Planning A Workshop

Learning is not attained by chance, it must be sought for with ardor and attended to with diligence. — Abigail Adams   Craving some more stage combat? Some fighting and community? Plan a workshop! Few of us are lucky enough to have a community close-by, so you may find yourself in the position of creating your […]

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Workshop Hangover

I first heard this expression from Peppe Östensson. It describes the withdrawal we all feel after a workshop. We’re mentally exhausted and physically depleted. Plus, you’re leaving the people who have become your family over the last two weeks. You’ve created deep bonds, and now you’re trying to fit yourself back into real life. It’s […]

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Dying ain’t dead

“…Do not go gentle into that good night. Rage, rage against the dying of the light.” Dylan Thomas   All too often, test fights end with a “light switch” kill, meaning that the character gets stabbed and one breath later, they expire (many fight scenes in shows end this way, too, unless otherwise scripted). There’s […]

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Practice doesn’t make perfect. Perfect practice makes perfect. Practice just makes permanent. Jared Kirby   Train it the way you want it to end up. Megan Cooke Put quality time and effort into your practicing. On your own time, do all of the drills your teacher has been doing in class: footwork, point control, posture… Be […]

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