One of the most intresting places in Moscow is located in the estuary of the Setun river. Behind the tree crowns there are some towers and medieval structures. It’s a special junior stunt school “Master” created in 1993 by the famous stuntman Igor Panin. The school occupies the territory of historical and cultural complex Setun camp. Let’s have a look to the school on the inside.
You can’t view the school from the city. To find the entrance you are to get to the area of Setun passages which is unknown to many muscovites.
There are plenty of different vehicles, military hardware and other devices.
In addition to being a school Setun camp is Russian Stuntmens Association, a museum and a workshop. These monsters were self-made for a demonstration show.
A lot of cars for different kinds of stunts can be found here. They are all made by hands.
Here you can also visit Moscow museum of war history. It’s a unique settlement of the XII century. All who are interested can see exhibits of different times – from the ancient Slavs to nowadays.
Let’s move back to school. There are about 200 students and 12 specialities.
The school is free and available to everyone.
Some people come here just to have fun but other – to become a professional stuntman. Nevertheless it takes 5 years to finish the school. There are such specialities as burning, climbing, high-altitude falling, hand-to-hand fighting, car and motorcycle stunts and fencing.
Many people give up.
Sometimes only few students stay in the end of a training course.
At the beginning of the study… warm-up.
Of course first they move the axe very slowly. The body is to get used to it.
How to take a sword with your bare hands? They practice their movements slowly and then faster and faster.
Second year students use swords which they make themselves.
Students improve their falling skills provided the weather is good.
It isn’t a student, it’s a through-passing stuntman who decided to stretch his legs.
Students jump from a little bit lower.
No doubt, he’s a professional.
100-meter jump is a record of Russia belonging to one of the shool’s stuntmen.
It’s funny to view the guys jumping downwards.
There are also girls at the school.
Burning is the easiest stunt any person off the street can do.
First you are to dress special underwear then asbestine suit. There should have been real clothes if we were at the movie. But we decided to use old jeans and jacket.
The back of the jacket is impregnated with special gel which should be inflammable and easy to put out.
It’s the easiest burning stunt. To have more fire you are to go through special training.
We hope the school will continue to train young people. Good luck!