Unarmed Stage Combat Class with Certification

And a special bonus of working with Richard Ryan-Fight and Stunt Coordinator for The Dark Knight, Troy, Sherlock Holmes and the TV series Vikings, among many others. **This opportunity is only available to those that decide to test for certification with the Society of American Fight Directors

Aaron Preusse will be teaching an ongoing Unarmed Stage Combat Course in which you have the option to participate in a Skills Proficiency Test provided by the Society of American Fight Directors. This years adjudicator for the test will be Fight Master Richard Ryan who, as part of the testing process, will lead a Master Class in stage combat.

The Skills Proficiency Test is provided by the Society of American Fight Directors and serves as a benchmark for skill level and achievement, that is an industry standard for actor training. If you are serious about your craft, stage combat training is imperative.

Whether you are just starting out or have been performing for years, unarmed techniques are 90% of the violence that happens on stage and film. You owe it to yourself and your partners to have safe and believable skills to bring to the table. This class will provide those skills and make you look awesome in the process!

All skill levels are welcome and encouraged!

These classes are also designed so that you can drop in for just one class or sign up for multiple weeks. Scheduling is flexible too! 


Mondays 6:30-10pm

September 24th  - December 3rd 


55 N Victoria St

St. Paul, MN 55104

Fee Options: 

$20 per visit

$150 for 11 weeks

$350 for 11 weeks which includes the Skills Proficiency Test

Those of you wishing to renew your certification, this is an excellent opportunity!

Richard will be adjudicating the Skills Proficiency Test. Which means the first portion is an assesment of a scene you will perform with choreographed violence. The second half is a Master Class with Richard Ryan!! This is a rare opportunity to come and learn from one of the best in the business! 

To register please visit the Fake Fighting Company's website at:


Any questions contact Aaron at:

[email protected]

Contact information

The Fake Fighting Company
Aaron Preusse
Web site


PDF icon Unarmed SPT 2018.pdf (964.83 KB)

Posted September 4