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All Courses & Workshops

A list of all the training offered by ID from accredited stage combat courses to firearms, horseriding and more.

Combat Lab - Sunday Drop-In

What is Combat Lab?
Combat Lab is a 3-hour drop-in stage combat class, 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.

Open to all levels of experience, Combat Lab often has a themed activity. Students are welcome to join in with this, or if you have your own projects / skills you would like to practice, you are also welcome to "freeplay" (space and equipment permitting), which is where you can use our space and weapons for your own projects and skills training.

Do I need to bring my own weapons?
For themed activities, equipment will always be provided. For freeplay purposes, 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 for a safety check; no firearms allowed) or let us know in advance if you would like us to bring something along for you to borrow by e-mailing training@independentdrama.com, and we will try to accomodate.

Do I have to stay for the whole session?
Combat Lab is a casual drop-in class - you can turn up / leave at any time between 18:30-21:30. First-timers are encouraged to arrive at the start of the session as the first 15 minutes is usually dedicated to self warm up, social time, and an opportunity for teachers to introduce themselves to new students.

Stage Combat Accredited

All of the following courses are accredited by the BADC or BASSC. These are the two longest established academies for training in dramatic combat in the UK, and are industry recognised and respected internationally.

Stunts

Our stunt courses include aerial performance and wirework training, precision and stunt driving, as well as horse riding skills.

Firearms

Learn the safety, law and handling techniques when working with firearms and ensure that you look competent and confident handling guns in action roles. From blank firing to room clearances our courses have been designed by our Theatrical Firearms Instructors who have trained and/or consulted with UK police, UK and US Military, Fight Directors, Stunt Coordinators and film Armourers to make the training relevant, fun and great value for money.

Casting & Headshots

We periodically hold open casting sessions as well as and headshot days - get your headshots or action shots done at a great price.

Combat Lab - BASSC Weapons of Choice

5th January 2020

BASSC Weapons of Choice

Venue: Room 10 (Top Floor), Archway Methodist Church, N19 3TD
Time: 18:30-21:00

Combat Lab is £12.00.
Pay on the day via cash or contactless cards.
January 2020
ID Intensive: BADC Standard (Accredited)

BADC Standard

Monday 6th January 2020 to Wednesday 15th January 2020
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.
Select a fee:

FULL - enrol to be put on the waiting list
ID Weekly: BASSC Broadsword (Accredited)

BASSC Broadsword (weekly classes)

Sunday 12th January 2020 to Sunday 16th February 2020
If you want to sword fight on film this is the weapon for you.
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Combat Lab - Unarmed

12th January 2020

Unarmed

Venue: Room 10 (Top Floor), Archway Methodist Church, N19 3TD
Time: 18:30-21:00

Combat Lab is £12.00.
Pay on the day via cash or contactless cards.
Headshot & Action Photo Session

Headshot & Action Photo Session

Thursday 16th January 2020
One hour headshot and action photo session
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Combat Lab - 1 vs Many With Machette

19th January 2020

1 vs Many With Machette

Venue: Room 10 (Top Floor), Archway Methodist Church, N19 3TD
Time: 18:30-21:00

Combat Lab is £12.00.
Pay on the day via cash or contactless cards.
ID Intensive: BASSC Martial Unarmed (Accredited)

BASSC Martial Unarmed

Monday 20th January 2020 to Thursday 30th January 2020
Fighting for theatre and film plus fitness and kickboxing training.
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Combat Lab - BASSC Weapons of Choice: Heavy Hitters

26th January 2020

BASSC Weapons of Choice: Heavy Hitters

Venue: Room 10 (Top Floor), Archway Methodist Church, N19 3TD
Time: 18:30-21:00

Combat Lab is £12.00.
Pay on the day via cash or contactless cards.
February 2020
Headshot & Action Photo Session

Headshot & Action Photo Session

Thursday 13th February 2020
One hour headshot and action photo session
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ID Intensive: BASSC Rapier & Dagger (Accredited)

BASSC Rapier & Dagger

Monday 17th February 2020 to Wednesday 26th February 2020
Now you can learn to fight like your favourite heroes or villains!
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ID Weekly: BADC Standard (Accredited)

BADC Standard (weekly classes)

Sunday 23rd February 2020 to Sunday 5th April 2020
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.
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March 2020
Firearms: Civilian & Law Enforcement

Firearms: Civilian & Law Enforcement

Saturday 7th March 2020
Firearms training for film and theatre.
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Headshot & Action Photo Session

Headshot & Action Photo Session

Thursday 12th March 2020
One hour headshot and action photo session
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Firearms: Military & Tactical

Firearms: Military & Tactical

Saturday 14th March 2020
Firearms training for film and theatre.
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Stunt Driving

Stunt Driving

Thursday 19th March 2020
Get in the drivers seat for this precision and stunt driving course. This course is suitable for anyone with a valid driving license.
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ID Intensive: BADC Intermediate / Advanced (Accredited)

BADC Intermediate / Advanced

Monday 23rd March 2020 to Sunday 5th April 2020
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.
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April 2020
ID Intensive: BASSC Swashbuckling (Accredited)

BASSC Swashbuckling

Monday 6th April 2020 to Wednesday 15th April 2020
Fight right handed, fight left handed and look cool whilst you do it.
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ID Weekly: BASSC Sword & Shield (Accredited)

BASSC Sword & Shield (weekly classes)

Sunday 12th April 2020 to Sunday 17th May 2020
It's fast, brutal and loud.
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Headshot & Action Photo Session

Headshot & Action Photo Session

Thursday 16th April 2020
One hour headshot and action photo session
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ID Intensive: BADC Standard (Accredited)

BADC Standard

Monday 27th April 2020 to Wednesday 6th May 2020
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.
Select a fee:

May 2020
Headshot & Action Photo Session

Headshot & Action Photo Session

Thursday 14th May 2020
One hour headshot and action photo session
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ID Weekly: BADC Standard (Accredited)

BADC Standard (weekly classes)

Sunday 24th May 2020 to Sunday 5th July 2020
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.
Select a fee:

ID Intensive: BASSC Unarmed (Accredited)

BASSC Unarmed

Tuesday 26th May 2020 to Thursday 4th June 2020
This course is suitable for complete beginners and those combatants looking to improve their unarmed fighting skills for film and theatre.
Select a fee:

June 2020
Headshot & Action Photo Session

Headshot & Action Photo Session

Thursday 18th June 2020
One hour headshot and action photo session
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ID Intensive: BADC Intermediate / Advanced (Accredited)

BADC Intermediate / Advanced

Monday 22nd June 2020 to Sunday 5th July 2020
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.
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July 2020
Firearms: Civilian & Law Enforcement

Firearms: Civilian & Law Enforcement

Saturday 11th July 2020
Firearms training for film and theatre.
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ID Weekly: BASSC Smallsword (Accredited)

BASSC Smallsword (weekly classes)

Sunday 12th July 2020 to Sunday 16th August 2020
Small but quick!
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Headshot & Action Photo Session

Headshot & Action Photo Session

Thursday 16th July 2020
One hour headshot and action photo session
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Firearms: Military & Tactical

Firearms: Military & Tactical

Saturday 18th July 2020
Firearms training for film and theatre.
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ID Intensive: BADC Standard (Accredited)

BADC Standard

Monday 20th July 2020 to Wednesday 29th July 2020
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.
Select a fee:

August 2020
ID Weekly: BADC Standard (Accredited)

BADC Standard (weekly classes)

Sunday 23rd August 2020 to Sunday 4th October 2020
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.
Select a fee:

September 2020
Firearms: Civilian & Law Enforcement

Firearms: Civilian & Law Enforcement

Saturday 12th September 2020
Firearms training for film and theatre.
Select a fee:

Headshot & Action Photo Session

Headshot & Action Photo Session

Thursday 17th September 2020
One hour headshot and action photo session
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Firearms: Military & Tactical

Firearms: Military & Tactical

Saturday 19th September 2020
Firearms training for film and theatre.
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October 2020
ID Intensive: BASSC Unarmed (Accredited)

BASSC Unarmed

Monday 5th October 2020 to Tuesday 13th October 2020
This course is suitable for complete beginners and those combatants looking to improve their unarmed fighting skills for film and theatre.
Select a fee:

Headshot & Action Photo Session

Headshot & Action Photo Session

Thursday 15th October 2020
One hour headshot and action photo session
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November 2020
ID Intensive: BASSC Rapier & Dagger (Accredited)

BASSC Rapier & Dagger

Monday 2nd November 2020 to Wednesday 11th November 2020
Now you can learn to fight like your favourite heroes or villains!
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Headshot & Action Photo Session

Headshot & Action Photo Session

Thursday 12th November 2020
One hour headshot and action photo session
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