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What Doesn’t Kill Me Makes Me Stronger Part 4: Fitness is about Consistency, Not Perfection

When I was first injured I was like “Okay! What workouts can I do with one leg?” This turned out to be the wrong question. First, as I think I made clear in my earlier injury blog, just having one … Continue reading

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Whatever Doesn’t Kill Me Makes Me Stronger Part 3: Stages Of Recovery

Immediately after an injury you go into survival mode. There’s all sorts of new things to contend with – mobility issues, appointments, trying to sort out what you can keep doing, what you can’t, pain management, disability claims and so … Continue reading

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Whatever Doesn’t Kill Me Makes Me Stronger Part 2: The Tragedy and the Comedy of Crutches

I like to think I can do anything I set my mind to. But there are times your body fails you, and it can be quite eye opening.  My first day on crutches, I got up early after being up … Continue reading

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Whatever Doesn’t Kill Me Makes Me Stronger Part 1: A Trip Through Pain

This is a different kind of blog for me, and a little more personal. It is the first Part of a series where I share some of my thoughts and feelings on Pain, by sharing my journey of a recent … Continue reading

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Fighting from Script to Screen!

I received an email from someone with some great questions about who contributes to the final look of a fight, and how that happens. So this is a look at the process of developing the fight from script to screen. … Continue reading

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Top Ten Random Things in my Stunt Bag

This is certainly not the blog I promised, but I’ve been on set a lot in the last few weeks, and I’ve decided to start some Top Ten Lists… because it amuses me… Stunt Performers carry around a stunt bag. … Continue reading

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Stage Fighting vs. Screen Fighting

The majority of my fifteen years of fighting has been spent performing and fight directing for stage. However in the last six years or so I have been fortunate to have had many opportunities to apply my skills on screen. … Continue reading

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Best Workshop Ever

For almost ten years I”ve been hearing about the Paddy Crean Workshop, and the cries of “You MUST go!” and “What?! You”ve never been??” grew and grew. Finally, at the FDC Nationals last year, these cries became impossible to ignore … Continue reading

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Knifeplay at Bond vs. Bourne!

So this past November I had the pleasure and honour of being invited to DC to teach at Tooth and Claw“s Bond vs. Bourne workshop. It was an awesome workshop that focused on guns, knives, close quarter combat and parkour. … Continue reading

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What does a Fight Sound Like?

I had a great term teaching at the Randolph Academy this year! I have been focusing very hard on getting students to use their entire bodies to create the illusion of force and power. I find, especially in basic stage … Continue reading

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