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Robert Goodwin - Sword Master and Fight/Stunt Coordinator

Robert G. Goodwin
Robert G. Goodwin

Robert G. Goodwin has over 40 years' martial arts experience, 25 years' experience in European weapons, and has trained or choreographed many of Hollywood's leading actors and actresses including: Christian Bale, Ron Perlman, Eric Roberts, Kristanna Loken, Patrick Warburton, Khrystyne Haje, Ashley Jones, Illeana Douglas, Charles S. Dutton, Mark Hildebrandt, Rocky Carroll, Ving Rhames, Matthias Hues, Jennifer Tilly, Elias Koteas, Jake Busey, Crispin Glover, and The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Most recently he was a stunt performer and co-fight coordinator for the last "Dreger" fight in "Sherlock Holmes," and was the movement consultant for the entire cast of "The Soloist," including Robert Downey Jr. and Jamie Foxx.

Other projects include performances in "Robin Hood: Men in Tights," "Quest for Camelot," "Dark Mist," and "The Eggplant Lady;" sword foley consultant for "Rob Roy;" stunt coordinator for "I Like To Play Games," "Fast Sofa," "Relax - It's Just Sex," "Boy Crazy - Girl Crazier," "Circuit," "The Transformation" (written and directed by Barry Strugatz ["She-Devil," "Married to the Mob"]); and music video "What Did I Do to You" (by En Vogue singer Terry Ellis); and actor/swordmaster for "The King's Guard."

Mr. Goodwin has choreographed Off Broadway and regional theatre productions, the Utah Shakespearean Festival, East-West Players, Theatre Forty, the Mark Taper Forum, the Repertory Theater of St. Louis, USC, UCLA, and the Fight Captain for the L.A. Opera. In addition, Mr. Goodwin has studied T'ai Chi Ch'uan for the last 30 years and currently teaches Yang Short Form through his kwoon, Tao West Arts (

Robert Goodwin and Kristanna LokenHoning Kristanna Loken's (the female terminator from "T3")
sword skills for her latest film, "Kingdom at Twilight."
She plays the lead, 'Brunnhild.'
Robert Goodwin and Christian BaleChristian Bale (Batman/Bruce Wayne) learning martial arts choreography for "Batman Begins"

Critical Praise

"Robert Goodwin, the play's fight coordinator directed the violence with teeth-clenching realism, but without resorting to sensationalism,"
— New York Times

"We were left rattled by scenes of graphic violence."
— New York Newsday

"Blistering fight direction by Robert Goodwin."
— Los Angeles Times

"Fight sequences coordinated by Robert Goodwin add a gritty reality to the mean-spirited horseplay."
— Drama-Logue

"Breathtakingly realistic sword-and-dagger combat that frequently drew gasps from the opening night audience."
— St. Louis Post-Dispatch

"A not-to-be-missed duel." Boy Crazy, Girl Crazier
— New Times, Los Angeles

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