Martial Artists In Movies: The Real Deal - Volume 5

"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.

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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.

Qualifications:

- 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

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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.

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**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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1.
Lucy Liu
Born to immigrants in Queens, New York, Lucy Liu has always tried to balance an interest in her cultural heritage with a desire to move beyond a strictly Asian-American experience. Lucy's mother, Cecilia, a biochemist, is from Beijing, and her father, Tom Liu, a civil engineer, is from Shanghai. Once relegated to "ethnic" parts...
“ Silat, Escrima

Trivia: studied martial arts under Dan Inosanto

Best seen in CHARLIE'S ANGELS ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
 
2.
Eboni Adams
Actress, Blade
“ Tae Kwon Do, Shotokan Karate (NBL Champion)

Trivia: is also a professional dancer and model

Best seen in BLADE ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
 
3.
Marrese Crump
Actor, Sultan
Marrese Crump was born on January 4th, 1982 in Lakeland, Florida. Grew up as an athlete,participating in the sports of basketball, football, track and martial arts. He started his training at the age of 7 when his brother introduced him to Master Kim-Jae. Marrese has studied Muay Thai, Capoeira, Western boxing, Tae Kwon Do and Filipino Martial Arts...
“ Karate, Muay Thai, Capoeira, Escrima, Tae Kwon Do, Ninjutsu

Trivia: opened his first martial arts facility at age 18

Best seen in THE PROTECTOR 2 ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
 
4.
Michael Clarke Duncan
Michael Clarke Duncan was born on December 10, 1957 in Chicago, Illinois. Raised by his single mother, Jean, a house cleaner, on Chicago's South Side, Duncan grew up resisting drugs and alcohol, instead concentrating on school. He wanted to play football in high school, but his mother wouldn't let him, afraid that he would get hurt. He then turned to acting, dreaming of becoming a famous actor...
“ Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Trivia: worked as a bouncer prior to entering show business

Best seen in STREET FIGHTER: THE LEGEND OF CHUN-LI ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
 
5.
“ Jidokwan & Kukkiwon Tae Kwon Do (5th Dan; Thailand National Open Gold medalist; Can-Am Games Champion)

Trivia: is the founder and chief instructor of the Asia Pacific Taekwondo Academy in Bangkok

Best seen in MUAY THAI FIGHTER ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
 
6.
“ Yoshukai Karate (5th Dan; WKA & PKA Champion), Sanshou, Muay Thai, Mixed Martial Arts

Trivia: thwarted a purse-snatching in 1994 with fellow martial artists Russ Fokes and Don Wilson while attending a tournament

Best seen in BLOODFIST 8 ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
 
7.
Jack Huang
Starting martial arts training at age 5 in different styles of Kung Fu, then Judo, Karate, Tang Soo Do and boxing under several masters in his hometown (Tainan City, Taiwan), only for one single reason: to defend himself from the local bullies' attack. In 1982 he was the all Taiwan Teenage Nunchaku Champ...
“ Wushu (Los Angeles Open Champion), Judo, Karate, Tang Soo Do, Jeet Kune Do, Wing Chun, Tai Chi, Kickboxing, Krav Maga

Trivia: selected by the Taiwan government to perform a martial arts demonstration for President Ronald Reagan in 1983

Best seen in ENTER THE BLOOD RING ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
 
8.
Chuck Johnson
Chuck Johnson is an international action film actor based in Tokyo, Japan. He A native of Michigan, he began martial arts training with Olympic Taekwondo at the age of 15. With a fanatic training schedule, he received his black belt in 2 1/2 years, and 6 days later became the Michigan State Junior Olympic Taekwondo champion for both sparring and forms...
“ Tae Kwon Do (Junior Olympics Champion; Hong Kong Intercollegiate Champion; KTAA Champion; State Games Gold medalist), Capoeira, Seishindo Karate, Judo, Kickboxing, Tai Chi, Wing Chun, Hapkido, Han Mu Do, Krav Maga

Trivia: is the founder of the Quiet Flame Demonstration Team

Best seen in DUEL IN HELL ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
 
9.
“ Tae Kwon Do (3rd Dan; 5-time Absolute European Champion; 6-time US National Champion; Pan-American Champion; US National Team member), Judo

Trivia: at the time of his training, it was illegal to practice martial arts in his native Bulgaria; he would have to pretend he was practicing Korean folk dances

Best seen in TEKKEN ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
 
10.
“ Karate, Wing Chun, Tae Kwon Do, Judo

Trivia: is the vice chairman of the Hong Kong Stuntman's Association

Best seen in 36 CRAZY FISTS ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
 
11.
“ Northern Shaolin

Trivia: enrolled in the Lu Kwan Peking Opera school at age 14

Best seen in 5 DEADLY VENOMS ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
 
12.
Jeffrey James Lippold
An American Theatre, Film/TV Actor, and Martial Artist. He began studying Judo/Ju-Jutsu, in Hawaii and Japan, Continuing Martial arts in San Diego, he studied Kang's Tae Kwon-Do/Judo, and Aamka-jutsu. Having Achieved Black Belts in Karate, Tae Kwon do, Judo, Japanese ju-jutsu, aiki-jujutsu, Chinese Kempo and Aamkajutsu...
“ Aamkajutsu, Jujitsu, Sambo (AAU Champion)

Trivia: is also a competitive boxer

Best seen in SAMURAI AVENGER: THE BLIND WOLF ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
 
13.
“ Southern Praying Mantis Kung Fu, Tai Chi

Trivia: was nicknamed "Shaolin Hercules" for his impressive physique

Best seen in THE KID WITH THE GOLDEN ARM ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
 
14.
“ Tae Kwon Do, Mixed Martial Arts

Trivia: owns and operates the Evan Lurie Gallery in Indiana

Best seen in MARTIAL LAW II ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
 
15.
Cass Magda
Stunts, Club Vampire
Cass Magda has been conducting seminars for over ten years in various cities in the US, Canada, Australia, England, Norway, Scotland, Finland, France, Germany, Spain, Sweden, Italy and Greece. First known throughout the world as one of Dan Inosanto's top JKD instructors and having trained with many of the top Filipino and Indonesian instructors such as Paul DeThouars...
“ Jeet Kune Do, Escrima, Silat

Trivia: was the personal assistant and training partner of Dan Inosanto for six years of touring and teaching

Best seen in HAWKE'S VENGEANCE ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
 
16.
“ Muay Thai

Trivia: is a former pro wrestler and 3-time WWF Women's Champion

Best seen in SHOOTFIGHTER II ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
 
17.
“ Judo

Trivia: is also a pro wrestler, having won 30 world championships

Best seen in DRAGON BLUE ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
 
18.
Laura Niles
Laura Niles is an actress and comedian who was born and raised in Los Angeles, CA. A former model, Laura began acting with a recurring role on the Best Damn Sports Show Period. Laura is most known for her role as a boxing instructor on the show Californication. She is a stand-up comedian and writer...
“ Shaolin Kung Fu

Trivia: is also an amateur boxer

Best seen in TAI CHI WARRIORS ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
 
19.
“ Chun Kuk Do (9th Dan)

Trivia: is the president of the United Fighting Arts Federation

Best seen in OVERKILL ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
 
20.
“ Washin-Ryu Karate (founder; 5-time PKA Champion; Black Belt & Martial Arts History Museum Hall of Fame entry), Kendo, Iaido, Kobudo, Judo, Jujitsu

Trivia: is the founder of the S.A.F.E. and E.K.P. martial arts programs for children

Best seen in FIGHT TO WIN ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
 
21.
“ Sillum Wong Gar Kune

Trivia: is the martial arts instructor of Gary Daniels

Best seen in KEYS TO FREEDOM ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
 
22.
“ Karate, Kickboxing

Trivia: competed in the PKA in the 1970s and 1980s

Best seen in FEARLESS TIGER ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
 
23.
“ Tang Soo Do (9th Dan), Karate

Trivia: testified in defense of Jean-Claude Van Damme concerning his injuring of Jackson Pinckney on the set of CYBORG

Best seen in NO RETREAT, NO SURRENDER ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
 
24.
Mark Salzman
Mark Salzman was born in 1959 in Connecticut. At the age of seven he started to play the cello because of his mother's musical influence. He also has a small thing for astronomy from his father. He has two younger sibilings, Erich and Rachel. At 13, Mark set out on a quest to become a Kung Fu Zen master after seeing his first Kung Fu film...
“ Wushu

Trivia: has written an award-winning biography, later adapted into the below-mentioned movie

Best seen in IRON & SILK ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
 
25.
Silvio Simac
Silvio Simac exudes THE "S" Factor - Skill, Speed, Stamina, Strength and Sex appeal. He is the champion among men - a World Gold Medalist. Personal Trainer , Fight / Stunt Choreographer and an Actor with a physique of an Adonis, sultry looks and a degree in Business Economics to boot! He has achieved the pinnacle as an athlete by becoming Taekwon-do World Gold Medalist...
“ Tae Kwon Do (4th Dan; 4-time British National Champion; ITF Champion; World Games Gold medalist), Brithai Karate (1st Dan), Kickboxing

Trivia: received a "special dedication" award from the British National Martial Arts Association in 2000

Best seen in UNLEASHED ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
 
26.
“ Ninjutsu

Trivia: performed weapon-handling demonstrations alongside Sho Kosugi across America to promote REVENGE OF THE NINJA

Best seen in REVENGE OF THE NINJA ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
 
27.
Ron Van Clief
Ron "The Black Dragon" Van Clief is a martial arts legend. Born in Brooklyn, New York in 1943, he started martial arts training in his early teens. At 5 feet 10 inches and 190 pounds, Van Clief was fast, powerful, and tough. He won 10 New York State Full-Contact Karate Championships. He won multiple Karate Point-Fighting Titles...
“ Chinese Goju (10th Dan; founder; World Martial Arts & Black Belt Hall of Fame entry), Goju-Ryu & Okinawa-Te Karate, Kenpo, Jujitsu, Aikijutsu, Ninjutsu, Escrima, Zen-Jutsu, Kobudo, Mixed Martial Arts (record: 0-1)

Trivia: is the oldest fighter to have competed in the UFC, at age 51

Best seen in WAY OF THE BLACK DRAGON ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
 
28.
Katheryn Winnick
Actress, Vikings
Canadian actress Katheryn Winnick stars in The History Channel's breakout cable TV series, Vikings. Her role as "Lagertha" garnered her a nomination in the "Best Performance by a Lead Dramatic Actress" category at the 2014 Canadian Screen Awards. Katheryn is an accomplished martial artist, she received her first Black Belt at the ripe old age of 13...
“ Tae Kwon Do (3rd Dan), Karate (2nd Dan)

Trivia: had opened three martial arts schools by age 21

Best seen in KILLERS ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
 
29.
Anthony Chau-Sang Wong
Anthony Wong Chau-Sang was born to a British father and a Chinese mother. He never knew his father, since the man left his family when Wong was four years old. He trained acting at ATV and later enrolled into the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts. After working in several TV Series, he shot to...
“ Tai Shing Pek War, Tae Kwon Do

Trivia: performs kung fu demonstrations throughout China

Best seen in HOUSE OF FURY ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
 
30.
“ Isshin-Ryu Karate, Fu Jow Pai, White Crane Kung Fu, Jujitsu, Escrima, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Trivia: is a former bodyguard, having protected Sylvester Stallone, Sean Penn, Elizabeth Taylor, Charlie Sheen, Charles Bronson, Michael Jackson, and Muhammad Ali, among others

Best seen in BAD BLOOD ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
 
31.
“ HONORARY ENTRY

Judo (3-time British National Champion)

Trivia: is credited with the invention of the pro wrestling "super kick" move ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
 
32.
“ Hung Gar, Kenpo, Tae Kwon Do (WKA Champion), Judo, Sambo

Trivia: ceased participating in competitive karate when the WKA altered its rules to allow kicks to leg, fearing this would jeopardize his college football career

Best seen in A CONSPIRACY ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
 
33.
Tsuyoshi Abe
Tsuyoshi Abe was born and raised in Japan. He studied many martial arts including karate, kendo, and shorinji kenpo until his departure for the U.S. in 1985. He lived in Seattle, Washington and while there, studied in Bruce Lee's martial art, Jun Fan Gung Fu / Jeet Kune Do, under Taky Kimura. Mr. Abe moved to Los Angeles in 1989 to continue his studying of Jeet Kune Do under Dan Inosanto...
“ Jeet Kune Do

Trivia: is the only instructor authorized by Dan Inosanto to represent Jeet Kune Do in Japan

Best seen in SWORD OF HONOR ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
 
34.
“ Tae Kwon Do, Ja Shin Do (10th Dan; founder)

Trivia: is a certified police instructor for physical fitness and tactical self-defense

Best seen in NIGHT OF THE KICKFIGHTERS ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
 
35.
“ Wushu (US National Team Captain)

Trivia: is an instructor of the National Wu-Shu Training Center of Los Angeles

Best seen in SHANGHAI NOON ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
 
36.
Arnold Chon
Arnold Chon began his training at the age of 5 at the Jhoon Rhee Institute in Virginia. Arnold received his black belt at the age of 11 while training equally hard in gymnastics. Arnold became an Extreme Martial Arts competitor and conquered the competitive martial arts circuit, eventually becoming a NASKA champion and two time Junior Olympic gold medalist in Tae Kwon Do...
“ Tae Kwon Do (2nd Dan)

Trivia: trained under Jhoon Rhee

Best seen in MAX HAVOC: CURSE OF THE DRAGON ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
 
37.
“ Northern Praying Mantis kung fu, Karate, Chang Quan, Lama Pai

Trivia: is a member of the Northern Shaolin 7 Star Pray Mantis Association of New York

Best seen in BLOODSPORT ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
 
38.
“ Shito-Ryu Karate (9th Dan; East Japan & All Japan Champion; Black Belt, World Martial Arts, US Martial Arts, Martial Arts History Museum, AKA & Zendo-Kai MAA Hall of Fame entry), Judo, Aikido, Kobudo, Kendo, Iaido, Batto-Do

Trivia: has been formally recognized by Presidents Bill Clinton, George Bush, and Barack Obama for his contribution to the martial arts

Best seen in NINJA ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
 
39.
“ Karate, Kickboxing, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Judo

Trivia: is a former member of the Tulsa Police Department's Special Operations team

Best seen in FIST OF STEEL ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
 
40.
Ron Hall
Actor, Orgazmo
“ Tae Kwon Do, Wushu

Trivia: had to audition twice for his role in BLOODSPORT II, the second time following a script rewrite wherein his role was drastically shortened

Best seen in TRIPLE IMPACT ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
 
41.
Alfred Hsing
Stunts, Yip Man 3
Alfred Hsing is an actor and martial artist that is the first American to win a gold medal at the World Wushu Championships. After winning gold at the 2009 world wushu championships, Alfred moved to China upon receiving an offer to work for Jet Li. In 2014, Alfred worked on the Jackie Chan stunt team on the movie, Dragon Blade...
“ Wushu (World Championships Gold medalist; US National Team member)

Trivia: is the first and only member of the US Wushu Team to win a Gold medal in the World Championships forms competition

Best seen in KWOON ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
 
42.
“ Judo

Trivia: received a concussion while filming the fight scenes of IP MAN

Best seen in IP MAN ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
 
43.
“ Kickboxing, Karate (6th, 5th, and 4th Dan under different masters; USKL, WKL, WAKO & TPA Champion; Nevada State & World Gladiator Champion; Masters Black Belt & MDBHC Hall of Fame entry)

Trivia: is an instructor of NeuroBoxing, an exercise designed to improve balance and coordination for people with neurological disabilities

Best seen in RING OF FIRE ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
 
44.
Len Kabasinski
Ranked #1 in mens advanced (brown belt/red belt) weapons Kata in the state of PA (PKRA rankings in 1998). Semi-returning to competition for 2014, Len placed #1 in Black Belt Korean Kata in the state of PA (PKRA rankings)that year and #4 in 35-42 Black Belt heavyweight fighting. Len worked in broadcast television for 6 years in Buffalo...
“ Tang Soo So (2nd Dan), Tae Kwon Do (2nd Dan), Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (white belt)

Trivia: competed in the PKRA for four years, ranking in forms & weapons, lightweight sparring, and traditional forms

Best seen in SWAMP ZOMBIES ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
 
45.
“ Jeet Kune Do

Trivia: is generally regarded as the first major "gweilo" performer of Hong Kong

Best seen in OPERATION CONDOR ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
 
46.
“ Karate

Trivia: was born in Hong Kong

Best seen in THE STORM RIDERS ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
 
47.
Leo Lee
Actor, Swordfish
Actor and stuntman and martial arts expert, Leo Lee has alternated his film career making these two trades; He has participated in over 40 films often action and martial arts in supporting roles, among which we can remember: Big Trouble in Little China with Kurt Russell, Kindergarten Cop with Arnold Schwarzenegger...
“ Jeet Kune Do, Muay Thai, Escrima

Trivia: teaches stuntwork and choreography with partner and fellow martial artist Susie Park

Best seen in TRUE VENGEANCE ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
 
48.
Patricia Ja Lee
She enjoys snow-boarding, reading, eating veggie-burgers, drinking smoothies, hanging out with her friends, acting, and making creative works such as beading jewelry, painting, writing poetry, sewing funky dresses, and photographing interesting images. Her heritage is Korean, and she speaks some Korean and Spanish...
“ Karate

Trivia: trained under California's Japanese Karate Association chapter

Best seen in POWER RANGERS IN SPACE ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
 
49.
“ Wu Dang, Bagua Zhang, Wing Chun, Jeet Kune Do, Kickboxing, Northern Shaolin & White Eyebrow Kung Fu, Tae Kwon Do, Escrima

Trivia: is the founder of Kung Yo - a cardio mixture of yoga, kung fu, and qi gong

Best seen in SWORD OF HONOR ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
 
50.
“ Tae Kwon Do (6th Dan; NASKA & NBL Champion)

Trivia: is a member of the DKT Force One National Karate Team

Best seen in MOVING TARGET ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
 
51.
Willie Nelson
Soundtrack, Forrest Gump
This versatile, eclectic, rather wanderlust country crossover star known for his classic ballads ("Always On My Mind"), autobiographical road songs ("On the Road Again") and catchy rhythms ("Mammas Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys") started out life as Willie Hugh Nelson on April 30, 1933...
“ Gon Kwon Yu Sul (5th Dan), Tae Kwon Do (2nd Dan), Judo, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Trivia: earned his black belts while on tour; his manager would record him performing katas and mail the tapes to his instructors

Best seen in FIGHTING WITH ANGER ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
 
52.
“ Muay Thai, Tai Chi

Trivia: also enjoys skydiving, scuba diving, bungee jumping, mountain biking, ballet, and horseback riding

Best seen in DEATH RACE 2 ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
 
53.
“ Judo, Mixed Martial Arts

Trivia: also practices boxing

Best seen in AGAINST THE DARK ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
 
54.
Noah Ringer
Noah Andrew Ringer is an American actor who starred as Aang in the film The Last Airbender. He was discovered in an open casting call for Airbender in Texas. 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. At age 12...
“ Tae Kwon Do (2nd Dan; ATA & Texas State champion; 80-time ATA Gold medalist), Bagua Zhang, Tai Chi, Wushu, Choy Lay Fut

Trivia: is the 2008 ATA Competitor of the Year

Best seen in THE LAST AIRBENDER ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
 
55.
“ Karate (2-time Golden West Champion; International Unified Martial Arts, Four Seasons Nationals, Blakeley Karate & San Fernando Valley Champion), Tae Kwon Do (Third Annual Pacific Champion), Lima Lama (Karate Open Champion)

Trivia: is also a California policeman

Best seen in NIGHT OF THE WARRIOR ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
 
56.
“ Karate, Kendo

Trivia: is a former student of Yasuaki Kurata

Best seen in KILL ZONE ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
 
57.
“ Northern Shaolin Eagle Claw

Trivia: is a member of the SAG and the Hong Kong Stuntman Association

Best seen in ONCE UPON A TIME IN CHINA ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
 
58.
Victor Webster
Actor, Mutant X
Victor Webster was born in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. In the summer of 1973 Victor and his family moved to San Clemente, Ca. where he attended high school. After graduation he attended Saddleback Junior College, and then went on to become a stockbroker. He later owned and operated an import/export company, and then slowly transitioned into acting after moving to Los Angeles in 1998...
“ Tae Kwon Do, Kickboxing, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Trivia: is a supporter of the Special Olympics

Best seen in MUTANT X ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
 
59.
“ Tae Kwon Do, Mixed Martial Arts

Trivia: was encouraged by director Corey Yuen to study the martial arts

Best seen in DOA: DEAD OR ALIVE ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
 
60.
“ Tae Kwon Do, Escrima

Trivia: studied under Lee Min-Ho

Best seen in THE MAN FROM NOWHERE ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
 
61.
Xing Yu
Actor, Yip Man
“ Shaolin Kung Fu

Trivia: is a 32nd generation Shaolin monk

Best seen in KUNG FU HUSTLE ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
 
62.
Marcus Young
With over 35 years of Martial Arts experience, Marcus Young has obtained a 3rd degree black belt and continues his knowledge in various disciplines. He is a National and Internationally recognized champion and specializes in weapons, forms and fighting. From his vast experience in the Martial Arts and athletic background...
“ Judo, Shotokan Karate, Wushu, Capoeira, Escrima

Trivia: is a member of the Stunts Unlimited stunt team

Best seen in THE ADVENTURES OF JOHNNY TAO ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
 
63.
Ron Yuan
Actor, Marco Polo
Ron Yuan becomes new series regular on the hit Netflix/ The Weinstein Company's "Marco Polo" created by John Fusco. Yuan Will play Prince Nayan, a fiery eyed descendant of Genghis Khan. Nayan is a converted Christian that rules all of Manchuria and whose closely watched actions will affect Kublai's control of Asia...
“ Kyokushin Karate, Muay Thai, Escrima, Wing Chun, Hung Gar, Tae Kwon Do, Aikido, Tai Chi

Trivia: trained in stuntwork under Jim Nickerson, Xin Xin Xiong, Andy Cheng, and Dion Lam

Best seen in DEADLY TARGET ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
 
64.
“ Isshin-Ryu Karate (9th Dan)

Trivia: is the developer of the "Whip Self-Defense Keychain System"

Best seen in SUN DRAGON ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
 
65.
“ Kenpo

Trivia: studied under Master Steve Muhammad

Best seen in SUN DRAGON ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
 
66.
“ HONORARY ENTRY

Tae Kwon Do (NASKA & Battle of Atlanta Champion; Superkid Hall of Fame entry)

Trivia: hosts the Redemption Radio program

Best seen in THE UNTOUCHABLE ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
 
67.
“ HONORARY ENTRY

Tae Kwon Do (6th Dan; Team Otomix & Team Prestige member)

Trivia: has trained the Maryland State Police, the Washington D.C. Metro Police, and the Arizona DPS

Best seen in THE UNTOUCHABLE ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
 
68.
“ Goju-Ryu & Shorei-Ryu Karate (2-time NASKA Champion; 2-time SKC Champion; MARRS Champion), Tae Kwon Do, Wing Chun, Kenpo

Trivia: studied martial arts at the Olympic Karate School

Best seen in LEATHER AND IRON ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
 
69.
“ HONORARY ENTRY

Wushu (US National Team member), Hung Gar, Bak Mei, Tai Chi, Northern Shaolin, Nan Quan, Sanshou, Praying Mantis Kung Fu, Chin Na

Trivia: has won 72 Gold medals during his competitive career

Best seen in THE UNTOUCHABLE ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
 
70.
“ HONORARY ENTRY

Wah Lum, Tae Kwon Do, Escrima, Hei Hu Quan, White Crane, She Quan, Leopard Kung Fu, Southern Dragon Kung Fu

Trivia: studied the martial arts under Master Chain Pui

Best seen in THE UNTOUCHABLE ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
 
71.
“ HONORARY ENTRY

Tae Kwon Do, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (Battle of USA, WSMA & North American Grappling Competition Champion)

Trivia: is the founder of the DKT Force One sparring team

Best seen in THE UNTOUCHABLE ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
 
72.
“ HONORARY ENTRY

Tae Kwon Do

Trivia: was trained by Jun Chong

Best seen in THE UNTOUCHABLE ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
 
73.
Carmichael Simon
Stunts, Lazer Team
With over 30 years of martial arts experience, Carmichael Simon has been one of the leading innovators of "Jhoon Rhee's Martial Arts Ballet(TM)". He has been very instrumental to our sport by being an ambassador to the American sport martial arts system by traveling globally, performing and evangelizing the philosophies and methods to "Jhoon Rhee's Martial Arts Ballet(TM)"...
“ Tae Kwon Do (5-time NASKA Champion), Wushu

Trivia: is the first performer to successfully perform a documented 720-degree kick

Best seen in WMAC MASTERS ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
 
74.
“ HONORARY ENTRY

Tae Kwon Do

Trivia: is a student of the Jhoon Rhee Institute

Best seen in THE UNTOUCHABLE ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
 
75.
“ Tae Kwon Do, Wing Chun, Capoeira

Trivia: is a member of the Nehiyaw Indian Nation

Best seen in BLACK CLOUD ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
 
76.
“ Tang Soo Do (WAKO & WKA Champion)

Trivia: also enjoys gymnastics and horseback riding

Best seen in EXTREME CHALLENGE ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
 
77.
Lon Michael Lee
Lon Michael Lee started training in Shao Lin Kung Fu at the age of seven, when his Chinese uncle, a Kung Fu trainer for the Taiwanese army, began teaching him and his brother the martial arts. Lon quickly became physically adpt and found martial arts a vital part of his life. He achieved a black belt in Bu Jin Kan Ninjitsu...
“ Bujinkan Ninjutsu, Tae Kwon Do, Shaolin Kung Fu

Trivia: is a teacher of the Full Focus Corporation

Best seen in VAMPIRE ASSASSINS ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
 
78.
Neil Brown Jr.
Born in a rough neighborhood to strict, but loving parents. Neil Brown, Jr, who was a gifted martial artist and self proclaimed "knucklehead ", received his first role in film purely by chance, when a producer Patty Thomas Robinson walked into his karate Dojo looking for a kid to be in the TV series WMAC masters...
“ Wing Chun, Wah Lum, Judo, Tae Kwon Do, Jujitsu, Capoeira, Chojiro-Ryu Karate

Trivia: has survived three car collisions

Best seen in NEVER BACK DOWN ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
 
79.
“ Escrima, Kenpo

Trivia: is credited with popularizing the martial arts in Australia during the 1960s

Best seen in UNDER THE GUN ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
 
80.
Stephanie Cheeva
Stefi was born and raised in Bulgaria by her parents, Bulgarian Figure-skating Champion Maria Vulkova, and Mathematics Professor Veselin Georchev. Stefi changed her name to Stephanie Cheeva when she came to LA in 1996. She had to learn how to speak English, before she could join and graduate from the Joanne Baron & D.W. Brown school of acting...
“ Tae Kwon Do (3rd Dan; 8-time Bulgarian National Champion), Karate, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Trivia: began training in the martial arts at age 9

Best seen in THE ULTIMATE GAME ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
 
81.
Christina Cox
The youngest of three girls, Christina was born just outside Toronto. She carried a double major of theater and dance at the prestigious Arts York at Unionville High School. She went on to further her training at the Ryerson Theatre School of Toronto, among such alumni as Eric McCormack and David James Elliott...
“ Tae Kwon Do, Muay Thai, Kickboxing

Trivia: while filming a movie, stunt coordinator Steve McMichael urged Cox to kick him in the ribs without padded protection; she kicked him so hard that he retains bone spurs on his side

Best seen in BLOOD TIES ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
 
82.
“ Tae Kwon Do

Trivia: formerly worked as a model in Japan

Best seen in SPECIAL FORCES ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
 
83.
“ Tang Soo Do (2nd Dan)

Trivia: studied the martial arts under Master Tom Bloom

Best seen in POWER RANGERS TURBO ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
 
84.
Anthony De Longis
Actor, Director, Fight Coordinator & Weapons Expert. He's performed with some of biggest names in the entertainment industry, including Harrison Ford, Michelle Pfeiffer, Jet Li, Brendan Frasier, Ron Howard, Yuen Woo Ping, Tim Burton, David Carradine, Patrick Swayze, Angelica Huston, Placido Domingo...
“ Tae Kwon Do, Savate, Wing Chun, Pentjak Silat, Escrima (Black Belt Hall of Fame entry)

Trivia: is an inductee of the International Knife Throwers Hall of Fame

Best seen in FEARLESS ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
 
85.
“ Jeet Kune Do, Wing Chun, Escrima, Muay Thai, Savate, Silat

Trivia: studied the martial arts under Dan Inosanto, Cass Magda, and Dwight Woods

Best seen in MOVING TARGET ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
 
86.
“ Pentjak Silat

Trivia: is an instructor of the Kuno Martial Arts Academy in Ohio

Best seen in KICKBOXER 4 ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
 
87.
“ Wushu, Hung Gar

Trivia: trained under Bruce Fontaine, Ken Goodman, and Mark Houghton

Best seen in CATMAN IN BOXER'S BLOW ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
 
88.
“ Shorin-Ryu Karate (Ryukyu Regional Champion)

Trivia: broke ten concrete blocks with her head during a televised demonstration

Best seen in KARATE GIRL ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
 
89.
“ Aikido

Trivia: is a member of the singing group AKB48

Best seen in HIGH KICK GIRL ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
 
90.
“ Karate

Trivia: met her husband, Patrick Morrison, while both were stunt performers on POWER RANGERS

Best seen in HIGH KICK GIRL ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
 
91.
“ Karate

Trivia: (?)

Best seen in HIGH KICK GIRL ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
 
92.
Camilla Lim
Camilla Lim- A.K.A Miss Korea USA 2011, is originally from Seoul, South Korea. She has been in love with the arts since she was a young child. Her lessons in Piano, Korean Traditional Flute, Drum playing helped her being more cultured person while her athletic participation in a wide variety of sports- Ice skating, Martial Arts(TaeKwonDo), Skiing, Swimming, Track) helped her build her endurance...
“ Tae Kwon Do

Trivia: also enjoys skating, skiing, and swimming

Best seen in POWER/RANGERS ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
 
93.
“ Capoeira

Trivia: also trained in tumbling and stage combat

Best seen in POWER/RANGERS ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
 
94.
“ Tae Kwon Do, Shorei-Ryu & Shotokan Karate, Wushu

Trivia: is a member of Thousand Pounds Action Company

Best seen in THE HUNT ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
 
95.
“ Shorei-Ryu & Shotokan Karate, Tae Kwon Do, Kobudo

Trivia: is also proficient with the bullwhip

Best seen in SLUG STREET SCRAPPERS ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
 
96.
“ Shaolin Kung Fu, Hsing-i, Baguazhang, Kickboxing

Trivia: also studies boxing and wrestling

Best seen in THOSE WHO GO TO HELL ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
 
97.
“ Tae Kwon Do, Northern Shaolin, Tai Chi Praying Mantis, Wing Chun, Capoeira, Kickboxing, Escrima

Trivia: is also proficient in handling Chinese weapons

Best seen in WAGES OF SIN ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
 
98.
Emmanuel Manzanares
Stunts, Divergent
Graduating from the University of IL-Chicago with a Bachelors of the Arts in Stage Direction and Design for Theater, Emmanuel now works on film and television productions as a stunt performer. He is a member of LBP Stunts Chicago, a local stunt team specializing in martial arts, stunt performance, and fight coordination.
“ Goju-Ryu Karate, Muay Thai, Shaolin Kung Fu, Hsing-i, Aikido

Trivia: also studies boxing and practices parkour

Best seen in THOSE WHO GO TO HELL ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
 
99.
“ Escrima, Silat, Jeet Kune Do, Wing Chun, Muay Thai, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Shorei-Goju Karate

Trivia: is a member of LBP Stunts Chicago

Best seen in THOSE WHO GO TO HELL ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
 
100.
“ Hapkido, Wushu, Muay Thai, Kickboxing, Judo, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Tae Kwon Do

Trivia: also practices boxing

Best seen in MAN VS. ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist