Cynthia L. Morrison , Moniteur d’ combat étagé
Areas of Instruction include: Theatrical Broadsword, Rapier, Knife fighting , Intro. to Bartitsu, Whip, Jousting (i.e. mounted combat), and Alligator Wrestling.
On the Move: Jousting champ to teach swordfighting at Burt Reynolds Institute. Jupiter Courier By staff report - Friday, August 6, 2010 Three-time international jousting champion Cynthia Morrison has been hired as theatrical sword technique instructor for the Burt Reynolds Institute in Jupiter. The CBS network recently featured institute students in a segment of “Good Morning South Florida” that included a choreographed fight scene created and directed by Morrison. She is the founding director of the Palm Beach Jousting Club formed in 2001. Acting students will learn basic stage and film swordplay principles with various types of swords, props and combat movement. As they advance they will engage in mock sword battles as they would appear in films.
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...Morrison graduated from the American Jousting Alliance in 1997, where she trained under James Zoppe, nephew to Alberto Zoppe the performer featured in Cecil B. DeMille’s motion picture the Greatest Show on Earth. The Zoppe family have brought three generations of performers to America originating from Italy. Morrison competed successfully within the sport of jousting and has also performed theatrical swordplay at events including as well as with performers of “Medieval Times” Theme Dinner theatre.
Morrison was also the Official Mounted Combat Adviser for the U.S. Open Polo Championships held in Wellington, Florida (2005). She trained Polo players to demonstrate Sword and Spear techniques on Horseback for a presentation during the U.S. Open event.
Other certifications include:
* Certified 1997 - American Jousting Alliance - California.
* Three time International Women’s. Jousting Champion - Transitional
* Jousting Instructor and Fight director - Palm Beach Jousting
* Martial Arts - Karado Karate, Grand Master Warren Siciliano / Sensei C. Lopez
* Graduate of Burt Reynolds Institute for Film and Theatre – Master Acting
She is also the founding director of the Palm Beach Jousting Club formed in 2001.
Jousting champ to teach in Jupiter — Three-time international jousting champion Cynthia Morrison of Palm Beach recently accepted the position of theatrical sword technique instructor for the Burt Reynolds Institute in Jupiter. Morrison, who will be teaching sword-fighting skills that are essential to land a roll in a film, also is the founding director of the Palm Beach Jousting Club, which was formed in 2001. Acting students will learn basic stage and film swordplay principles with various types of swords, props and combat movement. As they advance, they also will engage in mock sword battles as they would appear in films.
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Student Comments: "we learned how to do things PROFESSIONALLY from you--and that includes choreography and skill, ... You are an amazing teacher and I've learned so much from you" A. Schulz
" This is the most exciting film shoot I have been on yet" - Alan Stewart, Juno Studios
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Photo above : (left) Theresa Zaino of Martial Arts Entertainment Magazine, Show Biz TV and Radio during my interview
The world of martial arts has suffered a great loss. Grand Master Warren Siciliano (pictured below) started with an American Judo and jiu-jitsu School and also Boxing. He later developed the Karado karate system. Karado is a mixture of six different styles of karate. He studied the most aggressive techniques from the other styles and combined them into his own. In 1950, he helped train heavy weight champion Rocky Marciano, teaching him his famous knockout punch. Warren served as a bodyguard to presidents Roosevelt, Truman, Eisenhower, Kennedy, and Nixon.