Our Approach: Mission and Values
Training with NYCSS incorporates physical training to build martial skill while educating performers to make strong, actable choices in their violence.
Learn how to perform and create extraordinary fights for screen and stage.
“Under duress, we do not rise to our expectations – we fall to the level of our training.”
Coming from a background of martial arts as well as performance, NYCSS brings the two worlds together by grounding fights with martial reality and extrapolating character driven violence from that foundation.
understanding the Struggle of the Fight
Struggle and Conflict as Humans
Struggle is a human concept, a human reality. We all experience struggles in living and struggles in dying. As storytellers, we incorporate, we weave that struggle into our tales. The struggle is why we tell these stories. The struggle in the fight reveals more than simply character, than simply telling a story – it reveals our humanity.