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What we do

BASSC teachers undertake a rigorous teacher training programme, including a three yearly renewal. This means they keep current in developments and innovations in stage combat and enables them to provide the best Stage Combat training available in the United Kingdom today.

Teaching at Drama Schools

Members of the Academy are employed by many leading drama schools and colleges in the country, which include:

  • THE ROYAL ACADEMY OF DRAMATIC ART
  • EAST 15
  • THE ROYAL CENTRAL SCHOOL OF SPEECH & DRAMA
  • BIRMINGHAM SCHOOL OF ACTING
  • DRAMA STUDIO LONDON
  • ITHICA COLLEGE
  • LOUISIANA TECH UNIVERSITY
  • COLOMBIA COLLEGE
  • ACADEMY OF THE SCIENCE OF ACTING & DIRECTING
  • THE CITY LITERARY INSTITUTE
  • ITALIA CONTI (BA Acting Programme)
  • BATH SPA UNIVERSITY
  • MERCER UNIVERSITY

Teaching at Workshops

The BASSC also offer regular workshops throughout the year including the Empire Workshop and the Lion Workshop in London.  Our flagship event is the British National Stage Combat Workshop (BNSCW) held in August every year, which offers training and certification to beginners and advanced level students.

It is a testament to the quality of our training that members of the BASSC are regularly invited as guest teachers at external workshops around the world.


Our teachers have been on staff at a variety of workshops and events overseas including:

  • The National Fight Directors Workshop (USA)
  • The COS International Movement Festival (Barcelona, Spain)
  • The Smithsonian Institution (Washington DC, USA)
  • The Paddy Crean Stage Combat Workshop (Banff, Canada)
  • The Paddy Crean Stage Combat Workshop (Edinburgh)
  • The International Stage Combat Workshop (Tucson, USA)
  • The inaugural International Stage Combat Workshop (London)
  • The SAFD New York Regional Workshop
  • The inaugural SAFD New York Regional Workshop
  • The SAFD National Stage Combat Workshop (USA)
  • The SAFD Colorado Regional Workshop (USA)
  • The SAFD Louisiana Regional Workshop (USA)
  • The SAFD Winter Wonderland Workshop (Chicago, USA)
  • Stage Combat Deutschland Workshops (Freiburg, Germany)
  • The Inaugural Stage Combat Workshop (Jerusalem, Israel)
  • The Inaugural Stage Combat Certification Workshop (Jerusalem, Israel)
  • The Alabama Shakespeare Festival
  • The Oklahoma Shakespearean Festival
  • The SAFD Philadelphia Stage Combat Workshop
  • The SAFD Virginia Beach Bash Workshop