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Saturday, June 30, 2018


Durban Actors Studio hosts the first ever Action Acting Masterclass - for actors who want to learn the skills to perform film combat choreography.

This is the first Masterclass of its kind ever to take place in KwaZulu-Natal. This is a class specifically designed to teach actors the skills used in combat and weapons choreography, facilitated by expert combat coach, Salim Badat.

At this level 1 masterclass, actors will be introduced to the Blitz fighting system, which was created specifically for movie fight choreography. This constantly evolving system is spectacular enough to grab an audience’s attention, and vicious and practical enough to be believable.

The facilitator, Salim Badat is a Jeet Kune Do, Ving Tsun, FMA, HB- Bladetech, and Filipino Boxing (Panuntukan) coach. He has over 15 years of experience built with personal discipline, professional ethics and coaching mastery under world renowned leadership.

Salim is the only second-generation student of Bruce lee's Jeet Kune Do in South Africa under the late Richard Bustillo. He is most honoured in training privately in Jeet Kune Do with Bruce Lee's original student Master Richard Bustillo of the IMB Academy. He is one of the pioneers of teaching Wing Chun, Filipino Martial Arts and Silat in South Africa.

Most recently, Salim choreographed the fight scenes for Dayakar Padayachee’s upcoming feature film, Saloon. Now Salim will be sharing his expertise with the Durban film community.

Actors need the skills to convincingly deliver scenes that require combat or weapons handling. This Masterclass is perfect for actors who want to learn the correct form to execute fight scenes with maximum effect, ensure safety in their scenes and stand out from the crowd in auditions and meeting with directors.

The Action Acting Masterclass will take place at The Playhouse Mayville rehearsal rooms on September 29 and 30 2018, from 14h00 to 17h00.

- Public: R2,200.00
- SAGA Members and Students (valid student card): R2,000.00
- Current (2018) Durban Actors Studio students: R1,700.00

This Masterclass is open to actors aged 18 and up.

Payment is due upon registration, in order to secure your place. No spaces will be reserved if payment is not received within 72 hours of registration.

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To find out more, e-mail Nicole on or call 031 332 0173 during office hours.