Independent Drama - Dramatic Action Specialists
Training

Training: Courses & Workshops

Independent Drama caters for all levels of ability from complete beginner to experienced fight performer. Courses are run by certified stage combat teachers who are working industry professionals.

Many courses lead to accredited industry recognised qualifications with stage combat examining bodies such as the BASSC and the BADC.
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TERM PASSES
BOTH Combat Lab & Martial Arts for Actors - TERM PASS (APR-AUG)
BOTH Combat Lab & Martial Arts for Actors - TERM PASS (APR-AUG)
Buy a term pass for both of these Sunday drop-ins and get a discount.
Eastbourne House Arts, 1st Floor, Bullards Place, Bethnal Green, London, E2 0PT
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Sun 01/04/18 to
Sun 26/08/18
17:00-21:30
This TERM PASS will cover you for all the Sunday weekly Combat Lab and Martial Arts for Actors drop-in sessions starting Sunday 1st April 2018 through to Sunday 26th August 2018.

Class Times
Martial Arts for Actors: 17:00-18:30
Combat Lab: 18:30-21:30
Standard price: £256.00.
Martial Arts for Actors - TERM PASS (APR-AUG)
Martial Arts for Actors - TERM PASS (APR-AUG)
Become a more effective fight performer.
Eastbourne House Arts, 1st Floor, Bullards Place, Bethnal Green, London, E2 0PT
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Sun 01/04/18 to
Sun 26/08/18
17:00-18:30
The TERM PASS will cover you for all the weekly Martial Arts for Actors drop-in sessions starting Sunday 1st April 2018 through to Sunday 26th August 2018.

This weekly drop in class is designed to improve fitness, power and flexibility which are all key elements in becoming a proficient action performer.

IDEAL FOR ACTORS
We aim to provide traditional martial arts training within a supportive environment ideal for actors. Everyone is welcome, so whether you have no previous experience, are currently out of shape or already train in other martial arts feel free to join us.

Techniques learnt can be applied to theatrical performance and we will practice this at combat labs throughout the year.

WHAT WILL I LEARN?
The class will focus on San Shou Kuan which is an amalgam of traditional Northern Long Fist (Ch'arng Ch'uen) Shaolin Kungfu and Western Kickboxing.

Techniques covered include a wide range of kicks, punches as well as throwing, take downs, ground work, locks and escapes. Forms and fixed sparring will also be taught. For senior students, free sparing, knife, staff, sword, 3 section staff and breaking are also taught.

Classes will be taught by certified San Shou Kuan instructors.

CAN I GET A BLACK BELT?
Students can choose their training objective and either come along as often or as little as they like and wear regular training clothes or may choose to go through a traditional belt grading system, get the uniform and work to whatever level they wish from white belt through to black belt and instructor.

For those wishing to go through the grading system you can sign up as San Sho Kuan club members (35 pounds per year) at any time. The club is affiliated to the British Council of Chinese Martial Arts, the European WuShu Federation and the International WuShu Federation. Members can also compete at local, national, European and world levels. For those students wishing to increase their training there are other San Shou Kuan clubs around London who will be happy to welcome our students. We would recommend this for students wishing to progress to higher belt gradings.

Students need a minimum of 16 hours of training in San Shou Kuan between each of their gradings.
Standard price: £136.00.
Combat Lab - TERM PASS (APR-AUG)
Combat Lab - TERM PASS (APR-AUG)
A drop-in session suitable for all levels including complete beginners with no experience to advanced actor combatants and teachers.
Eastbourne House Arts, 1st Floor, Bullards Place, Bethnal Green, London, E2 0PT
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Sun 01/04/18 to
Sun 26/08/18
18:30-21:30
The TERM PASS will cover you for all the weekly Sunday Combat Lab drop-in sessions starting Sunday 1st April 2018 through to Sunday 26th August 2018.

These sessions are designed to provide a space for students, teachers and friends of ID to keep up their combat skills or for complete beginners to have a go at stage combat. Ideal for students taking fight exams or training with stage and screen combat academies to meet and exchange ideas with like-minded people.

There will always be an ID Teacher on site to help out where required and to manage the space but these are not compulsory structured classes. What you practise at the Combat Lab is at your discretion and you are responsible for ensuring you work safely, warm up appropriately, and wear suitable training attire.

All students are welcome to join in with group drills and exercises including footwork, parries, tumbling, weapon specialisms, choreography and much more. Sometimes we run themed sessions in which a structured class is taught - students have the option to partake or they can use available space to work on something else.

We usually have polypropene training swords, rubber training knives and handguns, plus a limited number of steel rapier and daggers for students to use. Bring your own training weapons (please show these to the teacher first; no firearms allowed) or let us know if you would like us to bring something along for you to borrow.

It is a casual class - you can turn up / leave at any time between 18:30-21:30. Please note the first 15 minutes is usually dedicated to self warm up and social time and an opportunity for new students to talk to teachers about what they would like to achieve.
Standard price: £136.00.
SUMMER TERM 2018Apr - Aug
May 2018
Martial Arts for Actors - 20th May
Martial Arts for Actors - 20th May
Become a more effective fight performer.
Eastbourne House Arts, 1st Floor, Bullards Place, Bethnal Green, London, E2 0PT
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Sun 20/05/18
17:00-18:30
Cash payment on the day:
Course leader(s): Jon Alagoa
This weekly drop in class is designed to improve fitness, power and flexibility which are all key elements in becoming a proficient action performer.

IDEAL FOR ACTORS
We aim to provide traditional martial arts training within a supportive environment ideal for actors. Everyone is welcome, so whether you have no previous experience, are currently out of shape or already train in other martial arts feel free to join us.

Techniques learnt can be applied to theatrical performance and we will practice this at combat labs throughout the year.

WHAT WILL I LEARN?
The class will focus on San Shou Kuan which is an amalgam of traditional Northern Long Fist (Ch'arng Ch'uen) Shaolin Kungfu and Western Kickboxing.

Techniques covered include a wide range of kicks, punches as well as throwing, take downs, ground work, locks and escapes. Forms and fixed sparring will also be taught. For senior students, free sparing, knife, staff, sword, 3 section staff and breaking are also taught.

Classes will be taught by certified San Shou Kuan instructors.

CAN I GET A BLACK BELT?
Students can choose their training objective and either come along as often or as little as they like and wear regular training clothes or may choose to go through a traditional belt grading system, get the uniform and work to whatever level they wish from white belt through to black belt and instructor.

For those wishing to go through the grading system you can sign up as San Sho Kuan club members (35 pounds per year) at any time. The club is affiliated to the British Council of Chinese Martial Arts, the European WuShu Federation and the International WuShu Federation. Members can also compete at local, national, European and world levels. For those students wishing to increase their training there are other San Shou Kuan clubs around London who will be happy to welcome our students. We would recommend this for students wishing to progress to higher belt gradings.

Students need a minimum of 16 hours of training in San Shou Kuan between each of their gradings.
Standard price: £10.00.
Combat Lab - 20th May - Freeplay
Combat Lab - 20th May - Freeplay
A drop-in session for all levels from complete beginners to professional fight performers. Hone your skills, keep them current and skill up for fight work in film theatre and motion capture.
Eastbourne House Arts, 1st Floor, Bullards Place, Bethnal Green, London, E2 0PT
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Sun 20/05/18
18:30-21:30
Cash payment on the day:
Course leader(s): Ronin Traynor & Dan Styles
These sessions are designed to provide a space for students, teachers and friends of ID to keep up their combat skills or for complete beginners to have a go at stage combat. Ideal for students taking fight exams or training with stage and screen combat academies to meet and exchange ideas with like-minded people.

There will always be an ID Teacher on site to help out where required and to manage the space but these are not compulsory structured classes. What you practise at the Combat Lab is at your discretion and you are responsible for ensuring you work safely, warm up appropriately, and wear suitable training attire.

All students are welcome to join in with group drills and exercises including footwork, parries, tumbling, weapon specialisms, choreography and much more. Sometimes we run themed sessions in which a structured class is taught - students have the option to partake or they can use available space to work on something else.

We usually have polypropene training swords, rubber training knives and handguns, plus a limited number of steel rapier and daggers for students to use. Bring your own training weapons (please show these to the teacher first; no firearms allowed) or let us know if you would like us to bring something along for you to borrow.

It is a casual class - you can turn up / leave at any time between 18:30-21:30. Please note the first 15 minutes is usually dedicated to selk warm up and social time and an opportunity for new students to talk to teachers about what they would like to achieve.
Standard price: £10.00.
Martial Arts for Actors - 27th May
Martial Arts for Actors - 27th May
Become a more effective fight performer.
Eastbourne House Arts, 1st Floor, Bullards Place, Bethnal Green, London, E2 0PT
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Sun 27/05/18
17:00-18:30
Cash payment on the day:
Course leader(s): Jon Alagoa
This weekly drop in class is designed to improve fitness, power and flexibility which are all key elements in becoming a proficient action performer.

IDEAL FOR ACTORS
We aim to provide traditional martial arts training within a supportive environment ideal for actors. Everyone is welcome, so whether you have no previous experience, are currently out of shape or already train in other martial arts feel free to join us.

Techniques learnt can be applied to theatrical performance and we will practice this at combat labs throughout the year.

WHAT WILL I LEARN?
The class will focus on San Shou Kuan which is an amalgam of traditional Northern Long Fist (Ch'arng Ch'uen) Shaolin Kungfu and Western Kickboxing.

Techniques covered include a wide range of kicks, punches as well as throwing, take downs, ground work, locks and escapes. Forms and fixed sparring will also be taught. For senior students, free sparing, knife, staff, sword, 3 section staff and breaking are also taught.

Classes will be taught by certified San Shou Kuan instructors.

CAN I GET A BLACK BELT?
Students can choose their training objective and either come along as often or as little as they like and wear regular training clothes or may choose to go through a traditional belt grading system, get the uniform and work to whatever level they wish from white belt through to black belt and instructor.

For those wishing to go through the grading system you can sign up as San Sho Kuan club members (35 pounds per year) at any time. The club is affiliated to the British Council of Chinese Martial Arts, the European WuShu Federation and the International WuShu Federation. Members can also compete at local, national, European and world levels. For those students wishing to increase their training there are other San Shou Kuan clubs around London who will be happy to welcome our students. We would recommend this for students wishing to progress to higher belt gradings.

Students need a minimum of 16 hours of training in San Shou Kuan between each of their gradings.
Standard price: £10.00.
Combat Lab - 27th May - Freeplay
Combat Lab - 27th May - Freeplay
A drop-in session for all levels from complete beginners to professional fight performers. Hone your skills, keep them current and skill up for fight work in film theatre and motion capture.
Eastbourne House Arts, 1st Floor, Bullards Place, Bethnal Green, London, E2 0PT
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Sun 27/05/18
18:30-21:30
Cash payment on the day:
Course leader(s): Ronin Traynor & Dan Styles
These sessions are designed to provide a space for students, teachers and friends of ID to keep up their combat skills or for complete beginners to have a go at stage combat. Ideal for students taking fight exams or training with stage and screen combat academies to meet and exchange ideas with like-minded people.

There will always be an ID Teacher on site to help out where required and to manage the space but these are not compulsory structured classes. What you practise at the Combat Lab is at your discretion and you are responsible for ensuring you work safely, warm up appropriately, and wear suitable training attire.

All students are welcome to join in with group drills and exercises including footwork, parries, tumbling, weapon specialisms, choreography and much more. Sometimes we run themed sessions in which a structured class is taught - students have the option to partake or they can use available space to work on something else.

We usually have polypropene training swords, rubber training knives and handguns, plus a limited number of steel rapier and daggers for students to use. Bring your own training weapons (please show these to the teacher first; no firearms allowed) or let us know if you would like us to bring something along for you to borrow.

It is a casual class - you can turn up / leave at any time between 18:30-21:30. Please note the first 15 minutes is usually dedicated to selk warm up and social time and an opportunity for new students to talk to teachers about what they would like to achieve.
Standard price: £10.00.
June 2018
Martial Arts for Actors - 3rd June
Martial Arts for Actors - 3rd June
Become a more effective fight performer.
Eastbourne House Arts, 1st Floor, Bullards Place, Bethnal Green, London, E2 0PT
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Sun 03/06/18
17:00-18:30
Cash payment on the day:
Course leader(s): Jon Alagoa
This weekly drop in class is designed to improve fitness, power and flexibility which are all key elements in becoming a proficient action performer.

IDEAL FOR ACTORS
We aim to provide traditional martial arts training within a supportive environment ideal for actors. Everyone is welcome, so whether you have no previous experience, are currently out of shape or already train in other martial arts feel free to join us.

Techniques learnt can be applied to theatrical performance and we will practice this at combat labs throughout the year.

WHAT WILL I LEARN?
The class will focus on San Shou Kuan which is an amalgam of traditional Northern Long Fist (Ch'arng Ch'uen) Shaolin Kungfu and Western Kickboxing.

Techniques covered include a wide range of kicks, punches as well as throwing, take downs, ground work, locks and escapes. Forms and fixed sparring will also be taught. For senior students, free sparing, knife, staff, sword, 3 section staff and breaking are also taught.

Classes will be taught by certified San Shou Kuan instructors.

CAN I GET A BLACK BELT?
Students can choose their training objective and either come along as often or as little as they like and wear regular training clothes or may choose to go through a traditional belt grading system, get the uniform and work to whatever level they wish from white belt through to black belt and instructor.

For those wishing to go through the grading system you can sign up as San Sho Kuan club members (35 pounds per year) at any time. The club is affiliated to the British Council of Chinese Martial Arts, the European WuShu Federation and the International WuShu Federation. Members can also compete at local, national, European and world levels. For those students wishing to increase their training there are other San Shou Kuan clubs around London who will be happy to welcome our students. We would recommend this for students wishing to progress to higher belt gradings.

Students need a minimum of 16 hours of training in San Shou Kuan between each of their gradings.
Standard price: £10.00.
Combat Lab - 3rd June - Freeplay
Combat Lab - 3rd June - Freeplay
A drop-in session for all levels from complete beginners to professional fight performers. Hone your skills, keep them current and skill up for fight work in film theatre and motion capture.
Eastbourne House Arts, 1st Floor, Bullards Place, Bethnal Green, London, E2 0PT
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Sun 03/06/18
18:30-21:30
Cash payment on the day:
Course leader(s): Ronin Traynor & Dan Styles
These sessions are designed to provide a space for students, teachers and friends of ID to keep up their combat skills or for complete beginners to have a go at stage combat. Ideal for students taking fight exams or training with stage and screen combat academies to meet and exchange ideas with like-minded people.

There will always be an ID Teacher on site to help out where required and to manage the space but these are not compulsory structured classes. What you practise at the Combat Lab is at your discretion and you are responsible for ensuring you work safely, warm up appropriately, and wear suitable training attire.

All students are welcome to join in with group drills and exercises including footwork, parries, tumbling, weapon specialisms, choreography and much more. Sometimes we run themed sessions in which a structured class is taught - students have the option to partake or they can use available space to work on something else.

We usually have polypropene training swords, rubber training knives and handguns, plus a limited number of steel rapier and daggers for students to use. Bring your own training weapons (please show these to the teacher first; no firearms allowed) or let us know if you would like us to bring something along for you to borrow.

It is a casual class - you can turn up / leave at any time between 18:30-21:30. Please note the first 15 minutes is usually dedicated to selk warm up and social time and an opportunity for new students to talk to teachers about what they would like to achieve.
Standard price: £10.00.
Firearms Refresher: Military & Tactical
Firearms Refresher: Military & Tactical
For those who have previously completed ID's Firearms: Military & Tactical or Rifle course.
Carole Young Community Centre, 1st Floor, Cranston Estate, London, N1 5EH
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Tue 05/06/18
10:00-16:30
Course leader(s): Ronin Traynor
This course is a refresher for students who have previously completed ID's Firearms: Military & Tactical or Rifle course.
  • If you have not completed this course but wish to do firearms training please sign up for the standard courses as we cannot accept new students on the refresher course.
  • If you have only completed our Firearms: Civilian and Law Enforcement or Handguns course this refresher is not suitable as it is a different syllabus. Please see the refresher course for Civilian and Law Enforcement.
  • If you have previous experience in firearms but have not completed our standard courses you must complete these before doing a refresher course, no exceptions.

Additional Information:
Please wear comfortable clothing. We advise wearing all black for photos and will be providing military vests, gloves and holsters. Please bring any food with you as we will only be taking short breaks. There is a microwave and fridge at the venue. Tea and coffee will be provided.
Standard price: £60.00.
Firearms Refresher: Civilian & Law Enforcement
Firearms Refresher: Civilian & Law Enforcement
For those who have previously completed ID's Firearms: Civilian & Law Enforcement or Handguns course.
Carole Young Community Centre, 1st Floor, Cranston Estate, London, N1 5EH
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Wed 06/06/18
10:00-16:30
Course leader(s): Ronin Traynor
This course is a refresher for students who have previously completed ID's Firearms: Civilian & Law Enforcement or Handguns course.
  • If you have not completed this course but wish to do firearms training please sign up for the normal firearms workshops as we cannot accept new students on the refresher course.
  • If you have only completed our Firearms: Military & Tactical or Rifles course this refresher is not suitable as it is a different syllabus. Please see the refresher course for Military & Tactical.
  • If you have previous experience in firearms but have not completed our standard courses you must complete these before doing a refresher course, no exceptions.

Additional information:
Please wear comfortable clothing. We advise wearing all black for photos. Please bring any food with you as we will only be taking short breaks. There is a microwave and fridge at the venue. Tea and coffee will be provided.
Standard price: £60.00.
Martial Arts for Actors - 10th June
Martial Arts for Actors - 10th June
Become a more effective fight performer.
Eastbourne House Arts, 1st Floor, Bullards Place, Bethnal Green, London, E2 0PT
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Sun 10/06/18
17:00-18:30
Cash payment on the day:
Course leader(s): Jon Alagoa
This weekly drop in class is designed to improve fitness, power and flexibility which are all key elements in becoming a proficient action performer.

IDEAL FOR ACTORS
We aim to provide traditional martial arts training within a supportive environment ideal for actors. Everyone is welcome, so whether you have no previous experience, are currently out of shape or already train in other martial arts feel free to join us.

Techniques learnt can be applied to theatrical performance and we will practice this at combat labs throughout the year.

WHAT WILL I LEARN?
The class will focus on San Shou Kuan which is an amalgam of traditional Northern Long Fist (Ch'arng Ch'uen) Shaolin Kungfu and Western Kickboxing.

Techniques covered include a wide range of kicks, punches as well as throwing, take downs, ground work, locks and escapes. Forms and fixed sparring will also be taught. For senior students, free sparing, knife, staff, sword, 3 section staff and breaking are also taught.

Classes will be taught by certified San Shou Kuan instructors.

CAN I GET A BLACK BELT?
Students can choose their training objective and either come along as often or as little as they like and wear regular training clothes or may choose to go through a traditional belt grading system, get the uniform and work to whatever level they wish from white belt through to black belt and instructor.

For those wishing to go through the grading system you can sign up as San Sho Kuan club members (35 pounds per year) at any time. The club is affiliated to the British Council of Chinese Martial Arts, the European WuShu Federation and the International WuShu Federation. Members can also compete at local, national, European and world levels. For those students wishing to increase their training there are other San Shou Kuan clubs around London who will be happy to welcome our students. We would recommend this for students wishing to progress to higher belt gradings.

Students need a minimum of 16 hours of training in San Shou Kuan between each of their gradings.
Standard price: £10.00.
Combat Lab - 10th June - Freeplay
Combat Lab - 10th June - Freeplay
A drop-in session for all levels from complete beginners to professional fight performers. Hone your skills, keep them current and skill up for fight work in film theatre and motion capture.
Eastbourne House Arts, 1st Floor, Bullards Place, Bethnal Green, London, E2 0PT
Click for more information »
Sun 10/06/18
18:30-21:30
Cash payment on the day:
Course leader(s): Ronin Traynor & Dan Styles
These sessions are designed to provide a space for students, teachers and friends of ID to keep up their combat skills or for complete beginners to have a go at stage combat. Ideal for students taking fight exams or training with stage and screen combat academies to meet and exchange ideas with like-minded people.

There will always be an ID Teacher on site to help out where required and to manage the space but these are not compulsory structured classes. What you practise at the Combat Lab is at your discretion and you are responsible for ensuring you work safely, warm up appropriately, and wear suitable training attire.

All students are welcome to join in with group drills and exercises including footwork, parries, tumbling, weapon specialisms, choreography and much more. Sometimes we run themed sessions in which a structured class is taught - students have the option to partake or they can use available space to work on something else.

We usually have polypropene training swords, rubber training knives and handguns, plus a limited number of steel rapier and daggers for students to use. Bring your own training weapons (please show these to the teacher first; no firearms allowed) or let us know if you would like us to bring something along for you to borrow.

It is a casual class - you can turn up / leave at any time between 18:30-21:30. Please note the first 15 minutes is usually dedicated to selk warm up and social time and an opportunity for new students to talk to teachers about what they would like to achieve.
Standard price: £10.00.
Firearms Refresher: Military & Tactical
Firearms Refresher: Military & Tactical
For those who have previously completed ID's Firearms: Military & Tactical or Rifle course.
Carole Young Community Centre, 1st Floor, Cranston Estate, London, N1 5EH
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Tue 12/06/18
10:00-16:30
Course leader(s): Ronin Traynor
This course is a refresher for students who have previously completed ID's Firearms: Military & Tactical or Rifle course.
  • If you have not completed this course but wish to do firearms training please sign up for the standard courses as we cannot accept new students on the refresher course.
  • If you have only completed our Firearms: Civilian and Law Enforcement or Handguns course this refresher is not suitable as it is a different syllabus. Please see the refresher course for Civilian and Law Enforcement.
  • If you have previous experience in firearms but have not completed our standard courses you must complete these before doing a refresher course, no exceptions.

Additional Information:
Please wear comfortable clothing. We advise wearing all black for photos and will be providing military vests, gloves and holsters. Please bring any food with you as we will only be taking short breaks. There is a microwave and fridge at the venue. Tea and coffee will be provided.
Standard price: £60.00.
Horse Riding for Actors
Horse Riding for Actors
A 3-day residential horse riding course. Suitable for all levels of rider - even those who have never sat on a horse before!
Warwick International School of Riding, Guys Cliffe, Coventry Road, Warwick, CV34 5YD
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Wed 13/06/18 to
Fri 15/06/18
09:30-17:30
FULL - you snooze, you lose
Tick and enrol to be put on the waiting list.
Course leader(s): Karl Ude-Martinez
The deposit is non-refundable and will go towards the full price of the course (400 pounds) which will be due one month before the course start date, and will be requested for directly by the riding school.

A 3-day residential course, including food, accommodation and 3 days horse riding - for all levels of experience including complete beginners, even those who have never sat on a horse before!

With so many TV and film productions requiring actors to ride, horse riding is a key skill for an actor to possess and being confident and competent on a horse will increase your casting potential.

We have teamed up with equestrian expert and actor Karl Ude-Martinez who runs The Knights of Middle of England. They specialise in providing a range of services including live shows and horses and riders for the TV/Film Industry.

This course offers a fantastic opportunity to get on horseback and get some serious skills under your belt. Whether you're a complete novice or an experienced rider, the course is tailored to suit you. The wide range of horses and professional expert instructors will have you coming away with lots of confidence and ability at the end of this intensive week.

You will be riding for approximately 4 hours per day. These will be a mixture of riding lessons, cavalry work, jumping, and much more in arenas, fields, around the gallop track, and the Warwickshire countryside depending on ability. You'll be amazed how much of that you accomplish by the end of the course!

If you have your own riding hat and boots please do bring these with you. Boots and hats are available to borrow for those who do not have their own. If you do not have jodhpurs for riding in leggings/jeans are a good option - tracksuit bottoms are generally too loose and so tend to rub. (A little insider tip: in regards to underwear, the bigger the better! And boys, the tighter the better too...!)

For those arriving by train there will be a minibus pick-up from Warwick Station at 9.30am.

The deposit is non-refundable and will go towards the full price of the course (400 pounds) which will be due one month before the course start date, and will be requested for directly by the riding school.
Standard price: Deposit £50.00.
Firearms Refresher: Civilian & Law Enforcement
Firearms Refresher: Civilian & Law Enforcement
For those who have previously completed ID's Firearms: Civilian & Law Enforcement or Handguns course.
Carole Young Community Centre, 1st Floor, Cranston Estate, London, N1 5EH
Click for more information »
Wed 13/06/18
10:00-16:30
Course leader(s): Ronin Traynor
This course is a refresher for students who have previously completed ID's Firearms: Civilian & Law Enforcement or Handguns course.
  • If you have not completed this course but wish to do firearms training please sign up for the normal firearms workshops as we cannot accept new students on the refresher course.
  • If you have only completed our Firearms: Military & Tactical or Rifles course this refresher is not suitable as it is a different syllabus. Please see the refresher course for Military & Tactical.
  • If you have previous experience in firearms but have not completed our standard courses you must complete these before doing a refresher course, no exceptions.

Additional Information:
Please wear comfortable clothing. We advise wearing all black for photos and will be providing military vests, gloves and holsters. Please bring any food with you as we will only be taking short breaks. There is a microwave and fridge at the venue. Tea and coffee will be provided.
Standard price: £60.00.
ID Intensive: BADC Standard (Accredited)
ID Intensive: BADC Standard (Accredited)
For absolute beginners or those with no previous British Academy of Dramatic Combat (BADC) qualifications, or those wishing to renew an expired BADC Standard (level 1) certificate.
Carole Young Community Centre, 1st Floor, Cranston Estate, London, N1 5EH
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Thu 14/06/18 to
Sun 24/06/18
09:30-17:00
FULL - you snooze, you lose
Tick and enrol to be put on the waiting list.
Course leader(s): Dan Styles
This is an eight-day course; no classes on the first weekend or Saturday 23rd June. Fridays finish at 13:00. The fight performance test will take place on the last day of the course, Sunday 24th June at our Bethnal Green venue starting at 10:00.

This course will cover rapier and dagger, single sword and unarmed combat techniques.

This is an intensive course where students will learn how to safely perform fight choreography in each of the three fight disciplines. The course will also focus on acting skills and students will work on incorporating their fight choreography into dramatic scenes. Exploring topics such as character objective, fight rhythm and staging actors will learn to create a fight where they are connected and truthful and as such engaging to an audience.

Students will have the opportunity at the end of the course to certify with the British Academy of Dramatic Combat at Standard level in rapier & dagger, single sword and unarmed combat. The test fee is included in the course price.

FREE TRAINING: All students will receive two vouchers, which can be used for any of our weekly drop-in classes, 'Martial Arts for Actors' or 'Combat Lab'.
Early bird price: £320.00, expires after 14/04/18.
Standard price: £385.00, Previous ID students £350.00, BADC/BASSC Members £350.00.
Martial Arts for Actors - 17th June
Martial Arts for Actors - 17th June
Become a more effective fight performer.
Eastbourne House Arts, 1st Floor, Bullards Place, Bethnal Green, London, E2 0PT
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Sun 17/06/18
17:00-18:30
Cash payment on the day:
Course leader(s): Jon Alagoa
This weekly drop in class is designed to improve fitness, power and flexibility which are all key elements in becoming a proficient action performer.

IDEAL FOR ACTORS
We aim to provide traditional martial arts training within a supportive environment ideal for actors. Everyone is welcome, so whether you have no previous experience, are currently out of shape or already train in other martial arts feel free to join us.

Techniques learnt can be applied to theatrical performance and we will practice this at combat labs throughout the year.

WHAT WILL I LEARN?
The class will focus on San Shou Kuan which is an amalgam of traditional Northern Long Fist (Ch'arng Ch'uen) Shaolin Kungfu and Western Kickboxing.

Techniques covered include a wide range of kicks, punches as well as throwing, take downs, ground work, locks and escapes. Forms and fixed sparring will also be taught. For senior students, free sparing, knife, staff, sword, 3 section staff and breaking are also taught.

Classes will be taught by certified San Shou Kuan instructors.

CAN I GET A BLACK BELT?
Students can choose their training objective and either come along as often or as little as they like and wear regular training clothes or may choose to go through a traditional belt grading system, get the uniform and work to whatever level they wish from white belt through to black belt and instructor.

For those wishing to go through the grading system you can sign up as San Sho Kuan club members (35 pounds per year) at any time. The club is affiliated to the British Council of Chinese Martial Arts, the European WuShu Federation and the International WuShu Federation. Members can also compete at local, national, European and world levels. For those students wishing to increase their training there are other San Shou Kuan clubs around London who will be happy to welcome our students. We would recommend this for students wishing to progress to higher belt gradings.

Students need a minimum of 16 hours of training in San Shou Kuan between each of their gradings.
Standard price: £10.00.
Combat Lab - 17th June - Freeplay
Combat Lab - 17th June - Freeplay
A drop-in session for all levels from complete beginners to professional fight performers. Hone your skills, keep them current and skill up for fight work in film theatre and motion capture.
Eastbourne House Arts, 1st Floor, Bullards Place, Bethnal Green, London, E2 0PT
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Sun 17/06/18
18:30-21:30
Cash payment on the day:
Course leader(s): Ronin Traynor & Dan Styles
These sessions are designed to provide a space for students, teachers and friends of ID to keep up their combat skills or for complete beginners to have a go at stage combat. Ideal for students taking fight exams or training with stage and screen combat academies to meet and exchange ideas with like-minded people.

There will always be an ID Teacher on site to help out where required and to manage the space but these are not compulsory structured classes. What you practise at the Combat Lab is at your discretion and you are responsible for ensuring you work safely, warm up appropriately, and wear suitable training attire.

All students are welcome to join in with group drills and exercises including footwork, parries, tumbling, weapon specialisms, choreography and much more. Sometimes we run themed sessions in which a structured class is taught - students have the option to partake or they can use available space to work on something else.

We usually have polypropene training swords, rubber training knives and handguns, plus a limited number of steel rapier and daggers for students to use. Bring your own training weapons (please show these to the teacher first; no firearms allowed) or let us know if you would like us to bring something along for you to borrow.

It is a casual class - you can turn up / leave at any time between 18:30-21:30. Please note the first 15 minutes is usually dedicated to selk warm up and social time and an opportunity for new students to talk to teachers about what they would like to achieve.
Standard price: £10.00.
Martial Arts for Actors - 24th June
Martial Arts for Actors - 24th June
Become a more effective fight performer.
Eastbourne House Arts, 1st Floor, Bullards Place, Bethnal Green, London, E2 0PT
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Sun 24/06/18
17:00-18:30
Cash payment on the day:
Course leader(s): Jon Alagoa
This weekly drop in class is designed to improve fitness, power and flexibility which are all key elements in becoming a proficient action performer.

IDEAL FOR ACTORS
We aim to provide traditional martial arts training within a supportive environment ideal for actors. Everyone is welcome, so whether you have no previous experience, are currently out of shape or already train in other martial arts feel free to join us.

Techniques learnt can be applied to theatrical performance and we will practice this at combat labs throughout the year.

WHAT WILL I LEARN?
The class will focus on San Shou Kuan which is an amalgam of traditional Northern Long Fist (Ch'arng Ch'uen) Shaolin Kungfu and Western Kickboxing.

Techniques covered include a wide range of kicks, punches as well as throwing, take downs, ground work, locks and escapes. Forms and fixed sparring will also be taught. For senior students, free sparing, knife, staff, sword, 3 section staff and breaking are also taught.

Classes will be taught by certified San Shou Kuan instructors.

CAN I GET A BLACK BELT?
Students can choose their training objective and either come along as often or as little as they like and wear regular training clothes or may choose to go through a traditional belt grading system, get the uniform and work to whatever level they wish from white belt through to black belt and instructor.

For those wishing to go through the grading system you can sign up as San Sho Kuan club members (35 pounds per year) at any time. The club is affiliated to the British Council of Chinese Martial Arts, the European WuShu Federation and the International WuShu Federation. Members can also compete at local, national, European and world levels. For those students wishing to increase their training there are other San Shou Kuan clubs around London who will be happy to welcome our students. We would recommend this for students wishing to progress to higher belt gradings.

Students need a minimum of 16 hours of training in San Shou Kuan between each of their gradings.
Standard price: £10.00.
Combat Lab - 24th June - Freeplay
Combat Lab - 24th June - Freeplay
A drop-in session for all levels from complete beginners to professional fight performers. Hone your skills, keep them current and skill up for fight work in film theatre and motion capture.
Eastbourne House Arts, 1st Floor, Bullards Place, Bethnal Green, London, E2 0PT
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Sun 24/06/18
18:30-21:30
Cash payment on the day:
Course leader(s): Ronin Traynor & Dan Styles
These sessions are designed to provide a space for students, teachers and friends of ID to keep up their combat skills or for complete beginners to have a go at stage combat. Ideal for students taking fight exams or training with stage and screen combat academies to meet and exchange ideas with like-minded people.

There will always be an ID Teacher on site to help out where required and to manage the space but these are not compulsory structured classes. What you practise at the Combat Lab is at your discretion and you are responsible for ensuring you work safely, warm up appropriately, and wear suitable training attire.

All students are welcome to join in with group drills and exercises including footwork, parries, tumbling, weapon specialisms, choreography and much more. Sometimes we run themed sessions in which a structured class is taught - students have the option to partake or they can use available space to work on something else.

We usually have polypropene training swords, rubber training knives and handguns, plus a limited number of steel rapier and daggers for students to use. Bring your own training weapons (please show these to the teacher first; no firearms allowed) or let us know if you would like us to bring something along for you to borrow.

It is a casual class - you can turn up / leave at any time between 18:30-21:30. Please note the first 15 minutes is usually dedicated to selk warm up and social time and an opportunity for new students to talk to teachers about what they would like to achieve.
Standard price: £10.00.
July 2018
Combat Lab - 1st July - Freeplay
Combat Lab - 1st July - Freeplay
A drop-in session for all levels from complete beginners to professional fight performers. Hone your skills, keep them current and skill up for fight work in film theatre and motion capture.
Eastbourne House Arts, 1st Floor, Bullards Place, Bethnal Green, London, E2 0PT
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Sun 01/07/18
18:30-21:30
Cash payment on the day:
Course leader(s): Ronin Traynor & Dan Styles
These sessions are designed to provide a space for students, teachers and friends of ID to keep up their combat skills or for complete beginners to have a go at stage combat. Ideal for students taking fight exams or training with stage and screen combat academies to meet and exchange ideas with like-minded people.

There will always be an ID Teacher on site to help out where required and to manage the space but these are not compulsory structured classes. What you practise at the Combat Lab is at your discretion and you are responsible for ensuring you work safely, warm up appropriately, and wear suitable training attire.

All students are welcome to join in with group drills and exercises including footwork, parries, tumbling, weapon specialisms, choreography and much more. Sometimes we run themed sessions in which a structured class is taught - students have the option to partake or they can use available space to work on something else.

We usually have polypropene training swords, rubber training knives and handguns, plus a limited number of steel rapier and daggers for students to use. Bring your own training weapons (please show these to the teacher first; no firearms allowed) or let us know if you would like us to bring something along for you to borrow.

It is a casual class - you can turn up / leave at any time between 18:30-21:30. Please note the first 15 minutes is usually dedicated to selk warm up and social time and an opportunity for new students to talk to teachers about what they would like to achieve.
Standard price: £10.00.
ID Weekly: BASSC Sword & Shield (Accredited)
ID Weekly: BASSC Sword & Shield (Accredited)
It's fast, brutal and loud.
Eastbourne House Arts, 1st Floor, Bullards Place, Bethnal Green, London, E2 0PT
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Sun 08/07/18 to
Sun 19/08/18
10:00-17:00
Course leader(s): Ronin Traynor
Sword and shield is a weapon system that captures an audiences imagination when its performed well by actors. It's fast, brutal and loud. Sword and shield weapon combinations appear throughout history in many variations. Vikings, gladiators, medieval knights, highland warriors and many a sci-fi character are among those that have embraced this killer combination.

During the course students will learn the techniques required to perform an effective sword & shield fight and will have the opportunity at the end of the course to take the British Academy of Stage & Screen Combat Fight Performance Test. The course will also focus on acting skills and students will be expanding upon their knowledge of performing a dramatic fight scene with dialogue.

FREE TRAINING: All students will receive two vouchers, which can be used for any of our weekly drop-in classes, 'Martial Arts for Actors' or 'Combat Lab'.
Early bird price: £270.00, expires after 17/04/18.
Standard price: £335.00, Previous ID students £300.00, BADC/BASSC Members £300.00.
Combat Lab - 8th July - Freeplay
Combat Lab - 8th July - Freeplay
A drop-in session for all levels from complete beginners to professional fight performers. Hone your skills, keep them current and skill up for fight work in film theatre and motion capture.
Eastbourne House Arts, 1st Floor, Bullards Place, Bethnal Green, London, E2 0PT
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Sun 08/07/18
18:30-21:30
Cash payment on the day:
Course leader(s): Ronin Traynor & Dan Styles
These sessions are designed to provide a space for students, teachers and friends of ID to keep up their combat skills or for complete beginners to have a go at stage combat. Ideal for students taking fight exams or training with stage and screen combat academies to meet and exchange ideas with like-minded people.

There will always be an ID Teacher on site to help out where required and to manage the space but these are not compulsory structured classes. What you practise at the Combat Lab is at your discretion and you are responsible for ensuring you work safely, warm up appropriately, and wear suitable training attire.

All students are welcome to join in with group drills and exercises including footwork, parries, tumbling, weapon specialisms, choreography and much more. Sometimes we run themed sessions in which a structured class is taught - students have the option to partake or they can use available space to work on something else.

We usually have polypropene training swords, rubber training knives and handguns, plus a limited number of steel rapier and daggers for students to use. Bring your own training weapons (please show these to the teacher first; no firearms allowed) or let us know if you would like us to bring something along for you to borrow.

It is a casual class - you can turn up / leave at any time between 18:30-21:30. Please note the first 15 minutes is usually dedicated to selk warm up and social time and an opportunity for new students to talk to teachers about what they would like to achieve.
Standard price: £10.00.
ID Intensive: BASSC Knife (Accredited)
ID Intensive: BASSC Knife (Accredited)
Relatively available to characters from all social classes the knife is quick and deadly.
Phoenix Brighton, 10-14 Waterloo Place, Brighton, BN2 9NB
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Mon 09/07/18 to
Sat 14/07/18
09:30-18:00
Course leader(s): Ronin Traynor
Knife is one of the most common weapons used in theatre to portray violent conflict and as such is a great weapon to understand as an actor. Relatively available to characters from all social classes the knife is quick and deadly.

Students will learn the techniques required to perform effective knife fights and will have the opportunity at the end of the course to take the British Academy of Stage & Screen Combat Fight Performance Test. (Test fee included in course prices).

FREE TRAINING: All students will receive two vouchers, which can be used for any of our weekly drop-in classes, 'Martial Arts for Actors' or 'Combat Lab'.
Early bird price: £250.00, expires after 09/05/18.
Standard price: £300.00, Previous ID students £270.00, BADC/BASSC Members £270.00.
Combat Lab - 15th July - Freeplay
Combat Lab - 15th July - Freeplay
A drop-in session for all levels from complete beginners to professional fight performers. Hone your skills, keep them current and skill up for fight work in film theatre and motion capture.
Eastbourne House Arts, 1st Floor, Bullards Place, Bethnal Green, London, E2 0PT
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Sun 15/07/18
18:30-21:30
Cash payment on the day:
Course leader(s): Ronin Traynor & Dan Styles
These sessions are designed to provide a space for students, teachers and friends of ID to keep up their combat skills or for complete beginners to have a go at stage combat. Ideal for students taking fight exams or training with stage and screen combat academies to meet and exchange ideas with like-minded people.

There will always be an ID Teacher on site to help out where required and to manage the space but these are not compulsory structured classes. What you practise at the Combat Lab is at your discretion and you are responsible for ensuring you work safely, warm up appropriately, and wear suitable training attire.

All students are welcome to join in with group drills and exercises including footwork, parries, tumbling, weapon specialisms, choreography and much more. Sometimes we run themed sessions in which a structured class is taught - students have the option to partake or they can use available space to work on something else.

We usually have polypropene training swords, rubber training knives and handguns, plus a limited number of steel rapier and daggers for students to use. Bring your own training weapons (please show these to the teacher first; no firearms allowed) or let us know if you would like us to bring something along for you to borrow.

It is a casual class - you can turn up / leave at any time between 18:30-21:30. Please note the first 15 minutes is usually dedicated to selk warm up and social time and an opportunity for new students to talk to teachers about what they would like to achieve.
Standard price: £10.00.
ID Intensive: BASSC Martial Unarmed (Accredited)
ID Intensive: BASSC Martial Unarmed (Accredited)
Fighting for theatre and film plus fitness and kickboxing training.
Eastbourne House Arts, 1st Floor, Bullards Place, Bethnal Green, London, E2 0PT
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Mon 16/07/18 to
Wed 25/07/18
10:00-17:30
Course leader(s): Ronin Traynor
No classes on weekends.

This course is suitable for complete beginners and those combatants looking to improve their kicking, fighting fitness and improve their casting opportunities for roles requiring martially trained characters. Unarmed is probably the most requested skill set for fight performers and this course will cover all the essential basics and build your strength and power to make you a more believable fighter for screen combat.

Training will be a mixture of stage combat and traditional Chinese kickboxing (San Shou Kuan). The course will culminate in an exam with the British Academy of Stage & Screen Combat in unarmed fighting.

For those students interested there will be an opportunity to take your first martial arts grading if you wish. There will also be an option to do this later in the year at one of many gradings in London. We will also be running weekly drop in classes on Sundays for those who wish to continue their martial arts training.

The course cost includes test fees for both the BASSC exam and the first San Shou Kuan grading, as well as membership to the BASSC and San Shou Kuan for 1 year.

FREE TRAINING: All students will receive two vouchers, which can be used for any of our weekly drop-in classes, 'Martial Arts for Actors' or 'Combat Lab'.
Early bird price: £270.00, expires after 16/05/18.
Standard price: £335.00, Previous ID students £300.00, BADC/BASSC Members £300.00.
Combat Lab - 22nd July - Freeplay
Combat Lab - 22nd July - Freeplay
A drop-in session for all levels from complete beginners to professional fight performers. Hone your skills, keep them current and skill up for fight work in film theatre and motion capture.
Eastbourne House Arts, 1st Floor, Bullards Place, Bethnal Green, London, E2 0PT
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Sun 22/07/18
18:30-21:30
Cash payment on the day:
Course leader(s): Ronin Traynor & Dan Styles
These sessions are designed to provide a space for students, teachers and friends of ID to keep up their combat skills or for complete beginners to have a go at stage combat. Ideal for students taking fight exams or training with stage and screen combat academies to meet and exchange ideas with like-minded people.

There will always be an ID Teacher on site to help out where required and to manage the space but these are not compulsory structured classes. What you practise at the Combat Lab is at your discretion and you are responsible for ensuring you work safely, warm up appropriately, and wear suitable training attire.

All students are welcome to join in with group drills and exercises including footwork, parries, tumbling, weapon specialisms, choreography and much more. Sometimes we run themed sessions in which a structured class is taught - students have the option to partake or they can use available space to work on something else.

We usually have polypropene training swords, rubber training knives and handguns, plus a limited number of steel rapier and daggers for students to use. Bring your own training weapons (please show these to the teacher first; no firearms allowed) or let us know if you would like us to bring something along for you to borrow.

It is a casual class - you can turn up / leave at any time between 18:30-21:30. Please note the first 15 minutes is usually dedicated to selk warm up and social time and an opportunity for new students to talk to teachers about what they would like to achieve.
Standard price: £10.00.
Combat Lab - 29th July - Freeplay
Combat Lab - 29th July - Freeplay
A drop-in session for all levels from complete beginners to professional fight performers. Hone your skills, keep them current and skill up for fight work in film theatre and motion capture.
Eastbourne House Arts, 1st Floor, Bullards Place, Bethnal Green, London, E2 0PT
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Sun 29/07/18
18:30-21:30
Cash payment on the day:
Course leader(s): Ronin Traynor & Dan Styles
These sessions are designed to provide a space for students, teachers and friends of ID to keep up their combat skills or for complete beginners to have a go at stage combat. Ideal for students taking fight exams or training with stage and screen combat academies to meet and exchange ideas with like-minded people.

There will always be an ID Teacher on site to help out where required and to manage the space but these are not compulsory structured classes. What you practise at the Combat Lab is at your discretion and you are responsible for ensuring you work safely, warm up appropriately, and wear suitable training attire.

All students are welcome to join in with group drills and exercises including footwork, parries, tumbling, weapon specialisms, choreography and much more. Sometimes we run themed sessions in which a structured class is taught - students have the option to partake or they can use available space to work on something else.

We usually have polypropene training swords, rubber training knives and handguns, plus a limited number of steel rapier and daggers for students to use. Bring your own training weapons (please show these to the teacher first; no firearms allowed) or let us know if you would like us to bring something along for you to borrow.

It is a casual class - you can turn up / leave at any time between 18:30-21:30. Please note the first 15 minutes is usually dedicated to selk warm up and social time and an opportunity for new students to talk to teachers about what they would like to achieve.
Standard price: £10.00.
August 2018
Firearms: Civilian & Law Enforcement
Firearms: Civilian & Law Enforcement
Firearms training for film and theatre.
London Bubble, 5 Elephant Lane, London, SE16 4JD
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Sat 04/08/18
12:00-20:00
Early bird rate expires after: 04/06/18
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Course leader(s): Ronin Traynor & Dan Styles
Learn the safety, law and handling techniques when working with firearms and ensure that you look competent and confident handling guns in action roles of a domestic, gangster or police nature.

Using a range of blank firing, airsoft and prop handguns this workshop will cover:
  • Firearm health and safety law
  • History of firearms
  • Dos and Don'ts
  • Handling (handguns) - drawing, loading, reloading, moving, etc.
  • Disarms and combat with firearms
  • Blank firing

Independent Drama runs a complimentary Firearms course called Firearms: Military & Tactical.

FREE TRAINING: All students will receive a voucher, which can be used for one of our weekly drop-in classes, 'Martial Arts for Actors' or 'Combat Lab'.
Early bird price: £100.00, expires after 04/06/18.
Standard price: £125.00, Previous ID students £110.00, BADC/BASSC Members £110.00.
Combat Lab - 5th August - Freeplay
Combat Lab - 5th August - Freeplay
A drop-in session for all levels from complete beginners to professional fight performers. Hone your skills, keep them current and skill up for fight work in film theatre and motion capture.
Eastbourne House Arts, 1st Floor, Bullards Place, Bethnal Green, London, E2 0PT
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Sun 05/08/18
18:30-21:30
Cash payment on the day:
Course leader(s): Ronin Traynor & Dan Styles
These sessions are designed to provide a space for students, teachers and friends of ID to keep up their combat skills or for complete beginners to have a go at stage combat. Ideal for students taking fight exams or training with stage and screen combat academies to meet and exchange ideas with like-minded people.

There will always be an ID Teacher on site to help out where required and to manage the space but these are not compulsory structured classes. What you practise at the Combat Lab is at your discretion and you are responsible for ensuring you work safely, warm up appropriately, and wear suitable training attire.

All students are welcome to join in with group drills and exercises including footwork, parries, tumbling, weapon specialisms, choreography and much more. Sometimes we run themed sessions in which a structured class is taught - students have the option to partake or they can use available space to work on something else.

We usually have polypropene training swords, rubber training knives and handguns, plus a limited number of steel rapier and daggers for students to use. Bring your own training weapons (please show these to the teacher first; no firearms allowed) or let us know if you would like us to bring something along for you to borrow.

It is a casual class - you can turn up / leave at any time between 18:30-21:30. Please note the first 15 minutes is usually dedicated to selk warm up and social time and an opportunity for new students to talk to teachers about what they would like to achieve.
Standard price: £10.00.
Combat Lab - 12th August - Freeplay
Combat Lab - 12th August - Freeplay
A drop-in session for all levels from complete beginners to professional fight performers. Hone your skills, keep them current and skill up for fight work in film theatre and motion capture.
Eastbourne House Arts, 1st Floor, Bullards Place, Bethnal Green, London, E2 0PT
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Sun 12/08/18
18:30-21:30
Cash payment on the day:
Course leader(s): Ronin Traynor & Dan Styles
These sessions are designed to provide a space for students, teachers and friends of ID to keep up their combat skills or for complete beginners to have a go at stage combat. Ideal for students taking fight exams or training with stage and screen combat academies to meet and exchange ideas with like-minded people.

There will always be an ID Teacher on site to help out where required and to manage the space but these are not compulsory structured classes. What you practise at the Combat Lab is at your discretion and you are responsible for ensuring you work safely, warm up appropriately, and wear suitable training attire.

All students are welcome to join in with group drills and exercises including footwork, parries, tumbling, weapon specialisms, choreography and much more. Sometimes we run themed sessions in which a structured class is taught - students have the option to partake or they can use available space to work on something else.

We usually have polypropene training swords, rubber training knives and handguns, plus a limited number of steel rapier and daggers for students to use. Bring your own training weapons (please show these to the teacher first; no firearms allowed) or let us know if you would like us to bring something along for you to borrow.

It is a casual class - you can turn up / leave at any time between 18:30-21:30. Please note the first 15 minutes is usually dedicated to selk warm up and social time and an opportunity for new students to talk to teachers about what they would like to achieve.
Standard price: £10.00.
Firearms: Military & Tactical
Firearms: Military & Tactical
Firearms training for film and theatre.
Carole Young Community Centre, 1st Floor, Cranston Estate, London, N1 5EH
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Sat 18/08/18
10:00-18:00
Early bird rate expires after: 18/06/18
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Course leader(s): Ronin Traynor & Dan Styles
This course takes a more military angle looking at the weapons and tactics from the army to special ops.

Learn the techniques to accurately play a professional soldier in the armed forces.

This course will cover:
  • Rifle handling - loading, reloading, moving, stances, etc.
  • Tactical maneuvers
  • Close quarters battle
  • Room clearance
  • Sniping
  • Field stripping (pistol)

Independent Drama runs a complimentary Firearms course called Firearms: Civilian & Law Enforcement.

FREE TRAINING: All students will receive a voucher, which can be used for one of our weekly drop-in classes, 'Martial Arts for Actors' or 'Combat Lab'.
Early bird price: £100.00, expires after 18/06/18.
Standard price: £125.00, Previous ID students £110.00, BADC/BASSC Members £110.00.
Combat Lab - 19th August - Freeplay
Combat Lab - 19th August - Freeplay
A drop-in session for all levels from complete beginners to professional fight performers. Hone your skills, keep them current and skill up for fight work in film theatre and motion capture.
Eastbourne House Arts, 1st Floor, Bullards Place, Bethnal Green, London, E2 0PT
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Sun 19/08/18
18:30-21:30
Cash payment on the day:
Course leader(s): Ronin Traynor & Dan Styles
These sessions are designed to provide a space for students, teachers and friends of ID to keep up their combat skills or for complete beginners to have a go at stage combat. Ideal for students taking fight exams or training with stage and screen combat academies to meet and exchange ideas with like-minded people.

There will always be an ID Teacher on site to help out where required and to manage the space but these are not compulsory structured classes. What you practise at the Combat Lab is at your discretion and you are responsible for ensuring you work safely, warm up appropriately, and wear suitable training attire.

All students are welcome to join in with group drills and exercises including footwork, parries, tumbling, weapon specialisms, choreography and much more. Sometimes we run themed sessions in which a structured class is taught - students have the option to partake or they can use available space to work on something else.

We usually have polypropene training swords, rubber training knives and handguns, plus a limited number of steel rapier and daggers for students to use. Bring your own training weapons (please show these to the teacher first; no firearms allowed) or let us know if you would like us to bring something along for you to borrow.

It is a casual class - you can turn up / leave at any time between 18:30-21:30. Please note the first 15 minutes is usually dedicated to selk warm up and social time and an opportunity for new students to talk to teachers about what they would like to achieve.
Standard price: £10.00.
Combat Lab - 26th August - Freeplay
Combat Lab - 26th August - Freeplay
A drop-in session for all levels from complete beginners to professional fight performers. Hone your skills, keep them current and skill up for fight work in film theatre and motion capture.
Eastbourne House Arts, 1st Floor, Bullards Place, Bethnal Green, London, E2 0PT
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Sun 26/08/18
18:30-21:30
Cash payment on the day:
Course leader(s): Ronin Traynor & Dan Styles
These sessions are designed to provide a space for students, teachers and friends of ID to keep up their combat skills or for complete beginners to have a go at stage combat. Ideal for students taking fight exams or training with stage and screen combat academies to meet and exchange ideas with like-minded people.

There will always be an ID Teacher on site to help out where required and to manage the space but these are not compulsory structured classes. What you practise at the Combat Lab is at your discretion and you are responsible for ensuring you work safely, warm up appropriately, and wear suitable training attire.

All students are welcome to join in with group drills and exercises including footwork, parries, tumbling, weapon specialisms, choreography and much more. Sometimes we run themed sessions in which a structured class is taught - students have the option to partake or they can use available space to work on something else.

We usually have polypropene training swords, rubber training knives and handguns, plus a limited number of steel rapier and daggers for students to use. Bring your own training weapons (please show these to the teacher first; no firearms allowed) or let us know if you would like us to bring something along for you to borrow.

It is a casual class - you can turn up / leave at any time between 18:30-21:30. Please note the first 15 minutes is usually dedicated to selk warm up and social time and an opportunity for new students to talk to teachers about what they would like to achieve.
Standard price: £10.00.
AUTUMN TERM 2018Sep - Dec
September 2018
ID Weekly: BADC Standard (Accredited)
ID Weekly: BADC Standard (Accredited)
For absolute beginners or those with no previous British Academy of Dramatic Combat (BADC) qualifications, or those wishing to renew an expired BADC Standard (level 1) certificate.
Eastbourne House Arts, 1st Floor, Bullards Place, Bethnal Green, London, E2 0PT
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Sun 02/09/18 to
Sun 21/10/18
10:00-17:00
Early bird rate expires after: 02/07/18
For a full price list, see more information.
Course leader(s): Dan Styles
This course will cover rapier and dagger, single sword and unarmed combat techniques.

This is an intensive course where students will learn how to safely perform fight choreography in each of the three fight disciplines. The course will also focus on acting skills and students will work on incorporating their fight choreography into dramatic scenes. Exploring topics such as character objective, fight rhythm and staging actors will learn to create a fight where they are connected and truthful and as such engaging to an audience.

Students will have the opportunity at the end of the course to certify with the British Academy of Dramatic Combat at Standard level in rapier & dagger, single sword and unarmed combat. The test fee is included in the course price.

FREE TRAINING: All students will receive two vouchers, which can be used for any of our weekly drop-in classes, 'Martial Arts for Actors' or 'Combat Lab'.
Early bird price: £320.00, expires after 02/07/18.
Standard price: £385.00, Previous ID students £350.00, BADC/BASSC Members £350.00.
Horse Riding for Actors
Horse Riding for Actors
A 3-day residential horse riding course. Suitable for all levels of rider - even those who have never sat on a horse before!
Warwick International School of Riding, Guys Cliffe, Coventry Road, Warwick, CV34 5YD
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Wed 19/09/18 to
Fri 21/09/18
09:30-17:30
FULL - you snooze, you lose
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Course leader(s): Karl Ude-Martinez
The deposit is non-refundable and will go towards the full price of the course (400 pounds) which will be due one month before the course start date, and will be requested for directly by the riding school.

A 3-day residential course, including food, accommodation and 3 days horse riding - for all levels of experience including complete beginners, even those who have never sat on a horse before!

With so many TV and film productions requiring actors to ride, horse riding is a key skill for an actor to possess and being confident and competent on a horse will increase your casting potential.

We have teamed up with equestrian expert and actor Karl Ude-Martinez who runs The Knights of Middle of England. They specialise in providing a range of services including live shows and horses and riders for the TV/Film Industry.

This course offers a fantastic opportunity to get on horseback and get some serious skills under your belt. Whether you're a complete novice or an experienced rider, the course is tailored to suit you. The wide range of horses and professional expert instructors will have you coming away with lots of confidence and ability at the end of this intensive week.

You will be riding for approximately 4 hours per day. These will be a mixture of riding lessons, cavalry work, jumping, and much more in arenas, fields, around the gallop track, and the Warwickshire countryside depending on ability. You'll be amazed how much of that you accomplish by the end of the course!

If you have your own riding hat and boots please do bring these with you. Boots and hats are available to borrow for those who do not have their own. If you do not have jodhpurs for riding in leggings/jeans are a good option - tracksuit bottoms are generally too loose and so tend to rub. (A little insider tip: in regards to underwear, the bigger the better! And boys, the tighter the better too...!)

For those arriving by train there will be a minibus pick-up from Warwick Station at 9.30am.

The deposit is non-refundable and will go towards the full price of the course (400 pounds) which will be due one month before the course start date, and will be requested for directly by the riding school.
Standard price: Deposit £50.00.
October 2018
ID Intensive: BADC Intermediate / Advanced (Accredited)
ID Intensive: BADC Intermediate / Advanced (Accredited)
For those with a BADC Standard (Level 1) qualification or Intermediate (Level 2) if taking the advanced exam. Current certificates must have been obtained within the last 3 years.
Carole Young Community Centre, 1st Floor, Cranston Estate, London, N1 5EH
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Mon 08/10/18 to
Sun 21/10/18
09:30-17:00
Early bird rate expires after: 08/08/18
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Course leader(s): Dan Styles
This is an eleven-day course; no classes on the first weekend or Saturday 20th October. Fridays finish at 13:00. The fight performance test will take place on the last day of the course, Sunday 21st October at our Bethnal Green venue starting at 10:00.

This course will cover three intermediate/advanced weapon systems: advanced unarmed, knife, and rapier & cloak.

The Intermediate course is suitable for those with a current BADC Standard (Level 1) qualification or an expired Intermediate (Level 2).

The Modular Advanced course is suitable for those with a current BADC Intermediate (Level 2) qualification or an expired or modular Advanced (Level 3) qualification. To complete the full Advanced qualification, students must examine in five different weapon systems (i.e. two more weapons in addition to these three weapons) and must include 18th century smallsword. These can be taken before or after this course.

All qualifications are valid for 3 years.

Hand to hand (unarmed) combat is obviously the most common of all stage combat disciplines and this module will cover advanced techniques in a more complicated choreography.

Rapier and Cloak is a great fun, versatile and rewarding weapon system. Welcome in any swashbuckling production, such as The Three Musketeers.



Students will learn techniques and fight choreography in each of the three fight disciplines. The course will also focus on acting skills and students will be expanding upon their knowledge of performing a dramatic fight scene and stepping up their ability to engage in a truthful and fully committed performance with a completely hidden safety technique. One weapon system of their choice will also include dialogue. The exam fee is included in the course price.

This is a BADC affiliated course.

FREE TRAINING: All students will receive two vouchers, which can be used for any of our weekly drop-in classes, 'Martial Arts for Actors' or 'Combat Lab'.
Early bird price: £320.00, expires after 08/08/18.
Standard price: £385.00, Previous ID students £350.00, BADC/BASSC Members £350.00.
Firearms: Civilian & Law Enforcement
Firearms: Civilian & Law Enforcement
Firearms training for film and theatre.
London Bubble, 5 Elephant Lane, London, SE16 4JD
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Sat 13/10/18
13:00-21:00
Early bird rate expires after: 13/08/18
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Course leader(s): Ronin Traynor & Dan Styles
Learn the safety, law and handling techniques when working with firearms and ensure that you look competent and confident handling guns in action roles of a domestic, gangster or police nature.

Using a range of blank firing, airsoft and prop handguns this workshop will cover:
  • Firearm health and safety law
  • History of firearms
  • Dos and Don'ts
  • Handling (handguns) - drawing, loading, reloading, moving, etc.
  • Disarms and combat with firearms
  • Blank firing

Independent Drama runs a complimentary Firearms course called Firearms: Military & Tactical.

FREE TRAINING: All students will receive a voucher, which can be used for one of our weekly drop-in classes, 'Martial Arts for Actors' or 'Combat Lab'.
Early bird price: £100.00, expires after 13/08/18.
Standard price: £140.00, Previous ID students £120.00, BADC/BASSC Members £120.00.
Firearms: Military & Tactical
Firearms: Military & Tactical
Firearms training for film and theatre.
Carole Young Community Centre, 1st Floor, Cranston Estate, London, N1 5EH
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Sat 27/10/18
10:00-18:00
Early bird rate expires after: 27/08/18
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Course leader(s): Ronin Traynor
This course takes a military angle looking at the weapons and tactics from the army to special ops.

Learn the techniques to accurately play a professional soldier in the armed forces.

With more focus on rifle work, this course will cover:
  • Rifle handling - loading, reloading, moving, stances, etc.
  • Tactical maneuvers
  • Close quarters battle
  • Room clearance
  • Sniping
  • Field stripping (pistol)

Independent Drama runs a complimentary Firearms course called Firearms: Civilian & Law Enforcement.

FREE TRAINING: All students will receive a voucher, which can be used for one of our weekly drop-in classes, 'Martial Arts for Actors' or 'Combat Lab'.
Early bird price: £100.00, expires after 27/08/18.
Standard price: £140.00, Previous ID students £120.00, BADC/BASSC Members £120.00.
ID Weekly: BASSC Broadsword (Accredited)
ID Weekly: BASSC Broadsword (Accredited)
If you want to sword fight on film this is the weapon for you.
Eastbourne House Arts, 1st Floor, Bullards Place, Bethnal Green, London, E2 0PT
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Sun 28/10/18 to
Sun 09/12/18
10:00-17:00
Early bird rate expires after: 28/08/18
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Course leader(s): Ronin Traynor
The broadsword has captured the imagination of story tellers for centuries, often linked with the hero and their quest. From fantasy characters such as Aragorn (LotR) and half the cast of Game of Thrones, to theatre classics such as Macbeth and Robin Hood it's a weapon actors can expect to come across time and time again. The course will focus on the hand and a half sword allowing the single handed or two handed use.

During the course students will learn the techniques required to perform an effective broadsword fight and will have the opportunity at the end of the course to take the British Academy of Stage & Screen Combat Fight Performance Test. The test fee is included in the course price. The course will also focus on acting skills and students will be expanding upon their knowledge of performing a dramatic fight scene with dialogue.
Early bird price: £270.00, expires after 28/08/18.
Standard price: £335.00, Previous ID students £300.00, BADC/BASSC Members £300.00.
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