Swordplay Fencing & Fitness Studio

Hollywood Actors Combat Academy

Combat Classes Schedule & Pricing

Audits Welcome, Reservation Required (call 818-813-3343)

Burbank Location

416 S. Victory Blvd.
Burbank, CA 91502
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Upcoming Certification Seminars

Rapier Certification Class 1
When: Sundays, June 25th-Aug 20th 
Time: 6-7:30pm
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Rapier Certification Class 2
When: Sundays, June 25th-Aug 20th 
Time: 8-9:30pm
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Sunday Fall Certification Session 1
When: Sundays, Sept 10th-Oct 29th 
Time: 6-7:30pm 
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Sunday Fall Certification Session 2
When: Sundays, Sept 10th-Oct 29th
Time: 8-9:30pm 
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Wednesday Fall Advanced Certification Session 
When: Wednesdays, Sept 13th-Nov 1st
Time: 8-9:30pm 
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Weekly Classes

Tuesday  
5:30 - 6:30 pm Walk in class
6:00 - 7:00 pm Intermediate Weapons Combat
7:00 - 8:00 pm Introduction to Staged Combat
7:30 - 8:30 pm Beginner Weapons Combat
8:00 - 9:00 pm Beginner Hand to Hand Combat
8:30 - 10:30 pm Choreography class
   
Wednesday  
6:00 - 7:00 pm Beginner Hand to Hand Combat
7:00 - 8:00 pm Beginner Weapons Combat
8:00 - 9:00 pm Intermediate Hand to Hand Combat
8:00 - 9:30 pm Certification Class
   
Thursday  
6:00 - 7:00 pm Intermediate Weapons Combat
7:30 - 8:30 pm Intermediate Hand to Hand Combat
8:00 - 9:00 pm Introduction to Staged Combat

 

Class Descriptions

Film & Stage Combat

Tim Weske is available to teach you footwork, timing, balance, tempo and safety techniques for combat of all kinds in film and stage. Taught in the same way that Tim has taught stars including Sandra Bullock, Brad Pitt, Chris Pine, Natalie Portman and Anne Hathaway.  Video taping is done in class every day to see students growth.

View more on our Hollywood Actors Combat Academy.

For training and choreography for your production please call Tim at 818-421-2926 or visit fights2film.com.

Walk In Class

This class is set up for anyone of any level of experience.  Every week there is a new weapon that is being worked with.

Introduction to Staged Combat Class

This is a class for people that are just starting out. Often times students feel intimidated going into a class where there are students that have been fighting for awhile. We recommend that the inexperienced or low experienced student take at lease 6 of these classes before going to the beginner class.

Beginner Weapons and Hand to Hand Combat Class

Beginner Weapons Combat
People who are just starting out, brushing up or learning a new weapon from the beginning.  Each beginner class will work on the same weapon for the entire month.  The emphasis of the class will be to work on body awareness, control, balance, tempo targeting to name a few.  Each session there will be a small choreographed fight given to students to perform. Students from these classes can sign up to be used in the choreography class.

Beginner Hand to Hand Combat
Students will learn the same physical awareness and timing as in the weapons class, just without a weapon.  Each class students will learn and perform a choreographed Hand to Hand fight.

Intermediate Weapons and Hand to Hand Combat Class

Intermediate Weapons Class
Class continues to work on refining physical and mental qualities to not only make for great fighting but to also help fix problems that may arise on set.  Each month the same weapon will be used in every class. Each class will feature different choreographed fights, that will be of a higher difficulty than the beginner class.

Intermediate Hand to Hand
Students will continue to learn more complex choreography and timing.  Each class will have more difficult fight sequences and movement.

Choreography Class

For students who would like to put their own fights together.  There is more to doing a good fight then just knowing how to set up a choreographed sequence of violence.  There is training and talking to actors, and there is safety first. Choreographers will be given a pair of students from the Beginning/Intermediate classes and will have to arrange a fight in a set amount of time. They will have to train them and get them ready for a performance that evening. Fight sequences are filmed and critiqued at the end of the night.

 

Class Prices

Every class has a size limit.  Reservations MUST be made in advance of attending a class.  By showing up to a class you will be allowed to enter only if the class is not full, but you do this at your own risk.  We will have a waiting list for each class and you will be informed of cancellations.

Cancellation of a class 
AT THIS TIME we do not take a deposit for reservations in a class.  If you make reservations in a class and do not show up to the class or call to cancel that reservation 24 hours ahead of time, then future reservations will require payment in full before entering class.  Please provide a 24 hour notice for class cancellation.

(818) 813-3343         combat@swordplayla.com

$22 per class (for the follow classes)

Introductory Class
Beginner Class Weapons
Beginner Class Hand to Hand
Intermediate Class Weapons
Intermediate Class  Hand to Hand

$30 for “Choreographer” Students in choreography Class

$7 for students in class to perform “The Choreographers” Fight

 

Private Lessons

Private lessons can be one on one training or a semi private lesson with 2 students.  Private training focuses on just you and your needs and growth differently then a group/class situation.  Private lessons can be set up at anytime you and the instructor are free.

 

Upcoming Certification Seminars

An 8 week intensive program where students learn one fight with another student. These fights are proofread with character and dialogue on the final class. The idea is to get in touch with your physical side of your acting. And using that knowledge be able to bring your acting to a higher level by using what you have learned in this class.

Actors Survival Workshop
Hand to Hand Combat
When: 3 Sundays, May 28, June 4, June 11
Time: 6pm-9pm
Weapon: Hand to Hand, & more
Cost: $300
Instructor: Tim Weske
Only 16 spots available!

Summer Rapier Certification Class 1
When: Sundays, June 25th-Aug 20th 
Time: 6-7:30pm 
Weapon: Rapier
Acting Class: Sunday July 30th
Cost: $280 If you register before June 19th (refer a friend for $10 off)! $300 if register after 6/20
      ****$10 discount if you refer a friend*****
Off Nights: NONE
Instructor: Tim Weske
Only 12 spots available!

Summer Rapier Certification Class 2
When: Sundays, June 25th-Aug 20th 
Time: 8-9:30pm 
Weapon: Rapier
Acting Class: Sunday July 30th
Cost: $280 If you register before June 19th (refer a friend for $10 off)! $300 if register after 6/20
     ****$10 discount if you refer a friend*****
Off Nights: NONE
Instructor: Tim Weske
Only 12 spots available!

Sunday Fall Certification Session 1
When: Sundays, Sept 10th-Oct 29th 
Time: 6-7:30pm 
Weapon: Broadsword
Cost: $280 If you register before Sept 4th (refer a friend for $10 off)! $300 if register after 9/5
Only 12 spots available!

Sunday Fall Certification Session 2
When: Sundays, Sept 10th-Oct 29th
Time: 8-9:30pm 
Weapon: Broadsword
Cost: $280 If you register before Sept 4th (refer a friend for $10 off)! $300 if register after 9/5
Only 12 spots available!

Wednesday Fall Advanced Certification Session 
When: Wednesdays, Sept 13th-Nov 1st
Time: 8-9:30pm 
Weapon: Sword and Shield
Filming Day: Wednesday Nov 1st
Cost: $320 for the session
Instructor recomendation!

Film Your Fight

Now that you have put the work into your fight now you can film it for your reel. If you don’t have a crew or equipment, CC Weske can help with professional camera And sound equipment.  See footage at www.XXXXXX.com.

CC's info goes here...

 

Holiday Closures

Our studios are closed for the following holidays. Dates may be subject to change.

  • May 29, 2017  Memorial day (Monday)
  • July 3-4, 2017  Independence Day  (Monday)
  • September 4, 2017  Labor Day  (Monday)
  • November 23-24, 2017 Thanksgiving  (Thursday & Friday)
  • December 17, 2017 - January 1, 2018 (reopening on Monday January 2, 2018)