As a one of the UK‘a leading fight directors, Renny absolutely insists he finds time in his busy schedule to continue his teaching commitments.
Each new student brings a new eye to old techniques and a new question. This keeps Renny completely up to date with each new generation’s viewpoint. Vital to creativity
With his own innovative style and techniques he has trained well over a thousand students as well as mentoring apprentices who wish to train as fight teachers and fight directors.
Students trained by him have attained the highest grades possible with the British Academy of Dramatic Combat (BADC) and the Academy of Performance Combat (APC) and have attained teaching status and even entry onto the Equity Register of Fight Directors.
His workshops are exciting experiences for all who take part benefiting from his skill with a host of weaponry and unarmed techniques.
Renny is passionate about teaching stage combat to students with special needs. All forms of learning disabilities including Downs and Fragile X Syndromes; the blind/visually impaired, wheelchair bound, limb deficiencies and those with cerebral palsy have been able to enjoy, and benefit hugely, from his classes as his techniques serve all and are completely inclusive.
Renny imparts skills to equip the modern actor with techniques to enhance their performance on stage and on screen; giving them confidence to enter the profession undaunted by whatever exacting demands may be presented to them.
Fight master of stage combat at:
Manchester School of Acting (Manchester Metropolitan University) (1992 – current)
Dark Horse Theatre School, Huddersfield (2016-2019)
Buile Hill Visual Arts College, Salford in association with Greater Manchester Police (2015)
Arden School of Theatre, Manchester (1992 – 2003)
Liverpool Theatre School (2003)
Academia Contemporânea Do Espectáculo, Porto, Portugal (1995 – 1998)
Oxford, Mississippi 2004
Big Issue, Manchester 2006
St. Donat’s Castle, Atlantic College 2004,2005,2006, 2008
Dark Horse, 2016, 2017, 2018
Many BADC and APC affiliated weekend and day long courses