Hollywood Actors Combat Academy

Combat Courses, Classes and Training

On-Going Weekly Walk-in Combat Classes

Designed for beginners to learn techniques used by the pros.
Sundays in Burbank Tuesdays in North Hollywood

Due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19), both of our locations have been shut down. Combat classes are canceled until the facility's are allowed to open. Please keep an eye on this website and your emails for updates.

Course Description

Instructor Tim Weske has over 30 years of experience Training and coaching actors for film, television and stage.  He has choreographed thousands of fights and trained thousands of actors including Sandra Bullock, Brad Pitt, Natalie Portman, Chris Pine and Paul Rudd just to name a few.

All classes and weekend intensive courses are designed for the beginning combat student.  You will learn how to look good and be safe on set and in auditions.

Don’t let the action stop when the fight begins, be ready.

Weekend Intensive:
Session #1 Sword Training (10 students limit)
Session #2 Hand to Hand Combat and Knife Fighting (12 students limit)

Walk-in Classes:
Caters to all levels of experience. The class can be mixed levels. Classes are limited to 10 students per class and students who register here first get in first. This is a consistent weekly training class for those who really want to get the full impact of combat for film.

Class Prices

Registration must be made in advance. Space is limited.

(818) 421-2926         fight@lahaca.com

Weekend Combat Intensive Courses
One Day Session: $150 per day
Full Course: $250 (Sessions 1 and 2)

On-Going Weekly Walk-in Combat Classes
$30 per class (non-SAG)
$25 per class (SAG member)

Private Lessons
$110 one hour private lesson
$160 semi private lesson

Cancellation of a Class
AT THIS TIME we do not require a deposit for reservations in a class. Please provide a 24 hour notice for class cancellation. Failure to show or give 24 hour cancellation will result in full payment in advance for any future classes.

How to Register for Courses, Classes, and Private Lessons

Registration is required. Hollywood Actors Combat Academy class sizes are limited.

Weekend Combat Intensive Courses

  1. Put down a deposit. A non-refundable deposit is required to hold your place in the class. This is a first come first serve basis, all sessions have a limited number of places available. You may choose to pay your deposit here through the payment link, or come by the studio at 416 south Victory Blvd. Burbank CA 91502 with your deposit.
  2. Show up for the class.
  3. Pay the balance of the class tuition with cash or check.

$15 discount to SAG/AFTRA members and members of other stunt and acting groups. Please email Tim for details.

Walk-In Classes

Pay above to reserve your spot. If you want to pay at the door, please call (818) 421-2926 or email fight@lahaca.com and let us know which class you would like to attend, including the date and time.

Private Lessons

Call (818) 421-2926 or email fight@lahaca.com.

Private Combat Lessons

Hollywood Actors Combat Academy private lesson

Tim Weske has over 30 years of combat training and has created a system of movement that is unlike others. Understanding movement and problems that exist with students balance, tempo and many other little things that keep a student from reaching their full potential can only be learned by practical and ongoing study in the art of swordsmanship. The expertise Tim has in this area is unmatched by anyone.

Private lessons are held in his studio in Burbank. Lessons are available for groups or individuals. We can also come to you for training.

Tim is available to choreograph your project.

For more information and booking a time to meet please contact at fight@lahaca.com

Fight Training Videos

Swordplay for Shakespeare
Pre-choreographed fight sequences for 8 of Shakespeare's most performed plays. Arranged by world famous fight and sword choreographer and trainer Tim Weske.