As the eldest of three children Dan has been play fighting for as long as he can remember. As a child he was a fan of WWF (now WWE) wrestling, martial arts films and historical epics. Through his teens and early 20s he trained in fencing, re-enactment fighting, martial arts, archery and... [read more]
was a member of the ATC (air cadets) where he was able to learn to shoot rifles, fly planes and gliders, and perform military drill and combat manoeuvres. Dan choreographed his first fight for a dramatic context in his GSCE drama practical performance exam in 1998. He continued his studies in media production and drama at college and then went on to pursue a career in acting. Dan continued his combat training in historical European martial arts (HEMA), boxing, kick boxing, fencing and archery and reached the highest grades in stage combat. He later went on to take a 2 year stage and screen combat teaching apprenticeship and is now a qualified accredited teacher for the British Academy of Dramatic Combat. His acting work provided many opportunities for action/fight roles and choreography work and slowly he moved more towards coordinating fights and action. In recent years Dan has been taking his training further into stunt skills and progressing towards the British stunt register and fight directors register.