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
View his credits on IMDB.com.
Head Administrator of the United Stuntman's Association. Born and raised in the stunt business. Assisted the operation of the school for the last 11 years.
The following staff are determined by availability, as some may be working on films at the time of the courses.
In alphabetical order:
Wire & Gymnastics
15 years as a competitive gymnast. Parkour running and rock climbing. Utility stuntman specializing in aerial work and flying crew supervision along with harness rigging for all stunt applications. Stunt performer for several film & television productions. Stunt double & actor.
12 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, Aerial work, & Driving
10 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
13 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 actor, stunt performer, and stunt rigger for film, television, and web media. 14 years as instructor for the United Stuntmen's Association and 11 years as coordinator of the International Stunt School. 10 years of study with the Society of American Fight Directors. Has rigged mascots for the Seattle Supersonics, Portland Trailblazers, and Everett Silvertips Hockey franchise.
Armed & Unarmed Combat, Weapons, & Tumbling
12 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.
Stunt Driving, Wire
25 years in film/television with over 150 film credits. He is the leading stunt coordinator in Manitoba, Canada. He is a stunt driving and wire work specialist. A second unit director for several high profile stunt sequences in multiple productions. Founding member of the Society of Canadian Fight Directors and a teacher in the University of Winnipeg film department.
ERIC "DUTCH" STENEHJEM
Rigging, Wire, Ratchet, Air Ram
16 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.