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Seoul Action School South Korea

Doo-hong Jung
Doo-hong Jung

Doo-hong Jung listed Park No-sik and Jang Dong-hwi among the Korean action film actors that he respects, saying, “I thought it was very cool to wear a formal hat and throw blows at the enemy and rescue women. But when I first debuted [as a stuntman], it was during the days when stuntmen were treated as less than human.” Things have changed since then, but Jung believes working conditions for present-day stuntmen can still be improved further. This, and his commitment, passion and pride regarding the action/martial arts filmmaking in Korea are part of the reason he founded the Seoul Action School at a gymnasium in Boramae Park on July 1, 1998. He jointly established the facility with four of his younger colleagues with the aim of producing and nurturing martial arts directors and stuntmen. As of 2006, the school had 25 key members, and recruits new members every six months and offers them free martial arts training. It later expanded and moved to Paju, Gyeonggi Province in 2009. Jung has spoken with candor about the difficulties of maintaining a stunt company in a country that he believes does not appreciate the action genre at all,[8] but he is glad that young prospective actors at the Seoul Action School now seem to be proud to get into the action genre.[5] Jung continues to be an advocate for safe working conditions and adequate compensation for stuntmen in Korea. Source: Wikipedia

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