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Stage Combat Impact

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In stage combat there must be a noise or sound of impact when hitting another actor. If there is no knap which is creating the sound of a hit, it will seem like the hit was missed or there wasn’t an impact at all. You can see by the position of the actor on stage, the knap will most likely be unnoticeable. Stage combat also requires reacting when being hit. Reacting to impact is important, since any type of acting including stage combat is reacting to your scene partner. Especially on stage, acting has to be large enough for the audience to see. So, if an actor is being hit their reaction needs to be comprehensive and believable for the crowd. Another important thing to know about stage combat is to not actually hurt each other, especially

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