The Granite State Saber Academy (GSSA) is a New Hampshire-based school that combines traditional exercise, martial arts, and theatrical combat to create a unique form of fitness. Pioneered in 2016 by martial arts and stage combat instructor JD Lauriat, the classes focus on providing a new and interesting outlook on body strength and fitness while the students train in various fighting styles using a multitude of weapon types, all within the safe structure of theatrical combat. Along with physical health, the GSSA promotes strong mental health as it provides points of focus while learning new techniques and forms, all while working with welcoming, like-minded students, forming bonds over their new art.
The GSSA is excited to return to MASSive Comicon for 2017, bringing new classes to the event. During the day, we will have a variety of free classes for you to attend, including:
GSSA Kids Combat: A 30-45 minute interactive combat show for children 3 to 11.
GSSA Introduction to Stage Combat with Sword: Learn the basics of theatrical combat in a large group setting. Ages 12 & up (Under 18 must have a parent sign in with them)
GSSA Introduction to Stage Combat with Staff: Is sword not your style? Try your hand at the two handed styles of the bo staff. Ages 12 & up (Under 18 must have a parent sign in with them)