Albion Schoole of Defense: Historical Stage Combat

Maestro Michael Cawelti performing cira 2000

Maestro Michael Cawelti performing cira 2000

The Albion School of Defense recreates the excitement and extravaganza of ancient sword fighting. Under the creative vision of award winning fight choreographer and director Michael Cawelti the group supplies fight training for actors from both historical and theatrical perspectives. Weekly classes are ongoing at our training hall in El Cerrito, Callifornia, in the San Francisco Bay Area. See our current website albionschoole.com for more details that are, you know, current. 🙂

We perform at major Renaissance Faires and events. Our shows include dazzling displays of wit and swordplay. Ok, perhaps I’ve overstated it just a bit, but we like them. We have produced thatrical action, comedy and drama, including The Deadly Game, The History of the Sword, Manly Men in Tights, Shakespeare’s Bloody Bits, Robin Hood: Prince of Leaves, The Three Musketeers, All’s Well That Ends Badly, and many more. We also perform street shows, hearty displays of dueling, and thoughtful training in historical fencing.

Below are some randomly selected sample photos featuring embarrassingly bad Photoshop from the ’90s, including images of The Deadly Game 1997 and other related and dated performances: