Stuntman to the stars reveals tips of the trade in Leeds

PIC: Tony Johnson
PIC: Tony Johnson

HOLLYWOOD stuntman and fight choreographer Dave Lea got a real kick out of life as he held a masterclass in Leeds.

Dave, who has worked with the likes of Tom Cruise, Sandra Bullock and Ben Affleck, passed on some of the secrets of his success at St Martin’s Church Hall in Chapel Allerton.

10 July 2016.......      Hollywood stunt man Dave Lea hosting a one-day masterclass at St Martin s Church Hall in Chapel Allerton.  The top stunt coordinator and fight choreographers in Tinsletown is the man behind the mask in the Batman films. Picture Tony Johnson.

10 July 2016....... Hollywood stunt man Dave Lea hosting a one-day masterclass at St Martin s Church Hall in Chapel Allerton. The top stunt coordinator and fight choreographers in Tinsletown is the man behind the mask in the Batman films. Picture Tony Johnson.

He also gave the assembled local actors, dancers and martial artists the inside track on his experiences training the biggest stars in showbusiness.

The event was hosted by Leeds-based Lishi International, which is the governing body of Lishi, a combination of Tai Chi, meditation and martial arts.

Lishi teacher Wai-Yii Yeung said: “It’s not every day that you get to learn from someone at the top of the Hollywood movie industry.”

Dave said he had been “really looking forward” to visiting Leeds.

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