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UNARMED ACTOR COMBATANT

BASIC TRAINING & OPTIONAL CERTIFICATION (36hrs)

DATES: Feb 10th - May 5th 2019

TIMES: Sundays 11am-3pm (except Feb 17th & April 26th)

ADC CERTIFICATION: Basics Actor Combatant

Course fees: 695$ +tx

Adjudication fees: 50$ +tx (Optional)

program director & Adjudicator: john stead

Instructors: Steve Wilshire, Anita Nittoly & Geoff Stovell


WHO SHOULD TAKE THIS COURSE?


This course caters to motivated individuals who are interested in developing unarmed combat skills specifically designed for FILM & TV as well as the stage. This 36 hour course is unique in both its content and its structure which allows students to retain more of what they learn due to ongoing revision, repetition and high level instruction. Though Optional we recommend certification for the following individuals:
 

  • Those who wish to attended an intermediate course in the future

  • Those who wish to pursue professional careers in stunts

  • Those who wish to work towards becoming stage combat instructors

  • An actor looking to add a valuable and unique skill set to your resume

  • An athlete, dancer or physically inclined person looking to build the basics required for stunt performers

  • Background performers looking to build skills needed for SSE gigs

  • Individuals looking to develop better timing and coordination while learning a new skill

    NO EXPERIENCE REQUIRED

4POINTS ACTOR STUDIO & THE ACADEMY OF DRAMATIC COMBAT PRESENT:

unarmed actor combatant

BASIC TRAINING COURSE & OPTIONAL CERTIFICATION


This in-depth course will cover unarmed combat technique for Film , tv & stage. There will be a strong emphasis on safe and effective combat systems and will be taught over a 12-week period with exceptional instructors. The course is overseen by Stunt Coordinator/ADC Master Instructor John Stead with course instructors.

OUR TEAM

Our instructors are a passionate collective of working film and TV professionals. With years of on set experience, training, notable credits and awards. You'll have access to the knowledge and support of individuals who are not only skilled and talented Performers, but who have made a career of it and want to help you do the same.



Steve Wilsher (Stunt Coordinator/ADC Master Instructor)
Anita Nittoly (Stunt Performer/ADC Instructor)
Geoff Scovell (Stunt Performer/ADC Instructor)

The opportunity to adjudicate for Basic Actor Combatant certification will be offered at the end of the 12 weeks for students who wish to try for this achievement.

CURRICULUM OVERVIEW:

  • Stagecraft

  • Combat Terminology

  • Combat safety terminology

  • Theatrical Combat Concepts Stance

  • Knaps

    Offensive techniques of (contact / non contact):

  • Strikes

  • Non Striking

  • Choke/strangle

  • Pushes/pulls

  • Rolls

  • Falls / Slips

  • Throws

  • Defensive techniques

  • Blocks

  • Avoidance


Benefits:

  • Ongoing & Structured Training

  • Measurable outcomes

  • Practical knowledge

  • CERTIFIED Instructors are also working professionals in FILM & TV

  • Internationally recognized certification through the Academy of Dramatic Combat (OPTIONAL)

  • Program developed, supervised and adjudicated by Film & TV Director / HBO Stunt Coordinator John Stead.