If Warrior Masterclass Phase II brings you to the level of a background fighter, then Phase III is where you take centre stage, being asked to perform at the level of a principal or lead fighter. On Phase III you will perform as the principal fighter playing five different characters. The most notorious of these characters is the Pirate! Statistically speaking, it's the hardest character to pass. We asked our instructors what makes this character so hard, and what can you do to better prepare for playing the Pirate?
The pirate is the most technical of the five characters you have to perform on Phase III. It involves elegance, aggression, grace, power, and dynamics. If you take the pirate back to its historical origins and build the character upon that, all pirates from the late 1500s onward would have been trained in the use of the rapier sword. A long, thin, double-edged weapon. All of the techniques used in this weapon were brought to the cutlass, which was created for fighting in close quarters on the decks of the ship; in and around ropes, rigging, and uneven surfaces where the rapier wasn't as effective due to its length.