After a long hiatus and a shift in location, we're very excited to be offering Summer Combat Certification Intensives again, now in partnership with the Connecticut Theatre Exchange in Washington, CT! We're offering opportunities for certification in two SAFD weapons, renewals and a brand new Fighting for Film workshop!

In Person Classes are Back This Spring!

Neutral Chaos is pleased to announce our spring class lineup including training opportunities in Unarmed, Knife and Smallsword. Our Unarmed Training will meet weekly on Sunday evenings for 10 weeks. If you're looking for consistency or just something new to add to your training regimen each week, this is a great fit or you.

We're doubly excited to be introducing a new class format for our Knife and Smallsword Training: 4 Day Intensives. If you're a gig artist or your work schedule is otherwise inconsistent; or if you're from out of town and want to join us for 4 days of training in NYC, this is the class for you!

As we return to in-person training, we ask that you take time to familiarize yourself with our current COVID Safety protocols.


Apr. 10 to Jun. 12
7-10 PM
Lucid Body House, NYC

Smallsword Intensive

Tuesday to Friday
May 3: 9 AM-4 PM
May 4 & 5: 9 AM-6 PM
May 6: 9 AM-4 PM
Lucid Body House, NYC

Knife Intensive

Tuesday to Friday
May 24: 9 AM-4 PM
May 25 & 26: 9 AM-6 PM
May 27: 9 AM-4 PM
Lucid Body House, NYC

All classes meet at the aforementioned times and are open to all skill levels. Each offering is also built to provide eligibility to test for Skills Proficiency with the Society of American Fight Directors (SAFD), if so desired.

Cost for one weapon in any class format is $425*. Register for more than one weapon and receive the second for only $350.

SAFD Test Fees are not included in these costs. They are $50 for a test plus $5 for each additional weapon.

*A minimum deposit of $50 per class is required to reserve your spot. Current union or SAFD members are eligible for a $25 discount. Please email us a screenshot of your current membership status to receive the coupon code.

For those with prior certification with the SAFD, please email us to let us know which weapons you would like to renew. We will be scheduling specific renewal dates throughout the spring and can be in touch with you directly if we have your information. All renewals are $150 for the first weapon and $100 for each additional weapon. A $25 test fee plus $5 for each additional weapons will be assessed on top of the renewal fees.

If you have any questions whatsoever, please email


Neutral Chaos Scholarships

We at Neutral Chaos have always had a philosophy that if you want to train, we want to have you and make it work however we can! If you find yourself needing financial assistance or would like to nominate someone you know, please fill out our scholarship application. We hope to help as many students as we can on a sliding scale.

Once we've collected emails, we will reach out to students. This application will close April 6th 2020 at 11:59pm

Skills Proficiency Testing and Renewals

Upon completion of 30 hours of training, you are eligible to test with the Society of American Fight Directors for proficiency in that weapon. This is a great way to highlight your training on your resumé and to meet other members of the performance community at large as it means testing in front of a Fight Master within the organization.

For those of you familiar with the Skills Proficiency Test process, we also offer renewals throughout the year. If you are in need of a renewal, and it is not currently amongst the weapons being offered in a given session, please send us an email and let us see how soon we can help you out.


Take Charge of your Training Today

Act now to reserve your spot in our next round of classes. We can’t wait to work with you!