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Combat Lessons

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

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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.

Beginner Class

The style taught here achieves an authentic looking fight scene. This training will result in a realistic fight that must also be visually entertaining, whether the fight is with weapons or hand to hand combat.  We will cover the techniques you will need to succeed: footwork, balance, tempo, timing, blade work, and targeting, just to name a few.  This knowledge will help you to put together and perform engaging fight sequences.  Our training techniques will help you be safe and will give you the tools to protect yourself in situations that may arise on set.  Gaining this type of knowledge gives you confidence to be able to successfully perform the choreography and to understand what is right and what is wrong when being given direction in fight sequences.

Student Progress

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

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Lesson 4

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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

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.

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