Zev Steinberg

Certified Teacher

Zev Steinberg is the first SAFD Recognized Fight Rabbi (Ordained at the National Stage Combat Workshop in 2010). Zev is an actor and fight director originally from Chicago, and currently a Visiting Assistant Professor at the University of Illinois. He has an MFA in acting from Michigan State University and is a certified Yoga Instructor. Prior to this, he studied at the University of Illinois at Champaign Urbana where he received his BFA and Actor Combatant status in 2008. Since then he has been studying violence and theatre wherever he can. Zev is proud to be a member for the Chicago Fight Jam team (more info at www.fightjamchicago.com). Zev has been lucky enough to attend workshops all over the country and has taught at many of them. Zev was honored with the 2011 Paddy Crean Award at the National Stage Combat Workshop. He served as the assistant coordinator for the National Stage Combat Workshop, is a proud member of Rat Pack Productions, and is the SAFD IT Administrator.


Skill Proficiency History

Date Weapon Location Grade

EXCELSIOR! Theatricals

Dec 28, 2014 Single Sword Chicago, Illinois Recommended Pass

University of Michigan

Dec 6, 2014 Knife Ann Arbor, Michigan Recommended Pass

A-Town Throw Down

May 18, 2014 Unarmed Atlanta, Georgia Recommended Pass
May 18, 2014 Small Sword Atlanta, Georgia Recommended Pass

2013 NSCW - ACW, AACW and INTERN SPRs

Jul 19, 2013 Broadsword Winston Salem, North Carolina Recommended Pass
Jul 19, 2013 Broadsword and Shield Winston Salem, North Carolina Recommended Pass

Michigan State University

Apr 24, 2013 Rapier and Dagger East Lansing, Michigan Recommended Pass
Apr 24, 2013 Quarterstaff East Lansing, Michigan Recommended Pass

The Actor's Gymnasium Spring 2012

Jun 10, 2012 Rapier and Dagger Evanston, Illinois Basic Pass

Private Classes

Dec 17, 2011 Broadsword St. Charles, Illinois Recommended Pass

National Stage Combat Workshop -- ISC and Staff Renewals

Jul 8, 2011 Broadsword winston-salem, North Carolina Recommended Pass
Jul 8, 2011 Rapier and Dagger winston-salem, North Carolina Recommended Pass
Jul 8, 2011 Unarmed winston-salem, North Carolina Recommended Pass

Actor's Gymnasium

Feb 27, 2011 Single Sword Evanston, Illinois Recommended Pass
Feb 27, 2011 Knife Evanston, Illinois Recommended Pass
Feb 27, 2011 Unarmed Evanston, Illinois Recommended Pass

Winter Wonderland Workshop

Jan 7, 2011 Rapier and Dagger St. Charles, Illinois Recommended Pass

Noble Fool Theatricals

Dec 11, 2010 Small Sword St. Charles, Illinois Recommended Pass

National Stage Combat Workshops: AACSP

Jul 23, 2010 Rapier and Dagger Winston Salem, North Carolina Basic Pass
Jul 23, 2010 Broadsword Winston Salem, North Carolina Basic Pass
Jul 23, 2010 Single Sword Winston Salem, North Carolina Recommended Pass
Jul 23, 2010 Unarmed Winston Salem, North Carolina Recommended Pass
Jul 23, 2010 Broadsword and Shield Winston Salem, North Carolina Recommended Pass
Jul 23, 2010 Quarterstaff Winston Salem, North Carolina Recommended Pass

Actors Gymnasium

Mar 7, 2010 Single Sword Evanston, Illinois Recommended Pass
Mar 7, 2010 Knife Evanston, Illinois Basic Pass
Mar 7, 2010 Unarmed Evanston, Illinois Basic Pass

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Apr 30, 2008 Single Sword Champaign, Illinois Basic Pass
Apr 30, 2008 Unarmed Champaign, Illinois Basic Pass
Apr 30, 2008 Small Sword Champaign, Illinois Basic Pass