||I’ve been a student of the bladed arts for over 40 years and counting. Anything with a blade, both fighting and throwing, in styles encompassing the European (Italian / French / Spanish Rapier and Dagger, broadsword, smallsword, saber, axe, etc), Japanese katana and the Filipino bladed arts, and I do it all from horseback. Please visit the SKILLS chapters at my web site (http://www.delongis.com/Skills.html) to see me in action.
Fencing : my first martial art,
1972 Western Intercollegiate Sabre Champion
Coaches and Teachers:
- Maestro Ralph Faulkner, 15 years with Olympian and Coach of multiple champions
- Coach Carlos Fuertes – Pan Pacific Games Champion and Competition Director and Sports Manager for the the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Games.
- Coach George Ganchev – Professional World Sabre Champion & British Fencing Team Coach
- Coach Mark Berger
- Coach Muriel Bower
- Coach Ted Katzoff
- Currently training with Sabre Coach Gehrman Hailey
- Maestro Ramon Martinez & Maestro Jeanette Acosta Martinez : seminars in Rapier and Smallsword in Spain and France.
- Maestro James Loriega : seminars in Navaja in Spain and Combat de Couteau in France
Martial Arts :
- Godan (5th degree) Black Belt, awarded 2010 at Karate College by the Dojo Association in Goshin Ju Jitsu by Sensei James Houston, Soke Michael De Pasquale, Coach Ric Anderton, Renzo Gracie, Dr. Jerry Beasley.
- Black Belt Hall of Fame : Inducted 2008 as Weapons Instructor of the Year
- Guro Dan Inosanto : student for 12 years in Kali, Wing Chun, Penjak Silat, Savate, Boxing, Karate
- Tae Kwon Do : Red Belt under Master Yong Kil Kim
- Shinkendo : Japanese Swordsmanship. Instructor in Shinkendo under Kaiso Toshishiro Obata and Sensei Mathew Lynch.
- Bullwhip / Stockwhip : creator of the De Longis “Rolling Loop,” a more efficient, effective and combative style of whip artistry at multiple ranges.
- Knife Throwers Hall of Fame : inducted 2009
- USA Martial Arts Hall of Fame (the oldest in the country since 1976): inducted 2012 as a Martial Arts Pioneer.
Action On Film Dragon Award Winner 2010
Producer / Instructor / President: Palpable Hit Productions
Instructional DVD’s in historically accurate sword methods in collaboration with Maestros Ramon & Jeanette Acosta Martinez:
- La Verdadera Destreza: Spanish Rapier & Dagger
- La Scherma Italiana: Italian Rapier & Dagger
- L’Ecole Francaise: French Smallsword
Other instructional DVD’s:
- Rapier for the Stage & Screen: The De Longis Method
- Broadsword for the Stage & Screen: The De Longis Method
- Mastering the Bullwhip: The Anatomy of the Bullwhip & Faster Than A Speeding Bullet
- Whipcracking with the Masters
- Bullwhip, the First Six Lessons
- Fighting with Sabre & Cutlass, a practical and combative approach in collaboration with Lynn Thompson & Cold Steel
I consider myself a work in progress.
Anthony De Longis – Actor, Fight Director, Bladed Weapons Expert, Producer / Director
President, Palpable Hit Productions, SAG, AFTRA, AEA, ACTRA, AMPAS, ATAS
DPACA (De Longis Performance & Combat Arts), Rancho Indalo Riders
Black Belt Hall of Fame, International Knife Throwers Hall of Fame
Don’t miss his Friday Whip Masterclass sessions!
Classes, Panels and Demos by Anthony: