Special Announcement!

Neutral Chaos is beyond thrilled to be offering a Shaolin Staff class taught by our dear friend and colleague, Fight Master Michael Chin. Don't miss this once in a lifetime opportunity to train staff through a Kung Fu lens with one of its finest practitioners. This class is open to all levels and will culminate with an opportunity to certify or renew certification with the Society of American Fight Directors (SAFD) if so desired. More info can be found below.

Additional intensive style classes are being discussed and will be advertised here as soon as details are finalized. Check back often for more summer training opportunities in NYC or learn about our summer intensive at the Connecticut Theatre Exchange.

Fight Master "Sifu" Michael G. Chin teaches Shaolin Staff stage combat class for Neutral Chaos in NYC.

Shaolin Staff

Apr. 23rd - Jun. 25th*
10 AM-1:30 PM
Chelsea Waterside Park

Class meets at the aforementioned time and is 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. Please plan to set aside the evening of Monday, June 26th for a live performance/skills test.

Cost for one weapon in any class format is $425*.
SAFD Test Fees are not included in these costs. They are $50.

*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 in Quarterstaff with the SAFD, we are offering an adjusted price of $300. As this is a different style than is typically taught, we encourage you to attend the majority of classes to get the full experience.

If you have any questions whatsoever, please email neutralchaosllc@gmail.com.


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 on April 16th, 2023 at 11:59 PM.

Skills Proficiency Testing

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.


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!