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 University of Calgary

School of Creative and Performing Arts -Drama


The 2017 National Certification Conference

July 1-21 , Calgary, Alberta, Canada


After the unbelievable success of the Worlds Conference, AFDC is excited and proud to continue our tradition of offering comprehensive training programs and world class, internationally recognized certification. This year we come to Calgary. We are fortunate to have one of the most successful, progressive and inclusive professional training bodies on the planet, and together with the UofC, we happily bring that experience and tradition to Western Canada and one of Canada’s most exciting cities.

Certification at Basic, Intermediate, Advanced and our Teacher Certification program will be offered and guided by experts from around the world.

Basic Certification Program

Unarmed, Single Sword and Quarterstaff

Early bird (Until Jan 15)
Regular (After Jan 15th)

Intermediate Certification Program

Unarmed Martial Arts, Longsword, Smallsword, Rapier and Dagger

Early bird (Until Jan 15)
Regular (After Jan 15)

Advanced Certification Program

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

Early bird (Until Jan 15th)
Regular (After Jan 15th)

Fight Instructor Program

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

Teacher Candidates $2,200.00


Housing in the Univeristy of Calgary residence is available for those who need it.
For information on residence rates or other housing options contact

A $250.00 deposit is necessary to guarantee you a spot in the course, and full payment is due June 10, 2017.

For more information contact FM Paul Gėlineau at