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Combat Lessons

At this time, we provide private lessons, weekend intensive lessons and weekend group training seminars.

About Our Training   Weekend Intensive Class  Private Lessons  Group Seminar  DVD Video Lessons

Classes are back in session!

About Our Training

Designed for beginners or intermediate to learn techniques used by the pros.

Lessons cater to all levels of experience. You not only will learn fight techniques in your choice of weapon or hand to hand combat, but you will learn safety how to protect yourself on set and in auditions. The fight is a huge part of the story. Be safe and look good while telling it.

Tim Weske has over 35 years of experience Training and coaching actors for film, television, and stage. He has choreographed thousands of fights and trained thousands of actors including Sandra Bullock, Brad Pitt, Natalie Portman, Chris Pine and Paul Rudd just to name a few.

Don’t let the action stop when YOUR fight begins, be ready.

Select the type of lesson you are interested in:

Weekend Intensive Class  Private Lesson  Group Seminar  DVD Video Lessons

Weekend Intensive Classes in Burbank

A 3-hour weekend class where you will learn fight techniques using weapons and hand-to-hand combat.

$100 for a 3-hour class per person
A $50 non-refundable deposit required to secure your spot in the class.
Remaining balance ($50) must be paid to the instructor in cash by the end of the class.

Class size
4 people minimum
6 people maximum for indoor training
8 people maximum for training in the park

Date Time Deposit
August 13, Saturday 2:00 - 5:00 pm

Private Combat Lessons

Stage Combat Academy private lesson

Tim Weske has over 35 years of combat training and has created a system of movement that is unlike others. Understanding movement and problems that exist with students balance, tempo and many other little things that keep a student from reaching their full potential can only be learned by practical and ongoing study in the art of swordsmanship. The expertise Tim has in this area is unmatched by anyone.

Lessons are available for groups or individuals. We can also come to you for training.

Tim is available to choreograph your project.

For more information and booking a time to meet please contact Tim at or (818) 421-2926.

Private Lessons

Private Lesson - 1 hour Individual
Semi-Private Lesson - 1 hour Group of 2 people
Semi-Private Lesson - 1 hour Group of 3 people
Semi-Private Lesson - 1 hour Group of 4 people

Group Seminar at Your Location (anywhere in the USA)

Sword Master Tim Weske is available to travel to your location to choreograph your project and to provide customized training for your group. He can provide everything you need to put a great fight performance together for stage and film.

Tim has traveled all over the US conducting weekend group seminars.  Instruction consists of getting the students body in line so you can move at your maximum potential while also keeping the sequences safe and believable.  The correct placement of the body makes for the best balance and timing of the fight.  This will increase the tempo so fights can be done with safe violence and better creativity.  At the end of the session, you will be able to put together more fluid creative fight sequences.  

For more information and booking please contact Tim directly at

theatrical combat seminar

Fight Training Videos

Swordplay for Shakespeare
Pre-choreographed fight sequences for 8 of Shakespeare's most performed plays. Arranged by world famous fight and sword choreographer and trainer Tim Weske.

These DVDs are for everyone who wants to look great while preforming stage combat. The fights and choreography on the video can be used for live stage, film and live shows. The fights are designed by Hollywood sword master Tim Weske. Tim breaks down every move in every fight step by step. Learn by watching and save time and money in production as the actors can learn the fights away form scheduled rehearsals and these fights and DVDs can be used year after year and for any show.

Stage Combat training videos

Student Progress

Below shows the progression of one of our students and refining of her skills after taking 4 private lessons.

Lesson 1

Lesson 2

Lesson 3

Lesson 4

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