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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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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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The Art of Fight Direction

“The stage is not merely the meeting place of all the arts, but is also the return of art to life.” Oscar Wilde Theatre is a very collaborative art form – and I think Oscar Wilde sums it up nicely. … Continue reading

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