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The International Order of the Sword and the Pen (IOSP) fosters an international community which shares openly with our fellows in a diverse exploration and exchange of techniques, processes, theories and practices as applied to combat for stage, screen, and the martial arts, both contemporary and historical with open-mindedness, magnanimity and curiosity.

What are the IOSP Values?



Interest in and concerns for ideas, opinions, practices, foreign to one's own; a liberal, non-dogmatic viewpoint.



The quality or condition of being humble, modest opinion or estimate of one's importance.



The desire to learn or know about anything; inquisitiveness.



Having or showing regard for others and their feelings; thoughtful.




What's next at the IOSP?

We just finished another Paddy Crean workshop in beautiful Banff, Canada. Stay tuned for more information!

Hear from Brad Waller on the inception of the Paddy Crean, the flagship IOSP workshop: