John Lennox

Dr. John Lennox

Class: Combat Theory
Level: Intro

Instructor Bio

Dr. John Lennox has trained in various forms of combat for over 34 years. He is an instructor with the Historical Martial Study Society, as well as an expert level knife instructor for the School of Two Swords. Over the past few years he has focused on combat theory as well as fighting with knife and tomahawk. His recent research includes German smallsword and Aztec, Mayan and Inca combat systems. Since 2006 he has been teaching at workshops all over the world, including the Paddy Crean International Art of the Sword Workshop, The Shenandoah Project, the Symposium on the Western Arts of Swordsmanship through History (S.W.A.S.H.) in Leeds, England, and numerous workshops throughout the U.S. as well as Scotland, England, Finland, Ireland, Belgium, Germany, Australia, Mexico and Canada.

He is the author of A History of Stage Swordplay: Shakespeare to the Birth of Film, and has presented several lectures at symposiums and conferences. He is currently working on publishing a book on fight direction entitled Truth in Action.

He is routinely called in to colleges and universities for workshops on historical combat and stage combat. John holds a PhD in Theatre with cognate studies in historical fencing from Wayne State University.

Class Description

This class explores the biomechanics that are central to all CQ styles of combat. We will explore the similarities in several systems of combat and understand the basics of how they employ biomechanics in relatively the same manner. All combat follows specific offensive and defensive concepts. This class explores those and how to utilize them to overcome the adversary.


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