The Texas Intensive

Thank you for your interest in the Texas Stage Combat Intensive!

This year, the Texas Intensive (TXi) celebrates twelve years as a SAFD-sanctioned regional workshop of the Society of American Fight Directors!  Fight Masters, Fight Directors and Certified Teachers from around the country gravitate to Houston to offer instruction in the ever-expanding art of stage combat (i.e., creating the illusion of violence for stage or screen).

The workshop takes place annually on the Saturday and Sunday of Labor Day Weekend.

This year, we are pleased to renew our collaboration with the University of Houston/Downtown (, where the 2015 workshop will again take place.  Please join us at our downtown Houston venue!

Who we are:  The Society of American Fight Directors (SAFD) is a nationwide organization dedicated to the pursuit of excellence in the art of performing and teaching stage combat in the United States. More information is available on our website:

What we offer:  TXi classes are geared towards the performance of stage combat, but also offer a wealth of information for directors and aspiring fight choreographers to consider. All skill levels are encouraged to attend, with the understanding that we offer instruction in a rigorous physical discipline.

Minors may participate only with parental permission.

All necessary equipment is supplied by the workshop, though we do recommend that you bring the following items:

A refillable water bottle

A light snack

A pair of gloves

How to attend:  Want to join us this year?  Terrific!  Download and fill out the registration form in the toolbar to the right, and return it via email or regular mail to the address on the form.

Price: The tuition is $180.00 for the entire weekend workshop, or $120 for a single day pass.  A $20 discount off the full tuition rate is offered to all members of the SAFD, and a $10 discount is afforded to all students.  We accept most forms of payment.  Details are available on the registration form.

Where to stay: As ever, you are welcome to stay wherever your pocketbook allows.  However, we are pleased to be trying out a partnership with The Lancaster Hotel this year!  This beautiful, swanky boutique hotel is a short walk from our venue, and has offered us the discounted rate of $149/night.  This rate includes a Full Breakfast, High Speed Internet Access, and Car Service to and from our venue!  This discount is only available until August 3rd.  After that, the rates are subject to change… so book ahead!

Any additional questions may be addressed to Adam Noble, SAFD Fight Director and TXi Workshop Coordinator.

Adam Noble & Jack Young
SAFD Fight Directors
Curriculum Co-Coordinators