Breakfall Studios © 2015 -
In the beginning of 2015 Paul Varacchi and Stephen Koepfer came up with the idea for Breakfall Studios during a drive to a wrestling tournament in Montreal. By June of that year they started networking with the NY Stunt Community, by July they had a business plan and by November, 2015, launched their first open training for stunt professionals. It has been quite an awesome ride and Breakfall Studios has grown quite a bit in size and scope since then. Thanks to every single stunt performer who has supported us, helped us, taught us, spread the word and blessed our mats with their sweat and talent! Can't wait to see what comes next!
We are proud to offer the New York stunt community a free training space once a week
(On Wednesday from 1-
Who is our open training group for?
Our open training session is for seasoned or rookie stunt performers. You MUST have at least intermediate skills in martial arts, gymnastics, tricking, or similar stunt related skills. Breakfall Studios open training is NOT for complete beginners, those who saw some film or gag on set and thought "I can do that." It is not for actors or stage combatants who want to tack "stunts" on their resume, or anyone else that is not 100% interested in developing their fight skills, being professional stunt performers and putting in the work to get there. Unless you are personally invited to train with us or sent our way from a reputable stunt coordinator, here is what you need to do if you want to attend our stunt performer open training session:
Once these are done, we will either invite you to open training or refer you to sources where you can work on your foundation level skills that need work before training with us.
Hand Pull Open Training:
The LAST WEDNESDAY open training of each month will be dedicated hand pull practice
(after a warm up). You must fulfill the regular open training pre-
Here are some basic ground rules: