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Chaos Combat Intensive

This professional development opportunity will investigate various principles in stage combat and martial arts in an intensive format and includes certification in two weapons disciplines with the Society of American Fight Directors (SAFD), if desired.

June 11th-22nd, 2024

Daily Schedule

  • 10am - 1pm: Morning Weapons Session (Unarmed or Quarterstaff )*
  • 1pm-2:30pm: Lunch
  • 2:30pm - 5:30pm: Afternoon Weapons Session (Single Sword or Knife)*
  • 5:30pm-7pm: Dinner
  • 7:00 - 9pm: Guest Instruction/Specialty Topics
    • Past offerings have included whip, flow props, intimacy, viewpoints, and fighting for film

*Participants will choose two weapon disciplines to study, one during each session, morning and afternoon for the duration of the workshop. This amounts to 60 total hours of training and equates to eligibility for SAFD Skills Proficiency Testing.

We will take one weekend day off halfway through the workshop to recoup and allow participants to explore nearby hiking trails, arts organizations and local shops.


Robert Aronowitz
Neutral Chaos Co-Founder
SAFD Certified Instructor & Fight Director

Joseph Delguste
SAFD Advanced Actor/Combatant
Stunt Performer & AEA Actor

Jason Paul Tate
Neutral Chaos Co-Founder
SAFD Certified Instructor & Fight Director

Molly Van Pelt
SAFD Advanced Actor/Combatant
AEA Actor & Founding Member, Vixens En Garde

Combat Certification Intensive
  • $1375 Early Registration
    • includes lunch each day in dining hall
    • includes all test fees for SAFD Skills Proficiency Test
    • must find own local housing or be able to commute
Combat Certification Residency
  • $2075 Early Registration
    • includes Single Occupancy Lodging ($425)
      • June 11th - 23rd
    • includes Comprehensive Meal Plan ($275)
      • breakfast, lunch & dinner each day
    • Includes all test fees for SAFD Skills Proficiency Test

$350 Non-Refundable Deposit or payment in full is required to secure your spot.

All remaining balances must be paid by June 1st, 2024. If this is not a reality, please contact us to discuss a payment plan.  

All workshops take place at the Frederick Gunn School in Washington, CT, as part of the Connecticut Theatre Exchange. Due to the intensive nature of this event, only a small number of spaces are available. Registrations may be accepted after June 1, pending availability. No guarantees can be made.


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