Due to the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak and associated restrictions on travel and gathering, we have been forced to cancel the 2020 National Workshop.

From the Director of Training

To our incredible membership:

After monitoring the developments of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) situation over the past few weeks, we at AFDC have made the difficult decision to cancel this year’s Nationals Workshop at UBC.

Thank you so much to everyone who had registered with us – Christopher Mott, our Director of Administration, has sent out information regarding payments made and you will be able to find it in your inboxes.

Our hope is to be able to run the Nationals Workshop in Vancouver at the next available opportunity. In the meantime I want to thank you all for your patience, resilience and generosity of spirit.

For members with outstanding conditional hours: we are postponing the completion deadline for your hours indefinitely until the situation with COVID-19 is resolved.

We do encourage everyone to stay active during this time in order to maintain skills. If you’re looking for advice on how to keep up practice while at home on your own, please feel free to contact us. We are happy to help and support this community however we can. As a stage combat organization, safety is always our first priority – that means not only physically, but mentally and emotionally as well. Please feel free to reach out – our inboxes are always open.

Wishing you all the best,


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 Academy of Fight Directors Canada

in association with


The 2020 National Certification Conference

May 31 - June 19, Vancouver, B.C., Canada


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! We are fortunate to have one of the most successful, progressive and inclusive professional training bodies in the world, and together with U.B.C, we happily bring that experience and tradition to Vancouver once again.

Certification at Basic, Intermediate, and Advanced Actor/Combatant levels, as well as our Fight Instructor Certification program, will be offered and guided by experts from around the world.

Our Early Bird Registration discount is in effect! Get $200 off if you register and pay your deposit before Feb. 14th!


Basic Certification Program

(Basic is a 2-week course, running June 7-19)

Unarmed, Single Sword, Quarterstaff

$1700 ($1500 before Feb. 14th)*


Intermediate Certification Program

Must have completed FDC Basic Actor/Combatant training or equivalent

Unarmed Martial Arts, Longsword, Smallsword, Rapier and Dagger

$2000 ($1800 before Feb 14th)*


Advanced Certification Program

Must have completed FDC Intermediate Actor/Combatant training or equivalent

Found Weapons, Advanced Smallsword, Sword and Shield, Rapier and Companion, Armed Martial Arts

$2200 ($2000 before Feb 14th)*


Fight Instructor Program

Must have completed Advanced  Actor/Combatant Certification and the AFDC Teacher Apprenticeship period and requirements.

$2400 ($2200 before Feb 14th)*


If you are an AFDC Apprentice and wish to apply to be a Journeyperson, please contact Director of Training FI Louisa Zhu at director@fdc.ca

A $250.00 deposit is necessary to guarantee you a spot in the course, and full payment is due May 15th, 2020.

For more information contact Director of Training FI Louisa Zhu at director@fdc.ca

We are currently in negotiation with UBC regarding housing for our attendees. More information will be posted here as it becomes available.


* In order to qualify for the $200 Early Bird Discount, registration must be completed including payment of the deposit before February 14th, 2020