OUR STORY

Quiet Flame

Quiet Flame Productions was founded by Chuck Johnson, one of Japan’s first foreign stuntmen and a film industry veteran of 15 years.

Heavily influenced by 25 years of martial arts experience, Chuck founded Quiet Flame in principles he learned from martial arts: discipline, patience, hard work ethics, adaptability, and a continual drive for balance, mastery and perfection.

Through our martial arts and stunt training program, our focus is not just on helping people to move better, but to help them to become better people as well; in both their film industry careers and in their daily lives as well.

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Chuck's Film Bio on IMDB

Chuck & Quiet Flame Productions in the press:
- Japan Times
- Soranews 24
- GaijinPot News
- TokyoPop News
- BlackExpat.com

Ricky Pongthai | Teacher

Ricky Phongthai is a passionate Taekwondo athlete of over 14 years. He holds a 2nd Dan in Olympic Taekwondo. His achievements include National Championships (2008 – 2012), Top #3 ranking in Australia, Malaysian International Open (2009), selected to represent Australia in his first international competition, ranked 3rd place in British Open National Team Selection Trials (2010), qualified to represent Australia in England. His long term goal since he started Taekwondo is to compete in the Olympic Games and hopes to make that come true in Tokyo 2020.

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Jean Monfort | Teacher

Jean Monfort is a certified Actor Combatant with the Society of American Fight Directors, the Editor-in-Chief of The Fight Master magazine, and a member of Dueling Arts International. She is certified in six weapons with the SAFD, trained in firearms and has done choreography for stage productions in both the United States and Japan as well as being a trained actress.

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Mandy Gerbode | Teacher
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John Stampfel | Teacher
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Chuck Johnson Teacher | Teacher

Chuck Johnson is a dedicated martial artist of over 20 years and the head instructor of the Quiet Flame training program. He is a 4th Dan master of Olympic Taekwondo, and US National Champion, but has trained in 10 different martial arts and is ranked in four others. He is also a former US Taekwondo champion, celebrity bodyguard, and an accomplished stuntman/action actor.

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Yutaka Nozawa Teacher | Teacher

Yutaka Nozawa has been studying fight choreography and working in the film and theatre arts for almost a decade. In addition to having studied film and theatre at the State University of New York Stony Brooke, and having an MA in body expression and cinematic arts from Rikkyo University in Japan, he is also a ranked martial artist, who began his study of fight choreography under Kenichi Ishida in 2010. He is also trilingual and can speak Japanese, English and Chinese.

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