How can I join the BASSC?
Annual membership costs £25 and runs for a year commencing on April 1st.
What do I get for my membership fee?
All BASSC members get a discount to all official BASSC workshops, as well as some workshops run by BASSC teachers. You will receive our regular newsletter containing information about news and events in the world of stage combat, details of upcoming classes and workshops and news about the running of the organisation. Members are also entitled to vote and stand for office in the Executive Committee.
I'm not an actor / have no experience, can I still attend classes?
Yes you can. We welcome everyone from martial artists to fencers, directors and stage managers, and people with no connection to the entertainment industry. If you are willing to have a go and enjoy learning something new then you will be welcome! All our workshops are open to everyone regardless of experience or background. There are also regular classes that are designed for beginners - check out the Courses & Workshops section for more information.
I've got experience as a martial artist or performing in fight scenes in plays/films/re-enactment. Can I join an intermediate/advanced class or workshop?
How can I become a stage combat teacher?
The BASSC runs a Teacher Training Programme (TTP) every three years which runs for one academic year and concludes with the Teacher Certification Workshop (TCW). The next TTP will commence in September 2020. The entry requirements include:
How can I become a fight director?
The BASSC supports the Equity Fight Director's Register. Equity has a training program in place to assess all new Fight Director candidates. One of the initial steps is to gain an Advanced level qualification from a stage combat training provider such as the BASSC. For more information on becoming a Fight Director please check the Equity Fight Director's requirements PDF from the Documents section, send us an email or alternatively contact Equity.
How can I find a teacher for a workshop?
Where can I buy/hire weapons for a production?
There are many companies both here in the UK and abroad that hire / produce stage combat weapons. If you want to know where we get ours from then please contact us for further information.