Swords & Fists

A manual for instructors of stage combat and serious students. Includes 435 exercises for class use, along with terms, photos and drawings, sample tests, and tips for teaching. The manual is a complement to the three books of the OUT OF HARM'S WAY series: Modern Fighting for Stage and Screen, Sword Dueling for Stage and Screen, and Medieval and Fantasy Fighting for Stage and Screen. More
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About Russ Normandy

Russ Normandy blew a hole in the ceiling of his high school gym with a science fair rocket, was the conductor of a symphony orchestra, a sword fighter in a renaissance fair, and chased giraffes in Africa.


Swords & Fists: Instructor's Manual
Book Four of the the dramatic fighting series, Out of Harm's Way. Includes 450 exercises for unarmed fighting, firearms, rapier and dagger, single rapier, broadsword, small sword, staff, Hollywood swordplay, and fantasy fighting. Also strategies and advice for teaching stage combat.

About the Series: Out of Harm's Way
Dramatic fighting for the stage and screen written by a fight arranger and stunt man with a quarter-century of experience. The series of three books and an instructor's manual includes unarmed fighting, rapier and dagger, single rapier, small sword, broadsword, Hollywood swordplay, fantasy fighting, quarterstaff, and firearms. Written on a college level but can be used in high schools. Realistic fighting is balanced with safety.

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