Classes

Always seeking to expand our team, sharing the passion 
of our art.

Our Current Project

MCA is currently training and recruiting team members to join us in an upcoming film production. The film will be a short featured documentary of our work and our journey through the art of our passion.

Anyone interested is welcome to join one of our three great classes we have to offer! Expand your skills or discover a new passion to grow and enjoy! 

Classes

MCA Mounted Combat Training Classes

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These classes are designed for ages 8 and up, ALL MEMBERS must provide the following:
 
Must have valid (AEF) Alberta Equestrian Federation membership prior to joining this program.
 Must have approved helmet and footwear.



Beginner

1: Beginners will learn the very basics of safety while being around and working with horses on the ground.
2: Beginners will learn to read basic equine behavior patterns.
3: Beginners will receive the basic knowledge on both working on the ground and mounted positioning and movements.
4: Beginners will establish fluidity in the walk and trot gates on the horse.
5: Beginners will have basic safety knowledge of tack and equipment and how to safely tack up and remove tack on a horse
6: Beginners will have basic knowledge of how to use selected weapons while mounted and on foot.














​​Intermediate

1: Intermediate level riders will be instructed further on advancing their horsemanship and precision both in riding and weapon handling.
2: Intermediates will begin to work together with other riders to advance cooperative skills.
3: Intermediates will start to have an understanding of formation riding.
4: Intermediates will begin to take part in light choreography.
5: Intermediates will begin friendly competition.
6: Intermediates will receive grading at the end of season (if applicable).












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Advanced

1: Advanced members will begin learning how to SAFELY use live steel weapons and projectiles in combat scenarios.

2: Advanced members will be given the option to increase their training regimen with the MCA.
3: Advanced members (if qualified) will have the opportunity to participate in MCA events.

4: Advanced members (if qualified) will be given the opportunity to participate in film productions with the MCA.
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MCA Ground Combat Training Classes

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Historical Fencing
We are currently running lessons focusing on historical fencing, specializes with using the Long Sword (prevailing from the late medieval times), Great Sword (two-handed), Military Sabre (used XVI-XIXc) along with the Pole arms.
We are not limited to this period.  


Introductory

Kids from age 8 to 16.
Use safe foam padded and plastic weapons.


















​Intermediate

Age 16 and up. Train using wood and steel weapons. Equipped with body protection.














Advanced

Train for an opportunity to join us in our live demonstration team!


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MCA Stage Combat and Stunt Training Classes

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For those who are interested:
We also offer lessons surrounding stage combat, stunt training and the general know-how of working in front of camera.



Stage Combat

Stage combat is a specialised technique in theatre designed to create the illusion of physical combat without causing harm to the

performers. It is employed in live stage plays as well as operatic and ballet productions. With the advent of cinema and television the term
has widened to also include the choreography of filmed fighting sequences, as opposed to the earlier live performances on stage. It is closely related to the practice of stunts and is a common field of study for actors. Several actors famous for their stage fighting skills have backgrounds in dance or martial arts training.













Stunt Performing

A stunt performer, often referred to as a stuntman, stuntwoman, typically performs stunts intended for use in a motion picture or

dramatized television. Stunts seen in films and television include car crashes, falls from great height, drags (for example, behind a horse),
and explosions.

There is an inherent risk in the performance of all stunt work. The most risk exists when performing stunts in front of a live audience. In filmed performances, visible safety mechanisms can be removed by editing. In live performances the audience can see more clearly if the performer is genuinely doing what they claim or appear to do. To reduce the risk of injury or death, most often stunts are choreographed or mechanically-rigged so that, while they look dangerous, safety mechanisms are built into the performance. Despite their well-choreographed appearance, stunts are still very dangerous and physically testing exercises.


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