Course Information

Please Try This At Home:
an online training series
Sundays, 1pm Central Time

In light of the current conditions regarding the safety concerns surrounding in-person training, we're pleased to offer a weekly online opportunity to practice foundational stage combat skills.  Rooted in nearly two decades' experience in designing at-home training methodologies, Art In Arms' lead instructor will guide students through exercises tailored towards developing competence and confidence in the attributes that are essential to a successful actor/combatant.

Our goal is to keep physical training tool requirements to a minimum - harnessing things we already have in our homes. We'll do our best to give advanced warning if a particular week's session is likely to benefit from additional materials beyond just your body, some space, and a device to connect to the class through Zoom.

Want to work on something in particular?  Drop us a line and we'll see about building a kind of custom exercise to tackle whatever problem you're facing.

It is also key to our mission that we recognize that those individuals most interested in this training are currently those very likely to be economically impacted by the ongoing arts shutdowns in response to the covid-19 pandemic.  To that end, we are offering this course on a Pay-What-You-Can scale with a suggested price of $10 per session.


SAFD Skills Test Courses (Covid-19 Hiatus)

Our regular in-person classes frequently culminate in the opportunity to take part in the Skills Proficiency Test for the Society of American Fight Directors.  The SAFD is the largest stage combat training organization in the country, serving as a network of professionals who collaborate and cross-train to maintain a set of professional standards in the field of stage combat.  All our courses exceed the 30-hour minimum training requirement to ensure students are well prepared to enter the professional realm at a high level of proficiency.

Participating in an SAFD test event gives you the opportunity to have your skills observed and critiqued by a third-party eye with decades of professional experience.  SAFD adjudicators are collegiate program heads, Broadway choreographers, and award-winning fight coordinators for blockbuster films.  It is a unique opportunity in arts education to have your skills compared against a national industry standard.