Stuff You Need: Footwear

Let’s take a quick break from workouts and technique, and talk equipment (just in case you need to order something before the start of the workshop). After gloves, one if the most important pieces of personal equipment is footwear. For training situations,...

Stuff to watch: fencing bouts and free play

Before I get to the videos, this must be said: (mounting upon Soapbox): The only way to learn martial arts is from an instructor. This way, you see the art in motion, you see movement as a response to an incoming stimulus. The instructor draws your attention to...

Stuff You Need: Scenes

Along the lines of mental preparation, let’s chat about fight scenes. (Skip to the bottom if you’re in a situation where you don’t need text.) For FDC certifications (and many other societies) you may choose your own scenes for your test fight, but...

longsword

The Real Gladiatores The videos on this channel are great for actor/combatants to watch to see how each action can succeed and then can be countered. Note the precision of the bladework, and their use time, as opposed to speed.  Watch also how they maintain...

Stuff You Need: Gloves

This is part of a category of Performer Support. When beginning and developing your career as an actor/combatant there’s a few items and bits of information that can help you get on you way. So, without further ado, here’s some information on gloves. At...