Palpable Hit Productions


The mandate of Palpable Hit Productions is to teach, support and promote the use of safe and exciting fight choreography in theatre, film and television based upon the combative truth of the weapon. Established in 1999 by Anthony De Longis along with fight choreographer/director Ed Douglas, Palpable Hit Productions produces quality instructional videos on theatrical combat - for both the stage and screen- suitable for both individual and group study.

In addition, Palpable Hit Productions, in conjunction with the masters in their crafts, have developed a catalog of historical combative fencing videos unparalleled by any production company in the world. The experts can be found here!

With over 31 years of stage and film combat experience, as performer and choreographer and trainer to the stars, Anthony De Longis has refined techniques that will assist any actor in telling a compelling and dynamic story, safely and convincingly -- on film, television and stage. With 19 years of experience as an instructor of fencing, stage combat and character movement at UCLA and 40 years of sport fencing, Anthony has learned how to communicate clearly and effectively these techniques.

For his list of stage combat credits and a list of people he's trained and/or choreographed, visit De Longis' fight director resume


Our Products


Rapier for the Stage and Screen:

The De Longis Method

If you have the desire to learn how to safely and effectively wield a sword theatrically, Rapier for the Stage and Screen: The De Longis Method is for you. This double-video course in theatrical swordplay is the perfect teaching tool for both the novice and the experienced swordsperson.

For more information about this 2-DVD set and companion manual, including content, please visit Rapier for the Stage & Screen: The De Longis Method.



Broadsword for the Stage and Screen: The De Longis Method

This video is geared to swordspersons with intermediate to advanced skills. Single-handed and two-handed cuts and parries, linear and triangular footwork, and advanced skills are included in the video - skills that will add depth and dimension to your performance.

For more information about this 2-DVD set, including content, please visit Broadsword for the Stage & Screen: The De Longis Method.



La Verdadera Destreza:

The True Art and Skill of Spanish Swordsmanship

This two-volume DVD set features instruction in the combative form of this Spanish Martial Art, presented by the premier expert in the field Maestro Ramon Martinez.

The system is presented in two volumes. Delivered in short, sequential lessons, the videos are designed to allow the modern swordsperson to study this historical form of swordplay as documented in the original Spanish treatises of Don Jeronimo Sanchez de Carranza and his protege Don Luis Pacheco de Narvaez.

This is NOT a theatrical combat video, and Palpable Hit Productions strongly recommends the use of appropriate safety gear for practicing this contact sport. For more information about these videos, please visit La Verdadera Destreza.



La Scherma Italiana:

The Basics of Italian Rapier Fencing

This 2-volume introductory DVD set, taught by Maestro Ramon Martinez, is designed to present the Basics of Italian rapier fencing in a simple basic form so that it is comprehensible to the modern swordsman training without a master. It is designed to give you a comprehensive vocabulary of the theory and practice of Italian rapier fencing as it existed by the 17th Century - distilled from the works of Alfieri, Capo Ferro, Bondi Di Mazzo, Giganti Fabris, Marcelli, Pallavicini, and Senese.

This is NOT a theatrical combat video, and Palpable Hit Productions strongly recommends the use of appropriate safety gear for practicing this contact sport. For more information about these videos, please visit La Scherma Italiana.



L'Ecole Francaise

A Practical and Combative Guide to the French Smallsword


This 3-volume DVD set, taught by the premier expert in the field, Maestro Jeannette Acosta-Martinez, designed to serve as a guide to comprehending the theory and proper technical execution of the French School as it was practiced in the18th century with the smallsword. For the first time ever on DVD, the basics of fencing with the smallsword are dealt with in a detailed and simple, comprehensible form, for the modern swordsman training without a master.


This is NOT a theatrical combat video, and Palpable Hit Productions strongly recommends the use of appropriate safety gear for practicing this contact sport. For more information about these videos, please visit French Smallsword.


Mastering the Bullwhip

De Longis shares the secrets learned over 20 years of martial training with such greats as Fencing Master Ralph Faulkner and Martial Arts great, Guro Dan Inosanto, applying them to the ultimate flexible weapons: the bullwhip.

This in-depth 2-DVD set teaches the De Longis signature rolling whip technique and will get you cracking safely and efficiently. For information about this set, please visit Mastering the Bullwhip.



Knife Throwing 101:

The Jack Dagger Method

If you have ever wanted to throw a knife, but lacked the confidence or the know-how, this video is for you! In this DVD, expert knife thrower and international entertainer with give you the basics you need: from picking a knife, through his 4-step method, to successfully hitting a target with consistency.


For more information about this DVD, please visit Knife Throwing 101.

"You can only wing it, if you have the skills to fly." -- Anthony De Longis