Students Pass Single Sword Proficiency

At the end of the fall 2010 semester, several members of the combat class participated in a national Society of American Fight Directors Skills Proficiency Test, adjudicated by Fight Master Chuck Coyl. All of the students passed the test, and eleven of the sixteen testing received recommended status.

Single Sword:
Andrew Behling Recommended
John Brennan Blickhan Recommended
Anna Cline Recommended
Magdalene Ellsworth Recommended
Nicole Farmerie Recommended
Caitlyn Herzlinger Recommended
Bailey Holland Recommended
Mary-Margaret Roberts Recommended
Richard Sheski Recommended
Chad Tallon Recommended
Eric Wilder Recommended Renewal
Mary Dixon
JJ Gatesman
Erin Norlie
Sandra Ruiz Ortiz
Tim Sullivan

By passing this test, Caitlyn Herzlinger passed her final weapon and became recognized as an Advanced Actor/Combatant with the SAFD.

Chuck CoylChuck Coyl has been a professional fight director for over 20 years and was president of the Society of American Fight Directors for two terms. Stage credits include the Broadway and London productions of August: Osage County, and The Crucible and Superior Donuts at the Steppenwolf Theatre. Film and television credits include work as stunt coordinator for episodes of the Moments in Time series on the History Channel and episodes of the True Crime Authors series on the Discovery channel. In addition to teaching at The Actor’s Gymnasium, Chuck is a member of the North Carolina Stuntmen’s Association and a founding member of the Single Action Theatre Company.

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