Sword and Unarmed Combat Classes
Hudson Shakespeare
Company
Each month Hudson Shakespeare Company provides comprehensive classes in a variety of sword and combat types and styles at discounted prices. Whether you are a beginner, interested in brushing up on a weapon/style you are familiar with, looking to buff up your acting resume, or a good workout, Hudson Shakespeare can help you achieve your goals. 4 week 2 hour classes cover the basics and advanced techniques of each fight style and work toward a finished scene with choreographed fight.Add a great workout and great new dimension to your resume. All classes and instruction overseen by our Resident fight choreographer Michael Hagins. Please email: classes@hudsonshakespeare.org for questions or more information.

Note: A $50 deposit is required for all 4 week classes

All classes held at
Theater Row Studios, 411 W. 41st Street,
between 9th and 10th avenues, basement floor.
To reserve a place in a class or purchase a class or
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Class Schedules:

AUGUST
(Combined Classes learn two fighting styles
for the price of one.)

Hand to Hand Combat and Found Weapons
Learn how to do slaps, punches, take falls and turn everyday items into weapons with this fighting style that is used from modern plays to Shakespeare

Daytime Classes
Saturdays 12-2PM August 1, 8, 15, 23, Studio 5 or
Tuesdays 2-4PM August 4, 11, 18, 25 Studio 5
$150

Evening Classes
Tuesdays 7-9PM August 4, 11, 18, 25 Studio 5
$150

Drop in for one class for just $20. (Applies to first two class sessions only)

Rapier and Dagger and Single Sword
Learn the most elegant of fighting styles with a single rapier and with a trusty dagger for added finesse.

Daytime Classes
Sundays 12-2PM August 2, 9, 16, 24, Studio 5 or
Wednesdays 2-4PM August 5, 12, 19, 26 Studio 5
$150

Evening Classes
Wednesdays 7-9PM August 5, 12, 19, 26 Studio 5
$150

Drop in for one class for just $20. (Applies to first two class sessions only)

Broadsword and Fencing
Learn two very different by staple fighting styles of many NYC area productions. Get the brute force of the broadsword and the elegance of stage fencing all in one class.

Daytime Classes
Thursdays 2-4PM August 6, 13, 20, 27 Studio 5
$150

Evening Classes
Thursdays 7-9PM August 6, 13, 20, 27 Studio 5
$150

Don't have time to take all the classes, drop in for one class for just $20.

Roman Sword and Shield and Quarterstaff
Learn gladiatorial style combat along with the oldest form of weapon fighting

Daytime Classes
Mondays 2-4PM August 3, 10, 17, 24 Studio 5
$150

Evening Classes
Mondays 7-9PM August 3, 10, 17, 24 Studio 5
$150

Don't have time to take all the classes, drop in for one class for just $20.

SEPTEMBER
(Combined Classes learn two fighting styles
for the price of one.)

Hand to Hand Combat and Found Weapons
Learn how to do slaps, punches, take falls and turn everyday items into weapons with this fighting style that is used from modern plays to Shakespeare

Daytime Classes
Saturdays 12-2PM September 12, 19, 26, Oct 3 or
Tuesdays 2-4PM September 8, 15, 22, 29
$150 

Evening Classes
Tuesdays 7-9PM September 8, 15, 22, 29
$150


Don't have time to take all the classes, drop in for one class for just $20.

Rapier and Dagger and Single Sword
Learn the most elegant of fighting styles with a single rapier and with a trusty dagger for added finesse.

Daytime Classes
Sundays 12-2PM September 6, 13, 20, 27, Studio 5 or
Wednesdays 2-4PM September 9, 16, 23, 30 Studio 5
$150

Evening Classes
Wednesdays 7-9PM September 9, 16, 23, 30 Studio 5
$150

Don't have time to take all the classes, drop in for one class for just $20.

Broadsword and Fencing 
Learn two very different by staple fighting styles of many NYC area productions. Get the brute force of the broadsword and the elegance of stage fencing all in one class.

Daytime Classes
Thursdays 2-4PM September 10, 17, 24, Oct 1 Studio 5
$150

Evening Classes
Thursdays 7-9PM September 10, 17, 24, Oct 1 Studio 5
$150

Don't have time to take all the classes, drop in for one class for just $20.

Roman Sword and Shield and Quarterstaff
Learn gladiatorial style combat along with the oldest form of weapon fighting

Daytime Classes
Mondays 2-4PM September 7, 14, 21, 28 Studio 5
$150

Evening Classes
Mondys 7-9PM September 7, 14, 21, 28 Studio 5
$150

Don't have time to take all the classes, drop in for one class for just $20.

Classes/Instruction Descriptions 
















Unarmed or Hand to Hand combat/Found Weapons: Slaps, punches, falls, kicks - learn to properly perform knaps, fighting moves and selling them. Combine this class with learning to use everyday items as weapons such as shoes, newspapers, and even teddy bears. Each class works towards a final short scene incorporating a learned choreographed fight.
































Roman Sword and Shield/Quarterstaff - Learn the gladiator style method of fighting combined with the oldest weapon style known. These rarely taught method of combat will give you an edge with your special skills and with Shakespeare or Renaissance/Medieval shows. These style are featured is such shows as "Julius Caesar" and "Antony and Cleopatra". Each class works towards a final short scene incorporating a learned choreographed fight.





























Rapier and Dagger - "Romeo and Juliet" style fights are featured in this class. Learn basics and advanced moves of this often used and stylistic beautiful fighting style. Learn to ue the single Italian style rapier and then it's trusty side kick the dagger or main gauche, both used for offense and defense. Each class works towards a final short scene incorporating a learned choreographed fight.





























Broadsword and Stage FencingRespectively, Henry V's and Hamlet's preferred method of combat, this weapon is a staple of many regional, New York and touring theaters. Learn the basics and advanced moves associated with these topopular style of fighting. Each class works towards a final short scene incorporating a learned choreographed fight.

One on One instruction - Want to work a weapon but don't have the time for a class? Want to get extra time in? Private one on one instruction is available for the most comprehensive assistance to hone that skill or flesh out a performance piece.










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