With the SAFD
Enjoy the benefits of membership. Join the SAFD today!
Anyone interested in the art of staged combat can become a member of the SAFD. Our members enjoy superior benefits designed to make the most of their skills and opportunities. Among those:
- New members can join online for just $30.00 dollars, a 33% discount over the standard rate (1)
- Apply for scholarships for our National Stage Combat Workshops held every summer
- Professional networking with members and organizations worldwide
- Get listed in our web site stage combat directories, which can lead to acting and directing opportunities
Stay informed with access to The Cutting Edge Newsletter and
subscription to Fight Master Magazine
(1) Discount is for first time members who pay their initial dues using our secured online signup and payment system.
The Society of American Fight Directors is proud to announce its newest Fight Master:
Geoffrey Kent is a director, fight director, actor and teacher based out of Denver, Colorado. A former President of the Society of American Fight Directors, Geoffrey joined the SAFD in 1994 after passing his first skills proficiency test. He became a Certified Teacher in 2001, earned his Fight Director qualification soon after and is one of the inaugural Theatrical Firearms Safety instructors. A former publisher of the SAFD newsletter, the Cutting Edge, Geoffrey has fulfilled various stints with the Governing Body where he shepherded the move of the NSCW from UNLV to UNCSA, upgraded the SAFD to an online database and opened union doors with the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society (SDC).
Congratulations to the newest members of the SAFD Governing Body
The 2017 governing body elections are complete and and we are happy to welcome the new executive committee:
- President - Scot Mann
- Vice President - Matthew Ellis
- Treasurer - Adam Noble
- Secretary - Christopher Elst
The new term will begin on January 1st, 2017.
Congratulations to the and best wishes to the newest members of the Governing Body and our thanks to everyone who ran.Happy Holidays - Contact Chuck Coyl, SAFD Vice President, Chair of the elections committee
To work with the best
you need to train with the best.
The Society of American Fight Directors is an internationally recognized non-profit organization dedicated to promoting safety and fostering excellence in the art of stage combat. Whether you are a producer, director, actor or teacher, we can help accelerate your stage combat skills.
SAFD members gain access to a world class networking organization, high calibre stage combat training, and mentorship all designed to maximize your career opportunities. Our members include professional actors, directors, producers, educators, dancers, singers, stunt performers, historians, and armorers working in theatre, film, television, all levels of academia, stunt shows, opera, and the video gaming industry.