Martial Artists In Movies: The Real Deal - Volume 1by The_Phantom_Projectionist | created - 20 May 2013 | updated - 10 Feb 2017 | Public
"Wait a minute! Haven't I seen this list before?"
In 2009, I used Amazon.com to begin compiling a cumulative list of genuine martial artists who also appeared in movies, accompanied by trivia. About two years later, an IMDb user pasted my entries into this format to create a clone list (he wasn't the first: a user on the Action Fans forum did the same thing).
"Why should I check out this list if I've seen the other one?"
Better and more up-to-date information. I regularly revised the Amazon lists, and as a result have more current entry and trivia information.
This is a list of legitimate martial artists appearing in movies, accompanied by the styles they practice(d), the recognition they've received for them, and individual trivia.
- the performer must be an actual practitioner of a martial art; simply portraying martial artists in film, no matter how well or how often, is not enough
- the martial art(s) in question must be able to be identified and verified by a source other than hearsay
- individual accomplishments (e.g. tournaments won, belts held) must likewise be verifiable
- Mixed Martial Arts, Tai Chi, and weapons-based styles can only be credited if the person in question practices another style as well (I reserve the right to make exceptions)
- Kickboxing is considered a martial art
- Tae Bo, boxing, wrestling, and gymnastics are not considered martial arts
- styles incorporating firearms usage (e.g. Systema) are not considered
NOTE: a lot of the trivia listed here did originally come from IMDb pages, but I've only included information I was able to verify from other sources as well.
**Though I have done my utmost to ensure that all information below is factual and up-to-date, I may have made mistakes and therefore make no claims about this list's infallibility**
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Actress | Cui hua kuang mo
Cynthia Rothrock was born on March 8, 1957 in Wilmington, Delaware, USA as Cynthia Ann Christine Rothrock. She is an actress and producer, known for Cui hua kuang mo (1993), Honor and Glory (1993) and Above the Law (1986).
Tang Soo Do (8th Dan), Tae Kwon Do (4th Dan), Kenpo, Eagle Claw, Wushu, Northern Shaolin, Pai Lum (5-time World Karate Champion; AKA & NKC Champion; Long Beach International, Battle of Atlanta, Diamond Nationals, Fort Worth Pro Am & California Superstars Nationals/Internationals Champion; Black Belt & Kung Fu Hall of Fame entry)
Trivia: is the only world champion in weapons & forms competition to win the title five times consecutively
Best seen in RIGHTING WRONGS
Stunts | Mystery Men
Karen Sheperd is an American actress in film, television and theatre. Her recurring guest-star role as "The Enforcer" on television's "Hercules, The Legendary Journeys", opposite Kevin Sorbo, received the highest ratings ever for the entire series. Karen recently appeared on "Criminal Minds" with ...
Shotokan Karate, Kajukenbo, Wun Hop Kuen (7th Dan; 2-time US Open Karate Champion; 2-time Diamond Nationals Champion; 2-time West Coast Nationals Champion; Battle of Atlanta, AKA Grand Nationals & US Black Belt Champion; WKC Gold medalist; Black Belt & Martial Arts History Museum Hall of Fame entry)
Trivia: was the first female Grand Champion of the US Open Karate tournament
Best seen in MISSION OF JUSTICE
3. Loren Avedon
Actor | The King of the Kickboxers
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. He received his first "break" while training late one night at the Karate school. Producer Roy Horan was looking for an actor/martial ...
Hapkido (8th Dan), Tae Kwon Do (5th Dan)
Trivia: gained his initial film roles as a result of producers calling his master's dojo in need of extras
Best seen in THE KING OF THE KICKBOXERS
4. Biao Yuen
Actor | Bai ga jai
Yuen Biao is regarded as one of the most acrobatic martial artists ever. Unfortunately, he is still underrated and not as popular as other contemporaries such as Jackie Chan, Sammo Kam-Bo Hung, and Jet Li even though he is the most critically acclaimed out of all of them and the most talented as ...
Wing Chun, Judo, Hapkido, Tae Kwon Do
Trivia: attended the Peking Opera Academy alongside Jackie Chan, Corey Yuen, and Sammo Hung
Best seen in THE PRODIGAL SON
5. Billy Blanks
Actor | The Last Boy Scout
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. Blanks was born in Eerie, Pennsylvania in 1955 amongst humble backgrounds and grew up as one of 15 children, battling ...
Karate, Tang Soo Do, Tae Kwon Do (8th Dan; 7-time PKL Champion; US Olympic Team captain; Karate Hall of Fame entry)
Trivia: is also an amateur boxing, and a former Massachusetts Golden Gloves Champion and Tri-State Golden Gloves Champion of Champions
Best seen in TOUGH AND DEADLY
6. Jackie Chan
Actor | Ngo si seoi
Hong Kong's cheeky, lovable and best known film star, Jackie Chan endured many years of long, hard work and multiple injuries to establish international success via his early beginnings in Hong Kong's manic martial arts cinema industry.
Jackie was born Kong-sang Chan on Hong Kong's famous Victoria ...
Hapkido, Northern Shaolin, Tae Kwon Do, Bak Mei, Wing Chun (Black Belt Hall of Fame entry)
Trivia: holds the Guinness World Record for "most stunts performed by a living actor"
Best seen in DRUNKEN MASTER II
Actor | Kill Bill: Vol. 1
Pivotal figure in the 1970s explosion of martial arts cinema as lethal "fists for hire" trouble shooter, Takuma (Terry) Tsurugi, starring in the phenomenally popular and ultra violent "The Street Fighter" series of action films. Sonny Chiba wasn't a graceful, fluid fighter like screen icon Bruce Lee...
Goju-Ryu & Kyokushin Karate (2nd & 4th Dan), Ninjutsu (4th Dan), Judo (2nd Dan), Shorinji Kenpo (1st Dan), Kendo (1st Dan)
Trivia: trained extensively for the 1964 Olympic Gymnastics team but never participated due to an injury
Best seen in THE STREET FIGHTER
Actor | Le pacte des loups
Mark Dacascos was born on February 26, 1964 in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA as Mark Alan Dacascos. He is known for his work on Brotherhood of the Wolf (2001), Only the Strong (1993) and Drive (1997). He has been married to Julie Condra since January 5, 1998. They have three children.
Wun Hop Kuen (2-time Long Beach International Champion; 2-time Hamburg Karate Champion), Chin Na, Shui Jao, Capoeira, Karate, Kickboxing, Jeet Kune Do, Wing Chun, Wushu, Muay Thai
Trivia: won his first international martial arts tournament at age 9
Best seen in DRIVE
Actor | Ninjak vs the Valiant Universe
Jason David Frank is well-known for his role of Tommy Oliver in the long-running family television show Power Rangers. 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. Always one looking for ...
Karate (7th Dan; World Karate Union, AKKFF & Black Belt Hall of Fame entry), Toso Kune Do (founder), Muay Thai (MTIA Gold medalist), Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (purple belt), Mixed Martial Arts (record: 1-0)
Trivia: his Rising Sun Karate studio has received awards from the Black Belt Hall of Fame and the Educational Funding Company
Best seen in MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS
10. Matthias Hues
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. 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. By the ...
Karate, Kenpo, Kickboxing, Judo
Trivia: standing 6'5" and weighing 250 pounds in his prime, Hues has often needed to do his own stunts because there weren't many stuntmen as large as him
Best seen in NO RETREAT, NO SURRENDER 2
Stunts | Yip Man
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." He made his feature film debut as an actor at the age ...
Wing Chun, Judo, Hapkido
Trivia: the distinctive scar on his upper lip is the result of a legitimate Kowloon street fight
Best seen in MAGNIFICENT BUTCHER
12. Tony Jaa
Actor | Ong-bak 3
Japanom Yeerum was born on February 5, 1976, in the northeastern province of Surin, Thailand. His parents were elephant herders. 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. Jaa studied martial arts at the local ...
Muay Boran, Muay Thai, Tae Kwon Do, Aikido, Judo
Trivia: was inspired to take up acting roles when his friends doubted his prospects as a stuntman
Best seen in TOM YUM GOONG
13. Shô Kosugi
Actor | Ninja Assassin
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), Judo, Xing Yi Quan, Tae Kwon Do, Shito-Ryu, Shindo Jinen-Ryu & Shotokan Karate, Kendo
Trivia: became a national martial arts champion at age 18
Best seen in REVENGE OF THE NINJA
14. Lorenzo Lamas
Actor | Grease
Lorenzo Fernando Lamas was born in Santa Monica, California, the son of actors Arlene Dahl and Fernando Lamas. His father was Argentinian and his mother was American, of Norwegian descent. Lorenzo was raised in Pacific Palisades, California. In 1968, his family moved to New York. He attended ...
Tae Kwon Do (3rd Dan), Karate, Kenpo, Jujitsu
Trivia: has appeared in over 700 episodes of different TV shows
Best seen in BOUNTY TRACKER
15. Brandon Lee
Actor | The Crow
Born on February 1, 1965 to Bruce Lee (Martial Arts idol) and Linda Lee Cadwell. Brother to Shannon Lee. In 1970-71, they moved to Hong Kong where Brandon became fluent in Cantonese by the age of 8. He attended Boston's Art-Oriented Emerson College in Massachusetts. He studied Martial Arts and ...
Kickboxing, Jeet Kune Do, Yee Chuen Tao (Black Belt Hall of Fame entry)
Trivia: received most of his martial arts training from his father's student, Dan Inosanto
Best seen in RAPID FIRE
16. Bruce Lee
Actor | Meng long guo jiang
Bruce Lee remains the greatest icon of martial arts cinema and a key figure of modern popular media. Had it not been for Bruce Lee and his movies in the early 1970s, it's arguable whether or not the martial arts film genre would have ever penetrated and influenced mainstream North American and ...
Wing Chun (Black Belt Hall of Fame entry), Jeet Kune Do (founder), Judo, Jujitsu, Karate, Tae Kwon Do, Tang Soo Do, Silat, Tai Chi, Choy Li Fut, Praying Mantis Kung Fu, Hung Gar, Hapkido, Wushu, Muay Thai
Trivia: his physical feats included performing 50 reps of one-armed chin-ups, performing push-ups with only one thumb and index finger, and landing a 3-foot punch in 0.05 seconds
Best seen in ENTER THE DRAGON
17. Jet Li
Actor | The One
Jet Li born Li Lian Jie in Beijing, China. He started training at the Beijing wushu academy (wushu is China's national sport, largely a performance version of various martial art styles) at age eight. He won five gold medals in the Chinese championships, his first when he was only 11. In his teens,...
Wushu (5-time Chinese National Champion; Black Belt Hall of Fame entry), Bagua Zhang, Tai Chi, Xing Yi Quan, Zui Quan, Tang Lang Quan, Ying Zhao Quan
Trivia: an impressed Richard Nixon jokingly requested Li be his personal bodyguard after watching him perform in the United States at age 11; Li replied he'd rather use his skills to protect the people of China
Best seen in HERO
18. Chia-Hui Liu
Actor | Kill Bill: Vol. 2
Trivia: used to skip school as a youth to attend martial arts practice
Best seen in THE 36TH CHAMBER OF SHAOLIN
19. Dolph Lundgren
Actor | Rocky IV
Dolph Lundgren was born in Stockholm, Sweden, to Sigrid Birgitta (Tjerneld), a language teacher, and Karl Johan Hugo Lundgren, an engineer and economist for the Swedish government. He lived in Stockholm until the age of 13, when he moved in with his grandparents in Nyland, Ångermanland, Sweden. ...
Kyokushin & Goju-Ryu Karate (3rd Dan; 3-time Swedish National Open Champion; 2-time EKC Champion; British & Australian National Open Champion; Swedish National Team captain), Tae Kwon Do, Judo
Trivia: was the former personal bodyguard of Grace Jones, whom he lived with for four years
Best seen in THE PUNISHER
20. Johnny Nguyen
Actor | Tom yum goong
Johnny left Vietnam at the age of 8, uncertain of what destination lied ahead. As a boy, he already loved Hong Kong cinema. Johnny would soon start training in martial arts and now has over 18 years of experience in Kung Fu, Tai Chi and Japanese Aikido. Johnny is now also an expert in Wushu, which ...
Wushu (Pan-American Gold medalist; US National Team member), Lien Feng Kwon, Tae Kwon Do, Vovinam, Tai Chi, Aikido
Trivia: is the grandson of Nguyễn Lộc, the founder of Vovinam
Best seen in THE REBEL
21. Chuck Norris
Actor | Walker, Texas Ranger
Chuck Norris is familiar to fans worldwide as the star of action films such as The Hitman (1991), The Delta Force (1986) and Delta Force 2: The Colombian Connection (1990). He also starred in Missing in Action (1984) and its sequels, Firewalker (1986) and Sidekicks (1992). He was an executive ...
Tang Soo Do (10th Dan; 6-time WPKC Champion; 2-time Winter Nationals Champion; IKF, ATC, USA Pro Team & AAKC Champion; Black Belt & WKU Hall of Fame entry), Tae Kwon Do (8th Dan), Chun Kuk Do (founder), Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (3rd degree black belt), Shito-Ryu & Shotokan Karate, Kenpo, Judo, Hapkido, Jujitsu
Trivia: at the time of his certification in 1997, he was the first westerner to attain the 8th Dan in Tae Kwon Do
Best seen in LONE WOLF MCQUADE
22. Richard Norton
Actor | Mad Max: Fury Road
A powerful screen presence, Richard Norton wins the applause of international audiences with his engaging ability to play either the hero or the heavy. Rare versatility and focused work ethic have enabled him to build an expanding library of almost 100 film and television titles. The disciplines ...
Goju-Ryu Karate (5th Dan), Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (4th degree black belt), Zen Do Kai (8th Dan; co-founder), Chun Kuk Do (5th Dan), Judo, Aikido, Muay Thai
Trivia: was formerly a bodyguard, having personally protected the Rolling Stones, Linda Ronstadt, James Taylor, David Bowie, ABBA, John Belushi, Fleetwood Mac, and Stevie Nicks
Best seen in MY LUCKY STARS
23. Simon Rhee
Stunts | Inception
Simon Rhee is a 7th Degree Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do and a 4th Degree Black Belt in Hap Ki Do. 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. Karate Illustrated noted that, "Simon Rhee has the ...
Tae Kwon Do (7th Dan), Hapkido (4th Dan), Wing Chun
Trivia: began his martial arts training as a child, following a bout with meningitis
Best seen in BEST OF THE BEST
24. Phillip Rhee
Producer | Best of the Best
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 (Executive VP and Mandalay Pictures) and Frank Giustra, a Canadian Billionaire and founder of Lions Gate. The first "Best...
Tae Kwon Do (6th Dan), Hapkido (3rd Dan), Kendo (1st Dan), Wing Chun
Trivia: is a senior instructor at the Jun Chong Tae Kwon Do academy
Best seen in BEST OF THE BEST
25. Ho-Sung Pak
Actor | Lesser of Three Evils
Korean-American born Ho Sung-Pak is best known for two accomplishments in martial arts. A wushu champion, Ho was inducted into the Black Belt Hall of Fame in 1991. 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)
Trivia: is a member of the PKL and NASKA organizational bodies
Best seen in WMAC MASTERS
26. Tak Sakaguchi
Actor | Versus
It seems that right at birth, Tak Sakaguchi was bound to be a force to be reckoned with. From an early age, he exhibited excellent motor skills and cat-like reflexes; putting these skills to use and excelling in martial arts such as Judo and boxing. Surprisingly, even with his stunning looks and ...
Bājíquán, Shaolin Kenpo, Kickboxing, Mixed Martial Arts
Trivia: was an underground street fighter prior to his film career
Best seen in VERSUS
27. Steven Seagal
Actor | Exit Wounds
Steven Seagal is a striking and somewhat boyishly handsome (often with ponytail) action star who burst onto the martial arts film scene in 1988 in the fast-paced Warner Bros. film Above the Law (1988).
Steven Frederic Seagal was born in Lansing, Michigan, to Patricia Anne (Fisher), a medical ...
Aikido (7th Dan; Black Belt, Martial Arts & HMAIS Hall of Fame entry), Kendo, Kenjutsu, Shotokan Karate, Judo, Jujitsu, Wing Chun, Escrima
Trivia: was the first U.S. citizen to operate a martial arts dojo in Japan
Best seen in ABOVE THE LAW
28. Robin Shou
Actor | Mortal Kombat: Annihilation
Robin Shou is the fourth child of a Shanghai tailor and homemaker. His family moved to the US in 1971. Their first home in Los Angeles was a 2 bedroom apartment near Olympic and Vermont, today known as Koreatown.
Shou didn't start attending martial arts classes until he was 19. He took Kenpo (Karate...
Wushu (Chinese National Gold & Silver medalist; Chinese National Team member), Kenpo
Trivia: pursued acting in the U.S. after becoming exasperated with his limited choice of roles in Hong Kong
Best seen in MORTAL KOMBAT
29. Wesley Snipes
Actor | Blade
Wesley Trent Snipes was born in Orlando, Florida, to Maryann (Long), a teacher's assistant, and Wesley Rudolph Snipes, an aircraft engineer. He grew up on the streets of the South Bronx in New York City, where he very early decided that the theater was to be his career. He attended the High School ...
Shotokan Karate (5th Dan), Hapkido (2nd Dan), Capoeira, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Wushu, Shaolin Kung Fu
Trivia: has studied the martial arts since age 12
Best seen in BLADE
30. Jeff Speakman
Actor | The Perfect Weapon
Jeff Speakman was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois, where he became a All-American springboard diver in high school. He broke records in his school's district and conference all without ever having a coach. Determined to go to college, he worked for six years and graduated with honors from ...
Kenpo (8th, 4th & 2nd Dan under different masters; Black Belt Hall of Fame entry), Goju-Ryu Karate (7th Dan)
Trivia: is the founder of the AKKS karate organization, currently operating 50 schools internationally
Best seen in THE PERFECT WEAPON
31. Jason Statham
Actor | Crank
Jason Statham was born in Shirebrook, Derbyshire, to Eileen (Yates), a dancer, and Barry Statham, a street merchant and lounge singer. Statham has done quite a lot in a short time. He has been a Diver on the British National Diving Team and finished 12th in the World Championships in 1992. He has ...
Kickboxing, Shotokan Karate, Wushu, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Mixed Martial Arts
Trivia: is a former member of British National Diving Team, having place 12th in the '92 World Championships
Best seen in THE TRANSPORTER
32. Tak-Hing Kwan
When he was 13 years old, he joined an entertainment troupe on tour of Singapore. During these years he began to study performing. In 1932 he debuted in the film "Gor Nui Ching Chiu" ("Sentimental Song of Companions' Tide") playing a bit part, shot in San Francisco (USA). Soon he came back to Hong ...
White Crane, Hung Gar
Trivia: portrayed the Chinese folk hero Wong Fei-Hung over 70 times in film; Wong's surviving wife gave her approval by declaring he looked exactly like her late husband
Best seen in THE SKYHAWK
Actor | Double Team
Van Damme was born Jean-Claude Camille François Van Varenberg in Berchem-Sainte-Agathe, Brussels, Belgium, to Eliana and Eugène Van Varenberg, an accountant. "The Muscles from Brussels" started martial arts at the age of eleven. His father introduced him to martial arts when he saw his son was ...
Tae Kwon Do, Muay Thai, Kickboxing, Shotokan Karate (Challenge Coupe des Espoirs Silver medalist; WAKO Team Champion; Belgium National Team member)
Trivia: studied the martial arts under Claude Goetz
Best seen in BLOODSPORT
Actor | Black Dynamite
Michael Jai White is an American actor and martial artist who has appeared in numerous films and television series. 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. White ...
Kyokushin, Goju-Ryu & Shotokan Karate (3rd Dan), Kobudo, Tang Soo Do, Wushu, Tae Kwon Do (US Open & North American Open Champion)
Trivia: has trained in the martial arts with Bill Wallace, Benny Urquidez, Bobby Lowe, Shokei Matsui, Jean-Claude Van Damme, James Lew, Don Wilson, Peter Cunningham, Billy Blanks, Gene LeBell, and Joe Lewis
Best seen in BLOOD AND BONE
35. Jeff Wincott
Actor | The Night Of
Jeff was born in Toronto, Canada and attended Ryerson University for Theatre.
He worked on stage in Anne Of A Thousand Days, Play It Again Sam, Romeo and Juliet and in the Toronto Premier of Martin Sherman's play Bent.
He moved to New York to study with Stella Adler, Michael Kahn, and Eli Rill.
Shotokan Karate (5th Dan; Ontario Open & North American Open Champion), Tae Kwon Do (1st Dan)
Trivia: once thwarted a mugging in New York City with his younger brother, Michael Wincott
Best seen in MISSION OF JUSTICE
36. Michael Worth
Actor | Killing Cupid
Born in Philadelphia, Michael came from a line of German sailors on one side and American Delaware Indians on the other. As a 10 year old Michael directed his first film entitle The Tire. It was shot with a super-8 camera his mother bought him. He continued making short films into his late teens. ...
Tang Soo Do (1st Dan), Jeet Kune Do, Muay Thai, Aikido, Judo, Northern Shaolin, Wing Chun, Escrima
Trivia: studied the martial arts under and was an assistant instructor of Jerry Poteet
Best seen in US SEALS 2
37. Donnie Yen
Actor | Yip Man
Donnie Yen was born in Guangzhou, China. His mother, Bow-sim Mark, was a kung fu master and his father, Kylster Yen, a newspaper editor and amateur musician. When Donnie was just two years old, the family moved to Hong Kong and then, when he was 11, to Boston, Massachusetts.
Tae Kwon Do (6th Dan; Black Belt Hall of Fame entry), Judo (1st Dan), Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (purple belt), Wushu, Wing Chun, Tai Chi, Kickboxing, Muay Thai, Mixed Martial Arts
Trivia: trained for two years with the Beijing Wushu Team
Best seen in IP MAN
38. Bolo Yeung
Actor | Bloodsport
Bolo Yeung was born in China. He began his martial arts training at the age of 10. Growing up he took an interest in bodybuilding. Later he became know as Chinese Hercules after becoming Mr. Hong Kong bodybuilding champion. He held the title for ten years. Because of his impressively muscular ...
Wing Chun, Tai Chi
Trivia: is a former Chinese National Powerlifting Champion
Best seen in BLOODSPORT
39. Scott Adkins
Actor | Doctor Strange
Scott Edward Adkins was born on June 17, 1976 in Sutton Coldfield, England, into a family that for generations were butchers. Along with his elder brother Craig, he was raised by their parents, John and Janet (Sanders) Adkins, in a loving middle-class family. Scott attended Bishop Vesey's Grammar ...
Tae Kwon Do, Judo, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Kickboxing, Wushu, Krav Maga
Trivia: is a PKA-certified Kickboxing instructor
Best seen in UNDISPUTED 3
40. John Barrett
Actor | Gymkata
Tang Soo Do (3rd Dan; MAI Champion)
Trivia: trained in the martial arts under Chuck Norris
Best seen in AMERICAN KICKBOXER 1
41. Daniel Bernhardt
Actor | John Wick
Daniel Bernhardt was born on the 31st August 1965 in Worblaufen, Bern in Switzerland. After finishing high school, he studied architectural design for four years and graduated in Bern. At the same time he opened a martial arts school with his brother. After completing his studies, Daniel moved to ...
Kickboxing, Karate, Tae Kwon Do, Muay Thai
Trivia: was discovered by producer Mark DiSalle while filming a martial arts-themed commercial for Versace jeans alongside Jean-Claude Van Damme
Best seen in BLOODSPORT II
42. David Bradley
David Bradley was born on October 2, 1953 in Texas, USA as Brad Simpson. He is an actor and writer, known for American Ninja 4: The Annihilation (1990), American Ninja 3: Blood Hunt (1989) and American Samurai (1992).
Tae Kwon Do, Aikido, Iaido, Wing Chun, Judo, Jujitsu
Trivia: his birth name is Brad Simpson
Best seen in AMERICAN NINJA III
Actor | The Time Machine
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. 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; Black Belt & World Martial Arts Hall of Fame entry)
Trivia: is the co-creator Xtreme Martial Arts and owner of the XMA brand
Best seen in POWER RANGERS: LIGHTSPEED RESCUE
44. Ching-Ying Lam
Actor | Bai ga jai
Ching-Ying Lam was born on December 27, 1952 in Shanghai, China, the third of six children. He attended Shun Yi Association Elementary School in Hong Kong for 2 years. He later attended the Chun Chau Drama Society to learn Peking Opera, where he portrayed female roles and did stunt-doubling for ...
Trivia: was rumored to be rivals with Sammo Hung, though Hung carried the urn during his funeral in 1997
Best seen in MR. VAMPIRE
45. Keith Cooke
Actor | Mortal Kombat
Keith Cooke is a man of many qualities, accomplished in the arts of Wushu, Tae Kwon Do and Karate.
He started his WuShu training in 1973, under Roger Tung. In 1980 he went to China and he trained for 5 hours a day and entered the competition circuit in 1983. He immediately gained a second place in ...
Wushu, Tae Kwon Do, Karate (5-Time US Open Champion; Budweiser National & Atlantic World Team member; Black Belt Hall of Fame entry)
Trivia: is the founder of the Keith Cooke Studio and the Champion Martial Arts school of Los Angeles
Best seen in CHINA O'BRIEN
46. Doo-hong Jung
Stunts | Bereullin
Tae Kwon Do
Trivia: became the youngest Korean action director in history at age 25
Best seen in THE CITY OF VIOLENCE
47. Leo Fong
Actor | Runaway Killer
Fong was born in the Xinhui district of the city of Jiangmen, located in the province of Canton, China in 1928. At the age of five, he arrived in Seattle, Washington with his parents and siblings, where they were detained for a time, as was common with immigrants from Asia. Upon being released in ...
Wei Kuen Do (founder), Judo, Escrima, Wing Chun, Judo, Jujitsu, Choy Lay Fut, Sil Lum, Tae Kwon Do, Jeet Kune Do, Tang Soo Do, Karate
Trivia: was a personal friend of Bruce Lee, whose formation of Jeet Kune Do he influenced with his boxing techniques
Best seen in LOW BLOW
48. Sheng Fu
Actor | Na Zha
Born Chang Fu-Sheng to a wealthy family on October 20th, 1954, in Hong Kong. His English adopted name was Alexander. He was the ninth of 11 siblings. He was considered his father's favorite. Unlike the rest of his family, he showed little interest in academic and had no desire to try his hand in ...
Trivia: lived in what was Bruce Lee's Hong Kong residence and died almost exactly ten years after Lee's own death
Best seen in 8 DIAGRAM POLE FIGHTER
49. Bryan Genesse
Bryan Genesse was born on March 20, 1964 in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada as Bryan V. Genesse. He is known for his work on Operation Delta Force 3: Clear Target (1998), Bad Guys (2000) and The Alternate (2000). He has been married to Brooke Theiss since June 18, 1994. They have two children.
Hung Gar, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Muay Thai
Trivia: studied Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under John Machado
Best seen in STREET JUSTICE
50. Yasuaki Kurata
Actor | Jing wu ying xiong
Goju-Ryu Karate (5th Dan), Judo (3rd Dan), Aikido (2nd Dan), Kendo
Trivia: is the operator of the Kurata Action stunt club
Best seen in HEROES OF THE EAST
51. Jang Lee Hwang
Actor | Ying zhao tie bu shan
Hwang Jang-Lee is the ultimate bootmaster. Known for his powerful and deadly kicks on screen as well as off, Hwang has a reputation as the Lord of the Superkickers. Born in Japan, Hwang's family moved back to their native Korea, where at the age of 14, Hwang began taking the national martial art of...
Tae Kwon Do (9th Dan), Tang Soo Do
Trivia: reportedly killed a knife fighter in self-defense with a single roundhouse kick
Best seen in DRUNKEN MASTER
52. Dragon Lee
Actor | Shen wei san meng long
Trivia: trained in the martial arts under Grandmaster Hwang In-Shik
Best seen in SECRET NINJA, ROARING TIGER
53. Eric Lee
Actor | Big Trouble in Little China
Eric started his training with his father after dinner. The martial art was Choi Li Fut. At that time, everybody practiced Kung Fu. Eric Lee was inspired by the black and white series Won Duck Hing.
Eric and his family moved to California and at the age of 15 his formal martial arts training started...
Wun Hop Kuen (7th Dan), Kajukenbo (9th degree black belt), Jeet Kune Do, Northern & Southern Shaolin, Choy Lay Fut, Tai Chi, Chin-Na, Judo, Wing Chun, Hung Gar (Black Belt Hall of Fame entry)
Trivia: is the recipient of two Golden Fist Awards
Best seen in WEAPONS OF DEATH
54. Jason Scott Lee
Actor | Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story
Of Hawaiian and Chinese descent, Jason Scott Lee was born in Los Angeles, California, but raised in Hawaii from the age of two. His interest in acting began while studying in high school. It blossomed further when he enrolled in Fullerton College, where he studied under acting coach Sal Romeo. His ...
Jeet Kune Do
Trivia: trained in the martial arts under Jerry Poteet
Best seen in DRAGON: THE BRUCE LEE STORY
55. Siu-Lung Leung
Actor | Kung fu
Born in Hong Kong in 1948, 'Bruce' Leung Siu-Lung was the eldest of twelve brothers (which included stuntman/martial arts actor/action choreographer 'Tony' Leung Siu-Hung) and he obtained his martial arts training from his father at the Cantonese Opera. He also learned different forms of Karate and...
Gōjū-Ryū Karate, Wing Chun
Trivia: was boycotted in Hong Kong after he advertised his films in mainland China
Best seen in THE FISTS, THE KICKS & THE EVILS
56. Alexander Rei Lo
Actor | Hong men jue e zhe
Alexander Lo won the Taiwan 1978 Tae Kwan do championship, and got into the movie business after his older brother Tong Lung introduced him to director Robert Tai, with whom he most frequently collaborated. Alexander worked on many films about Ninjas, such as Wu Tang vs. Ninja (1987), Ying zi jun ...
Tae Kwon Do (Taiwan National Champion)
Trivia: frequently collaborated with kickboxer Eugene Thomas
Best seen in NINJA: THE FINAL DUEL
57. Angela Mao
Actress | Enter the Dragon
Angela Mao was born as Mao Ching Ying in 1950 as the third of eight children to a family of entertainers for the Peking Opera House. She had a successful career as a Chinesa Opera actress, where her flexibility and martial arts first developed. She was discovered by film producer Raymond Chow who ...
Hapkido (3rd Dan), Tae Kwon Do
Trivia: is the survivor of a mugging, having successfully fought off an attacker while walking home
Best seen in LADY KUNG FU
58. Kurt McKinney
Actor | No Retreat, No Surrender
Kurt McKinney originally hails from Louisville, Kentucky. At the age of 21 he was already a black belt in taekwondo and an amateur kickboxing champion. He decided to become an actor and moved to Hollywood. He would go on to star in the 1985 film No Retreat, No Surrender as the lead. The film, one ...
Tae Kwon Do (1st Dan), Kickboxing (record: 1-0)
Trivia: reportedly turned down roles in martial arts movies for fear of being typecast
Best seen in NO RETREAT, NO SURRENDER
59. Jalal Merhi
Producer | Expect to Die
Jalal Merhi is recognized worldwide as a premiere action-film producer / director after successfully delivering over 20 films worldwide within a decade, and numerous short film projects. Born in Brazil from to Lebanese parents, Jalal emigrated to Canada to study and eventually built an extension of...
Shotokan Karate (2nd Dan), Tae Kwon Do, Choy Lay Fut, Hung Gar (Canada Cup Classic Champion)
Trivia: was a professional jeweler prior to his film career
Best seen in TIGER CLAWS
60. Matt Mullins
Stunts | Divergent
From his humble beginnings of watching Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Matt Mullins has risen to become world renown in martial arts, and as a star in the CW4Kids show "Kamen Rider: Dragon Knight".
With 5 martial art world titles in hand, Matt moved from Naperville, IL to Hollywood and quickly began ...
Shōrei-Ryū Karate (5th Dan; 6-time NASKA Champion; 5-time AKA Champion; 5-Time WKC Champion), Tae Kwon Do, Wushu, Kickboxing
Trivia: is the leader of the Sideswipe performance team
Best seen in ADVENTURES OF JOHNNY TAO
61. Gerald Okamura
Actor | G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra
Born in Hilo, Hawaii in 1940. Gerald started Martial Arts with Judo in 1953. He has practiced Kendo, Aikido, Taekwondo, and he is currently a 5th degree black belt in Kung Fu San Soo (his sensei was the late Jimmy H. Woo). Gerald is a designer of various types of weaponry that have been featured in...
San Soo, Judo, Kendo, Aikido, Tae Kwon Do
Trivia: has been featured four times on the cover of Inside Kung Fu Magazine
Best seen in WEAPONS OF DEATH
62. Yukari Ôshima
Actress | Lik wong
Daughter of a Chinese woman, who spent her childhood in Nishi Ku (Fukuoka City). When she was in elementary school, her parents divorced and she went to live with her mother, who ran a little restaurant. Being a child she practiced karate in junior high school, represented Kyushu in several ...
Gōjū-Ryū Karate (Japan National Champion), Hung Gar
Trivia: was inspired to enter the film business by watching Sing Lung's YOUNG MASTER
Best seen in IRON ANGELS
63. Cyril Raffaelli
Stunts | Banlieue 13
Shotokan Karate, Wushu
Trivia: has trained in gymnastics at l'École de cirque Annie Fratellini since age 14
Best seen in DISTRICT B13
64. Siu-Wong Fan
Actor | Lik wong
Siu-Wong Fan was born in Hong Kong in 1973, the son of 1970s kung fu film actor Mei-Sheng Fan. At the age of 14, Siu-Wong traveled to Xushou on the request of his father to take up martial arts because he was virtually a toothpick. There, Siu-Wong studied gymnastics, kung fu, and taekwondo. Fan ...
Tae Kwon Do, Northern Shaolin, Eagle Claw, Cho Chiao, Nanqhuan, Tai Chi, Bak Mei
Trivia: began his martial arts training at the urging of his father, who was concerned about his son's frailty
Best seen in RIKI-OH
65. Keith Vitali
Actor | Revenge of the Ninja
Started his martial arts career at the University Of South Carolina in 1971 and in only two years, earned his 1st degree Black Belt. Competed in regional tournaments and major events throughout the world. Was World Karate Champion and US National Karate Champion for 3 consecutive years. (1978-1980)...
Tae Kwon Do (WKC & PKA Champion; Officials Karate's Legion Of Honor, Diamond Nationals, Official Karate & Black Belt Hall of Fame entry)
Trivia: was named one of the top ten point fighters of all time by Black Belt Magazine
Best seen in NO RETREAT, NO SURRENDER 3
Tomisaburô Wakayama was born on September 1, 1929 in Tokyo, Japan as Masaru Okumura. He was an actor and producer, known for Lone Wolf and Cub: Sword of Vengeance (1972), Shogun Assassin (1980) and Black Rain (1989). He died on April 2, 1992 in Kyoto, Japan.
Judo (4th Dan), Kenpo, Iaido, Kendo, Bo-Jutsu
Trivia: came from a family of Kabuki performers, but abandoned theater to teach Judo professionally
Best seen in LONE WOLF AND CUB
67. Jing Wu
Actor | Zhan lang
Born in Beijing China in 1974, he was sent to train at Beijing Wushu Academy when he was 6 years old as both his Father and Grandfather were also Martial artists. In 1995 he was spotted by Yuen Woo-Ping who had come to the academy to look for a martial artist for the film Tai Chi 2 (aka Tai Chi ...
Wushu (Chinese National Champion; Chinese National Team member)
Trivia: was "discovered" by director Yuen Woo-ping
Best seen in FATAL CONTACT
68. Marko Zaror
Actor | Alita: Battle Angel
Marko Zaror Aguad (Santiago, Chile) is a Chilean martial arts action star and fight choreographer, currently residing in Los Angeles, California. His career began as a young boy with a passion for martial arts and fighting, inspired by Bruce Lee. At the age of six he started training himself, and ...
Tae Kwon Do, Kickboxing
Trivia: began training himself in martial arts at age 6
Best seen in UNDISPUTED 3
69. Wenzhuo Zhao
Actor | Su Qi-er
Wushu (3-time Chinese National Champion; Harbin Provincial Team member), Tai Chi
Trivia: had qualified as a member of China's National Wushu Team but pursued his career in film instead
Best seen in TRUE LEGEND
70. Rob Van Dam
Self | W.W.E. 24
He was trained by the Original Sheik, Ed Farhat, who was one of pro-wrestling's classic and greatest bad guys. Even though their styles are quite different (Sheik being a wild hardcore-style brawler, known for throwing fire, cutting his opponent's forehead's up with foreign objects like a pencil, ...
Tae Kwon Do, Karate, Aikido, Kendo, Kickboxing
Trivia: is the inventor of the "Van Dam Lift," an officially-sanctioned exercise in which a dumbbell is raised while performing the splits
Best seen in WRONG SIDE OF TOWN
71. Jon Agro
Stunts | Top Dog
Trivia: has appeared in four movies with Don "the Dragon" Wilson
Best seen in SHOOTFIGHTER: FIGHT TO THE DEATH
72. Michael Bernardo
Actor | Batman & Robin
Michael Benardo started his martial arts training at the age of 8. His parents put him on to Judo, to gain self confidence, and from there he became interested in Karate at the same school. 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; 7-time Canadian National Champion; IAKSA Champion; Black Belt Hall of Fame entry)
Trivia: is the president of the World Kickboxing Council of Canada
Best seen in WMAC MASTERS
73. Brett Gold
Actor | Shootfighter: Fight to the Death
Brett Gold is an actor, known for Shootfighter: Fight to the Death (1993).
Karate (4th Dan)
Trivia: currently operates a martial arts school with Dave Bierley, Bob Burbidge, J. Phillips, and Gary Ruskin
Best seen in SHOOTFIGHTER: FIGHT TO THE DEATH
74. Roger Lacombe
Actor | Shootfighter: Fight to the Death
Tang Soo Do (9th Dan)
Trivia: currently teaches the martial arts in Westlake Village, California
Best seen in SHOOTFIGHTER: FIGHT TO THE DEATH
Actor | Future War
Kazja was born as Greg Patschull. He is known for his work on Future War (1997), Shootfighter: Fight to the Death (1993) and Entre el poder y el deseo (1993). He was previously married to Apollonia Kotero.
Kapu Kuialua (10th degree black belt), Jeet Kune Do
Trivia: formerly owned a martial arts school in San Paulo
Best seen in SHOOTFIGHTER: FIGHT TO THE DEATH
76. William Zabka
Actor | The Karate Kid
William Zabka was born on October 20, 1965 in New York City, New York, USA. He is an actor and producer, known for The Karate Kid (1984), Hot Tub Time Machine (2010) and The Karate Kid Part II (1986). He has been married to Stacie Zabka since 2008.
Tang Soo Do
Trivia: studied the martial arts under Pat E. Johnson
Best seen in THE KARATE KID
Actor | The Karate Kid Part III
Thomas Ian Griffith was born on March 18, 1962 in Hartford, Connecticut. His father, Thomas Joseph, was a college professor and his mother, Mary Ann, was a dance teacher. Griffith trained as an opera singer in New York City with Metropolitan Opera star Delia Rigal. He attended the College of the ...
Kenpo, Tae Kwon Do
Trivia: trained in the martial arts under Jun Chong
Best seen in EXCESSIVE FORCE
78. Chona Jason
Actress | The Time Machine
Tae Kwon Do (1st Dan), Karate (1st Dan), Hapkido, Kendo, Iaido, Kickboxing, Jujitsu
Trivia: is also proficient with the nunchakus
Best seen in SHIRA: THE VAMPIRE SAMURAI
79. Chuck Jeffreys
Stunts | Twelve Monkeys
Born William Charles Jeffreys (III) on July 23, 1958 in Washington, D.C., Chuck Jeffreys found his interest in the martial arts at the age of 8 and started training in Western Boxing and Tae Kwon Do. He began training in Northern (Tien Shan Pai) Shaolin Kung fu in the early 70s. He was well known ...
Tae Kwon Do, Northern Shaolin, Wushu, Changquan, Escrima, Jeet Kune Do, Pentjak Silat, Nan Chuan, Chin-Na
Trivia: is the creator of the Liberated Martial Arts and Combattitude fitness programs
Best seen in SUPERFIGHTS
80. Jim Kelly
Actor | Enter the Dragon
With his funky Afro hairstyle, super cool attitude and superb karate skills, Jim Kelly was instantly identifiable, and one of the top martial arts film stars of the early 1970s. After appearing in a minor film role, Kelly's second screen effort was as one of the invited guests to the deadly Han's ...
Trivia: was also a pro tennis player
Best seen in BLACK BELT JONES
81. Michele Krasnoo
Actress | Kickboxer 4: The Aggressor
Michele Krasnoo was born on July 1, 1974 in Culver City, California, USA. She is known for her work on Kickboxer 4: The Aggressor (1994), Full Contact (1993) and Death Match (1994). She is married to Stephen Lax. They have three children.
Tang Soo Do (5th Dan; 6-time NBL Champion; 2-time NASKA Champion; NBL Hall of Fame entry), Shorin-Ryu Karate (1st Dan), Tae Kwon Do (1st Dan), Wushu
Trivia: is a 4-time NBL Competitor of the Year
Best seen in KICKBOXER 4
82. Elodie Yung
Actress | The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Elodie Yung was born in Paris, France, of Cambodian and French descent. She grew up in Seine-saint-Denis, in Le Bourget, where she practiced karate and obtained her black belt. She graduated from University of La Sorbonne in Paris and has a law degree. She then decided to study acting at London ...
Trivia: is also trained in swordplay
Best seen in G.I. JOE: RETALIATION
83. Tamiko Brownlee
Stunts | John Carter
Born and raised in San Antonio, TX to a Japanese mother and South African father. Tamiko grew up doing taekwondo and participated in various sports - volleyball, softball, gymnastics and dance. She's always loved martial arts and has trained in muay thai, northern shaolin kung fu, wushu and boxing.
Tae Kwon Do, Muay Thai, Northern Shaolin, Wushu
Trivia: also practices boxing
Best seen in SUPERHERO FIGHT CLUB
84. Billy Smith
Stunts | Lincoln
Kenpo, Tae Kwon Do, Tiger, Snake & White Dragon Kung Fu, Okinawa-Te Karate
Trivia: is the head instructor of the Yan Ji White Dragon System
Best seen in TALE OF TWO DRAGONS
Stunts | Thor
Michael Sinclair Walter Born November 16, 1953 youngest of four children oldest sister died on June 30 2014, and he lost his Mother to lung cancer on thanksgiving night 2006, Father , Sister , and Brother still alive living back east in Maryland High Ranking Martial Artist for 49 years Sifu in JKD ...
Jeet Kune Do, Karate, Kickboxing, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Judo
Trivia: is a certified Jeet Kune Do instructor
Best seen in UNDEFEATABLE
86. Robert Samuels
Actor | Secret War
Trivia: was the first African-American member of the Hong Kong Stuntman's Association
Best seen in BURGER COP
87. Yi Tao Chang
Actor | Shen wei san meng long
Tang Soo Do (9th Dan), Tae Kwon Do
Trivia: formerly taught Tang Soo Do to U.S. Army personnel
Best seen in DRAGON ON FIRE
88. Chris Balualua
Stunts | The Fate of the Furious
Tae Kwon Do, Kickboxing
Trivia: is a former member of the Ernie Reyes World Action Team
Best seen in BLACK SALT
89. Vidyut Jammwal
Actor | Force
Given his elaborate expertise in the martial arts especially the ancient form called Kalaripayattu (which he's trained in since he was all of 4 years old), Vidyut has committed himself to creating a platform for action and stunts in world cinema. His first Bollywood outing Force (a remake of the ...
Kalaripayattu, Kolthari, Angathari
Trivia: has studied the martial arts since age 3
Best seen in COMMANDO
90. Andrew Dasz
Actor | Stunt Games
Gustavo Andres Rilo Lacquaniti was born on May 29th, 1977 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Going by the name Andrew Dasz, he began training in Tae Kwon Do (ITF) at the age of 10 after being inspired by watching Chuck Norris on TV. His studies continued on in 1993, where he practiced Ving Tsun Kung Fu ...
Wing Chun, Tae Kwon Do, Hung Kuen, Aikido, Mantis Tong Long, Chin Na, Tai Chi, Kickboxing, Muay Thai, Escrima, Mixed Martial Arts
Trivia: is also a martial arts instructor
Best seen in FIST OF THE DRAGON
91. Steven Dasz
Actor | Stunt Games
Steven Dasz was born in 1977 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He started Tae Kwoon Do training when he was ten years old and soon after joined tournaments. In 1992 Steven initiated his training in Japanese martial arts "Ninjitsu" and "Aikido" and participated in competitive gymnastics. Two years after, ...
Tae Kwon Do, Karate, Ninjutsu, Wing Chun
Trivia: claims Chuck Norris, Bruce Lee, Jean-Claude Van Damme, and Kurt McKinney as his idols
Best seen in STUNT GAMES
92. Halder Gomes
Producer | Cine Holliúdy
Tae Kwon Do (4th Dan), Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (blue belt)
Trivia: studied the martial arts under Andre Lima
Best seen in SUNLAND HEAT
93. Charles Bronson
Actor | C'era una volta il West
The archetypal screen tough guy with weatherbeaten features--one film critic described his rugged looks as "a Clark Gable who had been left out in the sun too long"--Charles Bronson was born Charles Buchinsky, one of 15 children of struggling parents in Pennsylvania. His mother, Mary (Valinsky), ...
Trivia: studied the martial arts under Tak Kubota
Best seen in THE MECHANIC
94. Rick Avery
Stunts | The Dark Knight
Rick Avery is a Stuntman, Stunt Coordinator, Actor, Director, Helicopter Pilot, and Aerial Coordinator, with over 500 feature film, television and commercial credits, including; "Men in Black 2/3", "Captain America", Four Batman Movies", "Ant man","Get Smart", "American Sniper", "Titanic", "The ...
Trivia: is the former owner of Rick Avery's Kenpo Karate school in Santa Barbara
Best seen in LIONHEART
95. Noomi Rapace
Actress | Män som hatar kvinnor
Swedish actress Noomi Rapace was born in Hudiksvall, Gävleborgs län, Sweden, the daughter of Swedish actress Nina Norén and Spanish Flamenco singer Rogelio Durán. Her parents did not stay together, and when Rapace was five she moved to Iceland with her mother and stepfather, where she lived for ...
Kickboxing, Muay Thai
Trivia: trained in martial arts for seven months in preparation for the "Millennium" trilogy
Best seen in THE GIRL WHO PLAYED WITH FIRE
Actor | Bleach: Burîchu
Johnny Yong Bosch was born on January 6, 1976 in Kansas City, Missouri, USA as John Jay Bosch. He is known for his work on Bleach: Burîchu (2004), Akira (1988) and Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie (1995). He has been married to Amy Bosch since March 21, 2003. They have two children.
Northern Shaolin, Jujitsu
Trivia: auditioned for his role in MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS after being alerted to a newspaper advertisement by his martial arts instructor, Master James Clark
Best seen in BROKEN PATH
97. Elvis Presley
Soundtrack | Blue Hawaii
Elvis Aaron Presley was born on January 8, 1935 in East Tupelo, Mississippi, to Gladys Presley (née Gladys Love Smith) and Vernon Presley (Vernon Elvis Presley). He had a twin brother who was stillborn. In 1948, Elvis and his parents moved to Memphis, Tennessee where he attended Humes High School. ...
Kenpo, Jeet Kune Do
Trivia: studied under Ed Parker and Bruce Lee
Best seen in KID GALAHAD
98. Steve Cardenas
Steve has been involved in the martial arts for 28 years (1986) since the age of 12. Steve is a 5th degree black belt in tae kwon do (as of 2014), and is a black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu. Steve owns his own jiu Jitsu studio in Burbank Ca called Force Balance BJJ.
Tae Kwon Do (5th Dan), Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (black belt; 2-time Copa Pacifica Silver medalist; US National Gold & Bronze medalist; Pro Gear Open Gold medalist; PJJNG Silver medalist)
Trivia: has been teaching the martial arts since age 16
Best seen in MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS
Stunts | Mission: Impossible - Fallout
Tae Kwon Do (3rd Dan), Kyokushin & Shotokan Karate (1st Dan), Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Krav Maga, Kickboxing, Aikido, Muay Thai, Wing Chun, Mixed Martial Arts
Trivia: is a member of the Perfect Action Stunt Team
Best seen in THE CHALLENGE
100. Bruce Locke
Actor | Mortal Kombat: Conquest
Born and raised in Oregon. Bruce Locke was originally not a martial artist and yet is known for some of the action characters he has portrayed.
He played tennis in college and was nationally ranked. He is a single digit handicap golfer and active on the charitable celebrity golf circuit in between ...
Trivia: was trained in the martial arts by Master Bill Ryusaki
Best seen in MORTAL KOMBAT: CONQUEST