Martial Artists In Movies: The Real Deal - Volume 10

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


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.


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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Marissa Labog
Stunts, Logan
Marissa Labog, nicknamed "Mighty" by her peers, is committed to her strong belief in the transformative power of storytelling. Indicated by her nickname, as an actor, dancer, and stunt woman, Marissa is fearless and powerful in her pursuit for creative adventure earning her awards such as the Lester Horton Award for Outstanding Performer, the Solo Award, and an Ovation Award Nomination...
“ Wushu, Tae Kwon Do, Capoeira, Karate

Trivia: is also a stage actress, having won the Lester Horton Award in 2010

Best seen in RAZE ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
“ Tae Kwon Do, Aikijujutsu, Bojutsu

Trivia: also practices gymnastics

Best seen in BUNRAKU ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
“ Tang Soo Do (3rd Dan)

Trivia: is also an instructor at the PKSA Karate school of Dearborn, Michigan

Best seen in EARTH: FINAL CONFLICT ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
Stella Angelova
Stunts, Avatar
Stella Angelova is a World & Europe champion Rhythmic Gymnast from Bulgaria. She is a part of the famous "Golden Era" in the sport, when Bulgarians were unbeatable for over 10 years. She has won over 265 medals internationally for her country before the age of 16. Stella immigrated to the USA IN 93' and started working for the US National Team...

Kendo, Kickboxing, Tae Kwon Do, Bojutsu

Trivia: has won a total of 265 medals as a member of the Bulgarian National Gymnastics Team

Best seen in METAL GEAR SOLID 4 ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
“ Capoeira

Trivia: is a member of the Amax Motion Capture team

Best seen in KAMEN RIDER: DRAGON KNIGHT ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
“ Tang Soo Do (2nd Dan; Warrior Cup Champion; Team AKA member)

Trivia: is the co-founder of the Sideswipe performance team

Best seen in BLOODFIST 2050 ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
Ben Seton
Actor, Vanquisher
Ben started acting from an early age in theatre and first appeared on the Australian TV Drama Series Water Rats. Seton was born in Sydney, Australia. He was raised in Sydney's Western Suburbs then moved with his family to Wombeyan Caves located in the Blue Mountains of New South Wales where he lived without electricity for a year and a half...
“ Tae Kwon Do (3rd Dan), Aikido, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Capoeira, Aikibojutsu, Kendo

Trivia: has studied the martial arts for over 25 years

Best seen in THRILLSEEKERS THE INDOSHEEN ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
Travis Wong
Inducted into the "Inside Kung Fu: Hall of Fame" at the age of 14, Travis Wong has been featured in 30+ international ad campaigns, choreographed for artists such as Jennifer Lopez, Chris Brown, & Miley Cyrus, coordinated NBA Halftime shows, and performed on stages from Universal Studios to the red carpet in Cannes...
“ Bai Ling Ga (Inside Kung Fu Hall of Fame entry), Wushu, Tai Chi

Trivia: is an instructor at the JAM Facility gym

Best seen in SUPAH NINJAS ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
“ Luang Foo Pai, Kickboxing, Wushu, Hung Gar

Trivia: has appeared in promotional material for Carlsberg Beer and Selma Optique Eyewear

Best seen in FIST OF THE WARRIOR ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
“ Kickboxing

Trivia: immigrated from Lithuania to the United States to pursue a stunt career

Best seen in GAME OF DEATH ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
“ Tae Kwon Do, Karate

Trivia: is also trained in firearm usage

Best seen in HOUNDZ FROM HELL ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
Ken Lally
Actor, Heroes
Ken Lally is the son of a spy and a child of the Cold War. His father was recruited by the N.S.A. as a teen, served in China and Berlin, where he met Ken's mother. His father raised him to follow in his footsteps, but Ken's first love was Shakespeare. Recently he tackled the hardest role of his career...
“ Kickboxing

Trivia: joined the Benny Urquidez Stunt Team while training at Urquidez's gym

Best seen in AMBUSHED ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
“ Tae Kwon Do, Shorei-Ryu Karate, Ninjutsu, Wushu (4-time ISKA Champion; 7-time NASKA Champion; 2-time Diamond Nationals Champion; 2-time Ocean State Grand Nationals Champion; 2-time US Open Champion; 2-time Compete Nationals Champion; NASKA Hall of Fame entry)

Trivia: is the youngest ISKA Champion ever to win the title

Best seen in KICKIN' IT ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
Theo Kypri
Theo Kypri was born in London, England. He attended Highbury Grove Secondary School in Highbury, a stone's throw from The Arsenal soccer club, the area in which he grew up. A Former World Class Trampolinist turned stunt professional he has worked on some of Hollywoods biggest grossing movies and has stunt doubled some of the biggest stars in the world...
“ Wing Chun, Tae Kwon Do

Trivia: is a former British National Trampoline Champion

Best seen in PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN - DEAD MAN'S CHEST ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
“ Karate (Sport Karate Hall of Fame entry), Kickboxing, Tang So Do (5th Dan), Kenpo and Tae Kwon Do, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (blue belt), Muay Thai

Trivia: is also a dance choreographer

Best seen in RULES ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
Jaylen Moore
Actor, Six
If talent takes you far in life then Jaylen Moore is a world-class traveler. A true triple threat known for his perilous acrobatic stunts & fighting style, versatile acting chops and comedic timing Moore is the epitome of today's "Action Hero and Renaissance Man" all in one. Moore will be seen in a...
“ Kickboxing, Judo, Wushu, Kumite-Ryu & Atemi-Ryu Jujitsu, Muay Thai, Jeet Kune Do, Tae Kwon Do, Escrima, Kendo

Trivia: studied tumbling at the Olympic gymnastics facility

Best seen in AZTEC WARRIOR ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
“ Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Capoeira, Northern Shaolin, Kickboxing, Kobudo

Trivia: is a former competitive swimmer

Best seen in MASK OF THE NINJA ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
“ Wushu

Trivia: also practices boxing

Best seen in MANHATTAN CHASE ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
“ Tae Kwon Do, Jeet Kune Do, Escrima

Trivia: is Nathan Fillion's personal stunt double

Best seen in CROSS ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
“ Aikido (6th Dan)

Trivia: is the leader of the Norwegian Aikido Federation's technical committee

Best seen in SWORN TO JUSTICE ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
“ Wun Hop Kuen (Masters Hall of Fame entry)

Trivia: is a recipient of the Silver Life Achievement Award

Best seen in SWORN TO JUSTICE ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
“ Kajukenbo (7th degree black belt), Hoshin-Ryu & Kindai-Ryu Jujitsu (3rd & 2nd Dan), Kenpo (1st Dan), Chuan Shu

Trivia: also works as a business communication agent

Best seen in SWORN TO JUSTICE ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
“ Shorin-Ryu Karate

Trivia: is also a publicist specializing in martial arts content, and paid for his initial Karate classes by writing advertisements for his instructor

Best seen in BLACKBELT ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
Robn Meeks
Robn Meeks (Actor/Singer/Writer/Producer), started acting at the early age of 6, and has many stage credits under his name. In his hometown of Fairbanks, Alaska, he has portrayed such characters as: Oliver Twist in the Hit Musical "Oliver!" (1976), Little Tim, and later Bob Cratchett in "A Christmas Carol" (1977 & 1980)...
“ Tae Kwon Do (5th Dan), Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Judo, Krav Maga, Kendo

Trivia: head instructor of the Meeks Martial Arts school in Kentucky

Best seen in FLIGHT TO DANGER ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
“ Hang Ling Do, Wun Hop Kuen (6th Dan), Praying Mantis Kung Fu, Tai Chi, Bagua Zhang

Trivia: practices sports medicine, herbalism, and shiatsu massage

Best seen in DEADLY BET ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
“ Lima Lama, Iaido (Masters Hall of Fame entry)

Trivia: is the son of Sensei Ted Tabura

Best seen in 3 LITTLE NINJAS AND THE LOST TREASURE ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
“ Tang Soo Do, Tae Kwon Do (7th Dan; US Marine Corp Champion; Open Karate US Champion; US National Team member; Taekwondo Hall of Fame entry)

Trivia: competed in the first-ever Tae Kwon Do World Championships in Japan

Best seen in BLACKBELT ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
John Graden
John Graden is a bestselling author and inductee into the Self-Publishing Hall of Fame and the Millionaire Author's Club. He has been profiled and appeared on many media platforms including the Dr. Oz Show, USNews and World Report, The Wall Street Journal, and Publishers Weekly. His latest book, Who Killed Walt Bone is described as Breaking Bad Meets The Karate Kid...
“ Karate (7th Dan), Kickboxing

Trivia: is the founder of the Martial Arts Teachers' Association, the National Association of Professional Martial Artists, Martial Arts Professional Magazine, and the American Council on Martial Arts

Best seen in BLACKBELT ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
“ Northern Shaolin

Trivia: represented the Northern Shaolin Kung Fu Association in competitive point fighting

Best seen in BLACKBELT ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
Tommy Bull
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director, Face/Off
“ Wa Lu, Kickboxing, Wing Chun, Tae Kwon Do, Kenpo, Jeet Kune Do, Bagua Zhang, Shotokan Karate, Tai Chi, Wushu, Hapkido, Chin Na, Northern Shaolin, Aikido, Judo, Muay Thai, Eagle Claw, Fu Jow Pai, Dragon & Praying Mantis Kung Fu

Trivia: is also a boxer, having become a Golden Gloves Champion at age 17

Best seen in KARATE WARRIOR 2 ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
“ Sumo (4th Dan; ISF Champion; US National Team member; US Martial Arts Hall of Fame entry), Judo (brown belt; US National Champion), Mixed Martial Arts (record: 1-2)

Trivia: holds the Guinness World Record of "World's Largest Athlete," having stood 6'8" and weighing 700 lbs.

Best seen in MR. AND MRS. KHILADI ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
Abdullah the Butcher
Known throughout the annals of professional wrestling as "The Wildman from the Sudan," Abdullah the Butcher was born Lawrence Shreeve in Windsor, Ontario, on January 1, 1936. Wrestling at over 400 lbs through his career, Abby became a legend for bloodying opponents and was one of the first wrestlers to regularly use foreign objects in the ring on his opponents...
“ Tae Kwon Do (7th Dan), Judo, Karate

Trivia: at age 79, he is one of the oldest professional wrestlers to still compete

Best seen in ROARING FIRE ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
Kam Yuen
Miscellaneous Crew, Kung Fu
“ Shaolin Kung Fu, Tai Chi

Trivia: was reportedly the inspiration for the KUNG FU television show

Best seen in KUNG FU ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
“ Tae Kwon Do (6th Dan; Junior Olympic Gold medalist), Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (WJJC Junior Champion)

Trivia: has been the personal trainer of Shaquille O'Neal, Wayne Gretzky, Magic Johnson, Brooke Shields, Robert Downy, and Queen Latifah, among others

Best seen in MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
“ Tae Kwon Do (5th Dan; Martial Arts Hall of Fame entry), Kickboxing, Aikido

Trivia: was nominated for the 2011 Freedom Award by the US Secretary of Defense

Best seen in THE ULTIMATE GAME ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
“ Tae Kwon Do (red belt), Budo Taijutsu (red belt), Escrima

Trivia: finished in second place at the 2002 Women's Big Air Competition

Best seen in TRUE JUSTICE ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
“ Judo, Tai Chi, Shotokan Karate, Tae Kwon Do, Shaolin Kung Fu

Trivia: is a member of the Triple Threat Seminars team

Best seen in HERE COMES THE BOOM ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
“ Wushu (Beijing National Team member), Tae Kwon Do, Kendo, Kobudo

Trivia: also practices fencing and boxing

Best seen in 47 RONIN ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
“ Wing Chun, Sanshou

Trivia: is a former police officer and member of the German military

Best seen in THROUGH DARKNESS ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
Sam Medina
Sam Medina. Sam is an ethnically ambiguous actor who now makes Los Angeles, his new home. A descendant of Asian, Hispanic and French mix, Sam can play a wide variety of characters. After working as an actor in the Southeast Region for 4 years, He has decided that it is time to take his career to the next level...
“ Tae Kwon Do (3rd Dan), Kenpo, Muay Thai

Trivia: also practices boxing

Best seen in LOCKED DOWN ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
“ Tae Kwon Do, Judo, Aikijutsu, Ninjutsu

Trivia: is a member of the Filming Louisiana movie team

Best seen in KNUCKLEHEAD ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
Kage Havok
Actor, Ballers
Kage Havok is an upcoming Actor. A Florida native and still resides there. Irish and Indian ethnicity. Former sports athlete in multiple sports as well as being trained as a Pro Wrestler by Dwayne Johnson's Uncle, the WWE Hall of Famer Afa Anoai. Recognized by his size along with his Hollywood Smile.
“ Tae Kwon Do, Karate, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Trivia: is a state-certified military combat instructor

Best seen in KNUCKLEHEAD ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
Shawn P. Flanagan
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director, Thomas and the Magic Railroad
“ Yoshi-tune Waza & Kai No Kenson Jujitsu, Kenpo, Kickboxing

Trivia: is the lead instructor of the Karate International Martial Arts Center

Best seen in THE CUTOFF ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
“ Karate (Black Belt Hall of Fame entry)

Trivia: was declared the second best defensive Karate fighter of all time by Black Belt Magazine

Best seen in NO RETREAT, NO SURRENDER 3 ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
“ Kickboxing, Karate (6th Dan; 5-time UFAF Champion), Mixed Martial Arts

Trivia: the only person to achieve certified instructorship under Chuck Norris, Bill Wallace, and Joe Lewis

Best seen in BLOODMOON ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
“ Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Jujitsu, Muay Thai, Kickboxing, Mixed Martial Arts, Karate

Trivia: is the lead instructor of the FEARS Ltd. MMA school

Best seen in ANATOMY OF THE TIDE ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
J Schaefer
Camera and Electrical Department, The Crow
“ Fei Hu Quan, Shaolin Kung Fu, Tai Chi, Praying Mantis Kung Fu, Tieh Kuai Li, Suang Hu Jian

Trivia: is also a martial arts instructor, having taught over 1300 students

Best seen in BLOODMOON ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
“ Capoeira

Trivia: is the founder of the Negaca Capoeira community of Indonesia

Best seen in MORTAL ENEMIES ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
“ Karate

Trivia: is the owner of the USA Karate studio of Germantown, Tennessee

Best seen in BLOODMOON ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
“ Aikido, Karate, Kickboxing, Judo, Tae Kwon Do, Jujitsu

Trivia: is the founder of the Academy of Martial Arts of Alpharetta, Georgia

Best seen in BLOODMOON ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
“ Kenpo (8th Dan; 3-time USKA Champion; 2-time US Open Champion; National Martial Arts Federation Martial Arts, Filipino Martial Arts & World Martial Arts Hall of Fame entry; Martial Arts Gallery of Fame entry), Doce Pares, Shotokan Karate, Pentjak Silat, Icho-Ryu Aikijutsu (3rd Dan), Hakko-Ryu, Danzan-Ryu & Tama-Ryu Jujitsu (founder), Kickboxing, Muay Thai, Tang Soo Do, Tae Kwon Do, Tien Shan Pai, Chin Na, Tai Chi, Dumog, Kendo, Iaido, Mixed Martial Arts

Trivia: has coached three national martial arts teams

Best seen in SUPERFIGHTS ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
“ Goju-Ryu, Komakai & Shorin-Ryu Karate (7th, 6th & 7th Dan), Dentokan Goshinjutsu (7th Dan), Ryukyu Dento Kobudo (7th Dan), Yanagi-Ryu & Dentokan Aikijujutsu, Seidokan Karate

Trivia: is the Vice President of the Sekai Dentokan Bugei Renmei, the Pan-American Director and Vice President of the International Gojuryu Karate Association, and the North American President of the Gojuryu Okinawakan Karate-do Kyokai

Best seen in SUPERFIGHTS ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
“ Chan Ki Do (founder), Tae Kwon Do (10th Dan), Shotokan Karate, Jujitsu, Kickboxing, Jeet Kune Do, Muay Thai

Trivia: set a world record by breaking 56 wooden boards in 58 seconds

Best seen in AMERICAN SHAOLIN ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
“ Shaolin Kung Fu, Tai Chi, Wushu

Trivia: was trained as a bodyguard in secondary school

Best seen in MAN OF TAI CHI ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
Tyler Williams
An Honours BFA from Ryerson University, independent filmmaker, actor and stuntman, Tyler's largest success has come from the advertising world as a director for Untitled Films. His accolades include: Molson Canadian "Project Indonesia", which aired during the 2014 Winter Olympics and gained nearly 2 million views on YouTube...
“ Karate, Tae Kwon Do, Escrima, Jeet Kune Do, Judo, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Kickboxing, Muay Thai, Kobudo, Shinto-Ryu Kendo, Capoeira

Trivia: also practices parkour and gymnastics

Best seen in TAPPED ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
“ Wado-Ryu Karate, Tae Kwon Do

Trivia: trained with the Canadian Olympic Tae Kwon Do Team

Best seen in TAPPED ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
“ Muay Thai, Karate, Jujitsu, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Escrima, Mixed Martial Arts

Trivia: is the lead instructor of the Pound 4 Pound MMA Training Centre in Canada

Best seen in TAPPED ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
“ Ji Do Kwan Karate (5th Dan; Masters Hall of Fame, United States Martial Arts Hall of Fame & Action Martial Arts Hall of Honors entry), Jujitsu, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Aikido, Escrima, Muay Thai

Trivia: is the founder of the Dragon-Ear jewelry company

Best seen in BREATHING FIRE ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
Rubén González
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director, Fat Man and Little Boy
“ Tae Kwon Do, Tang Soo Do, Kickboxing

Trivia: studied the martial arts under Chuck Norris and Hector Pena

Best seen in GARRA DE TIGRE ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
Frank Dux
Miscellaneous Crew, Bloodsport
Frank Dux is a Martial Arts legend surrounded in both fame and controversy. In the early 1980s, Dux was the center of a now-famous article in a well-known martial arts magazine, highlighting his career as an underground fighter for a secret organization located in Asia. A number of years later, Dux's fight career was the subject of Jean-Claude Van Damme's hit movie...
“ Kenpo, Hapkido, Kajukenbo, Jujitsu, Dux-Ryu Ninjutsu (founder; USA Martial Arts, Action Martial Art, Golden Globe International Martial Art & World Martial Arts Hall of Fame entry)

Trivia: is the developer of the FASST/Dux Ryu combat system

Best seen in GET THE TERRORISTS ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
Mark Calaway
Born on March 24, 1965. Best known as "The Undertaker" from World Wrestling Entertainment. He first came to the WWF in 1990 as Ted DiBiase's mystery partner at The Survivor Series. At first, he was a heel, but later turned face, around WrestleMania VIII. He has held the WWF World Title on four separate occasions...

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Mixed Martial Arts

Trivia: also practices boxing ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
Carrie-Anne Moss
Actress, The Matrix
Carrie-Anne Moss was born on August 21, 1967, in Vancouver, British Columbia, the youngest of two children of Barbara and Melvyn Moss. At age 20, she moved to Europe to pursue a career in modeling; in Spain she was cast in a regular role in the TV show Dark Justice, which was produced in Barcelona for its first season...
“ Shaolin Kung Fu

Trivia: trained in screen fighting under Yuen Woo-Ping for four months

Best seen in THE MATRIX ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
Mel Gibson
Actor, Braveheart
Mel Columcille Gerard Gibson was born January 3, 1956 in Peekskill, New York, USA, as the sixth of eleven children of Hutton Gibson, a railroad brakeman, and Anne Patricia (Reilly) Gibson (who died in December of 1990). His mother was Irish, from County Longford, while his American-born father is of mostly Irish descent...
“ Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Tai Chi

Trivia: prepared for his role in LETHAL WEAPON by accompanying LAPD officers on field assignments

Best seen in LETHAL WEAPON ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
James Caan
A masculine and enigmatic actor whose life and movie career have had more ups and downs than the average rollercoaster and whose selection of roles has arguably derailed him from achieving true superstar status, James Caan is New York-born and bred. He was born in the Bronx, to Sophie (Falkenstein) and Arthur Caan...
“ Gosuku-Ryu Karate (6th Dan)

Trivia: has trained under Tak Kubota for over 30 years

Best seen in THE GODFATHER PART ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
“ Sambo (World Championships Silver [2x] & Bronze medalist)

Trivia: competes in Sambo the in 56 kg division

Best seen in THE LEGEND OF HERCULES ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
“ Tang Soo Do (7th Dan; 5-time IKC Team Champion; Sherman Oaks Raiders Team member), Kickboxing (WKA & PKA Champion)

Trivia: is a former semi-pro soccer player

Best seen in NO RETREAT, NO SURRENDER ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
William Washington
Stunts, Seven Pounds
William Washington was born in San Francisco, California. At the age of 3, he was relocated to Los Angeles, CA with his family where he has lived, studied, and trained. At the age of 17, he organized a martial arts demonstration team where they performed across the country. His innovativeness and tenacity launched their team to many victories...
“ Hapkido (4th Dan), Kenpo (3rd Dan)

Trivia: formerly competed in rodeo

Best seen in BLOOD AND BONE ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
“ Kenpo (10th Dan)

Trivia: is the grandmaster of the Black Kenpo Karate Association

Best seen in DISCO GODFATHER ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
Tom Bloom
Actor, Bad Blood
Grand Master Tom Bloom holds an 8th Degree Black Belt in Tang Soo Do, the primary system taught at his Southern California studio. He also holds the rank of 6th degree Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do, Hapkido, and Shi Pa Gi. Grand Master Bloom has trained thousands of Southern California residents. Approximately 280 of his students have attained the level of Black Belt...
“ Tang Soo Do (9th Dan; 5-time Long Beach International Champion; US National Karate Team captain), Tae Kwon Do (7th Dan), Hapkido (7th Dan), Ship Pal Gi (7th Dan)

Trivia: is also a martial arts instructor, having awarded more than 300 black belt degrees and having personally trained over 27 world champions

Best seen in MIDNIGHT MAN ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
“ Kenpo (USA Black Belt Hall of Fame entry)

Trivia: is also a professional boxer (record: 8-12-1)

Best seen in PUSHED TO THE LIMIT ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
Juan Bofill
Stunts, Iron Man 3
As an experienced expert in the field of stunts & special effects, Juan C. Bofill is not your average Stunts & FX coordinator. With both his skills and training combined in multiple fields, Juan has extensive knowledge that sets him apart from many in the business. With 44 years under his belt in the art of Goju Ryu Karate...
“ Goju-Ryu Karate (6th Dan; 3-time USKA Champion; 9-time Florida State Champion), Judo (3rd Dan), Kendo (3rd Dan), Kobudo

Trivia: has also won championships in police department sniping, archery, and paintball

Best seen in MORTAL CONTACT ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
“ Hapkido

Trivia: trained in the martial arts under Master Bong-Soo Han

Best seen in THE RETRIEVERS ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
“ Karate (60-time NASKA Champion; 12-time ISKA Champion; 5-time WSKF Champion; 2-time WAKO Champion; 3-time AKA Champion), Kendo

Trivia: was personally cast by Jackie Chan in the below-mentioned film after he saw her compete on television

Best seen in CHINESE ZODIAC ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
“ Karate (2nd Dan; Hyper Performance Team member; 14-time NASKA Champion; 4-time PKA Champion; 8-time NBL/SKIL Champion; 7-time WSKF Champion; 2-time ISKA Champion; Black Belt Hall of Fame entry), Kenpo, Ninjutsu, Escrima

Trivia: began competing in the martial arts at age 7

Best seen in UNDERDOG KIDS ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
“ Tae Kwon Do (3rd Dan; 23-time NASKA Champion; WKA Gold medalist; ISKA Champion), Karate (1st Dan)

Trivia: studies the martial arts under her father

Best seen in CHAMPIONS OF THE DEEP ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
Allen Keng
Stunts, Pacific Rim
Allen Keng began his journey into the world of martial arts at the early age of seven. Unfortunately for Allen, his Karate instructor was mean and made him cry, and he vowed never to go back. Years passed and Allen rediscovered martial arts through the legendary Bruce Lee, who portrayed a Chinese Hero with not only the brawn...
“ Praying Mantis Kung Fu, Tae Kwon Do (3rd Dan), Wushu, Karate

Trivia: swore off martial arts at age 7 because of poor experiences in Karate class, but began training in kung fu three years later

Best seen in TRUE JUSTICE ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
“ Karate

Trivia: studied the martial arts under Louis Casamassa

Best seen in SHOOTFIGHTER ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
Reese Madigan
A theatrical actor from New York, Reese Madigan will be forever known as the "American Shaolin" to martial arts film fans as he earned the titled role of the movie in 1991. Reese is a blackbelt in the art of Shotokan Karate and was fascinated by the Chinese culture - it was both his skills and acting that gave him the role...
“ Shotokan Karate

Trivia: is also a stage actor, having finished a production of Henry VI when auditioning for the below-mentioned film

Best seen in AMERICAN SHAOLIN ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
David Sakurai
David Sakurai was born on July 19, 1979 in Copenhagen, Denmark. At the age of 18, he moved to Japan where he received his theatrical training and honed his skills in the indie film scene in Tokyo. After relocating back to Denmark in 2008, Sakurai proved himself a strong, versatile actor having been cast in a variety of drama, comedy, and action...
“ Wing Chun, Karate, Aikido, Jujitsu

Trivia: trains in the martial arts under Sifu Jung-Soo Park

Best seen in THROUGH DARKNESS ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
“ Seki-Ryu Jujitsu, Kahana-Te Karate

Trivia: is a US Army veteran

Best seen in LONE TIGER ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
“ Tae Kwon Do (7-time Massachusetts State Champion; USA Martial Arts Hall of Fame entry), Shotokan Karate, Wing Chun, Aikido, Tang Soo Do, Judo, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Kickboxing, Mixed Martial Arts

Trivia: opened his first martial arts studio at age 15

Best seen in PRIVATE WARS ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
“ Wushu (German National Champion; German National Team member)

Trivia: is a member of the International Wushu Federation

Best seen in ARENA OF THE STREET FIGHTER ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
Nicole Bilderback
Actress, Good Girls
Nicole "Nikki" Bilderback hails from Dallas, Tx and got her start as a dancer at the young age of 3 years old. She is proficient in contemporary, modern, lyrical, ballet, jazz and hip/hop. She is a major fitness buff and avid yogi (hot yoga), as well enjoys spin, kick boxing and is well experienced in mixed martial arts...
“ Kickboxing, Mixed Martial Arts

Trivia: performs her own stunts

Best seen in DARK ANGEL ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
“ Kickboxing

Trivia: was encouraged to begin acting by his father, who owned a chain of movie theaters

Best seen in THE KICK FIGHTER ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
“ Tae Kwon Do (3rd Dan; Junior Olympic & National Team member; 2-time Jun Chong Tournament Gold medalist), Hapkido, Wushu, Kobudo

Trivia: is the only student to successfully test for the 3rd Dan under Simon Rhee

Best seen in HONOR ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
“ Kenpo

Trivia: studies at the Lynchburg Kempo school of Virginia

Best seen in DAREDEVIL ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
Greg Fitzpatrick
Stunts, Zoolander 2
Greg is an actor and a stuntman originally from NYC. He studied English Lit, and philosophy in college and upon graduation studied Sanford Meisner's Method in Los Angeles. He is the recipient of two Taurus World Stunt Awards for his work as a stuntman in film. He continues act and perform stunts for film and television.

Karate, Muay Thai, Mixed Martial Arts

Trivia: also practices acrobatics, sword-fighting, and firearms usage

Best seen in REAL STEEL ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
“ Wushu, Sanshou, Tae Kwon Do

Trivia: is also a coordinator for Shanghai Parkour and Free Running League

Best seen in WOLF WARRIOR ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
Tomer Oz
Tomer Oz born on October 4, 1979 in Israel, Tomer start his martial art experience since he was a boy, he start practicing at his hometown and later on he travel around the world pursuing his professional martial art dream to become a professional fighter/trainer. Today Tomer is an action actor who worked beside top action stars from Hollywood and Asia...
“ Muay Thai, Capoeira

Trivia: opened the first professional Muay Thai club in Shanghai

Best seen in CHINESE ZODIAC ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
Byung-hun Lee
Byung-hun Lee was born in 1970 in Seoul, South Korea, and grew up in a wealthy family, thanks to his father, who was a successful businessman. He never dreamed of pursuing acting until a friend of his mother's suggested it. He auditioned for the KBS television network in 1991 and was accepted. His first project was a short lived TV series called "Asphalt My Hometown"...
“ Tae Kwon Do

Trivia: trained for 5 days in preparation of his final fight scene in the featured film

Best seen in G.I. JOE: RISE OF THE COBRA ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
Thayr Harris
Born and raised on The Farm, an alternative community resting on over 3,000 protected acres in southern Tennessee. Member of Hollywood based Martial Arts stunt teams; Reel Kick, and 87eleven. Thayr excelled in the circus arts under the expert tutelage of performers from the Romanian State Circus. With five years touring he has performed his solo balancing act around the globe.
“ Tae Kwon Do, Wushu, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Trivia: is a member of the Reel Kick stunt team

Best seen in NEVER BACK DOWN 2 ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
“ Eagle Claw, Zui Quan

Trivia: taught kung fu to Sifu Ray Copeland

Best seen in MARTIAL LAW ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
Darrin Dewitt Henson
Actor, Soul Food
Biography April 2017 Darrin Henson is a three - time award nominated , one time award nominated author and MTV choreography award winner. Henson won the coveted MTV choreography award for NSYNC's "Bye Bye Bye." Best known for his role on the hit TV series SOUL FOOD, where Henson plays the street tough "Lem Van Adams"...
“ Jujitsu

Trivia: also practices boxing

Best seen in TEKKEN ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
Bill Clark
Miscellaneous Crew, Private Wars
“ Tae Kwon Do (8th Dan; PKA & ATA Champion; PKA Hall of Fame entry)

Trivia: is a co-author of the Scrolls of Songahm, which standardized Taekwondo curriculum in the 1970s

Best seen in PRIVATE WARS ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
Mel Novak
Martial arts legend and quintessential action movie villain Mel Novak has battled a who's who of legendary Hollywood heroes and is best known as the iconic Stick the Assassin in Bruce Lee's Game of Death. He has also starred in Black Belt Jones opposite Jim Kelly, The Ultimate Warrior opposite Yul Brenner...
“ Tang Soo Do

Trivia: studied the martial arts under Pat E. Johnson

Best seen in EXPERT WEAPON ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist

Sumo (record: 235-169)

Trivia: is also a professional wrestler ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
“ Sekiguchi-Ryu, Kito-Ryu, Jigen-Ryu, Hakko-Ryu & Yoshidune-Waza Jujitsu (10th Dan; Black Belt & Jujutsu America Hall of Fame entry), Goshindo Kenpo, Hepi-Ryu Hanbojitsu

Trivia: is the founder of the International Federation of Jujutsuans

Best seen in THE CUTOFF ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
“ Capoeira, Muay Thai, Mixed Martial Arts

Trivia: is also a Capoeira instructor

Best seen in MYSTIC BLADE ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
“ Karate (brown belt)

Trivia: is also a stage actress

Best seen in FEMME FONTAINE: KILLER BABE FOR THE C.I.A. ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
Actor, Airplane!
Legendary US NBA basketball player with the Milwaukee Bucks (1969-1975) and the Los Angeles Lakers (1975-1989), the 7' 2" Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (born Lew Alcindor) has made numerous guest appearances on US TV shows including Man from Atlantis, 21 Jump Street, Tales from the Darkside and Scrubs. However...
“ Jeet Kune Do

Trivia: studied the martial arts under Bruce Lee

Best seen in GAME OF DEATH ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist