fight director


Fight directors coach performers to safely execute fight sequences. They direct fights for performances such as dance, movies and television, circus, variety, and others. Fight directors may have a background in sports such as fencing, shooting or boxing, martial arts such as judo, wushu or karate, or military training.

Alternative label

  • stage fight instructor

  • martial arts fight director

  • stage combat coordinator

  • fight arranger

  • stage combat instructor

  • fight coordinator

  • historical combat instructor

  • fight coach

  • stage fight coordinator

  • fight choreographer

  • sword fight director

Regulatory aspect

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