Thanks to a demonstrated interest from the students in the department, I have been invited back to teach a second January semester stage combat class at the Texas A&M University of Corpus Christi. This year, Skills Proficiency Tests will be offered in both unarmed and single sword combat as many students who have already received passes in unarmed are taking the class for a second time. The class will meet as it did last year, 5 days a week for 4 hours a day. Students will put receive individualized choreography that integrates the skills they learn in class with a scene of their choosing from dramatic literature. In marrying the two, students will continue to explore the physical world of the actor. The skills test will be adjudicated by Society of American Fight Directors Fight Master Mark Guinn who is also the Director of the School of Performing Arts at Louisiana Tech University.