This website is a virtual hub of the companies owned, operated, or associated with Mark Steven Grove. Mark is a lifelong practitioner of Martial Arts who transitioned into the stunt industry in the late 1980's. Over the years he has worked on over 200 films in various action related capacities. In 1994 he added writing and producing to his resume, which eventually led him to the directors chair in 1999 along with a sixteen year run as an international sales agent. Currently he provides stunt services to film companies, runs a training facility for up and coming stunt professionals, and develops independent film projects.
The majority of Mr. Grove's training has been in the Japanese art of Ninjutsu, Vagabond Kung Fu, and Historical European weaponry. Mr. Grove has owned and operated a dojo since 1983. In the late 80's he decided to follow a secondary path in the film industry as a stunt performer and fight choreographer. That led him to training with other amazing martial artists and stunt practitioners that allowed his fighting and action related skills to further evolve. Beyond his physical skills, he also became proficient at practical special effects, and later began writing, producing, and directing. Look at the links below for a glimpse into his background.
06/28/23 My longtime friend Simon Rhee is a new Affiliated Coordinator with the Rocky Mountain Stunts Team. - Mark Grove
06/28/23 MoCap Actor and Movement Maestro TJ Storm is joining up with the Rocky Mountain Stunts Team as a member and instructor!. - Mark Grove
06/16/23 Production Begins on "Kung Fu Hatchetman Versus the Zombie Slavers From Beyond Space" starring James Lew! - Mark Grove
12/17/22 A film I stunt coordinated is doing quite well on its festival run. I had such a great time shooting this really interesting and creative project. - Mark Grove
11/11/22 Working with Meryem Ersoz once again to create a mind-bending western with a taste of science fiction. Virtually everyone on our team was involved in some capacity. - Mark Grove
09/12/22 My old pal Dale Girard came in from the east coast to share his knowledge on the use of the longsword as a theatrical tool. It was a great adventure. - Mark Grove
02-28-21 The first stunt workshop of 2021 was a huge success with 25 performers working on refining fight choreography skills and learning to communicate with the camera. Next month... breakfalls, stair falls, over object falls!
02-01-21 The independent fantasy film GATHERING OF HEROES: LEGEND OF THE SEVEN SWORDS starring Martin Kove and Mark Grove will release on the FANTASY NETWORK February 2nd 2021.
11-01-20 This years AFM is being held entirely online, so although we won't be visiting sunny Santa Monica like normal, we will still be showing our current lineup of feature films to buyers from around the world!
09-11-20 Great new article on amazing stunt coordinator Chuck Borden (who is also a member of our team) sharing highlights of his career, lessons he's learned, what he looks for in performers and his general views on the industry.
09-04-20 James Lew, Simon Rhee, Tzi Ma, and many more of our stunt and actor friends can now be seen in the epic Disney+ release of Mulan. This film is majestic and powerful. Make sure you check it out!
08-28-20 A Website and YouTube Channel dedicated to fights! Created by Action Coordinator James Lew to share his love of fight choreography with fans and fellow filmmakers. Take a look and subscribe to the channel
07-21-20 We grabbed a still frame from the opening space sequence from ALIENS & DRAGONS that shows the Rocket headed toward a mysterious nebula! - Mark Grove
07-20-20 Great evening practicing in the park with stick fighting. Nothing quite like training in the open air with good people... and fighting with sticks is always a treat regardless. - Mark Grove
07-01-20 I am taking this time to work in the shop to create some amazing custom weaponry. This is just one design... I have twelve different shapes. Time to test them out! - Mark Grove
06/15/20 The post production on our Aliens & Dragons project is moving along nicely, but the pandemic has definitely taken its toll. Video updates and trailer coming soon - Mark Grove
05/26/20 Had to transform a room at my house to accommodate training. I can video lessons from here for my students and display all the new weapons I am making in the shop - Mark Grove
05/17/20 After the Covid-19 shutdown we decided to change training to take place outdoors. We are focusing on swordsmanship so we can maintain distancing - Mark Grove
AXANAR - THE GATHERING STORM
03/15/20 Take a look at the latest trailer that the Axanar team has worked so hard on. I am proud to be a Producer on this project - Mark Grove
02/25/20 Re-release of one of my early films originally released through Lionsgate. I always find it amazing when work from your past gains renewed momentum - Mark Grove
Get ready for a blast from the past with the Bluray re-release of MY SAMURAI (1992) from the MVD Rewind Collection. Check out the commentary track I did in the special features section! - Mark Grove
05/16/19 Long time friends and fellow action icons James Lew and Mark Dacascos at a showing of JOHN WICK 3. James and Mark worked on the TV series THE CROW: STAIRWAY TO HEAVEN. - Mark Grove
05/14/19 had a visit to see the amazing work of Steve Wang, who has created magic in many films including Predator, Underworld, X-Men, Blade, Alien, Gremlins, The Monster Squad, Kamen Rider, and the Guyver. - Mark Grove
05/13/19 Expanding my horizons. Great meetings with the amazing people at The Asylum. Always great to see what they have up their sleeve! Who knows... someday you might see my name of one of these projects - Mark Grove
05/12/19 Developing some projects to utilize my friends Mike Chat and Ho-Sung Pak. If all goes as planned we will have the project going sometime in the first quarter of 2020! - Mark Grove
05/11/19 The Taurus Word Stunt Awards sponsored by Red Bull put on an amazing show! I Have been attending since the first one in 2001 and it never fails to impress! - Mark Grove
04/17/19 RIFFTRAX LIVE! in Nashville where they were taping their riffed version of my film STAR RAIDERS that will plan in 700+ theaters across the country in June 2019. - Mark Grove