Stephen Koepfer

Stephen Koepfer

Breakfall Studios
Fight Director, Filmmaker and Stunt Performer

Astoria, Queens County, New York

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February 2021
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About Stephen

Stephen is a martial artist, SAG-AFTRA Stunt Performer and filmmaker with black belts in Tae Kwon Do, Judo and a Master of Sport of Russia in Combat Sambo. He has competition experience in various combat sports. As head coach of NY Combat Sambo, which he founded in 2003, Stephen has coached his team to multiple national and international combat sport victories. He was a team coach for the 2008 US World Sambo Team and head coach for the 2015 - 2018 US Combat Wrestling World Team.

Since childhood Stephen dreamed of working in the film and television; even attending filmmaking camp in his youth. As he grew older he continued with filmmaking. At first with an old super 8 camera of his father's and later with modern digital technology. After high school, where Stephen focused on visual art, he earned his BFA the School of Visual Arts on a full scholarship, and his Master's Degree from Hofstra University.

Recognized for his martial arts expertise, he began his professional foray into TV in 2007 as a technical adviser for History Channel's "The Human Weapon." Shortly after, he appeared as himself in Travel Channel's "Dhani Tackles the Globe." Most recently he appeared in "Bellator NYC: Countdown to Sonnen vs. Silva." Behind the lense, Stephen has produced several award winning documentaries. As a stunt performer, he has been fortunate enough to work on many productions including "John Wick Chapters 2 & 3," "DEVS," "Save Yourselves'" and "Ray Donovan."

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