Tim Klotz The Only Fight Director in the Village

Tim Klotz
G54- The Rivals Research- Irish Code Duello 1777

The Duel is a means of social purchase. The Code Duello is society’s duelling rules. The code is a standard by which society can judge the behaviour of duelists.  If the duelists followed these rules, then at the resolution of the conflict, society would accept them as an honorable. Break the rules and be shunned. Thus the Duel is a means […]

G54 My First Fistfight

 

Arts fencing offers LED sabre (lightsabre!)
Arts fencing offers LED sabre (lightsabre!)

Hi all, We will be having LED sabre (stage combat style) session (likely with some light sparring) Tuesday nights for the next few weeks at CSM Tuesday nights 7-9 PM Follow this link for the first session tonight.   Tim

Elements of fight – James Thiérrée & chair
Elements of fight –  James Thiérrée & chair

Hi everyone.  I’m looking forward to next term and getting into unarmed combat. We are going to ‘go deep’ with the acting side of things as we learn some serious technique.

Session 2
Session 2

Great second Session. The work you have done on the Assessment Task 1, Linear Footwork is paying off. I am expecting some videos to float in soon to my UAL staff email. ATTENDANCE  I appreciate the early arrivals (from 9am) and hope to see more of you early Tuesday.

Welcome G53
Welcome G53

Dear Group 53! Welcome to Combat. It was great meeting you in class today. This posting is just a little reminder of some of the things we covered today in the first session.

React late to punches
React late to punches

I want to reinforce something that came up yesterday in class. When reacting to punches and other blows, go late. Here is a video that demonstrates why. 

Unarmed My First Fistfight Choreo
Unarmed My First Fistfight Choreo

Today we learned a short sequence. Next week (last class) we will continue with this, So practice daily for a few minutes please. I asked a couple pairs to video a reference before we left the session. Thanks for putting that together.   How to practice: Start with a fully articulated ‘tai chi’ slow-mo run. Then do […]

BAPAM
BAPAM

This information will likely be useful to you at some point while you are at Drama Centre. We all work hard, and injuries and illness seem unavoidable, especially late in the term. I want to make sure you all know about BAPAM. BAPAM provides specialist health support to full and part time professional and student performing […]

The Woyzeck Theory – Choreo Session
The Woyzeck Theory – Choreo Session

    This is a playlist. use the youtube controls to move from clip to clip and look at the choreo. tim

The Sea Voyage: Bow & Arrow reference
The Sea Voyage: Bow & Arrow reference

Hiya Amazonian Ladies of The Sea Voyage. These are some contemporary images c.1590’s by Theodore Debry (du-BREE). His pics make it really clear the impression Europeans had of Native practices in the new world. For more images click here. 

Recruiting Officer Session 2/3: Choreo update
Recruiting Officer Session 2/3: Choreo update

TRO Draft Choreo Hi Callum and Jack.  Here is the draft video we created in rehearsal last week. Tim

Recruiting officer Session 1: Style
Recruiting officer Session 1: Style

Hi Cal and Jack, Here is the video output from session 1.

My First Swordfight Choreo- G52
My First Swordfight Choreo- G52

Thanks for your hard work G53 in the last session. Here is a walk through of the fight with some of your colleagues from G52 (thanks to Grant and Lliam).   Note: this was filmed last year on the tail end of thes session in which they learned the choreo, so their work 

Performing Swordplay: Arts Fencing Society’s Inaugural Workshop
Performing Swordplay: Arts Fencing Society’s Inaugural Workshop

On 21 February the Arts Fencing Society will be born. To mark the event we are having a one day workshop led by two top maestros in performance combat. We are at CSM from 9 AM, late arrival is OK. We will be in M205 and M206. The Platform Theatre (North) Entrance to CSM Central St […]

Hutton’s Parry Positions
Hutton’s Parry Positions

Click for Hutton-Parry-Positions PDF These are clipped from his book on Military Sabre fencing called ‘Cold Steel’ , 1889. Hutton was not just an incredible swordsman, but a historian as well. SO we may look more at his work if there is time later.

L’Abbat’s Advices
L’Abbat’s Advices

Right… I think it was Amelia who asked a wicked question last week- along the lines of ‘Wouldn’t the biggest strongest fighter just win every time?” and I replied with a quote: If you are superiour to your Enemy, press him close, and if you are inferiour, break Measure to keep him moving. I was […]

Assessment Task 1: Linear Footwork
Assessment Task 1: Linear Footwork

Happy new years, to the BA Second Year studnets and Stage Combat Societarians. Below is the sequence showed in the first Wednesday session we had. Your first assessment task is below. G56 By the end of the week (by Jan 11) you should have submitted a video for assessment. Get this in on time and, […]

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