: Monday 31st July to Saturday 5th August


Time: 9.00am – 6pm

Venue: Broomhill Church of Scotland, 64-66 Randolph Road, Glasgow, G11 7JL

Standard Fee:  £335

BASSC Member / previous students of SFS certification courses fee: £300

To book a place go to our booking page.