Actor, stuntman and action coordinator, Dan Styles has been play fighting with his siblings for as long as he can remember. As a child he was a fan of WWF (WWE) wrestling, martial arts films and historical epics. As a teenager and into his early 20s Dan trained in fencing, re-enactment fighting, martial arts and archery. He was a member of the ATC (air cadets) where he was able to learn to shoot rifles, fly planes and gliders, and perform military drill and combat maneuvers.
Dan Styles choreographed his first fight for a dramatic context in his GSCE drama practical performance exam in 1998. He continued his studies in media production and drama in college and then went on to pursue a career in acting.
Dan continued his combat training in historical European martial arts (HEMA), boxing, kick boxing, fencing and archery and reached the highest grades in stage combat. He later went on to take a 2 year stage and screen combat teaching apprenticeship and is now a qualified accredited teacher for the British Academy of Dramatic Combat.
Dan Styles acting work provided him numerous opportunities for action/fight roles and choreography work and slowly he moved into coordinating fights and action.
In recent years Dan has been taking his training further into stunt skills and progressing towards the British stunt register and fight directors register.