Michael Hagins

Michael Hagins has choreographed over 70 shows in the tri-state area and over 20 with the Hudson Shakespeare Company as the Resident Fight Director. He has choreographed fights from different periods of plays from Greek theatre to Shakepseare to contemporary work, and has done so in spaces from the tiniest of black boxes to the great outdoors. He is an Advanced Actor-combatant with the Society of American Fight Directors, and has Recognized Recommended proficiency in Unarmed, Single Sword, Broadsword, Sword and Shield, Quarterstaff, Knife and Small Sword. His primary training has come from Combat Inc. under Ray Rodriguez, Michael Yahn and Galway McCullough, and from Fights4 under Michael Chin, J. David Brimmer, Michael Jerome Johnson, Ricki Ravitts and Robert 'Tink' Tuftee. Michael is also versed in European weaponry and history, and has used several such weapons in his fights, along with the oddest of found weapons such as canes, sticks, pillows, teddy bears, etc. In addition, he has performed in over 80 shows and directed over 35 in the past 10 years.


Skill Proficiency History

Date Weapon Location Grade

Fights4

May 5, 2011 Broadsword and Shield New York, New York Recommended Pass

Rockland Community College

Aug 28, 2010 Broadsword Suffern, New York Recommended Pass
Aug 28, 2010 Rapier and Dagger Suffern, New York Recommended Pass
Aug 28, 2010 Unarmed Suffern, New York Recommended Pass

Combat, Inc.

Aug 16, 2009 Broadsword New York, New York Recommended Pass
Aug 16, 2009 Knife New York, New York Recommended Pass
May 17, 2009 Unarmed New York, New York Recommended Pass
Apr 13, 2008 Unarmed New York, New York Basic Pass

Fights4

Mar 11, 2009 Small Sword New York, New York Recommended Pass