Founder / Consultant
Founder of the United Stuntman's Association
Founder of the Society of American Fight Directors
Inductee into the Hollywood Stuntmen's Hall of Fame
Recipient of the Los Angeles Critics Award for Best Fight Choreography: 1981, 1985, 1991
One of Fourteen Fight Masters in North America
A 40 year professional career as a stunt coordinator and a stunt instructor throughout North America and Europe
Coordinated Stunts and Action for 8 Academy Award Winning Actors:
Tommy Lee Jones
Other actors have included:
James Earl Jones
Mary Tyler Moore
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Head Administrator of the United Stuntman's Association. Born and raised in the stunt business. Assisted the operation of the school for the last 12 years.
The following staff are determined by availability, as some may be working on films at the time of the courses.
In alphabetical order:
Fighting, Fire, High Falls, Driving, & Wire
20 years of stunt coordination, performance, and teaching in Canada. Extensive experience with high falls, fire burns, car hits, fights to the death, stair falls, and many more. BFA in Drama – Acting at the University of Saskatchewan, and Fight Director with Fight Directors Canada.
Gymnastics, Wire, & Aerial Work
15 years of work as a professional stunt performer in New York and LA with numerous speaking rolls across from actors such as Leonardo DiCaprio, Russell Crowe, and Vin Diesel. Several years of live performance with Disney Tokyo, the Water World Stunt Show at Universal Studios, and travelling circus shows as an aerial acrobat. 4-time Oklahoma state champion gymnast.
15 years of experience with over 50 international television/film credits to date including Godzilla: Final Wars, Detroit 187, and motion capture for Metal Gear Solid V. The only prominent non-Japanese stunt actor and fight choreographer in Japan. A former American national Taekwondo champion, and trained in 10 different empty hand and weapons martial arts. Guest instructor for the Society of American Fight Directors teaching Katana Choreography.
Martial Arts, Mini-tramp, Air Ram, Wrecks, & Driving
13 years as a teacher in several venues including boxing and mixed martial arts. Trainer in Parkour technique for film. Stunt performer for several films & commercials. Teaches break dance and hip hop professionally. He was in the top 16 of "So You Think You Can Dance" (season 8). Stunt performer and professional dancer.
Fire & Motion Capture
16 years as a fire instructor, fight arranger and motion capture specialist. L.A. fire fighter and EMT for the motion picture industry. Most recent credits "The Lord of the Rings", "The Chronicles of Narnia", Appleseed 2", "Flags of Our Fathers", and "Pirates of the Caribbean III". Actress & stunt double.
JEFF "ISH" McKRACKEN
Armed & Unarmed Combat, Mini-tramp, Stair Falls, Fire, Wire, Air Ram, Rappelling
SAG/AFTRA stunt performer and stunt rigger. Designer and operator of stunt rigging for film, television, and professional sports mascots. 17 years as instructor for the International Stunt School. 10 years of study and three awards with the Society of American Fight Directors.
Armed & Unarmed Combat, Mini-Tramp, & Wrecks
15 years as teacher and choreographer for stage and screen with over 100 production credits to date. Utility stunt man specializing in all forms of combat. Member of the Society of American Fight Directors, AGMA, and Asylum Stunts. He teaches at The Second City Training Center in Chicago. He has developed and perfected blood effects for use in several film productions. Acting coach and stunt performer.
ERIC "DUTCH" STENEHJEM
Rigging, Wire, Ratchet, Air Ram
19 years as a professional rigger and flyer. ETCP Certification (Arena Rigging). Directed flying for television, film and stage. Co-designed all the flying systems for Seattle Opera and other professional houses. Owner/Director of Stage Flight FX Company. Journeyman member of IATSE. Key rigger for the United Stuntmen's Association.