Fancy learning stage combat? Swindon's Professional Action Training Ground welcomes newbies

By Jamie Hill - 22 August 2023

Arts and Culture

For those in Swindon who've ever been mesmerised by thrilling combat scenes on screen or stage and thought, "Could I do that?", the answer now lies in the heart of the town - the Action Institute, Swindon's newest, professional training school dedicated exclusively to action artists.

Spearheaded by the esteemed Tom Jordan, with over two decades of experience, including contributions to the Royal Shakespeare Company, the Action Institute is not just another training facility. It's a professional forge for action performance, shaping raw talent into polished artists.

But here's the exciting bit - while the school offers a world-class training fit for professionals, it’s throwing open its doors especially wide for beginners. "Every professional was once a beginner," remarks Tom. "At the Action Institute, we’re particularly keen on discovering and nurturing raw talent. We're looking for passion, enthusiasm, and a willingness to learn. We'll provide the rest."

And what the Institute offers is a comprehensive training experience. From the foundational techniques of combat performance to the intricate nuances of action choreography, beginners are taken on a transformative journey. Plus, with a focus on community, trainees won't just be learning skills; they'll be building connections from day one.

If this sounds like the adventure you've been waiting for, mark your calendars. The Action Institute is hosting a free open day on Sunday, 10 September. Perfect for newcomers, attendees can partake in beginner-centric classes, witness gripping live demos, and chat first-hand with Tom and his team.

Ready to fight like John Wick or Marvel’s Black Widow? Sign up for the launch day at

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