Stage Combat



Unarmed combat is probably the most requested skill set for fight performers and this course will cover all the essentials you need to build your confidence as a performer.

Focusing on acting skills, students will work to incorporate fight choreography into dramatic scenes. Exploring topics such as character objective, fight rhythm and staging, you will learn how to create connected and truthful fight scenes to engage audiences.

Suitable for complete beginners and those actor-combatants looking to improve their unarmed fighting skills for TV, film and theatre. Participants will be examined by the Irish Dramatic Combat Academy in Unarmed Fighting at the end of the course, providing industry recognised certification.

Date, Time and Place

This course runs at various times throughout the year, for one evening a week over 10 weeks at The Lir National Academy of Dramatic Art, Trinity Technology and Enterprise Campus, Pearse Street at Grand Canal Quay, Dublin 2.

Course Details

Course Coordinator

Charlie Chaplin

Closing Date


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Course Fees



Further information and booking available from short-courses, E:, t: +353 1 896 2559.

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