in conjunction with Dueling Arts International
Ashland, Oregon

This elective specialty is inactive at this time.

Open to age 18 and older - undergraduate students, graduate students, actors, teachers...anyone interested in theatrical combat

  • Broadsword
  • Single rapier
  • Rapier and dagger
  • Smallsword
  • Unarmed combat
  • Quarterstaff
  • Knife-fighting
  • Physical and vocal warm-ups
  • Basic T'ai Chi and Aikido training
  • Coaching in the acting of theatrical fight scenes
  • Oregon Shakespeare Festival (OSF) productions and discussions of Othello and Coriolanus
  • Academic credit (undergraduate and graduate) is available
  • Skills proficiency tests (certification) in each discipline available for each level

two women fighting with broadswords


All instruction will be provided by Dueling Arts International teaching staff:

Gregory Hoffman Gregory Hoffman: Dueling Arts International founder, president, and master teacher
Christopher Duval Christopher Duval: Dueling Arts International associate instructor and OSF actor/fight captain


You may choose to take a skills proficiency test in one or more of the six disciplines taught: Broadsword, Single Rapier, Rapier and Dagger, Smallsword, Unarmed Combat, and Quarterstaff. Each level has two certificate awards.

Level One: The Beginner Combatant Certificate recognizes beginning fight skills; the Basic Theatrical Combatant Certificate recognizes beginning fight skills plus acting skills.

Level Two: The Intermediate Combatant Certificate recognizes intermediate fight skills; the Theatrical Combatant Certificate recognizes intermediate fight skills plus acting skills.

Academic Credit

You may register to earn three academic credits (undergraduate or graduate level) for the course. The graduate level credits may serve as three of the required additional nine credits toward the ACTS Master of Theatre Studies.

Application Information

Participants must be age 18 or older. Space is limited to twelve students in Level One and six students in Level Two. Complete the application form and submit with payment. Level Two applicants must also submit a resume. To enroll in Level Two, you must have adequate prior training or consent of Dueling Arts International.


Tuition $789
Theatre tickets $118
Academic credit (three credits; optional) $150 (we will bill you for academic credit once you are accepted to the workshop)
Late fee (for applications postmarked after May 1) $30

Room and Board (June 22-July 6)
Single room $679
Double room $459
Meal plan $359

Cancellations and Refunds

Once you are accepted, all but $50 of your payment ($80 if application postmarked after May 1) will be refunded if written notice of cancellation is received by May 22. After May 22 and by June 13 we will refund 50 percent of fees. No refunds will be made after June 13. Payment will be returned if you are not accepted.

For more information

For course content, contact Gregory Hoffman at or 888-882-3835.

For registration, contact Su Grossmann at or 541-552-6633.

man and woman fighting with broadswords

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