Kenan Ali

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Hi there! My name is Kenan Ali, thanks for visiting my site and welcome.

If you seek services in fight direction, dramatic combat training, or a highly-skilled performance combatant, you are in the right place. 

I am an Equity Registered Fight Director, accredited BADC performance combat tutor, fencing coach and dedicated martial artist from Manchester. I have a growing list of theatre and film credits as a professional fight director and currently teach dramatic combat at theatre schools, universities and conservatoires in the north of England (including Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts, Royal Northern College of Music, Staffordshire University and Liverpool Theatre School).

Qualifications and credentials:

  • Equity Registered Fight Director

  • BADC certified teacher in Dramatic Combat

  • BAF fencing coach at Foil (level 3)

  • BAF Gold standard fencing performance proficiencies at all three weapons (Épée, Foil and Sabre)

  • Black belt in Wu Shu Kwan Chinese Boxing

  • Wing Chun Kung Fu practitioner for over a decade with Ching Mo schools, Manchester

  • Training in Choi Li Fut Kung Fu

  • Training in Thai Boxing

  • DBS Check

  • First aid training

  • Training in Historical European Martial Arts (HEMA)

  • Training in Mime, Dance

  • BA Hons Degree in Acting Studies (1st class)

  • PGCE (Language & Communications)

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