The Nationals is one of the largest fight Certification Training Event produced by FDC. It occurs annually and offers certification at all levels at one time. It is offered in a major city within Canada and is taught by FDC Fight Masters and leaders in the academic and professional fight industry from around the world.
The 2023 National Stage Combat Certification Conference
Department of Drama
Advanced and Teacher Certification
June 5th-24th (9am-6pm most days)
Intermediate and Basic Certification
June 12th-24th (9am-6pm most days)
AFDC is excited and proud to continue our tradition of offering comprehensive training programs and world class, internationally recognized certification. This year we return to British Columbia!
For over 25 years FDC has been an integral part of Canada’s entertainment industry. We are fortunate to have one of the most successful, progressive and inclusive professional training bodies on the planet, and together with the University of British Columbia, we happily bring that experience and tradition to Vancouver.
Sign up before January 31st for our Early Bird Rate!
Basic Actor/Combatant $1850.00 (Early Bird: $1650 / UBC Student: $1387.50)
For students with no or little prior stage combat or performance experience. Students will explore the safe
and effective performance of stage combat techniques in the following disciplines: Unarmed, Single
Intermediate Actor/Combatant $2200.00 (Early Bird: $1900 / UBC Student: $1650)
For students who already hold a Basic A/C certification (or equivalent). Students will refine techniques,
perform complex actions with greater intent and speed, and learn more stylistically challenging
disciplines: Unarmed Martial Arts, Smallsword, Two-handed Sword, Sword and Companion.
Advanced Actor/Combatant $2400.00 (Early Bird: $2100 / UBC Student: $1800)
For students who already hold an Intermediate A/C certification (or equivalent). As the final
Actor/Combatant level, Advanced is the pinnacle of performer training with AFDC. Students will be
expected to perform with a high degree of technical skill as well as dramatic intent and stage awareness.
Students may also begin building their own choreography under the guidance of Fight Instructors and
Masters. Found Weapons, Advanced Point Work, Weapon and Shield, Complex Weapons, Advanced
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