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Introduction to Stage Combat with Bo Staff - with the GSSA

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Goffstown Parks & Rec Facility

155 South Mast Street

Goffstown, NH 03045

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WELCOME TO THE GRANITE STATE SABER ACADEMY'S STAGE COMBAT BO STAFF SEMINAR!!

Who are you people?

The Granite State Saber Academy (GSSA) is a NH based theatrical/stage combat school which combines martial arts, various weapon styles, theater/acting, and exercise to give you a unique and entertaining experience, all while providing a healthier lifestyle through fitness and education.


The classes are designed to be as much of an option for exercise and martial arts as it is for stage combat, all while having fun with a group of like-minded people.

For more information about who the GSSA is, check us out on Facebook at:
https://www.facebook.com/GraniteStateSaberAcademy/



What is this event?
Before holding weekly classes in NH and MA, this is where the GSSA began; with large, group sessions. This class is for any skill level of stage/theatrical combat. If this is something new that you've never tried before, this is the class for you. If you've dabbled in fight choreography or are a seasoned figther who just wants a refresher, this is the class for you.
In the 4 hour time block, you will learn the basics of striking and blocking with a staff, simple footwork, how to piece together combat choreography, how to enhance the fight with simple acting techniques, and you'll have the opportunity to perform your fight in front of the class. You will also have the chance to meet and work with a group of like-minded folks.
All of this is made possible thanks to our association with Bulsajo Tae Kwon Do.



What do I need to bring?
1. Wear something comfortable
2. Bring water and any snacks you might want
3. If you have your own staff, please bring it.
**Loaners are available on a first come, first serve basis**
4. An open mind for learning new things and ready to have fun at the same time



What do I need to know before the event?

1. The age range for this class is 14 and up. If you are under 18, you need to have a parent or legal guardian sign you in.
2. Injury waivers will be provided and signed before the class begins.
3. Class space is very limited. We have a maximum capacity of 25 people. Please only reserve a ticket if you are truly serious about attending.
4. This class will ONLY be covering staff techniques.
5. Payment for the event can be done online or in cash at the door when you arrive.



Where can I get a staff?
Staffs are an easy purchase. Any martial arts web store and even amazon carry bo staffs. You will just want to make sure they are not a "show" or "performance" bo which are not intended for contact. Look for oak, white ash, etc.

Another important aspect is the length of the staff. It is best if you choose a staff that is close to your height. When in doubt, go a little shorter.

In a pinch, closet dowel rods and broom handles work wonders.



What are your credentials?
The GSSA currently has classes 4 days a week in Concord & Nashua NH as well as Marshfield MA with an active student base of around 25 people.
We have taught and performed at MASSive Comicon and Granite State Comicon to which we will be returning this year along with many others.
The head instructor has taught alongside actor Adrian Paul (notable from his Highlander TV Series) in his Sword Experience seminar.
The GSSA was featured in an episode of Relative Race
The head instructor was the Combat Director for King Richard's faire for several years, has assisted with local theater productions, and carries 12 years of Stage Combat experience and over 25 years of Martial Arts experience.

Please let us know if you have any questions, comments, or concerns and feel free to share this event.

Cheers!
-JD Lauriat
Head instructor of the GSSA

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