What You Will Learn

NO PRIOR TRAINING is necessary to attend, we welcome beginners on and up to experienced professionals wishing to learn something new. A lot of material is listed for each course, but don't let it make you feel overwhelmed. Many of the techniques overlap and compliment one another.

ALL TRAINING is conducted with safety as our first priority. Props weapons are used throughout. Absolutely NO live firearms, ammunition, or live blades (edged weapons) are allowed in the below listed training. ***Live fire training firearms is available in SEPARATE classes PRIVATELY at a designated range)

Firearms/Tactics for Camera (PART ONE):

This course establishes the key basics for safety and looking correct to portray various tacticians on camera.

  • Firearms safety/handling for camera to portray various law enforcement and military characters

  • The key differences between replica firearms, blank firearms, and dummy/resin firearms and how to discuss them with productions

  • Basic room clearing and structure clearing for two-person teams

  • Safety checking for weapons (loading and unloaded with props)

  • Reloading drills for camera, plus "injured arm" one-handed reloading drills

Firearms/Tactics for Camera (PART TWO):

This course builds upon PART ONE, furthering the student by building on the basics and foundations established the previous day of training.

  • Basic S.W.A.T. Tactics (including small unit room clearing, use of a ballistic shield and entry tools)

  • Proper tactical equipment placement and use of equipment (Tactical vests, holsters, etc.)

  • Reloading drills (Stationary and moving)

  • Death reactions for camera involving firearms

  • Basic gun disarming (Israeli Krav Maga for Camera)

Fighting for Camera

  • Safety basics of fighting for camera and how to use camera angles to maximize safety

  • Basics of Israeli Krav Maga use on camera (Military & Police Hand-to-Hand Combat System commonly used for those character types)

  • Techniques for moving, striking, dodging and blocking

  • On-camera reactions to portray injuries and deaths for hand-to-hand combat

  • Restraint and handcuffing techniques

  • Safety basics of using clubs, bat and other prop weapons on camera/set

 Knife Fighting for Camera

  • Key points of safety for prop edged weapons on camera and how to discuss them with a production

  • Using a prop knives and prop impact weapons on camera to properly portraying the attacker (angles and various gripping techniques for holding a knife)

  • Israeli Krav Maga & Filpino knife disarming for camera

  • On-camera reactions to portray injuries and deaths for knife fighting