Thea, Malcolm, bamboo and happy accidents

Fans have been raving about the training sequences between Malcolm Merlyn and daughter Thea on Arrow so it’s exciting to see the behind the scenes stunt video for another of these scenes.

In Merlyn’s Final Test James explains that he learned early on in his career to build a sword from bamboo as they are lighter and faster. They look like real swords on film.

The stick work is amazing, so swift and athletic. Great choreography by James. Watch Merlyn’s Final Test… See Willa’s happy accident… It’s sooooo cool

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