Our Actors / Instructors
Chuck Johnson 


Chuck Johnson is the CEO of Quiet Flame Productions, program manager and fight choreography instructor. He is a 4th Dan black belt in Taekwondo and US national champion, and also a 4th Dan in Seishindo Karate, a brown belt in Judo, and has experience with 10 martial arts in total.


Besides teaching at Quiet Flame, Chuck is also the fight choreography instructor at the International Stunt School in Seattle, the Paddy Crean workshop in Banff Canada, and the Winter Wonderland Worshop in Chicago.


Chuck’s recent work includes doing stunts for GI JOE: Origin of Snake Eyes, and Special Actors, as well as acting in films like “Code Blue”, and “The Spy’s Wife”. He also also done motion caption for Metal Gear Solid V, Left Alive and Street Fighter 6. 

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More Chuck & Quiet Flame in the Press: 
- Japan Times
- Soranews24
- Gaijinpot News
- TokyoPop News
- BlackExpat.com

Yutaka Nozawa


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. Yutaka also has black belts in Karate, Judo, Iaido and Taekwondo.

Brendan T. Stallings



Brendan Stallings has worked on and offstage with more than 20 theatre companies and produced, written, and starred in 4 original shows and works as a professional film, television, and voice actor. He has also studied improvisational and sketch comedy at Second City, iO Chicago, and ComedySportz Chicago. He holds multiple certifications for theatrical stage combat with the Society of American Fight Directors, British Academy of Dramatic Combat, and the Academy of Performance Combat. Brendan earned a Bachelor's of Fine Arts degree in Theatre: Performance from Oklahoma State University and began working in Chicago as a professional actor and stage manager in 2009. He has lived in Japan since 2017.

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Satoshi Hiro


Satoshi Hiro, is the head of Dueling Arts Tokyo, and arguably the Tokyo’s top authority on Historical Western weapons choreography. He is certified by Dueling Arts International in over ten different western Weapons ranging from Rapier to Broadsword to Cloak & Dagger. He has done motion capture work for various Nintendo and Sega video games, was the fight advisor for games such as Soul Caliber 5, has been the fight director for a multitude of live and theatre productions and is a published author on theatrical sword work.

​Mikaila Briggs



Mikaila is a triple threat performer, having studied dance, singing and acting. She graduated from the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA), obtaining a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music Theatre. Musical credits include Miss Saigon, Cats and Once on This Island. More recently, she performed in Tokyo International Player’s production of Spring Awakening.


Mikaila is also a two time champion of Tokyo’s Smash Cabaret singing competition. She is constantly honing and refining her skills, currently working on advancing in Taekwondo and action/stunts.

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​Andrew Ng


Andrew Ng graduated from the University of British Columbia with a Bachelor of Kinesiology in 2016. Andrew has trained under the Lee Strasberg Acting Method and appeared in various productions in Singapore. After arriving in Japan in 2017, he began training with a variety of action and stunt studios. Andrew has performed stunts and action in various productions while providing guidance to those who are interested in learning acrobatics, stunts and action. In addition to his active background, Andrew is also a certified International Sports Science Association (ISSA) Elite Trainer with Personal Training, Sports Nutrition and Corrective Exercise certifications.

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Guest Teachers
Abdel El Madrari


Abdel studied Taekwondo since the age of 13 years old under the supervision of his uncle and father, students of master Beom Jhoo lee who introduced Taekwondo in Belgium in 1974.
Ex-member of the Belgium National Team, he won several regional, national championship and international open. This, gives him the opportunity to train and compete with the best athletes in the world (Olympian,World champion, Asian Champion...)
1st Dan officially reckognized by the WTF (World Taekwondo Federation) and awarded with a National Instructor Certification, he trained for several months the Regional Cadet Elite Team before his move to Japan.

Mandy Gerbode


Mandy Gerbode is a 4th Dan Taekwondo Master from Germany. She is a specialist in Olympic Taekwondo forms competition and also an interationally certified referee. Mandy is also a working stunt woman and has appeared in various Japanese films, TV commercials, and TV shows.