Will Snyder (He/Him/His)
It all started when…
Back in 2010, Will got his first foray into staged combat when cast in the famous outdoor drama, TECUMSEH! While working on this show, Will discovered the SAFD (Society of American Fight Directors) and began training under the incredible tutelage of Jenny Male receiving his first certification in Quarterstaff.
In 2012, Will moved to Chicago and completed training in all 8 weapon disciplines and became a Advanced Actor Combatant with SAFD having trained under the likes of Fight Master Chuck Coyl, Certified Teachers Neil Massey, Chris Elst, Don Preston, and many others.
Will has also served of staff of both Chicago’s Winter Wonderland, the largest stage combat workshop in the country, and Brawl of America in Milwaukee, WI as well as Head Intern at Left Turn at Albuquerque.
In 2019, Will moved back to his home in Nashville to form BattleKat Combat, as a way to bring awesome, action-packed and SAFE fight choreography to productions located in and around the Music City. As of 2021, Will is now located in Chattanooga, TN to re-launch BattleKat in the scenic city.
Skill Proficiency History
The Left Turn at Albuquerque
|Feb 16, 2020||Broadsword||Albuquerque, New Mexico||Recommended Pass|
Winter Wonderland Worshop - R&D Renewal
|Jan 11, 2020||Rapier and Dagger||Chicago, Illinois||Basic Pass|
|Jul 20, 2019||Knife||Brookfield, Illinois||Recommended Pass|
Brawl 2019 Staff renewals
|May 24, 2019||Single Sword||St. Paul, Minnesota||Basic Pass|
Smallsword SPT UWP 2018
|Jul 15, 2018||Small Sword||Kenosha, Wisconsin||Recommended Pass|
MACE Fall of 2017 Rapier and Dagger
|Dec 9, 2017||Rapier and Dagger||Chicago, Illinois||Basic Pass|
Fall 2017 SPR Workshop
|Sep 24, 2017||Single Sword||Chicago, Illinois||Basic Pass|
|Sep 24, 2017||Unarmed||Chicago, Illinois||Recommended Pass|
|Sep 24, 2017||Quarterstaff||Chicago, Illinois||Recommended Pass|
Sword & Shield SPT Summer 2017
|Aug 20, 2017||Broadsword and Shield||Chicago, Illinois||Recommended Pass|
Visceral Renewal Tests
|Oct 23, 2016||Broadsword||Chicago, Illinois||Recommended Pass|
|May 8, 2016||Unarmed||Chicago, Illinois||Basic Pass|
Spring 2016 Actor's Gym Single Sword
|Feb 21, 2016||Single Sword||Evanston, Illinois||Basic Pass|
Vagabond School of the Arts
|Dec 13, 2015||Broadsword||Chicago, Illinois||Basic Pass|
|Feb 8, 2015||Knife||Evanston, Illinois||Recommended Pass|
|Jul 20, 2011||Quarterstaff||Chillicothe, Ohio||Recommended Pass|