Steve Koepfer is a Master of Sport in Russian Sambo, and has translated his skills on the mat into a busy career as a stuntman appearing in the John Wick movies, Ray Donovan, The Blacklist, The Punisher and more.
In episode of 329 of The Strenuous Life Podcast we go into depth about what doing stuntwork is really like, how fight scenes get choreographed, and Steve’s best advice for people wanting to step into the industry.
I hope you enjoy this conversation as much as I did!
You can watch my chat about movie stunts and fight scenes with Steve Koepfer below…
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P.S. Check out Breakfall Studios Steve’s New York-based company which offers individual and group training opportunities to stunt performers and actors interested in developing their skill set.
P.P.S. Also check out my previous interview with Steve (Strenuous Life Podcast episode 328) to find out more about Sambo and Russian approaches to training combat sport.
P.P.P.S. Check out the latest Grapplearts instructional – The Arm Drag and 2 on 1 Formula – because it’ll help you choke out a LOT more training partners!