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 One Day Introduction to Stage Combat

Wanting to give stage combat a try? This is the course for you.

Over one day you shall get to try a wide range of stage combat techquies and weapons.


When: tbc  Where: tbc

Cost:  tbc

Have you ever wanted to learn how to swing a sword or throw a punch like your favourite movie star? Now is your chance – a one day course which will introduce you to Stage/Dramatic Combat.


This is a style of fighting used in everything from theatre to film and television; providing realism whilst at the same time, keeping the actors and crew perfectly safe.


During the day you will have the opportunity to try your hand at Scrappy, Fantasy and more, coming away with an understanding of the techniques you’ll need to make you a fighter of the future. A firm foundation will enable you to go on and develop your skills whether you are an actor, dancer, performer, wannabe director or sword master. It is open to all!


If you’re new to stage fighting or wanting to hone up old skills, this is your chance.


The instructors are highly qualified in their field. Performers in their own right and with a range of film and theatre credits to their name, they have taught at a number of prestigious institutions, including the Met Film School.




Booking Now Open! Places are very limited!

To Book or if you have any questions email us:


We will then send you a registation form, once filled in and returned along with the course fee we will be able to register you for the course!







Do I need to have done drama before?

No. This course is designed so that almost anyone can take part with no previous experience. Participants however ,must be over 18. If you have any questions please get in touch.


What will I learn?

Besides learning about the all important safety aspects, practical skills will include stance, how to react to a punch (non-contact), how to hold a sword & use it to a level expected on set or on stage and much, much more.


How long is the workshop?

Each session lasts for around 2 hours, providing a total of 6 hours of tuition + much needed breaks.


What can I do with it?

You will get to down some of the basics used by professional fighters and actors and be able to take these skills onto future projects.  Once hooked, you will be able to develop these skills, and undertake recognised course exams. All those taking part will receive a certificate of participation, which you can add to your CV.  


Do I need any special equipment?

No. Stage combat is designed to be safe and does not normally require specialist clothing or equipment. Do however come in clothes you are comfortable to move around in. We also suggest bringing along a set of gym or gardening gloves and comfortable footwear (No high heels!). We also have all the weapons needed, so don’t worry about those either!



This is only a one day workshop and designed to teach the basics of stage combat.  It does not qualify you in any way to teach or train others. We are working hard to be able to bring further training to you but can only do this with your support.


T + C’s

The company means ‘Swashbuckling Cornwall’.  The Company is not delivering the training but acts as an intermediary to ‘Captivate Action Ltd’ which is fully insured and qualified to teach.


Swashbuckling Cornwall does not offer refunds.


We reserve the right to alter course times, course content and to cancel classes due to any unavoidable and /or unforeseen circumstances.

We reserve the right to refuse admission or tuition.


Minimum age to take part is 178(all under participants under 18 require parantel permission) 


By booking this event you accept the terms and conditions of the Company and release it from blame for any injury during the workshop.

All fees must be paid in full before the workshop takes place. 


If the course is cancelled due to lack of participants a refund will be issued. 


Before being able to take part in any workshop participants shall need to sign an injury waver. 


Those participating understand that the course has a large physical element and can in part be potentially hazardous. They must follow instructions from the course lead and assistants at all times.


Photo credit: Captivate Action Ltd

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