Gun-Fu has not only redefined action cinema but also inspired countless filmmakers and choreographers to push the boundaries of creativity. Let's explore some of the exciting ways in which Gun-Fu has evolved and influenced the industry. Lock an load, its time to get messy...
Nunchucks: History, use and Purpose
Probably one of the most iconic Martial Arts weapons and a staple of so many classic Martial Arts films and fight sequences. The ISA presents a brief history of Nunchucks.
It is easy to underestimate how much a weapon can become one of the stars of a film. Often whole sequences are choreographed around them. As part of our studies at The ISA we teach and train with a variety of weapons. So, we thought we'd write a quick reference guide to help you know your Katana from your Kusarigama...
We could write 5 books on this and only scratch the surface, but check out these 2 super short protocol lists, one from a shooting range and one from an armourer. Can you spot the differences? In stunt work we never assume...
The Art and Science of Swordfighting
The International Stunt Academy is dedicated to providing its students with the best training in a variety of skills, and swordfighting is no exception. In this article, we'll cover the basics of swordfighting to give you a taste of what you can expect to learn at the Academy.
'Kali sticks', also known as 'Escrima', are one of the primary weapons used in the Kali style of martial arts. This deadly art form originates from the Philippines and has been around for centuries. In this article, we will explore the history of Kali sticks, their usage, and their main purpose.
Firearms Safety Protocols on Film Sets
The recent double-shooting on the set of Rust, resulting in the unfortunate death of one of the crew, has made headlines globally. We've been approached by many sources for comment and although this is a subject you could write many books on, we asked our own Weapons Guy, Gavin Martin, to say a few words about Firearms Protocols in productions and why they're so vital. Here's what he had to say...
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