CERTIFICATION COURSES

Courses accredited by the British Academy of Stage and Screen Combat

There are nine weapons systems in the BASSC syllabus:

  • Unarmed Combat

  • Rapier & Dagger

  • Broadsword

  • Sword & Shield

  • Smallsword

  • Quarterstaff

  • Knife

  • Rapier & Cloak

  • Swashbuckling Sword

Courses are run either as semi-intensive - over three weekends, or intensive - over a week (6 days)

Weekly classes can be run for drama schools.

There is a minimum hours requirement of 30 hours of training per weapon.

For certification by the BASSC, students are assessed at the end of the course in a Fight Performance Exam (FPE) by a BASSC Examiner. The FPE consists of a pair of students performing a fight choreography within a dramatic scene with dialogue.

Certification lasts three years and can be renewed at weapon renewal workshops.