Thursday, September 23, 2021

Movie Stunts - Class Description

Do you love movies?  Have you ever wondered how fight choreographers get a job as a fight choreographer?  Have you ever wondered what a stunt coordinator, or a stunt person does?  Ms. Elle has compiled 20+ years as a Filmmaker, Martial Artist, Actress, and Stunt Woman in a semester based class/curriculum. 

Ms. Elle in her own words: I love the challenge, the limitations, and the ability to rely on 20+ years of training in a Martial Arts Movement Discipline and working in the Entertainment Industry. I have compiled my experiences into a curriculum that I developed in 2016 - and have successfully taught nearly 100 students how to write, shoot, choreograph, perform, and edit their short action films.
It brings me a lot of joy to see students create amazing sequences, learn how to minimize risk, overcome creative differences, and learn tons of new skills by working on a collaborative project, and making lot's of new friends. My "Movie Stunts" Class is a semester based focus, and by the end of the semester - you will have written, directed, produced, starred in, and choreographed an action short film. I hope you'll join me on this exciting adventure!

Some of my work:

Some fun stuff to watch (and make)! Let's smash some faces :D

Monday, February 8, 2021

Movie Ranch Membership

We help independent creators get their film, tv show, web series, music video, proof of concept, and/or short film made!

Join our EXCLUSIVE Movie Ranch Membership

Starts at $139/Month

Membership Includes:

  • 7 days bunkhouse and/or condo lodging for cast and crew (up to 6 people)
  • 7 days soundstage use to build your set or use as a rehearsal space
  • Production Insurance 
  • 1 year window to film
  • 7 day production window
We have partnered with properties, individuals, and businesses that serve as amazing spaces to shoot your genre film or content.  Need an Army of Ninjas? Horses? Caves? Grocery Store? Office Space? Wedding Venue? Perhaps some Tanks?

We got you.

We curate spaces that offer free or low cost film permitting, amenities, and bring business to incredible off grid properties who desire visibility.  Currently serving California and Nevada only.

Plus - Co-Work/make your film with a full scale production team that know locations and has everything you need to get your project made. 

* Application required as spots are limited 
* Production must complete their reservation window within 12 months (serious filmmakers only) Your reservation does not roll over to the following year. Rescheduling productions must be done 30 days advance written notice or an additional fee of $400 will apply to the production.

2021 Retreats


Past Retreats

Full Service Film and Stage Production

We offer Full Service Film and Stage Production!  Our team has over 20+ years in the entertainment industry.  Our work is done in house and with our collaborative partners.

Our Current Offerings:

Pro Team

Professional Circus Troupe

Film Production




Our Current Projects:

"The Ninja Bunch" A Kung Fu Musical!

"The Great Pause"



Collaborative Partners:

Book our Pro Team & Professional Circus Troupe

 Looking for the most compelling entertainment you can find?  

Book us!  

We offer full service/scale Stage and Film Production:

We provide top tier level entertainment for your film and media projects, private events, trade shows, school assemblies, conferences, retreats, festivals, and more!  Just ask, we've done it.

Our professionals and riggers have 20+ years in stage and film production.  Safety is our number one priority!  

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Monday, March 30, 2020

Movement Library

The following library contains movements and reference links that are in-house produced by The Parkour & Performing Arts Center or selectively curated content from the public domain. Please continue checking back as we add content daily.

Photo By Michael Poole
Athletes - Chris Alexander, Joe Unruh, Corey Romines, Nathan Doan
Warm Up Movements:

Shoulder Rolls - (Ukemi application)

Dash Vault Progression Tutorial:

Conditioning Drills:
Pull Ups -  
Sprints -  
Tuck Jumps - 
Hollow Body Holds - 
Lemon Squeezes -


Butterfly Stretch - (In this Video)
Squat Sways - (In this Video)
Straddle Stretches - (In this Video)
Pike Stretch - (In this Video)
Quad Stretch - (In this Video)
Shaping Hamstring Stretch - (In this Video)
Photo by Steve Batz
Athletes - Lon Beyer & Elle Beyer

Photo by Michael Poole
Athletes - Elle Beyer & Colton Fuller

Kung Fu & Self Defense

Warm Up Movements:
Arm Rotations - 
Hip Rotations - 
Arm/Chest Dynamic Stretches - 
Knee Rotations - 
Angle/Wrist/Elbow Rotations - 
Jumping Jacks - (In this video)
Picking up Leaves - 

Line Drills:
Stretch Kicks - 
Outside Crescent Kick - 
Inside Crescent Kick - 
Side Kick - 
Sparrow Kick - 
Crane Kick - 
Tornado Kick - 
Jump Flying Side Kick - 
Handstands - 

Striking Skills (Hands):

Striking Skills (Legs)


Escape from Attack’s from Behind -

Other Skills

Conditioning Drills:
Push Ups - 
Supported Pushups - 
Leg Lifts - 
V-ups - 
Squats - 
Pull Ups - 
Sprints - 
Tuck Jumps - 
Hollow Body Holds - 
Leg Lifts - (In this Video)
Plank to Push Up Position - (In this Video)

Calf Raises - (In this Video)

Self Defense Principles:

Photo by Steve Batz
Athlete - Elle Beyer

Weapons & Choreography

Primitive Weapons using Household Items -

Photo by Michael Poole
Athlete - Jess Waters

Aerial Silks
Warmup Movements

Postures from the Knot
Skywalk -

Hip Key -
Split Entry to Knee Tangle -

Skills from Basic Climb
Hip Swivels -

Skills from Military Climb
Hip Key from Military Climb -
Rolling Russian Climb -

Skills from the Single Footlock
Standing Hip Lean -
Music Box -

Intermediate Skills from Basic Climb
Wheel Down -
Back Balance -

Intermediate Skills from Double Footlock
Split Roll to Butterfly -
Eagle Drop to Split -
Gypsy Roll to Butterfly -
Front Flip Splits -

Intermediate Skills from the Hip Key
Elsie Drop -

Intermediate Skills from Strong Hold
Double Scorpion Drop -

Other Intermediate Skills
Scorpion -

Dynamic Movement

Photo by Michael Poole
Athlete - Josh Waters


Photo by Mark Behren's
Athletes - Tyler Chang & Sarah Cabigas

Stunt & Film

Photo by Michael Poole
Athletes - Joe Unruh, Jared Huber, Nathan Doan

Other References

Power Swipe into Forward Roll -