BADC Qualifications

Our courses are industry recognised and fill up quickly, SO BOOK TODAY to avoid disappointment. They take place at the Royal Arsenal in South East London - Academy Performing Arts, SE18 6ST.  Please note exams take place on the final SUNDAY of each of the weeks unless stated otherwise.

You can either request a booking form by emailing us at jess@trueedge.co.uk or click the 'BOOK HERE' link directly below the course you'd like to do.  Simply fill out the application form and pick from the PAYPAL drop down menu to select the cost of your course.

 

F*F*S* Club (Friday*Fight*Social)

A new Friday night training class to enhance your training brought to you by TRUE EDGE.

When: Fridays, 6:30 -9pm

Where: The Thanet Youth & Community Center, Malden Road, Herbert Street, NW5 4HD

Cost: £10 per class, pay on the door

PERKS! We are introducing a F*F*S Club loyalty card! Start collecting your punches and get free stuff!

TO BOOK - email jess@trueedge.co.uk - places are limited

Class 1 - May 18th: FIGHT TO THE BEAT

In this introduction to Kali; the Filipino martial art, we’ll work with a live percussionist in the room to fight in rhythm and time with escrima sticks. This won’t just be a visually exciting spectacle but one that’s sonically pleasing too… in other words, you’re going to look and sound freaking awesome.

Class 2 -JEDI SCHOOL

Be a Jedi or Sith for the evening. You’ll learn Star Wars inspired choreography from the movies and be able to add your own take on it. At the end of the night, you’ll fight to the death with our battle Sabres in this fun and not to be missed workshop.

Class 3 - June 1st: BAR ROOM BRAWLS

The mass brawl is one of the easiest ways to convey violence on stage but one of the most difficult to execute. In this workshop, we’ll initially work in smaller groups but join all the components to create the bigger picture. By the end of the night, we’ll intrinsically be in sync with one another and work as a team to create the master of all bar room brawls.

Class 4 - June 8th: DEALERS CHOICE

This class will be chosen by you the students and will be in anything that you want. We’ll clarify by the week before what it will be but nothing is off limits! You want to learn it and there’s enough of you to vote for it, we’re going to make this class all yours.

Class 5 - June 15th: Medieval Longsword

The Longsword is one of the best known swords in the world, the iconic weapon of the chivalric order of Knights. But how has the style of swordplay been altered for stage and screen? In this class we will start with the forms and style used predominantly in theatre, film and tv and then explore alterations to this that would have been more suited to the medieval battlefield, taking into account the armour that would have been worn and techniques from 14th & 15th Century fencing masters such as Hans Talhoffer & Johannes Liechtenauer. Finally we will look at how we can integrate them in performance. 

Taught by Kiel O'Shea

Class 6 - June 22nd: The Odd Couple, fighting with different weapon pairings

During training you'll find yourself fighting against an opponent armed the same way as you. Sure, there are moments when this changes; a disarm, a kill, a set-piece in the choreography; but overall, this is the format. Then you go out and work on stage/screen with a sword in hand only to find out that the director wants your opponent to have an axe and shield, or hammer. Maybe they've got a knife and you've got nothing! Indiana Jones vs that dude with the sword ... This session will explore how one weapon fights against another, giving participants the chance to explore variances in length, weight, form and style within a fight and how to work it with their partners to overcome these obstacles.

Taught by Kiel O'Shea

Class 7 - June 29th: Meaty Hits Minus the Mitts

Taught by Kiel O'Shea

Class 8 - July 6th: Restrictive Combat, fighting in small spaces

Taught by Kiel O'Shea

PERKS! We are introducing a F*F*S Club loyalty card! Start collecting your punches and get free stuff!

 

  
 INTERMEDIATE - Level 2

JUNE 11TH - JUNE 20TH (not Saturday or Sunday)



The Thanet Youth & Community Centre, Malden Road, Herbert St, London NW5 4HD

Covering: LONGSWORD, QUARTERSTAFF, KNIFE



Price:

£300 (Early Bird Discount ends 11th May 2018)
 OR quote 'TRUE EDGE DEAL' and still get the early bird price when you email.

£325 BADC, BASSC, APC, Equity, NUS membership: 


£350 Standard Price 

To book - email kieloshea@gmail.com and quote 'TRUE EDGE DEAL'

 

STANDARD INTENSIVE - Level 1

AUGUST 5th - 12th, 9am - 5pm daily

South East London - Academy Performing Arts, SE18 6ST

 Covering: RAPIER & DAGGER, SINGLE SWORD, UNARMED

Price:

£280 Early Bird Special before July 5th!!!

£300 BADC Swashbuckler, Equity, NUS, membership of other stage combat organization,

£350 for other applications

BOOK HERE

 

STANDARD INTENSIVE - Level 1

October 21st - 28th, 9am-5pm daily

South East London - Academy Performing Arts, SE18 6ST

 Covering: RAPIER & DAGGER, SINGLE SWORD, UNARMED

Price:

£280 Early Bird Special before September 30th!!!

£300 BADC Swashbuckler, Equity, NUS, membership of other stage combat organization,

£350 for other applications

BOOK HERE

 

ADVANCED INTENSIVE - Level 3

 Dates: Summer 2019, to be decided

 South East London - Academy Performing Arts, SE18 6ST

 Covering: 18TH CENTURY SMALL SWORD, CASE OF RAPIERS, RAPIER AND CLOAK, SWORD AND SHIELD, QUARTERSTAFF

Price:

£500 Early Bird Special before May 2019

£520 BADC Swashbuckler, Equity, NUS, membership of other stage combat organization,

£550 for other applications

OR, ADVANCED SINGLE WEAPON: £100 PER WEAPON (up to 4) Individual weapons rehearsal dates can be given upon request.

 BOOK HERE

 

 

Alternatively you can request a booking form  or invoice by emailing  jess@trueedge.co.uk 

If you have friends who would like to join you, we also offer a great referral program that could give you further discounts!  Email us for more details.

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"Wow… When True Edge said it was going to be an intensive training week they weren't joking. There is so much to learn and yet you just want to go on. I will definitely be going for their workshops and next levels. I passed my rapier, dagger and unarmed combat after my week and so pleased to add this to my acting cv." Terry Perkins