Film Combat

  • About this Workshop

    This workshop is for actors, filmmakers, online content creators or anyone who just wants to get physical and have fun doing it. In this workshop, you will learn how to fight for the medium of TV and film. The instructor will impart the fundamentals of Film Combat as well as how to create a fight sequence using non-contact fight techniques.

    By the end of the semester, you'll be working towards creating and shooting a fight scene of your own.The workshop has a hands-on component. Participants must be comfortable with physical contact. Participants will also be working in pairs and therefore are highly encouraged to sign up with people that they're comfortable with.

    Participants will be required to use their handphones or iPads for the course to shoot and edit the final fight sequence of the workshop. Participants should have access to a basic movie maker app on their phone or something similar.

  • Who is the workshop for?

    This workshop is designed for the newcomer to film and TV. The workshop is open to anyone from all backgrounds. The minimum age of admission is 16 years old.

Workshop Fees:


    • Date
Every Thursday,  8.00pm – 10.00pm for 5 sessions.

May 27th
June 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th 


  • Safety
  • Warm Ups
  • Fight Techniques
  • Production Plan (Script, Costume)
  • Combinations/Choreography



  • Learn Film Combat Techniques
  • Choreograph a Fight Scene
  • Shoot a Fight Scene



  • Design a Fight Scene
  • Apply Film Combat Techniques and Demonstrate Safely
  • Create a Short Video of Your Final Fight Scene

20% for all workshops with HCAC Student Card (No Expiry) Apply here.

30% Bundle Discount

Add any two workshops to cart for 30% off.

Payment Plans Available
We allow installments in 2 payments. The option to pay in installments will be available on the workshop page.
Installments are only available for 8-week workshops and short intensives.

“Out of Stock” means the workshop is full. Email us at hello@hcac.sg with your Name, Email & Contact Number to request to be on the waiting list.

About the Instructor

Stuart Clifford

Stuart Stephen Clifford has over a decade of experience in Fight Choreography,
is an internationally recognized 3rd Dan black belt Aikido instructor
(Chief Instructor and founder of Aikido Goshinkai Singapore)
and possesses a black sash in Hung Gar Kung Fu.

Working with famous international physical theatre Directors like David
Glass and popular Australian TV/Film stars like Paul Denny encouraged
the Singapore International Film Festival organizers to employ Stuart to
facilitate a stunt choreography workshop at the recent 2019 National
Youth Film Awards Conference.

Stuart has his own Singapore based stunt team called FD Stunts whom he
trained and he is also the resident Fight Director and Stage Combat
Lecturer at Lasalle College of the Arts since 2016.

Formerly a member of The Society of Australian Fight Directors
Incorporated (SAFDI) for many years prior to his relocation to Singapore
in 2015 he specializes in weapons.

Proudly representing Shao Lin Huong Chwien Athletics Association
Singapore, Stuart has successfully competed internationally against his
home country of Australia and in December 2015 was awarded 2 silver
medals for Long and Short weapons in the International Wushu
Competition the K Shanmugam Cup.

Stuart was also awarded 2 Silver medals in the Xing Zhou “Wu De Bei”
International Traditional Wushu Competition 2016 & 2017 for Long and
Short weapons.

In addition to being registered in Singapore as both a PA (People’s Association)
trainer and an MOE (Ministry of Education) Instructor, Stuart also possesses a
Bachelor of Applied Science.

Stuart’s passion for Fight Choreography is what first inspired his interest
in learning martial arts. He got his first big fight choreography break with
the Eagles Nest Theatre Company in Melbourne where he assisted his
mentor and teacher of stage combat Felicity Steel (SAFDI Instructor).
Stuart has Choreographed and Directed Fight Scenes for many shorts
Films as recently as May 2019 also provided Fight Direction and Choreography
for Theatre Works, La Mama Theatre, Eagles Nest Theatre
and Singapore Airlines Theatre to name a few.

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