Stage Combat Training
Theatre Film Television
Welcome to Swordplay!
Celebrating 20 years of excellence in Stage Combat!!
Your journey toward excellence is stage fight training begins now....
Swordplay is New York City's oldest continuously running stage combat teaching organization, dedicated to providing training to professional actors in the techniques of safe and effective stage combat. Established in 1995, Swordplay continues to offer an eclectic array of classes and workshops, all taught by some of New York's most experienced, sought after and internationally recognized stage combat professionals.
The difference is clear...classes taught with care and expertise.
Swordplay's instructors are working fight directors with years of experience in the fields of theatre, film, television, opera and dance, and thousands of hours in the classroom helping actors to master the very techniques they will use on stage and screen. They are dedicated to nurturiing the growth of each and every student.
All the training you need...
Swordplay offers classes in a wide variety of subects, including basic, intermediate and advanced technique classes, eclectic one-day intensives, custom - designed workshops, and Skills Proficiency Testing for both the SAFD (Society of American Fight Directors) and the FDC (Fight Directors Canada).
We have helped literally hundreds and hundreds of people learn, enjoy and excel in stage combat. Now it's your turn...
Here are just a few of the subjects covered in our classes, workshops, and private lessons:
Rapier, Rapier & Dagger, Broadsword, Small Sword, Unarmed, Quarterstaff, Knife Techniques,
Single Sword, Sword and Shield, Shillelagh, Contemporary Violence, Eastern Martial Arts Techniques, Roman Gladius, Medieval Polearms, On-Camera Techniques,
SAFD (Society of American Fight Directors) Skills Proficiency Testing,
FDC (Fight Directors Canada) Certification Classes