Joe Chapa is recognized as an Associate Instructor with Dueling Arts International teaching the disciplines of Unarmed , Broadsword, Single Rapier, Rapier and Dagger, Smallsword and Quarterstaff. Joe holds a B.A in Television Production/Speech Communications from the University of Texas at Arlington, and an M.F.A. in acting from the University of Mississippi, where was awarded Best Graduate instructor.
Currently Mr. Chapa is an associate professor of theatre at the University of Texas at Arlington where he teaches stage combat, acting and children’s theatre. He is the past recipient of the Getrude Golladay Memorial teaching award and a nominee for the Chancellors excellence in teaching award at UTA. While at UTA, he has served as Fight Director for many regional theatre productions including Narnia-the Musical, Prince Caspian, The Lion, Witch and the Wardrobe, The Princess and the Pirate and The Jungle Book. Joe is also the co-founder of the Texas Theatrical Combat Academy which offers combat training to Dallas/Ft.Worth professional and non-professional actors alike.