The Warrior Masterclass is the UK’s only industry endorsed screen combat course and is designed to provide the highest level of screen combat training available.
Taught by world leading JISC Registered Stunt Co-ordinators/Performers and JISC Registered Screen Fight Arrangers the course will train you to become a competent, professional and adaptable screen combat performer.
The Warrior Masterclass is designed for those looking to enter into the screen action industry as either actors, potential/current stunt performers, supporting artists and screen combatants.
Warrior Masterclass Outline
The Warrior Masterclass is divided into four phases. Each phase is three days long and set
a minimum of approximately 6-10 weeks apart. Homework given at the end of each phase
must be practised in order to progress through the course effectively. The phases do not run
back-to-back due to the physical requirements, level of practice and content to be learned.
Completion of all four phases takes approximately 12-14 months.
Each phase has a basic standard that must be reached in order to gain the phase certificate
and progress through the course effectively and safely. The final phase, Ultimate Warrior
Phase IV is a pass or fail.
The Four Phases
Please click on the phases below to reveal the breakdown
WARRIOR Phase I
Phase 1 of the Warrior Masterclass (3 consecutive days) will teach you the fundamentals of screen combat, both in theory and practice. You will learn what it takes to make a screen fight look realistic and receive intense practical screen combat training on a variety of unarmed techniques and weapon systems. You will learn various fight routines and perform them to the group in pairs. You will learn the in-depth theory and practical elements of working to camera and how to perform to camera. You will learn the art of physical screen performance and how to perform competently, safely and realistically to camera in a variety of screen combat scenarios. This phase provides grounding in the theory and practice of screen combat performance. A basic standard is expected on this phase, if this is not met, the student is given advice on what they need to improve on and can return at a later date for reassessment on a given day, in order to receive the Warrior Phase Certificate.
BATTLE Phase II
Phase II of the Warrior Masterclass (3 consecutive days) is designed to advance the techniques and theory taught and practiced in Phase 1. This phase will advance your unarmed and armed skills further by giving you various modern and ancient scenarios to perform. Many more period and new weapon systems are introduced. You will advance your skills further in how to work with a range of different partners using a variety of mixed weapon systems. You will advance your skills in the art of screen performance and how to put together and perform various screen fight routines in pairs and groups using all the techniques learned through the first two phases. You will learn to fight in various sized combat teams and larger groups, working towards what is required, both in theory and practice, to perform in multi-weapon battlefield clash scenarios and large-scale battle sequences. A required standard is expected on this phase, if this is not met, the student is given advice on what they need to improve on and can return at a later date for reassessment on a given day, in order to receive the Battle Phase Certificate.
TITAN Phase III
Phase III of the Warrior Masterclass (3 consecutive days) is designed to progress you to a higher standard in both technique and performance. New advanced unarmed and armed techniques and weapons will be introduced. You will learn how to choreograph and perform under real set scenarios and pressures, performing fights in a given style using the correct technique and realism to the period, frequent partner changes throughout routines and techniques and scenarios of fighting multiple partners and weapon systems at the same time. This phase progresses you to become a competent intermediate level screen combatant. A required standard is expected on this phase, if this is not met, the student is given advice on what they need to improve on and can return at a later date for reassessment on a given day, in order to receive the Titan Phase Certificate.
ULTIMATE WARRIOR Phase IV
Phase IV of the Warrior Masterclass (3 consecutive days) is designed to take you to the highest standard of screen combat available. You will put into practice everything you have learned throughout the previous phases and hone your theory and performance skills in readiness for the 1-day assessment tests that will be scheduled 4-6 weeks after Phase IV. Over the 3-day Phase IV period you will practice the 10 characters you have learned throughout the previous phases and learn some new advanced armed and unarmed skills.
4-6 weeks after the final phase of the Warrior Masterclass, is the 1-day assessment test. On this test day you will be required to perform 5 randomly chosen characters from the 10 you have learned throughout the phases. You will perform 4 as a pair and 1 as a larger group. You will be given various scenarios, weapons and props and all test fight routines will be choreographed by yourselves. There will also be a multiple choice written theory test based on all the theory you have been given throughout the phases. The cost for the final 1 day assessment test is £100.00.
For those wishing to take the Warrior Masterclass as the recommended training for the forthcoming screen combatant test, should you pass the final 1 day assessment test, you will be eligible to take the JISC Stunt Register Screen Combatant Test. This test is separate from the British Action Academy and is not organised through us.