Steve Cardenas made his mark in Hollywood, as Rocky DeSantos (Red Power Ranger) in the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers TV series, which was an American live-action children’s television series that became a phenomenon, catapulting the show into pop culture in record time.

What some may not know is he is also an accomplished martial artist who holds a 5th degree black belt in American Tae Kwon Do & black belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ).

With 28 years of martial arts experience, Steve has won a multitude of awards and honors and currently owns Force Balance BJJ, http://www.forcebalancebjj.com/, where he shares his knowledge with kids and adults.

He has worked with the legendary Jim Henson on Sesame Street, The Dark Crystal, The Muppet Caper, the Muppet Shorts and Fraggle Rock. Bill created the Stuffin Puppets in the late 70’s, worked on shows like “Stuffy’s Place” and “Bill Diamond’s Land of the Moonshins” in the 80’s and created “Dr. Rock’s Dinosaur
Adventure” for Fox Television in the 90’s. Bill built and operated the puppets for the “Little Shop of Horrors” road tours that have traveled across the country since the 80’s.

Taimak grew up in New York City until he was seven years old. Coming from an interracial background (African American and Italian) his parents chose to move him, his brother and two sisters to Europe.
That’s where he got his first taste of the entertainment business. At 11 years old, he had the privilege to meet legendary director and family friend Federico Fellini. Mr. Fellini took Taimak and his family on a tour of Cinecitta studios and the set of “Roma” where he also met another film legend, Vincent Minnelli. They eventually moved back to New York City where he delved deeper into martial arts training. At 18 years of age, he won the New York State kickboxing championship, and the very next year he was cast by music mogul and Motown legend Berry Gordy to play the lead role in the cult classic film “The Last Dragon”. He was Bruce Leroy, the Bruce Lee wannabe in search of “The Glow”. Taimak was quickly catapulted into Hollywood with a career that has spanned over twenty years. He’s appeared in many stage plays, including the highly successful “Roadhouse the Comedy” at the Barrow Street Theater in New York City, playing the notable role of Dalton in this zany comedy rendition of Patrick Swayze’s 80’s cult classic film and the national tour of the star-studded cast of “Cheaters” to name a few.
As martial arts choreographer and teacher, he had the honor of being inducted into The Martial Arts Hall of Fame in 2010. He’s worked with Madonna as martial arts coordinator for her Drowned World Tour, Debbie Allen, as well as Gavin Rosedale as martial arts choreographer for his Chemicals Between Us video.
Last year he finished shooting an indie comedy/martial arts film called “Enter the Fist and the Golden Fleece”, Oliver Stone’s son is the co-writer and lead in the film.
He’s recently completed a detective story he directed and wrote, a short film called “I’ve Seen Things”, it will be released this year.
Taimak has completed his autobiography “Taimak- The Last Dragon and is currently on a U.S tour. You can find his book on Amazon.

Ming Chen’s road to the Stash all began in 1995, when the college student, video store employee, and Kevin Smith follower developed a fan website based on the movie Clerks. Smith, who appreciated Chen’s work, reached out and asked him to create the Web site for his production company, View Askew Productions. Fifteen years later, not only does Chen continue to work on all of Smith’s online projects, but he has also ventured into several other areas within the Kevin Smith empire, most recently hosting a weekly podcast called I Sell Comics! with Michael Zapcic on Smith’s radio network, S.I.R.!: SModcast Internet Radio. Chen is not only the technical expert for The Stash, but he is also the perfect person to send out to do the jobs no one else wants to do. He takes it all with a smile, and is happy to be a part of the team. During his free time, Chen serves on the board for the non-profit organization Root to Rise. Chen has been married to his wife Debbie for 14 years and has two children, Lillian and Harrison.