Gary Edward Daniels (born 9 May 1963) is an English actor, a martial arts artist, a former World Light-heavyweight Kickboxing Champion (P.K.A. won Britain's National Championship at age 16. Many high-level fighters and martial arts actors have credited Lee as an inspiration. Tang Soo Do (9th Dan; 1970 PKC Champion; PKA Hall Of Fame entry), Kickboxing, Okinawa-Te & Shorin-Ryu Karate, Judo, Jujitsu, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Van Damme was born Jean-Claude Camille François Van Varenberg in Berchem-Sainte-Agathe, Brussels, Belgium, to Eliana and Eugène Van Varenberg, an accountant. 9 Jessica Biel. His mother was a professional wrestler and his father a professional boxer, with all of his siblings black belts. Imprisoned for ... boxer (The Lightweight and Welterweight Boxing Champion). chosen by Goldsea Asian American Daily as among the "100 Most Inspiring Asian-Americans of All Time. Jeffrey Wincott (born May 8, 1956) is a Canadian actor, producer and martial artist best known for his Gemini Award-nominated lead role in the television series Night Heat. Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace. Benny Urquidez was raised in a very athletic family. Move to Los Angeles, New York or Hong Kong. His first accomplishment was that he played both Liu Kang and Shang Tsung in the video game that started a fad and 2 movies, Mortal ... Wushu, Tae Kwon Do, Shaolin & Praying Mantis Kung Fu, Lama Pai (Black Belt Hall of Fame entry; member of Professional Karate League & North American Karate Association), Actor | Shortly afterward he was hired to train and teach Leonardo Di Caprio in antique knife fighting techniques for Martin Scorcese's Gangs of New York ... Noah Andrew Ringer is an American actor who starred as Aang in the film The Last Airbender. The first "Best of ... Tae Kwon Do (6th Dan), Hapkido (3rd Dan), Kendo (1st Dan), Wing Chun. Originally trained as a dancer, Cheng’s transformation into an action star saw her play expert martial arts and sword fighters in television and film productions throughout the 60’s and 70’s. Born in Hilo, Hawaii in 1940. Donnie Yen was born in Guangzhou, China. Rated - Custom. At that time, everybody practiced Kung Fu. In addition to her lead role on Vikings, an episode directed by Winnick debuted in 2020. At 15, Jerry earned the rank of first-degree black belt and became the number one point fighter in... Kickboxing (Southeast & United States Champion; PKA & PKC Light/Welterweight Champion; Kentucky State Champion; record: 36-2), Tae Kwon Do (6th Dan) Actors tagged as 'Martial arts' by the Listal community. He was born and raised in Boston's inner city by his single mom and grandparents. He also began to nurture a love for martial arts from the age of seven, when his father's fondness ... Northern Shaolin (Great Britain's Martial Arts National Champion), Wushu ('95 World Championships 2nd place winner; member of British National Team), Kickboxing He studied Martial Arts and ... Kickboxing, Jeet Kune Do, Yee Chuen Tao (Black Belt Hall of Fame entry). Martial arts actors you don't know about but should. This U.S.-Viet Namese champion, actor, producer and ... Sanshou Kickboxer (Black sash), (7-time US Open International & National Champion; record: 17-0), Kickboxing (IKF Champion; record: 22-0), Mixed Martial Arts (Strikeforce Middleweight Champion; record: 7-1), Wushu (former captain of US National Team), Tae Kwon Do (First degree black belt), Brazilian jiu-jitsu (Blue belt), Wrestling, Judo, Kuntao, Sambo. In his teens,... Wushu (Chinese National Champion; Black Belt Hall of Fame entry), Li is a master of several styles of wushu, Changquan (Northern Longfist Style), Fanziquan (Tumbling fist), Baguazhang (Eight trigram palm), Taijiquan (Supreme ultimate fist), Xingyiquan (Shape intent fist), Zuiquan (Drunken fist), Yingzhaoquan (Eagle claw fist), Tanglangquan (Praying mantis fist), Sanjiegun (Three section staff), Gun, Dao (Broadsword), Jian (Straight sword), Tai Chi. Her mother is Prasita Vismitananda and her father, Pawadol Borirak, was a businessman who died when his daughter was 17, she has an older brother, Nantapong "Jeed" Vismitananda. 799 Rated: 2. Lee’s influence on martial arts is still quite evident years after his death via the Jeet Kune Do martial arts style that he formalized. Taimak was born on June 27, 1964 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Taimak Guarriello. ... Karate Shotokan, Kempo, Tai Chi and Aikido Tae Kwon Do, Aikido, Iaido, Wing Chun, Judo, Jujitsu. But the one that she stuck with the most and has a … At present we represent over 100 clients from different He made his feature film debut as an actor at the age ... After graduating from Beverly Hills High School in 1980, while attending college Loren Avedon signed up at the Jun Chong Tae Kwon Do Karate school in Los Angeles. Matthias Hues was born on Valentine's Day in Waltrop, Germany, to the late Dr. Josef Hues and Maria Humperdinck Hues who still resides in Germany. After turning to martial arts, the young actor enjoyed boxing, in particular. Producer Roy Horan was looking for an actor/martial ... Born in Philadelphia, Michael came from a line of German sailors on one side and American Delaware Indians on the other. He also starred in Missing in Action (1984) and its sequels, Firewalker (1986) and Sidekicks (1992). Vince Murdocco gained fame in the kickboxing world when he was the North American Cruiserweight Champion. Phillip Rhee is a master martial artist, actor and filmmaker best known for creating the "BEST of the BEST" film franchise with his producing partner and mentor Peter E. Strauss (Former Chairman of Lions Gate) and Frank Giustra, a … Simon Rhee is a 7th Degree Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do and a 4th Degree Black Belt in Hap Ki Do. Often labeled as a tough guy because of his roles, eclectic choices and talent have made of him a star of European cinema. Jackie Chan. The first "Best of ... Japanom Yeerum was born on February 5, 1976, in the northeastern province of Surin, Thailand. She is mainly of Thai descent with some ... A blond-haired, fair-complexioned actor with a toothy grin and capable of an unsettling glint in his eyes, Gary Busey was born in Goose Creek, Texas, and was raised in Oklahoma. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze. Rated - Custom. Blue-eyed Vincent Cassel was born in Paris to a leading actor father, Jean-Pierre Cassel, and a journalist mother, Sabine Litique. 1. He won an Academy Award for his performance as Ugandan dictator Idi Amin in the film The Last King of Scotland (2006), and has also won a Golden Globe and a BAFTA. A powerful screen presence, Richard Norton wins the applause of international audiences with his engaging ability to play either the hero or the heavy. He broke records in his school's district and conference all without ever having a coach. a former "bodyguard to the stars. A native of South Florida, Wilson began fighting in the late 1970s. Wong Fei Hung IV: Wong je ji fung. Jaa watched martial arts films as a young kid and began to emulate some of his idols, from Bruce Lee to Jackie Chan to Jet Li. Martial arts actors are as much look as skill, and cultivating that look is a full-time job. 466 Rated: 3. There he had his first lessons in discipline. Japanom Yeerum was born on February 5, 1976, in the northeastern province of Surin, Thailand. At the age of 15 his formal martial arts training started. He is well known to the fans of low budget and martial arts films.Prior to films, Bradley worked as a car salesman on Wilshire Boulevard in Los Angeles and practiced such martial arts as Shotokan Karate, Chinese Kempo, Tai Chi and Aikido. 1. These cities are the home to the largest movie houses in the world, and some of them specialize in martial arts movies. Hakim Alston is a Kickboxing champion with over 30 years of martial arts experience. American Ninja 4: The Annihilation. His family lives in Lake Tapps, WA. Lorenzo Fernando Lamas was born in Santa Monica, California, the son of actors Arlene Dahl and Fernando Lamas. He is an actor and producer, known for Blood: The Last Vampire (2009), God of War (2017) and Fist of Legend (1994). While most famous for his roles in Married with Children and Modern Family, where he plays the quintessential “dad” role, Ed O’Neill is actually a highly-skilled martial artist. He became National Champion in... Pencak Silat (Indonesian National Demonstration Champion). Rati Tsiteladze was born in post-Soviet Georgia. 8.4. Puppet Master: The Littlest Reich. Rutten previously ... Mixed Martial Arts (UFC Heavyweight Champion; King of Pancrase Champion; record: 28-4-1), Kyokushin Karate (5th Degree Black Belt), Tae Kwon Do (2nd Degree Black Belt), ShinTai Karate (2nd Degree Black Belt), Muay Thai (record: 14-2), Submission Wrestling. He is an actor, known for Platoon Leader (1988), American Ninja (1985) and Bachelor Party (1984). His interest in acting began while studying in high school. He has been married to Belle since September 18, 2004. Kickboxing, Shorin-Ryu Karate (10th Dan; WPKC World Heavyweight Champion; US National Black Belt Kata & Heavyweight Kickboxing Champion; record: 14-4), Jeet Kune Do ... Tanit Phoenix Copley was born on September 24, 1980 in Durban, Natal, South Africa. In 1996 he was named one of the "Martial Arts Movie ... “ Shotokan Karate (5th Dan; Ontario Open & North American Open Champion), Tae Kwon Do (1st Dan). Shou is another one of the top martial arts actors out there and was quite popular in the late 90’s and early 2000’s, often playing supporting roles in American films. This tracks because the main attribute for a movie star is … Wenzhuo Zhao was born on April 10, 1972 in Ning'an, Heilongjiang, China. The martial arts movie industry is packed with talent these days, every new action movie has some form of Martial Arts choreography in it at some point. Danny Trejo was born Dan Trejo in Echo Park, Los Angeles, to Alice (Rivera) and Dan Trejo, a construction worker. Korean-American born Ho Sung-Pak is best known for two accomplishments in martial arts. His parents were elephant herders. Daniel Bernhardt was born on the 31st August 1965 in Worblaufen, Bern in Switzerland. A native of South Florida, Wilson began fighting in the late 1970s. He was an insecure, fearful and bullied kid. Gary Edward Daniels (born 9 May 1963) is an English actor, a martial arts artist, a former World Light-heavyweight Kickboxing Champion (P.K.A. His grandfather, H. Achmad Bunawar, was a master of silat, an Indonesian traditional martial art, and founded a silat school. Born in Bridge City, Texas on May 7, 1950, the 6'3", 225 pound Cobb excelled in high school football and martial arts. Internationally recognized for his role as Duncan Macleod, in Highlander-The Series", Adrian has also produced and... Kung Fu forms choy La Fut and Hung Gar, Tae-Kwon-Do, Wing Chun, and boxing; Has also done extensive sword training with the Japanese Katana. Jaa watched martial arts films as a young kid and began to emulate some of his idols, from Bruce Lee to Jackie Chan to Jet Li. Carano began her training with Muay Thai to competitive MMA, where she competed in Strikeforce and EliteXC. frame. Jason Yee is an actor, director and producer who transitioned from an acclaimed career as a professional martial artist. Easily the best known actor/martial artist during the 1980s ninja cinema craze, Kosugi was a proficient martial artist & skilled weapons performer which was highlighted in his several starring roles.Kosugi grew up as the youngest child and only son of a Tokyo fisherman, and began his martial arts ... Ninjutsu (All Japan Karate Champion) Shindō jinen-ryū Karate, Kendo, Judo, Iaido, Kobudo, Aikido. founder of the AKKS karate organization, currently operating 50 schools internationally. They evoke a sense of realism into their fight scenes that make the movie more realistic and credible in terms of martial arts. The model-turned-actor is a trained martial arts and gymnast. While serving time in San Quentin, he won the lightweight and welterweight boxing titles. Born in Riverside County, California on February 1, 1987 to parents Ron Rousey and AnnMaria DeMars, little Ronda was born with an umbilical cord wrapped around her neck that damaged her vocal cords. He was also cast in the film Cowboys & Aliens as Emmett.Ringer is a young taekwondo practitioner who was born and raised in Dallas, Texas. He served as a four time US Olympic wrestling team alternate as a soldier in the U.S. Army, and is also a 6 time world heavyweight and light heavyweight UFC champion and Hall of Famer. We are represented in several countries and cities with contact persons. Ray always wanted to be in the movies, and be like their heroes. Scott attended Bishop Vesey's Grammar ... Tae Kwon Do, Judo, Jujitsu (black belts in all styles), Kickboxing, Wushu, Krav Maga, Ninjutsu, Karate, Capoeira, Jeet Kune Do, Gymnastics. He is a World-Class Martial Artist known for his beautiful kicks and incredible forms, and is a many-time Grand Champion of the tournament circuit. Born on February 1, 1965 to Bruce Lee (Martial Arts idol) and Linda Lee Cadwell. Michael trained at four schools and got his black belt from Richard Kim in California.At the age of 17, he ... Judo, Karate (7th Dan; 15-time Canadian/North American Forms, Weapons & Fighting Champion, 4-time American Middleweight Fighting Champion; Black Belt Hall of Fame entry). A ballet dancer since age 4, ... Cynthia Rothrock is a martial arts expert and athlete, who went on to become a film actress, starring in a number of highly successful B action movies. He has been married to Rebecca since September 15, 1981. Actor | Best of the Best. They have two children. The disciplines ... Goju-Ryu Karate (5th Dan), Brazillian Jiu-Jitsu (4th degree black belt), Zen Do Kai (co-founder, 5th Dan), Chun Kuk Do (5th Dan), Judo, Aikido, Muay Thai Competed in regional tournaments and major events throughout the world. Gerald started Martial Arts with Judo in 1953. He is an actor, known for Platoon Leader (1988), American Ninja (1985) and Bachelor Party (1984). He has earned black belts in nine different martial arts and trained in other styles.The Jet decided to pursue full-contact karate ... Kickboxing (8-time WKA Champion; record: 58-0; Black Belt Hall of Fame entry), Ukidokan Karate (founder), Judo, Kajukenbo, Shotokan Karate, Tae Kwon Do, Lima Lama, White Crane kung fu, Jujutsu, Aikido. He was discovered in an open casting call for Airbender in Texas. Jerry Trimble was born in Newport, Kentucky. He attended Boston's Art-Oriented Emerson College in Massachusetts. Actor Forest Whitaker, known for The Last King of Scotland, and Rogue One, is one nice guy. Was World Karate Champion and US National Karate Champion for 3 consecutive years. Stephen Chow was the only boy of his family, and has grown up as a Bruce Lee fan and a martial arts addict. She is of Han Chinese (Hokkien) descent, and spoke English and Malay before Chinese. He wanted to play football in high school, but his mother wouldn't let ... David Carradine was born in Hollywood, California, the eldest son of legendary character actor John Carradine, and his wife, Ardanelle Abigail (McCool). stage in 2006, and shortly after won the Strikeforce Middleweight Championship in 2008, setting high standards through his powerful kicks, skillful strikes, and well-timed take-downs. White ... Kyokushin, Goju-Ryu & Shotokan Karate (3rd Dan), Kobudo, Tang Soo Do, Tae Kwon Do, Wushu (black belts in all styles; 26 titles including US Open and North American Open), Jujutsu. He has been married to Belle since September 18, 2004. After completing his studies, Daniel moved to ... Born in Hong Kong, Sammo Hung's acting career began while he was training in acrobatics, martial arts and dance as a child at the China Drama Academy, and he received acclaim for his performance with a troupe called "The Seven Little Fortunes." Producer Roy Horan was looking for an actor/martial ... Michael Dudikoff was born on October 8, 1954 in Redondo Beach, California, USA as Michael Joseph Stephen Dudikoff. He won five gold medals in the Chinese championships, his first when he was only 11. It was shot with a super-8 camera his mother bought him. Here are 15 Male Actors with Serious Martial Arts Skills. They have three children. Karen Sheperd is an American actress in film, television and theatre. RELATED: 10 Best Martial Arts-Fueled Movies For Everyone. ), a martial arts action film star, a producer, and a fight coordinator. When he was six years old, his ... Bryan Genesse was born on March 20, 1964 in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada as Bryan V. Genesse. In a career which spanned 4 decades, he won 11 world kick-boxing championships, among them the WKA, STAR, WKC, PKO Lightheavyweight ... Born in Hong Kong, Sammo Hung's acting career began while he was training in acrobatics, martial arts and dance as a child at the China Drama Academy, and he received acclaim for his performance with a troupe called "The Seven Little Fortunes." Don "The Dragon" Wilson is considered the greatest kick-boxing champion in the sport's history. At... Tae Kwon Do (2nd dan; ATA World & Texas State champion; 80-time ATA regional Gold medalist), Bagua Zhang, Tai Chi, Wushu (Extreme Martial Arts: Traditional Forms, Traditional Weapons, Sparring, X-Treme Forms, and X-Treme Weapons). On the Hollywood Movies, it can be difficult to differentiate between meticulous choreography and actual talent. One of his brothers also became a surgeon and his younger brother became an engineer. Maria is the niece of Engelbert Humperdinck, composer of the opera Hansel and Gretel.Matthias was very involved in sports from an early age on. He attended ... Tae Kwon Do (3rd Dan), Karate, Kenpo, Jujitsu (black belts in all styles). In his teens,... Bruce Lee remains the greatest icon of martial arts cinema and a key figure of modern popular media. ... Tang Soo Do (1st Dan), Escrima, Jeet Kune Do, Muay Thai, Aikido, Judo. Whether seen on the big screen or small, playing the good guy or the bad, Mark has been making audience stand up and take notice for many years.This May, Mark will be seen in highly anticipated film John Wick: Chapter ... Phillip Rhee is a master martial artist, actor and filmmaker best known for creating the "BEST of the BEST" film franchise with his producing partner and mentor Peter E. Strauss (Former Chairman of Lions Gate) and Frank Giustra, a Canadian Billionaire and founder of Lions Gate. He has three sisters, Kirsten, Lindsay, and Katelyn, and attended New Castle Baptist Academy. Top 10 Martial Arts Actors Martial arts films have been a part of Eastern culture for a long time. His family moved to the US in 1971. After graduating from Beverly Hills High School in 1980, while attending college Loren Avedon signed up at the Jun Chong Tae Kwon Do Karate school in Los Angeles. In 1980 he went to China and he trained for 5 hours a day and entered the competition circuit in 1983. Was the first American to operate a dojo in Japan. Of Hawaiian and Chinese descent, Jason Scott Lee was born in Los Angeles, California, but raised in Hawaii from the age of two. Muscular African American sports star, actor, media identity and inventor of the phenomenally popular "Tae Bo" fitness system, derived from his extensive martial arts training. Tell us what you think about this feature. He is the son of Sadie Virginia (Arnett), a homemaker, and Delmar Lloyd Busey, a construction design manager. Iko Uwais was born in Jakarta, Indonesia, to Maisyaroh and Mustapha Kamaluddin. Bruce Lee remains the greatest icon of martial arts cinema and a key figure of modern popular media. As a boy, he already loved Hong Kong cinema. ), a martial arts action film star, a producer, and a fight coordinator. He is an actor and producer, known for The Fast and the Furious (2001), Die Another Day (2002) and Olympus Has Fallen (2013). The performers on this list practice a variety of martial arts traditions and styles, including the "Jeet Kun Do" techniques innovated by people like Bruce Lee, the Muay Thai style of Tony Jaa or the traditional karate employed by Jean-Claude Van Damme. He is known for his work on Enter the Dragon (1973), The Way of the Dragon (1972) and Game of Death (1978). Jason David Frank is well-known for his role of Tommy Oliver in the long-running family television show Power Rangers. He has also been a fashion model, black market salesman ... Mixed Martial Arts, Kickboxing, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Casamassa currently presides over the 12 Red Dragon Karate Schools in Southern California. He received his first "break" while training late one night at the Karate school. At age 14 he was inspired by Bruce Lee and began studying Taekwon-Do. His father is one of the founders of a popular restaurant chain called The Rock, Wood Fired Pizza & Spirits. His father was Argentinian and his mother was American, of Norwegian descent. Martial arts films contain many characters who are martial artists and these roles are often played by actors who are real martial artists. Russell Wong has earned a reputation as a sexy, charismatic leading man whose good looks are matched by his skills as an actor. He was an executive ... Jason Statham was born in Shirebrook, Derbyshire, to Eileen (Yates), a dancer, and Barry Statham, a street merchant and lounge singer. She has been married to Sharlto Copley since February 15, 2016. Jet Li born Li Lian Jie in Beijing, China. It blossomed further when he enrolled in Fullerton College, where he studied under acting coach Sal Romeo. (1978-1980)... Karate (3-time World Karate/US National Champion; PKA National Champion; Officials Karate's Legion Of Honor; Diamond Nationals & Black Belt Hall of Fame entry). Sort by: Tag popularity - Top Rated - Top Rated Popular - Recently rated - Date Added. Mike was inducted in the World martial Arts Hall of Fame in ... Shorei-Ryu Karate, Tae Kwon Do, Wushu, Kickboxing (ISKA, WAKO, NASKA & US Grand Open Champion in Weapons & Forms; Black Belt & World Martial Arts Hall of Fame entry) Michael Clarke Duncan was born on December 10, 1957 in Chicago, Illinois. 6 Hollywood Actors with SERIOUS Martial Arts Skills Movies & Shows Hollywood has churned out some amazing action films, but through the wire work, CGI, fast-paced editing, and special effects, it’s hard to know which actors are just going through the motions and which actually have some skills to back it up. He is the voice of Emissary in Transformers: Titans Returns and brings Bloodshot to life in the highly-anticipated project Ninjak vs.the Valiant Universe. He continued making short films into his late teens. Starring in the award winning indie film The Honorable (2002) served to win Vandenberg the lead role in a series of Timex spots for director Tim Burton. Kariim Ratcliff was born in Brooklyn, New York to Levester and Ida Ratcliff. His history in boxing helped him quickly pick up martial arts movements while rehearsing. In his first United States match, Daniels defeated Sherman "Big Train" Bergman (The only kickboxer to have knocked down Jean-Claude Van Damme). There are many many more female martial arts actors working today and in the past, so there’s plenty of room for expansion in the future for female driven martial arts action. He has been married to Brooke Theiss since June 18, 1994. The enigmatic ... Scott Edward Adkins was born on June 17, 1976 in Sutton Coldfield, England, into a family that for generations were butchers. He is of English, German, Dutch, and ... Karate (Junior Black Belt Forms & Weapons champion) Xtreme Martial Arts (Black belt by the age of eight, and winning several junior world championships). Kariim's early interest in the martial arts led him to an acting career. One Dio mentions that this star has trained in almost every type of martial arts. Many martial arts actors also come from a dance background instead of a fighting one. Martial arts actors & actresses. He is the first African American to portray a major comic book superhero in a major motion picture, having starred as Al Simmons, the protagonist in the 1997 film Spawn. By the ... Taylor Daniel Lautner was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan, to Deborah, a software company worker, and Daniel Lautner, a pilot for Midwest Airlines. Michael Benardo started his martial arts training at the age of 8. Rare versatility and focused work ethic have enabled him to build an expanding library of almost 100 film and television titles. Karate (5th Dan), Judo (3rd Dan), Aikido (2nd Dan), Kendo. Always one looking for ... Karate (7th Dan; World Karate Union & Black Belt Hall of Fame entry), Toso Kune Do (founder), Muay Thai (MTIA gold medalist), Mixed Martial Arts (record: 4-0). His skills brought him to be a member of the USA Karate Team from 1984-1990.After becoming a world ... Kickboxing (ISKA, WKC, PKL, NASKA & WUKO Champion/Gold medalist), Tae Kwon Do (4th Dan; member of US National Karate Team). He has ... Jujitsu, Hapkido, Kendo (black belts in all styles), Capoeira. Many begun as low budget, B grade movies but the within the last 5 decades they have progressed over to the West and we have seen them on the big budget Hollywood sets … It's not only the male celebrities who are into martial arts, one female star that has been studying martial arts for years is Jessica Biel. By Karl Smallwood / March 14, 2017 12:28 pm EST / Updated: Dec. 11, 2020 3:01 pm EST. Rick Yune was born on August 22, 1971 in Washington, District of Columbia, USA as Richard Yun. His father's name is Jay, mother's name is Kim and he has one older sister, Kelsie. Hwang Jang-Lee is the ultimate bootmaster. Mike Chat as his friends call him, represents a new wave of Kung Fu, with over 14 years of experience, combining Okinawan Shorei-Ryu as a 4th degree black belt, Tae Kwon Do, Chinese Wushu, Kickboxing, yoga, ballet, dance and acrobatics. At the time of her popularity, she was ... Chow Yun Fat is a charismatic, athletically built and energetic Asian-born film star who first came to the attention of western audiences via his roles in the high-octane/blazing guns action films of maverick HK director John Woo.Chow was born in 1955 on the quiet island of Lamma, part of the ... Donnie Yen was born in Guangzhou, China. Karen recently appeared on "Criminal Minds" with ... Kajukenbo, Wun Hop Kuen (US Open Karate Grand Champion; US Black Belt Forms Champion; Black Belt Hall of Fame entry; WKC Gold medalist). I want in! Enjoying "extreme" sports to the max, Cobb launched... Boxer, full contact kickboxing, Karate (Black belt). The Most Anticipated Movies of 2020 - 2030. He is known for his work on Bad Guys (2000), Street Justice (1991) and The Alternate (2000). At a young age, Daniels started to train in the martial arts. Karate (7th Dan), Kickboxing (WKA & UK Super Middleweight Champion). Cynthia Rothrock is a martial arts expert and athlete, who went on to become a film actress, starring in a number of highly successful B action movies. Bas Rutten is a world-renowned mixed martial artist who has also made a name for himself outside the ring as an actor, host, and television personality.As an actor Rutten can be seen co-starring in the Kevin James feature film Here Comes the Boom (2012) for Columbia Pictures. At the same time he opened a martial arts school with his brother. He also starred in Missing in Action (1984) and its sequels, Firewalker (1986) and Sidekicks (1992). 7.6. In six months he began teaching the art. wushu, Tai Chi, Wushu (Harbin team member; National Chinese Junior, All-Around & Martial Arts Champion). She first made a name as an action actress in Hong Kong before going on to wow audiences in her home turf. Canadian actress, director and producer Katheryn Winnick stars in the critically acclaimed, Emmy award-winning television series Vikings, produced by MGM and The History Channel. In a career which spanned 4 decades, he won 11 world kick-boxing championships, among them the WKA, STAR, WKC, PKO Lightheavyweight ... Kickboxing (5th degree black belt), (11-time World Kickboxing Champion, 3-time WKO Champion; WKA, STAR, WKC, PKO, KICK, IKF, ISKA, & FCR World Light Heavyweight Champion; record: 72-5-2; Black Belt Hall of Fame entry), Pai Lum Tao, Goju-Ryu Karate, Kung Fu, Muay Thai, Wrestling, Boxing. Bruce Lee. Phillip Rhee is a master martial artist, actor and filmmaker best known for creating the "BEST of the BEST" film franchise with his producing partner and mentor Peter E. Strauss (Former Chairman of Lions Gate) and Frank Giustra, a Canadian Billionaire and founder of Lions Gate. 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