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Stunt Learning Academy

Learn to be a Stuntman

Hollywood, Thailand, Australia
2 - 3 Weeks
€ 2,720 combadi price

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Holiday Type
Fixed date/Solo friendly
Running Period
Dates in 2014 & 2015

The Combadi Insight:

You might think this is impossible. But practising movie stunts like walking through fire, wielding swords and mastering cinematic car chases are just a small selection of what is on offer here for you. A leading stunt school set to make your dream a reality and bring Hollywood a bit closer.

Holiday Code: BX1

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Ever wondered how do the professional stuntmen get their training, surpass any fear and perform the most amazing and spectacular stunts imaginable? Ever wondered if you had the guts to try these stunts out for yourself? It has been a secret up till now, but these guys get their training from the best & world renowned Stunt academy which we pride ourselves to work with to bring you these amazing travel experiences.

There are 3 course on offer in 3 unique locations, Australia, the Stunt school's base, Thailand in an amazing stunt camp in Phuket and an exclusive advanced course taking place in the heart of Hollywood.

The training courses provided are recognized by the National Vocation, Education Training and Employment Commission as legitimate professional training programs. The Stunt School runs intensive training courses and seminars with emphasis on the most common stunts found in film and television production and live action shows.

So, make your dream true, take your place in front of the camera, and who knows, maybe there is a dream job waiting for you around the corner.

We are working with this great & passionate team to bring you 3 unique courses for all tastes & activity intensities. Prepare to be amazed!

3 Week Stunt Training Course (100 hours)

The Stunt Training Course taking place in our headquarters in Australia. It is a 100 hour course, held over 3 weeks from Monday to Friday and covers many theory and practical elements of the Professional Stunt Performers needs.

Activities such as Tumbling, Low & High Falls, Motorcycling, Abseiling, Water Stunts, Firearms, Fire & Human Torches, Car Hits, Window Penetrations, Stairfalls, Wirework, Aerial Spins, Flying, Climbing and Fight Choreography. This is more than just a Stunt Course. You will benefit from the Teambuilding, Confidence Building, Self Development, Personal Challenges and most of all, Life Long Friendships with Like Minded People from all over the world.

Thailand Stunt Training Camp

Day 1 - 6 We will immerse ourselves into the Thai Boxing Culture with Personal Training with some of Thailands most experienced Muay Thai Boxers who will share technique and knowledge of Muay Thai, Grappling and Thai Weapons. Staying at the newest, and most spectacular 'Patong Boxing Gym' overlooking the beautiful Patong Bay. Rooms are new with aircon, Plasma TV and Internet.

Day 7-8 We arrive at the gorgeous Raya Island and start our Certificate Course in Scuba Diving. You can choose from Open Water Dive, Advanced Dive or Rescue Diver Courses. Two full days of Diving, wonderful evenings of fun & Island hospitality. If you are already fully qualified, you may just have Recreational Dives, relaxing massages, yoga classes or just cocktails by the pool.

Day 9-10 A speedboat transfer to TonSai Island beach for the most incredible mountain and cliff climbing in the world. Starting with basic skills and for those keen, moving on to advanced climbing technique. Here we will also fine tune your High Fall technique into box rigs. We will teach you how to set up your own effective and safe box rigs.

Day 11 Back to Patong where we head to the amazing Race Cart Track for some advanced race driving technique under the guidance of one of the best drivers in Thailand. Braking, cornering, overtaking, race craft and pure adrenalin rush of speed. These race carts are high powered and will test everyone from beginner to advanced.

Day 12 Advanced shooting at the Phuket Shooting Range where you will test your skill in a variety of high tech weapons. Hand guns, automatics and sniper rifles are all available for practice. This is an opportunity of a lifetime to shoot at one of the last ranges of it's type.

Day 13 Checking into a beautiful resort in the heart of Patong. Relax with shopping, cable skiing, surfing or whatever tickles your fancy. Dont forget there is also an amazing medical centre (Bangkok Phuket Hospital) for dentistry, cosmetic surgery etc if that interests you. Approx 1/3 of the cost of normal procedures. Wrap Party at the hottest nightclub in Phuket, 'Seduction', where we will celebrate our achievements in typical stunt style.

There are limited spaces available in this exciting new stunt camp, so book early to avoid disappointment

2-week Hollywood Advanced Stunt Acting Course

This is a 2-week advanced course for all you aspiring of greatness, absolute fun and an unforgettable challenge. A few of the techniques to be taught here include the following. Beware, you will be pushed to your limits...

Advanced Tumbling Skills Adding to your skills of shoulder rolls, breakfalls and dive rolls, you will practice these very important techniques every stunt performer should regularly use.

Air Ram You will get to try the latest air rams in Hollywood, being taught by some of the most experienced stunt performers and coordinators. Fly forwards, backwards, headers, face offs and somersaults.

High Falls Using state of the art airbags designed for extreme safety and landing action. Taught by world renowned high fall specialists a variety of techniques that may include step outs, headers, face offs, backfalls and twisting falls.

Decelerator Getting to understand how decelerators work, how to set them up, use them safely and effectively. Hydraulic and manual decelerators will be used and demonstrated by some of Hollywood’s best riggers.

Swordplay Learning to use a variety of swords, whips and edge weapons, will give you a great advantage when people are selected for action scenes using blades and unique weapons. Meet one of Hollywood’s most respected Swordmaster and be taught useful tools to add to your stunt skill repertoire.

Horsework At a fantastic horse ranch in Hollywood countryside, you will be shown how to ride safely, fall off horses, jump onto horses, swordfight from horseback and much more. Dale and Heather Gibson are two of Hollywood’s greatest horse people and can share much experience with our trainees.

Wirework The latest action movies are using wirework technology to perform and film spectacular flying or falling sequences. Especially useful for movies incorporating superhumans, huge powerful creatures, and many more situations where aerial movement is required. You will experience jerkbacks, static stops, flying, flipping and spinning on our specially designed rigs, harnesses and vests.

The 100 hour Stunt Training Course in Australia costs $4,600 (AUS) for the 3 week course. This covers all tuition, training facilities, course notes, log book, stationary and demo video.

Upcoming Course Dates:

2014: Nov 3-21

2015: Mar 2-20, Jul 6-24, Nov 2-20.

Accommodation Because the Stunt Academy attracts trainees from all over the world, we can provide accommodation packages from budget to exclusive 5 star hotels. With food & travel very inexpensive, the costs of the Stunt Academy courses are within everyone's reach.

The Hollywood Advanced Stunt Acting Course costs $4,600 (AUS) for the 2 week course and includes all tuition, training facilities, accommodation and meals.

Upcoming course dates:

2015: May 11 - 23

Thailand Stunt Training Camp costs $3,800 (AUS) for the 2 week course and includes all tuition, training facilities, activities, accommodation and meals.

Upcoming course dates:

September of each year

3 Week Stunt Training Course (100 hours)

Theory There are several components of Stunt Training that is theory, information, demonstration and group discussion. Related topics such as Stunt Acting, Safety and Teamwork, Getting Work etc, can assist the performer with his or her Direction, Acting Skill, Marketing and Performance.

Agility To improve your physical agility, coordination, strength, timing and balance, the Commando Style Obstacle Course will challenge you to constantly improve your time score. Using ropes, logs, tyres, tunnels and cargo nets, you will enjoy the use of your physical skills.

Tumbling You will learn and practice Breakfalls, Shoulder Rolls, Dive Rolls, and improve your Aerial Awareness, Body Rotation and Spin. These are the skills that when practiced regularly, can get you out of trouble, when you want to ensure a safe, trouble free landing. Or when things sometimes go wrong and you might save yourself from injury,

Trampoline and Mini Tramp Using fullsize Olympic Trampolines and gymnastics Mini Tramps, you will practice launching into an array of flips, spins and dive rolls, into foam pits and Large Crash Mats. These Aerial skills are very useful when flying, falling or being propelled into Props. (Air Rams are used in our Hollywood Advanced Course)

High Falls & High Diving You will be shown, taught and practiced in a variety of Fall and Dive techniques. Using Swimming Pools, Rubber Landing Mats, Air Bags and Box Rigs, you will try to perfect these techniques so they can be done Safely, with Spectacular results.

Vehicles There are a variety of cars and motorcycles used at Stunt Academy to improve your precision for safety, and quality performance. The goal is to improve your driving skills to safely execute Action maneuvers like Slides, reverse 180’s, handbrake and foot brake turns, precision driving, crashing etc.

Rope Work You will be carefully shown and allowed to practice roping techniques useful to the Stunt Industry. Advanced Abseil, Forward Rapelling, Climbing, Inverted Abseil, Attaching Ropes safely, Rescue Techniques and much more.

Fire/Firearms/Special Effects There will be the opportunity to work with Guns, Rifles, Squibs, Fire burns, Human Torches, Explosions, Breakaways, and filmed Stunt Scenes. You will also learn Safety Teamwork.

Stage Combat/Theatrical Fighting Several of our training sessions include fight scenes using street skill, martial arts, weapons and gangs. Understanding film fighting will help you give a more realistic performance for a variety of Stunt Fighting Performances. Using Camera Angles, coupled with exciting and skillful fight techniques, talented acting by the performers, and appropriate wardrobe, props and careful Direction, an action scene can be believable, spectacular and very entertaining.

Wirework and ratchets The latest Action movies are using Wirework Technology to perform and film spectacular flying or falling sequences. Especially useful for movies incorporating Super humans, huge powerful creatures, and many more situations where Aerial Movement is required. You will experience Jerk backs, Static Stops, Flying, Flipping and Spinning on our specially designed Rigs, Harnesses and Vests.

Water Stunts The skills commonly associated with Water Stunts are ‘Boat Fallouts’, ‘Speeding Boat Drags’, ‘Commando Rollouts’ and ‘Fight Scene Fallouts’. Using the latest Powerboat ‘the Malibu’ to send you flying and falling into this calm, clean River Water.

Window Penetrations Using our Breakaway Window, you will learn to break through forwards, backwards and from kicks, punches and explosions, onto soft mats until proper techniques are perfected.

Stairfalls Using our purpose built set of stairs, you will learn to safely roll down forwards and backwards on padded stairs, wearing protective padding. Combining the skills with a short chase and fight scene filmed for your showreels.

Action Scenes Ever wanted to star in your own film? Here’s your chance! At the end of each week, we film an Action Scene using the skills learnt that week. The first a Gang Fight at the Beach using flips, tackles, jumps, martial arts and teamwork. The second week a Weapons Battle using wirework, falls, swords, knives, acrobatics etc. The third and final week, a spectacular Gun Battle incorporating explosions, squibs, SFX, High Falls, Car stunts and many more.

What you Get! - Graduation Certificate hi-lighting your competencies in the areas of Stunt Performance - DVD of your edited Action Scenes - Firearms Awareness Certificate - Advanced Abseil Certificate

Accommodation Because the Stunt Academy attracts trainees from all over the world, we can provide accommodation packages from budget to exclusive 5 star hotels. With food & travel very inexpensive, the costs of the Stunt Academy courses are within everyone's reach.

Hollywood Advanced Stunt Acting Course

Advanced Tumbling Skills Adding to your skills of shoulder rolls, Breakfalls and dive rolls, you will practice these very important techniques every Stunt Performer should regularly use.

Air Ram You will get to try the latest Air Rams in Hollywood, being taught by some of the most experiences Stunt Performers and Coordinators. Fly forwards, backwards, headers, face offs and somersaults.

High Falls Using state of the art Airbags designed for extreme safety and landing action. Taught by world renowned High Fall Specialists a variety of techniques that may include Step Outs, Headers, Face Offs, Backfalls and Twisting Falls.

Decelerator Getting to understand how Decelerators work, how to set them up, use them safely and effectively. Hydraulic and Manual Decelerators will be used and demonstrated by some of Hollywood’s best riggers.

Swordplay Learning to use a variety of Swords, Whips and Edge Weapons, will give you a great advantage when people are selected for Action Scenes using blades and unique weapons. Meet one of Hollywood’s most respected Swordmaster and be taught useful tools to add to your Stunt Skill repertoire.

Horsework At a fantastic Horse Ranch in Hollywood Countryside, you will be shown how to ride safely, fall off horses, jump onto horses, swordfight from Horseback and much more. Dale and Heather Gibson are two of Hollywood’s greatest Horse People and can share much experience with our trainees.

Wirework The latest Action movies are using Wirework Technology to perform and film spectacular flying or falling sequences. Especially useful for movies incorporating Superhumans, huge powerful creatures, and many more situations where Aerial Movement is required. You will experience Jerkbacks, Static Stops, Flying, Flipping and Spinning on our specially designed Rigs, Harnesses and Vests.

Teambuilding with a Difference

Bring your group to a unique, half-day adrenalin-packed action adventure at the world renowned Stunt Academy on the Gold Coast.

Your power packed adventure can include catering, and a choice of several themed action experiences: Spy School, Gladiator Training, Corporate Stunt School or Design Your Own Program.

Events at the Stunt Academy promise to be the pinnacle of your party, activity, team building, or social calendar.

Bring your team to the incredible facilities at Stunt Academy on the Gold Coast, where they can experience the ultimate in Team Building, Trust Exercises, Physical Team Challenges and some amazing Stunt Academy Games.

We have some fantastic equipment and facilities, like our High Tower, Commando Style Obstacle Course, Wirework Rig, High Ropes Course, Flying Trapeze, Kiosk and Catering Facilities.

Otherwise we can come to you with some specialized equipment like Wirework Rig, Harnesses, Swords, protective padding etc, and run a modified version of Corporate Stunt School.

The Activities are done very safely, and your team will feel that they are putting their lives in each others hands, and developing bonds that can be forged in Adrenalin.

We develop amazing Respect for one another by pushing your physical boundaries and showing where the groups Strengths and Weaknesses are and planning strategies for our Exciting Team Challenges.

Here are some of the most Popular Team Building Activities:

Spy School Have you always dreamed of being a spy and living the life of James Bond? Well with this totally unique, and awesome experience you can! This is a half day adventure, ideal for individuals, corporate groups, sports teams (minimum 2 people).

You will start your day with a Spy Briefing followed by the Commando Style Obstacle Course, where you will develop your balance, strength and agility. Next you will be trained in Unarmed Combat, Stealth and Firearms Handling learning how to clear a room of unsuspecting baddies.

Then you will be harnessed up and go through the Ropes Course and High Jumps from theTower. Feel what it is like to be a real spy, and gain actual skills in these areas!

Please note that you need to have a minimum of 2 people to participate in this adventure. Pricing is based on numbers and activities, group discounts are available on request. Activities can be tailored to suit any budget, location and group numbers.

Gladiator Training This is our latest attraction for Corporate groups, either for fun, as an incentive prize, or for Team Building. Gladiator Training usually includes Unarmed Combat, Sword Fighting, Archery and Spear, Knife and Axe Throwing.

Imagine your group competing against each other or in teams, for the longest Spear Throw, the most accurate Knife and Axe Throwing, The Best Archery Shot, Most Skilled Swordsman/Woman, and Unarmed Combat King.

This Gladiator Training can be held at our Unique Stunt Academy Location on the Gold Coast, or we can bring most of the equipment to any suitable location around Australia, or internationally.

Normally participants can wear their own comfortable clothing, however, we can also theme the event, with Gladiator Style Wardrobe, ie loin cloths, tunics, arm guards etc.

Ninja School Ninjas have always been a mysterious group of skilled assassins who are renowned for their combat skills, unique weapons and stealth.

At our purpose built Stunt Academy, we are able to provide Ninja Training which will include: Tumbling, Throwing Ninja Stars, Fighting with Swords, Blow Dart Target Shooting, Archery and Martial Arts.

Normally we would split into a few groups depending on numbers, and run different sessions at once, then rotating the groups. This can be a competition between groups or a fun team building session.

We can provide wardrobe to theme the session, or participants can wear their normal, comfortable clothing.

Corporate Stunt School The most popular Corporate Activity is Stunt School, which is tailored to the group ability, numbers and location.

The sessions can be tame or extreme depending on your group, and include skills training in Tumbling, Theatrical Fighting, Wirework, Swordplay, High Falls onto our Air Bag, Commando Style Abseiling, Car Stunts etc.

Preferably a full day to accomplish some good skills training, before trying the more exciting activities, however, we can cram some of these into a half day.

Wow Factor There are many opportunites for Corporate Events, Functions, Parties and Product Launches.

Stunt Academy Services is now steadily making it's presence felt as a primary source of talent, ideas and equipment, to make a sensational impact with WOW Factor shows. We can theme an event with 007, Matrix,Charlies Angels, Commandos etc, and offer Rapelling, High Falls, Fireburns, Spectacular sword and fight scenes, the latest Wirework, explosions etc. We can even have your logo on fire and people bursting through it.

Whoever, whatever, wherever, we can make a spectacular presentation to be remembered for life. We can provide for your Corporate Events, Conventions, Product Launches, Parties and Commercial Publicity Stunts.

Anyone anywhere in the world, with an event or function coming up, contact us for ideas and costs to make a real impression.

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