Martial Artists In Movies: The Real Deal - Volume 11

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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I have begun crediting stunt performers for doubling others in fight scenes. I justify doing this for cases wherein the stunt performer is performing significant parts of the action themselves and is displayed on the screen as prominently or more than the actor or actress.

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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.
“ Tae Kwon Do

Trivia: studied stuntwork at the WIF Stunt Clinic

Best seen in BLACK COBRA ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
 
2.
“ Hapkido (7th Dan; Interstate National Champion; All California Dynamic Open Silver medalist; Masters Hall of Fame entry), Hapki-Jitsu (founder), Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (purple belt), Kyokushin Karate (1st Dan), Tae Kwon Do (1st Dan), Aikido, Judo, Muay Thai, Escrima, Mixed Martial Arts

Trivia: is the founder of the International Hapkido Association

Best seen in FIST 2 FIST ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
 
3.
“ Kickboxing, Mixed Martial Arts

Trivia: is a member of the Canadian Novice National Gymnastics Team

Best seen in RELIC HUNTER ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
 
4.
“ Karate, Jujitsu

Trivia: is the winner of the first all-female BATTLE DOME competition

Best seen in BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
 
5.
Alisa Hensley
Alisa Hensley is known for her work doubling Charlize Theron (A Million Ways to Die in the West) , Nicole Kidman (The Secret in Their Eyes), Yvonne Strahovski (Chuck), Jane Lynch (Glee, Angel From Hell), Kristanna Loken (Terminator 3), Cameron Diaz (Charlie's Angels 2) and Emma Ishta (Stitchers). Alisa is a professional stuntwoman and martial artist.
“ Jujitsu, Karate, Tae Kwon Do

Trivia: was named one of the 20 fittest women of all time by "Muscle & Fitness" and "Hers" magazine

Best seen in CHUCK ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
 
6.
“ White Lotus Kung Fu, Tai Chi

Trivia: is also a professional dancer

Best seen in ATOMIC SAMURAI ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
 
7.
“ Tae Kwon Do (1st Dan), Karate, Ninjutsu, Wushu

Trivia: is also a competitive gymnast

Best seen in SCOTT PILGRIM VS. THE WORLD ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
 
8.
“ Tae Kwon Do (3rd Dan), Goshin-Jutsu Karate (1st Dan), Wushu (2-time European World Games Gold medalist), Bojutsu

Trivia: is the talent manager of the Team 2X stunt team

Best seen in KICKIN' IT ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
 
9.
“ Muay Thai, Tae Kwon Do

Trivia: also practices gymnastics and free running

Best seen in ONLY I... ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
 
10.
Jonny Caines
Jonny Caines began performing (acting and singing) at an early age through school plays and church musicals. In his late teen years Jonny attended college at both Sheridan and Seneca at York where he studied: Art Fundementals, Graphic Design and Classical Animation. After studying fine arts; Jonny continued his training in the Brazilian martial art of Capoeira...
“ Capoeira

Trivia: trains at the Capoeira Centre of Gravity school

Best seen in GOTHIC & LOLITA PSYCHO ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
 
11.
Raiden Integra
Integra began his career in entertainment in the music industry, and continues to release albums and eps to this day in both Hip Hop and Electronic Dance Music genres. Though his first acting gig was in late 2012, he seemingly had no interest in the art (or modeling) until he went on tour for music in China for most of 2013...
“ Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Tae Kwon Do, Capoeira

Trivia: is also a DJ and recording artist

Best seen in THE PROTECTOR 2 ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
 
12.
“ HONORARY ENTRY

Sumo (Sandanme, Jonidan & Jonokuchi Champion; record: 21-0-7)

Trivia: won a championship in three of the four tournaments he entered as a professional Sumo competitor ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
 
13.
“ Kickboxing, Mixed Martial Arts

Trivia: also practices parkour and tumbling

Best seen in HUNTED BY NIGHT ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
 
14.
“ Tae Kwon Do, Shaolin Kung Fu

Trivia: is a member of the Martial Arts Research Systems (MARS)

Best seen in BIG CITY KNIGHTS ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
 
15.
“ Tae Kwon Do (5th Dan; England National Team member; Four Nations Gold medalist)

Trivia: is a martial arts instructor for the ITF

Best seen in THE ULTIMATE GAME ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
 
16.
“ Tang Soo Do (brown belt), Muay Thai, Sambo, Tae Kwon Do, Ninjutsu, Silat, Pradal Serey, Krav Maga, Judo, Escrima, Karate, Mixed Martial Arts

Trivia: is a former professional football player, having played in the NFL, the NFL Europe, the AFL, and the XFL

Best seen in FIST 2 FIST ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
 
17.
Lorinzo McCoy
Director, Camp Red
Born on the south side of Chicago, Illinois Lorinzo is the youngest of seven children. Lorinzo received a scholarship to play college football and played for 1 year then left college after the death of his mother. Lorinzo then joined the military where he spent the next 15 years serving his country...
“ Hapkido (3rd Dan)

Trivia: is certified by the Korea Hapkido Association and the International Hapkido Federation

Best seen in FIST 2 FIST ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
 
18.
Steve Huang
Steve Huang was born in Taipei, Taiwan, and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, where at the wishful age of 9, he watched Yul Brynner perform Rodgers & Hammerstein's The King and I live onstage from the front row orchestra at the Orpheum Theater. Spellbound and breathless, Steve barely noticed to all the fluids showered on him until after the standing ovation and calls for encore subsided...
“ Krav Maga, Muay Thai, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Capoeira, Yoshinkai Aikido, Kuk Sul Woon, Escrima, Bojutsu, Mixed Martial Arts

Trivia: has Marine and ROTC training

Best seen in WEAPON OF CHOICE ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
 
19.
Harry Mok
Harry Mok was born in San Jose California of Chinese descent. He began his film career early on performing martial arts fight sequences in independent films. Mr. Mok has worked in the capacity of a stuntman, actor, producer, director and writer. He began directing music video's in 1996 and has directed and produced for such artist as...
“ Tae Kwon Do (All-Pro Tae Kwon Do & Masters Hall of Fame entry)

Trivia: withstood a sledgehammer breaking concrete blocks on his back while supporting his body with his neck balanced on machete blades during a televised demonstration

Best seen in TC 2000 ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
 
20.
“ Tae Kwon Do (4th Dan)

Trivia: is 5'0", letting her frequently double child and adolescent performers

Best seen in THE BIONIC WOMAN ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
 
21.
Jasi Cotton Lanier
Stunts, Insurgent
Jasi Lanier took an unconventional route into the stunt industry. After graduating from University of South Carolina in Media Arts, she modeled, acted in horror movies and performed as a fire-eater to pay off her student loans. After shooting a movie in New Jersey, she fell in love with her co-star...
“ Shotokan Karate, Kobudo, Tai Chi

Trivia: acted in horror movies and performed as a fire-eater to pay off her student loans

Best seen in CHICKBOXIN' UNDERGROUND ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
 
22.
Jessica Alba
Actress, Sin City
Jessica Marie Alba was born on April 28, 1981, in Pomona, CA, to Catherine (Jensen) and Mark David Alba, who served in the US Air Force. Her mother has Danish, Welsh, German, English, and French ancestry, while her father is of Mexican descent (including Spanish, Indigenous Mexican and distant Sephardic Jewish...
“ Tae Kwon Do

Trivia: also practices Tae-Bo

Best seen in DARK ANGEL ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
 
23.
Ashton Kutcher
Christopher Ashton Kutcher was born on February 7, 1978 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, to Diane (Finnegan), who was employed at Procter & Gamble, and Larry Kutcher, a factory worker. He has a fraternal twin brother, Michael, and a sister, Tausha. He is of Czech (father) and Irish, German, and Czech (mother) descent...
“ Krav Maga, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (purple belt), Mixed Martial Arts

Trivia: was trained in the martial arts by James Lew in preparation of the below-mentioned film

Best seen in KILLERS ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
 
24.
“ Tae Kwon Do (8th Dan), Wushu

Trivia: is the head instructor of the Wushu International College, and the leader of Canada's national lion dance team

Best seen in EXPECT NO MERCY ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
 
25.
“ Da-Neisei, Ling Pai & Genki-Do Kenpo (10th Dan; Martial Arts Masters Hall of Fame entry), Isshin-Ryu, Shito-Ryu, Goju-Kai, Shotokan & Kyokushin Karate (brown belt), Jujitsu, Hapkido, Kickboxing, Tae Kwon Do

Trivia: upon his death in October 2007, student Erica Dusome organized a martial arts tournament in his honor

Best seen in FEARLESS TIGER ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
 
26.
“ Choy Lay Fut, Hung Gar, Do Pai, Tai Chi Praying Mantis

Trivia: is a martial arts instructor of the Hong Luck Kung Fu Club

Best seen in TC 2000 ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
 
27.
“ Choy Lay Fut, Hung Gar, Tai Chi Praying Mantis, Yee Chuan Tao

Trivia: is the owner of the Golden Lion Kung Fu Club of Toronto

Best seen in FEARLESS TIGER ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
 
28.
Philip Ho
Camera and Electrical Department, The Matrix Reloaded
“ Kickboxing

Trivia: is a 3-time national champion in rope skipping

Best seen in FEARLESS TIGER ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
 
29.
“ Shotokan Karate, Kenpo

Trivia: is the owner of MacVicar's Karate International

Best seen in FEARLESS TIGER ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
 
30.
“ Tae Kwon Do (6th Dan; 2-time WAKO Champion; WKA, AKA & NASKA Champion; Budweiser & Atlantic National Team member)

Trivia: his initial instructors advised his family to discontinue his lessons for his lack of talent; afterwards, he earned his black belt in only 18 months

Best seen in FEARLESS TIGER ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
 
31.
“ Shito-Ryu & Shotokan Karate (6th Dan), Jujitsu, Kendo, Judo, Tae Kwon Do, Aikijujitsu, Kickboxing

Trivia: is the owner of the Riverdale Martial Arts & Fitness Center of Toronto

Best seen in FEARLESS TIGER ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
 
32.
“ Tae Kwon Do (9th Dan 5-time Canadian National Champion; WTC Gold & Silver medalist; North American Martial Arts & Taekwondo Hall of Fame entry)

Trivia: his physical feats include performing inverted push-ups on broken glass and withstanding a concrete block being broken on his torso while lying on broken glass

Best seen in FEARLESS TIGER ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
 
33.
“ Ninjutsu

Trivia: is an instructor of the Kageyama Martial Arts school of Toronto

Best seen in FEARLESS TIGER ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
 
34.
“ Gojuki-Jitsu Jujitsu (9th Dan; founder)

Trivia: developed his fighting style over 16 years

Best seen in FEARLESS TIGER ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
 
35.
“ Tae Kwon Do (2nd Dan)

Trivia: is trained as an umpire for the ITF

Best seen in FEARLESS TIGER ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
 
36.
“ Wing Chun, Sanshou (Canadian-Chinese Kuo Shou Gold & Silver medalist; Pan-American Bronze medalist; Canadian National Team member)

Trivia: can trace his Wing Chun lineage back to Yip Man

Best seen in TALONS OF THE EAGLE ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
 
37.
“ Shotokan Karate, Tae Kwon Do, Wa Nin Do, Choy Lay Fut, Tai Chi Praying Mantis, Chin Na, Yee Chuan Tao, Northern Shaolin, Escrima

Trivia: is the honorary overseas president of the Hong Kong Shang Dong Mantis Boxing Association

Best seen in TALONS OF THE EAGLE ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
 
38.
“ Goju-Ryu Karate (7th & 3rd Dan), Hapkijitsu (8th Dan), Hapkido (7th Dan), Shito-Ryu Karate (3rd Dan), Chinese Kenpo, Jujitsu (1st Dan), Kobudo

Trivia: is a recipient of the Sport Karate Museum Dragon Image Fighting Award

Best seen in TALONS OF THE EAGLE ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
 
39.
“ Goju-Ryu Karate

Trivia: formerly coached professional wrestling at Canada's Monster Factory

Best seen in GLADIATOR COP ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
 
40.
“ Tae Kwon Don (WTC Silver medalist; WTSC Bronze medalist; Canadian National Team member)

Trivia: is the owner of Luke's Taekwondo-Fitness Center in Ontario

Best seen in TC 2000 ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
 
41.
“ Kapap, Shorin-Ryu, Chito-Ryu & Shotokan Karate (4th, 4th & 6th Dan), Aikijujitsu, Kendo, Kenpo (1st Dan), Krav Maga, Capoeira, Tae Kwon Do (1st Dan), Shaolin Kung Fu, Goshin Kanjitsu (5th Dan), Kobudo

Trivia: is the founder and chief instructor of Kapap.Ca

Best seen in EXPECT NO MERCY ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
 
42.
“ Judo, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Mixed Martial Arts

Trivia: is the founder of JLD MMA and the MMA Syllabus

Best seen in EXPECT NO MERCY ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
 
43.
“ Karate (7th Dan), Kickboxing, Jeet Kune Do, Escrima, Sambo, Silat

Trivia: is a senior instructor of the United Kingdom Martial Arts Alliance

Best seen in EXPECT NO MERCY ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
 
44.
Amy Dumas
Actress, WWF Raw
Amy Dumas was born on April 14, 1975 in Florida. Not much is known about her past except that she and her family did a lot of moving around. Her parents divorced before she graduated from high school. She graduated 6 months early and became a roadie for 5 years and became interested in wrestling after watching Rey Mysterio Jr...
“ Judo, Kickboxing

Trivia: is the survivor of three cracked vertebrae, sustained while filming the below-mentioned program

Best seen in DARK ANGEL ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
 
45.
“ Gasho-Ryu Karate (4th Dan), Tai Chi, White Crane Kung Fu, Hung Gar, Iaido, Bojitsu, Jojitsu

Trivia: is also a martial arts instructor, certified by the Gasho-ryu Martial Arts Association

Best seen in DETECTIVE STORY ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
 
46.
“ Karate, Kickboxing, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Mixed Martial Arts

Trivia: is the director of the Bergeron Martial Arts school of Ottawa

Best seen in TIGER CLAWS II ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
 
47.
“ Karate (WKA Gold & Bronze [3x] medalist), Tae Kwon Do, Tai Chi, Krav Maga, Jujitsu, Kickboxing

Trivia: is also a martial arts instructor, having taught over 2000 students

Best seen in TIGER CLAWS II ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
 
48.
“ Tae Kwon Do

Trivia: is affiliated with the Son Bros. Taekwondo studio

Best seen in TIGER CLAWS II ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
 
49.
“ Shotokan & Shito-Ryu Karate, Kickboxing, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Trivia: is the owner of Deschamps Martial Arts Academy of Ontario

Best seen in TIGER CLAWS II ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
 
50.
“ Judo (USMC Team member; PKF, Marine Martial Arts Federation, Martial Arts Masters, Pioneers & Legends & AFMA Hall of Fame entry), Hakko-Ryu & Dai-Nippon Jujitsu, Sosuishi Ryu, Kin Dai Gakko Ryu, Aikido, Aikijujitsu, Kenpo, Kobudo, Ninjutsu

Trivia: is the first westerner to be publicly recognized by Official Karate magazine as a master of martial arts weaponry

Best seen in TIGER CLAWS II ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
 
51.
“ Ku-Dan Kenpo (10th Dan; Masters Hall of Fame entry), Escrima, Wing Chun

Trivia: is one of only three actual black belt-level martial artists who performed in the below-mentioned film

Best seen in THE KARATE KID ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
 
52.
“ Judo

Trivia: is a former member of the Los Angeles Times football team

Best seen in STREET WARRIOR ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
 
53.
Franklin Correa
Writer, Mistaken
Is of Dominican (Father) and Italian-Irish/Cherokee (Mother) descent. Holds a 3rd degree black belt in Ninjutsu, under his teacher Dr. Dan McEaddy, also Sometimes Practices the art of Brazillian Jiu-Jitsu and is currently cross training in other styles. Has only one sibling, a brother who is 5 1/2 years younger then him...
“ Ninjutsu (3rd Dan), Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Trivia: trains in the martial arts under Grandmaster Dan McEaddy of Hillside, New Jersey

Best seen in FLASHDRIVE ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
 
54.
“ Tae Kwon Do (Pro TKD Champion; WTC Bronze medalist; US National Gold [2x], Silver [5x] & Bronze medalist; 2-time US Olympic Festival Gold medalist; Pan-American Silver medalist; US National Team member)

Trivia: operates the Tae Kwon Do Institute of Poway, California

Best seen in FULL CONTACT ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
 
55.
“ Tang Soo Do

Trivia: is the brother of martial artist Michelle Krasnoo

Best seen in DEATH MATCH ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
 
56.
“ Kickboxing, Escrima

Trivia: studied the martial arts under David Tanner, including Tanner's American Dynamic Fighting Science style

Best seen in DRAGON FIRE ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
 
57.
Sean Kanan
Sean Kanan stars on The Bold and the Beautiful, the number one syndicated show in daytime in 120 countries. He plays the deviously sexy Deacon Sharpe, a role that he made famous on both B and B and Y and R. Kanan is starring in a feature film, Limelight, directed by James Cullen Bressacks. Recently he starred in My Trip to the Darkside and subsequent sequel...
“ Karate

Trivia: has studied the martial arts since age 13

Best seen in THE KARATE KID PART III ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
 
58.
“ Sanshou

Trivia: is also proficient in swordplay

Best seen in THE SCORPION KING 3 ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
 
59.
“ Tae Kwon Do

Trivia: is a member of the Noel Vega Stunt Team

Best seen in ARENA ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
 
60.
Barbara Gehring
Barbara lives in Denver, Colorado and is a member of the international comedy trio - A.C.E.
“ Goju-Ryu Karate, Kobudo

Trivia: is also a martial arts instructor of the Boulder Kodokan studio in Colorado

Best seen in DRAGON AND THE HAWK ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
 
61.
“ Muay Thai

Trivia: also enjoys boxing, swimming, and rollerblading

Best seen in BANGKOK REVENGE ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
 
62.
Linden Ashby
After graduating from Bolles High School in Jacksonville, Florida, Ashby took a degree in psychology and business administration at Fort Lewis College in Durango in the state of Colorado, and then moved to New York where he took drama classes in the Neighborhood Playhouse. Early in his career he took part in the soap opera Loving...
“ Karate, Tae Kwon Do

Trivia: has also practiced boxing

Best seen in MORTAL KOMBAT ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
 
63.
“ Koei-Kan Karate (5th Dan)

Trivia: is the owner of the Ventura Academy of Koei-Kan Karate-Do of Bellevue, Washington

Best seen in TO BE THE BEST ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
 
64.
“ Kenpo

Trivia: is a martial arts instructor at the Tam UMAC MMA & Fitness facility of Ontario

Best seen in TO BE THE BEST ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
 
65.
Tom Deters
Actor, Vampirella
Tom moved to Las Vegas from Minnesota. He stayed two years after graduating from college, he majored in finance. He then began wondering where his life was going. He had a great family, his parents were still married and he had four brothers and sister back in Minnesota. He had excelled in the martial arts...
“ Tang Soo Do (2nd Dan; 2-time Minnesota State Open Champion; 2-time Twin Ports Champion; 2-time NSC Champion; USKA, Western SD Classic, CSK Open, Karate Fest, Twin City & Sport Karate Open Champion; Pepsi, Coors & USA International Team member; record: 20-4), Kenpo (purple belt), Kickboxing (record: 3-0)

Trivia: is also a cardio Kickboxing instructor

Best seen in TO BE THE BEST ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
 
66.
“ Goju-Ryu Karate (3rd Dan)

Trivia: studied at the Japan Action Club

Best seen in POWER RANGERS TIME FORCE ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
 
67.
“ Kyokushin Karate (Masters Hall of Fame entry)

Trivia: has contributed to the Dragonfest martial arts convention

Best seen in ENTER THE BLOOD RING ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
 
68.
“ Wushu

Trivia: was active in martial arts competition before switching to stuntwork

Best seen in LOST TIME ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
 
69.
“ Sipalkido, Muay Thai, Tae Kwon Do (7-time ISKA Champion)

Trivia: is a former cardio Kickboxing instructor

Best seen in BUILDING 34 ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
 
70.
“ Kickboxing, Tae Kwon Do, Muay Thai, Capoeira

Trivia: also practices boxing and parkour

Best seen in WARRIORESS ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
 
71.
“ Brithai Karate, Kickboxing, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Muay Thai, Mixed Martial Arts

Trivia: is the chief instructor of the NDM Martial Arts school of Great Britain

Best seen in THE MEN IN WHITE ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
 
72.
Jason Yorrick
Miscellaneous Crew, Minority Report
“ Tae Kwon Do, Ninjutsu, Brazilian Jujutsu, Judo, Capoeira, Kickboxing

Trivia: is an instructor at the Extreme Results Fitness Studio in Northridge, California

Best seen in CONFESSIONS OF A PIT FIGHTER ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
 
73.
Jimmy Briggs
Worked as a stand up comic while in the army. Left the regular army to join the National Guard so he could pursue a comedy career in LA. Trained Machado Jiu Jitsu, Tae Kwon Do and Judo. Still can be found doing comedy in the pacific northwest. Lives a quiet life in Portland Oregon. Trains his sons in MMA.
“ Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Judo, Tae Kwon Do, Mixed Martial Arts

Trivia: is a US Army veteran

Best seen in CONFESSIONS OF A PIT FIGHTER ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
 
74.
Cody Hackman
Actor, Tapped Out
From acting on his grandfathers stage at age 5 to breaking boards at 8. The Canadian born actor and 5x World Karate Champion always knew what his passions were. In 2009 Cody stepped away from the martial arts world to follow his dreams to the silver screen, inspired by his grandfather who was his first acting coach...
“ Karate (2nd Dan)

Trivia: opened a martial arts studio at age 19

Best seen in TAPPED OUT ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
 
75.
Nick Bateman
Nicholas Yunge-Bateman was Born in Burlington Ontario Canada. He started Karate at Age 4 in Hopes to become a Ninja Turtle. Since then Nick has won 4 Martial Arts World Titles. Nick graduated from Capilano University in Vancouver BC at age 20 and opened his own Karate School for 3 years, He then decided to close it to pursue his passion for acting...
“ Goju-Ryu Karate (WKU Hall of Fame entry)

Trivia: is the recipient of two Sport Martial Arts Viewer’s Choice Awards

Best seen in TAPPED OUT ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
 
76.
Temur Mamisashvili
Temur Mamisashvili is a martial arts actor, action director, martial arts stunts, fight choreographer, from New York City, lives in Hong Kong. A former Soviet Wushu martial arts team member with training experience since he was 10 years old. Temur has worked in China and the United States on a variety martial arts movies and television shows...
“ Wushu

Trivia: has studied the martial arts since age 10

Best seen in BLOOMING FLOWERS ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
 
77.
“ Tae Kwon Do (8th Dan, 2-time Korean National Tour Champion; Korean Marine Corp Champion; WPKC Bronze medalist; New York State Champion; Black Belt Hall of Fame entry), Karate, Tang Soo Do (1st Dan), Judo (1st Dan), Hapkido (1st Dan)

Trivia: is the president of the California Tae Kwon Do Association

Best seen in THE ASSOCIATION ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
 
78.
Sean Connery
Actor, Dr. No
Connery's breakthrough came in the role of secret agent James Bond. He was reluctant to commit to a film series, but understood that if the films succeeded his career would greatly benefit. He played the character in the first five Bond films: Dr. No, From Russia with Love, Goldfinger, Thunderball...
“ Kyokushin Karate (1st Dan [honorary])

Trivia: studied the martial arts under Mas Oyama

Best seen in DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
 
79.
Michael Rooker
Michael Rooker was born in 1955 in Jasper, Alabama. When he was 13 his parents divorced and he went with his mother to live in Chicago. He caught the acting bug while attending college, and began appearing in local stage productions. On first breaking into film, his intensity and "don't-mess-with-me" good looks were highlighted to chilling effect as the title character in Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer...
“ Kyokushin Karate, Aikido

Trivia: is a member of the Kyokushin Los Angeles club

Best seen in THE WALKING DEAD ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
 
80.
Sang H. Kim
Director, Zen Man
“ Tae Kwon Do, Jun Sa Do (founder)

Trivia: is a 4-year coordinator of the Olympic Taekwondo Project

Best seen in ZEN MAN ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
 
81.
“ HONORARY ENTRY

Choy Lay Fut, Kajukenbo, Jeet Kune Do

Trivia: also practices boxing ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
 
82.
Kim Ho Kim
Kim Ho Kim is a new actor in the Netherlands. Skilled in various martial arts, examples of his are Wu-Shu, Wing Chun, and Aikido with over 15 years in training, Kim is about to become a martial arts actor in the first dutch martial arts movie: Fighting Fish in which he stars with his friend Ron Smoorenburg, who is one of the few dutch martial arts actors...
“ Wushu, Wing Chun, Aikido

Trivia: (?)

Best seen in FIGHTING FISH ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
 
83.
“ Judo (1st Dan; Scottish National Team member), Shaolin Kung Fu, Wushu, Tai Chi

Trivia: trained at the Northern China Shaolin Martial Arts Academy

Best seen in THE SUPPRESSOR ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
 
84.
“ Moo Duk Kwan, Shotokan & Goju-Ryu Karate

Trivia: is the founder of the Oriental World of Self-Defense show

Best seen in KARATE KIBA ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
 
85.
“ Judo (New York State Champion), Fu Jow Pai, Praying Mantis & White Crane Kung Fu, Jujitsu, Tae Kwon Do, Shotokan, Kyokushin & Goju-Ryu Karate, Chinese-American Goju (founder)

Trivia: is a martial arts instructor, having taught over 25,000 students

Best seen in THE OLD MASTER ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
 
86.
“ Goju-Ryu Karate, Tae Kwon Do

Trivia: was capable of punching at 130 MPH and kicking at 82 MPH

Best seen in SNAKE EATER ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
 
87.
“ Goshin-Ryu Bujutsu (founder), Jujitsu, Karate, Kobudo

Trivia: has studied the martial arts under Peter Urban, Ron Van Clief, Moses Powell, Pierre Rene, and Al Govine

Best seen in FIST OF FEAR, TOUCH OF DEATH ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
 
88.
“ Wushu (US WSN Champion; Japan National Gold [6x], Silver [3x] & Bronze [2x] medalist), Capoeira, Tai Chi

Trivia: is trilingual

Best seen in YO-YO GIRL COP ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
 
89.
Stephen K. Hayes
Stephen K. Hayes has spent his entire adult life in the pursuit of perfection through the study of the Asian martial arts and spiritual traditions. He was born in Wilmington, Delaware, in 1949, and grew up in Dayton, Ohio. He has lived and traveled throughout North America, Japan, Europe, the Arctic...
“ Ninjutsu (10th Dan; Black Belt Hall of Fame entry), To-Shin Do (founder)

Trivia: is the author of 16 fiction and nonfiction books, with sales totaling 1.3 million copies

Best seen in NINJA VENGEANCE ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
 
90.
“ Tae Kwon Do

Trivia: is recognized as a Master of Sport by the World Taekwondo Federation

Best seen in ABSOLUTION ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
 
91.
Ray Copeland
Actor, Shi
“ Hapkido, Tae Kwon Do, Judo, Jujitsu, Jeet Kune Do, Muay Thai, Wing Chun, Savate, Escrima, Silat, Eagle Claw, Zui Quan, Mixed Martial Arts

Trivia: was an assistant instructor of Dan Inosanto for international conferences

Best seen in SHI ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
 
92.
“ HONORARY ENTRY

Judo

Trivia: has held 17 world championships as a pro wrestler ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
 
93.
“ Tae Kwon Do (ODESUR Gold medalist; FIO Hall of Fame entry)

Trivia: competed in the 1982 Taekwondo World Championships

Best seen in MIRAGEMAN ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
 
94.
“ Tae Kwon Do (3rd & 1st Dan under different masters), Kickboxing, Chin Woo, Kendo

Trivia: is also trained in European and Chinese swordplay

Best seen in INTERGALACTIC COMBAT ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
 
95.
Dan Cade
Actor, Automata
Dan has extensive training as an actor, martial artist and gymnast. Dan trained as an actor at Mountview drama school in London. Dan began his career with the lead role in the hit 13 part CITV show called 'Eliminator'. He then went onto work in more TV and movies. In 2008 Dan played the enigmatic lead role of 'Trent' alongside Diana Quick in 'Trent 2 Rent'...
“ Capoeira

Trivia: also practices gymnastics

Best seen in INTERGALACTIC COMBAT ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
 
96.
“ HONORARY ENTRY

Karate

Trivia: is an inductee of the LPW and New England Pro Wrestling Hall of Fame ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
 
97.
“ HONORARY ENTRY

Shaolin Kempo (1st Dan)

Trivia: was trained in professional wrestling by Jamie Noble, Larry Zbyszko, and Scott Hall ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
 
98.
“ Jujitsu (2-time WCJO Gold medalist; 3-time Canadian National Champion; Canadian National Team member), Goju-Ryu & Chito-Ryu Karate, Iki Shin Do, Mixed Martial Arts (record: 2-3)

Trivia: is the first-ever world champion in Jujitsu competition

Best seen in FEARLESS TIGER ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
 
99.
Emilien De Falco
Emilien is an Action Actor and Martial artist from France now living in Los Angeles, California. He started his career working as a stuntman in the French Action movie "District B13 Ultimatum".After relocating to Los Angeles he has appeared in many U.S TV shows and Independent Movies and recently portrayed "Alain Mersault" in the NBC TV Show "Crossbones" starring John Malkovich...
“ Tae Kwon Do, Kickboxing

Trivia: is also a host for BlackBelt TV

Best seen in DRAGONQUEST ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
 
100.
Kiefer Sutherland
Kiefer Sutherland was born in London, England, UK, to Canadian actors Shirley Douglas and Donald Sutherland, who moved to California shortly after his birth. His maternal grandfather, Tommy Douglas, was a Scottish-born Canadian politician who was a Premier of Saskatchewan for over 17 years and led the national NDP party for almost 10...
“ Krav Maga

Trivia: is one of the highest-paid TV actors, earning $40 million in 2006

Best seen in 24 ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist