Professional Whip Artistry Training & Entertainment

Professional Whip Artistry Training & Entertainment

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COVID-19 Statement: Our studio is operating by appointment only with all group lessons and events suspended until further notice. Private lessons of up to 2 participants are available with appropriate, state-mandated precautions including social distancing and masks. Virtual sessions are available at a reduced cost right now so please contact us for information! 937-902-4857 or email




Established in 1998, The Whip Artistry Studio is the only permanent facility in the U.S. dedicated to the non-combative study of whip artistry for sport and performance art.

It is a full-time, professional, whip artistry school providing lessons, educational support, outreach, and entertainment. We provide whip coaching for individual hobbyists, professional performers, and sport whip handlers. While we do work with martial arts professionals and training facilities, we are a non-combative school. Students can take the whip training to their martial arts masters and go from there.

Why The Whip Artistry Studio?

IMG_9892Because precision whip handling IS our business. It’s what we do, 24/7. We don’t do martial arts, sword fighting or cosplay. We are whip experts, from basic and beginner classes to advanced performance and sport handling, our focus is on the professional instruction of the whip.

Personalized and Group Sessions Specializing in …

  • Beginning Basics
  • Whip Selection
  • Advanced Target Work
  • Precision Handling
  • Show Development & Staging
  • The Business of Whip Artistry
  • Care and Maintenance

Check out the Feb 16, 2016, story about our studio in The Dayton City Paper …

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In addition to lessons and entertainment presentations, The Whip Artistry Studio specializes in whip holstering and belt equipment. Each is only available through our studio and custom-designed for quality and long-lasting use. Visit our online Pro Shop for details.

Our founder, and director, is a writer, entrepreneur, and champion whip artist, Gery L. Deer. Gery’s long history with the whip began for him around 1980. As a fan of the old Western serials, Douglas Fairbanks and, of course, Indiana Jones, he’s turned his passion for whip arts into part of his career in business and entertainment.

Over the years he has earned multiple regional and international titles in whip speed and accuracy including special recognition for his accomplishments with long whips and specialized, dual whip candle snuffing. His performances have been featured on stages all over the United States including the Carnegie Music Hall in Pittsburgh and national television appearances on shows like NBC’s America’s Got Talent, Steve Harvey’s Big Time Challenge and The Bonnie Hunt Show.

Gery’s teaching style is patient and forward-thinking. He is skilled with virtually any kind of whip from the swivel-handled American cowhide to specially-designed Australian styled equipment.

VIDEOS: (TOP) Produced in 2010 by WPTD/ThinkTV 16, public television in Dayton, Ohio for the PBS program, Our Ohio. (BOTTOM)  Gery’s speed and accuracy competition at the 2005 Will Rogers Western Arts Expo in Claremore, Oklahoma. He took second place.

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