"Though she be but little, she is fierce!" ~ Shakespeare

                   THIS

                   GIRL

                  IS ON

                    FIRE!

STAGE AND FILM COMBAT

I love fighting.
I am trained and certified in Unarmed, Broadsword, Rapier Dagger, Quarterstaff, Knife, Sword & Shield, Singlesword and Smallsword.


KNIFE

In our version of a scene from the famous film Raging Bull, we aimed to capture uncomfortable realities of domestic violence. Jake LaMotta (heavyweight boxing champ) confronts his wife Vikki with a knife, and interrogates her about her fidelity while pummeling her...

This is a recording of a live SAFD Knife Test.

I (Vickie) and Joe DiNozzi (Jake) choreographed the scene in collaboration with our teachers J. David Brimmer, and TA Mitchell McCoy.


QUARTERSTAFF

Our version of a 'Mr.-and-Mrs.-Smith-esque' scene from Joss Whedon's postapocalyptic-outerspace-western tv show, Firefly.  Saffron (a con-artist) tries to get away with her money, but Mal (the captain who happens to be her husband) lies in wait to catch her...

This is a recording of a live SAFD Quarterstaff Test.

I (Saffron) and Joe Coppola (Mal) choreographed the scene in collaboration with our teachers J. David Brimmer, and TA Mitchell McCoy.


SmallSword

#HireUsBlackSails! In our rendition of a scene from Starz's gritty pirate drama, Black Sails, we use every weapon at our disposal to do damage to each other, including the table! Eleanor (the educated daughter of New Providence Island's ruler) confronts Vane (a brutal captain, coming into his prime,) when he screws with her island's trade-business and politics ...

This is a recording of a live SAFD Smallsword Test.

I (Eleanor Guthrie) and Ethan Itzkow (Charles Vane) choreographed the scene in collaboration with our teacher J. David Brimmer.


SWORD & SHIELD

In our take on a scene from Snow White and The Huntsman, an edgy filmic spin on the Grimm's Brother fairytale, the Huntsman chases and fights a girl in the Dark Forrest. He struggles to capture and return her to the Evil Queen's prison for a bounty. Little does he know the girl is the true-born heir, Snow White...

This is a recording of a live SAFD Sword and Shield Test.

I (Snow White) and Tommy Schutz (the Huntsman) executed the choreography of J. David Brimmer, Dan O'Driscoll, and Mitchell McCoy.    


UNARMED

This is a recording of a live SAFD Unarmed test.


RAPIER - DAGGER


BROADSWORD


SINGLESWORD