In 2003 Blake began training under internationally renowned Fight Master, Kyle Rowling. Since that time he has excelled at all levels and quickly became an integral part of the Sydney Stage Combat School, first as a Stage Combatant for their Demo Squad, and now as a Certified Instructor and Fight Director.
Blake has worked as a fight extra on shows such as Packed to the Rafters, on the Rogue Traders film clip, I Never Liked You Anyway, as well as various corporate functions and charity events. Blake has also appeared in “possibly the most epic sword fight ever seen on an Australian stage” when performing as MacDuff in Bard on the Beach’s season of Macbeth.
He has spent many hours teaching at some of the top acting institutes in Sydney, including The Actors Centre, the Academy of Film, Theatre & Television, the Australian Institute of Music as well as a term as a guest tutor at the Australian International Performing Arts High School.
Highlights so far include being an Assistant Fight Director on the second series of the AFI Award winning Double the Fist as well as assisting on Opera Australia's remounting of Carmen.
Blake is one of the founding members of the Australian Stage Combat Association.