Martial Artists In Movies: The Real Deal - Volume 11

by The_Phantom_Projectionist | created - 30 Mar 2014 | updated - 28 Mar 2016 | Public

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. Jade Quon

Stunts | Transformers: The Last Knight

Jade Quon is known for her work on Transformers: The Last Knight (2017), The Last Airbender (2010) and The Hunger Games (2012).

Tae Kwon Do

Trivia: studied stuntwork at the WIF Stunt Clinic

Best seen in BLACK COBRA

2. Jino Kang

Writer | Fist 2 Fist 2: Weapon of Choice

Jino Kang is a writer and director, known for Fist 2 Fist 2: Weapon of Choice (2014), Fist 2 Fist (2011) and Blade Warrior (2001).

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

3. Cheryl Quiacos

Stunts | The Day After Tomorrow

Cheryl Quiacos is known for her work on The Day After Tomorrow (2004), Pacific Rim (2013) and Repo Men (2010).

Kickboxing, Mixed Martial Arts

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

Best seen in RELIC HUNTER

4. Caryn Mower

Stunts | Vacancy

Caryn Mower was born on August 21, 1965 in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, USA. She is known for her work on Vacancy (2007), After Earth (2013) and Poseidon (2006).

Karate, Jujitsu

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

Best seen in BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER

5. Alisa Hensley

Stunts | Destroyer

Alisa Hensley is known for her work doubling Nicole Kidman (Destroyer, The Secret in Their Eyes), Elizabeth Debicki (Cloverfield Movie, Widows), Charlize Theron (A Million Ways to Die in the West), Yvonne Strahovski (Chuck), Jane Lynch (Glee, Angel From Hell), Kristanna Loken (Terminator 3, Lethal ...

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

6. Jane Oshita

Stunts | Captain America: Civil War

Jane Oshita is known for her work on Captain America: Civil War (2016), Black Panther (2018) and The 5th Wave (2016).

White Lotus Kung Fu, Tai Chi

Trivia: is also a professional dancer

Best seen in ATOMIC SAMURAI

7. James Mark

Stunts | Jumper

James Mark is known for his work on Jumper (2008), Pacific Rim (2013) and Repo Men (2010).

Tae Kwon Do (1st Dan), Karate, Ninjutsu, Wushu

Trivia: is also a competitive gymnast

Best seen in SCOTT PILGRIM VS. THE WORLD

8. Chris Mark

Stunts | Kill Order

Chris is a Canadian actor, martial artist, stunt performer and fight choreographer known for his role as District 5 Tribute in The Hunger Games (2012) and David Lee in Kill Order (2018).

Chris is an expert martial artist who has attained his 5th dan black belt in Taekwondo. He is diversely trained ...

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

9. Eli Martyr

Stunts | War for the Planet of the Apes

Eli Martyr is known for his work on War for the Planet of the Apes (2017), Pacific Rim (2013) and The Colony (2013).

Muay Thai, Tae Kwon Do

Trivia: also practices gymnastics and free running

Best seen in ONLY I...

10. Jonny Caines

Stunts | The Umbrella Academy

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 ...

Capoeira

Trivia: trains at the Capoeira Centre of Gravity school

Best seen in GOTHIC & LOLITA PSYCHO

11. Raiden Integra

Actor | The Veil

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...

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Tae Kwon Do, Capoeira

Trivia: is also a DJ and recording artist

Best seen in THE PROTECTOR 2

12. John Tenta

Actor | WCW Monday Nitro

Deceased Canadian Sumo turned professional wrestler best known for his work for WWE from 1989 to 1993. He went undefeated as a Sumo wrestler but left the sport out of frustration with the lifestyle and knowing he would never get elevated to Yokozuna (Grand Champion) status. He trained in All Japan ...

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

13. Albert Valladares

Stunts | War for the Planet of the Apes

Albert Valladares is known for his work on War for the Planet of the Apes (2017), Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2014) and Justice League (2017).

Kickboxing, Mixed Martial Arts

Trivia: also practices parkour and tumbling

Best seen in HUNTED BY NIGHT

14. Eric Perrodin

Stunts | Swap

Eric Perrodin is known for his work on WEAPONiZED (2016), Big City Knights (2012) and Bigfoot: The Lost Coast Tapes (2012).

Tae Kwon Do, Shaolin Kung Fu

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

Best seen in BIG CITY KNIGHTS

15. Steven Millis

Actor | The Ultimate Game

Steven Millis is an actor, known for The Ultimate Game (2001).

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

16. Bill Duff

Actor | Tooth and Nail

Bill Duff is an actor, known for Tooth and Nail (2007), Fist 2 Fist (2011) and Brutal Massacre: A Comedy (2007).

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

17. Lorinzo McCoy

Actor | Hand 2 Hand

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

18. Steve Huang

Actor | His Good Wife

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...

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

19. Harry Mok

Stunts | Rambo: First Blood Part II

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 ...

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

20. Sandra Lee Gimpel

Actress | Big Fat Liar

Sandra Lee Gimpel was born on September 17, 1939 in Los Angeles, California, USA. She is known for her work on Big Fat Liar (2002), Escape from New York (1981) and The Rock (1996).

Tae Kwon Do (4th Dan)

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

Best seen in THE BIONIC WOMAN

21. Jasi Cotton Lanier

Stunts | The 5th Wave

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

22. Jessica Alba

Actress | Fantastic Four

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 and Indigenous Mexican roots). Her ...

Tae Kwon Do

Trivia: also practices Tae-Bo

Best seen in DARK ANGEL

23. Ashton Kutcher

Actor | That '70s Show

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...

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

24. Rick Sue

The Killing Machine

Rick Sue was born as Sifu Sue. He is known for his work on The Killing Machine (1994), Expect No Mercy (1995) and TC 2000 (1993).

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

25. Glenn Kwann

Actor | Police Academy 4: Citizens on Patrol

Glenn Kwann was born on March 29, 1947 in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, Canada. He is an actor, known for Police Academy 4: Citizens on Patrol (1987), Fearless Tiger (1991) and Talons of the Eagle (1992).

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

26. Ian Chow

Stunts | Pacific Rim

Ian Chow is known for his work on Pacific Rim (2013), Bulletproof Monk (2003) and The Corruptor (1999).

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

27. Steven Chong

Stunts | Johnny Mnemonic

Steven Chong is known for his work on Johnny Mnemonic (1995), Gang in Blue (1996) and Fearless Tiger (1991).

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

28. Philip Ho

Camera_department | The Matrix Reloaded

Philip Ho is known for his work on The Matrix Reloaded (2003), Out of Sight (1998) and The Rainmaker (1997).

Kickboxing

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

Best seen in FEARLESS TIGER

29. Steve MacVicar

Actor | Fearless Tiger

Steve MacVicar is an actor, known for Fearless Tiger (1991).

Shotokan Karate, Kenpo

Trivia: is the owner of MacVicar's Karate International

Best seen in FEARLESS TIGER

30. Richard Plowden

Actor | Fearless Tiger

Richard Plowden is an actor, known for Fearless Tiger (1991).

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

31. Peter Oki

Actor | Fearless Tiger

Peter Oki is an actor, known for Fearless Tiger (1991).

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

32. Richard Parris

Actor | Death Junction

Richard Parris is an actor, known for Death Junction (1994) and Fearless Tiger (1991).

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

33. Greg Tremblay

Actor | Angelique's Isle

Greg Tremblay is an actor, known for Angelique's Isle (2018), Buckout Road (2017) and Carter (2018).

Ninjutsu

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

Best seen in FEARLESS TIGER

34. Andrew Weston

Stunts | The Last King

Andrew Weston is known for his work on The Last King (2015), Forbidden Science (2009) and Bike Cop: Begins (2013).

Gojuki-Jitsu Jujitsu (9th Dan; founder)

Trivia: developed his fighting style over 16 years

Best seen in FEARLESS TIGER

35. Wilson Khoo

Actor | Fearless Tiger

Wilson Khoo is an actor, known for Fearless Tiger (1991).

Tae Kwon Do (2nd Dan)

Trivia: is trained as an umpire for the ITF

Best seen in FEARLESS TIGER

36. Chris Hader

Actor | TC 2000

Chris Hader is an actor, known for TC 2000 (1993), Talons of the Eagle (1992) and Last to Surrender (1999).

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

37. Rupert Harvey

Actor | TC 2000

Rupert Harvey is an actor and producer, known for TC 2000 (1993), The Killing Machine (1994) and Death Junction (1994).

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

38. Scott Hogarth

Actor | Expect to Die

Scott Hogarth is known for his work on Expect to Die (1997), Expect No Mercy (1995) and TC 2000 (1993).

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

39. Layton Morrison

Stunts | The Boondock Saints

Layton Morrison is known for his work on The Boondock Saints (1999), Godzilla (2014) and The Incredible Hulk (2008).

Goju-Ryu Karate

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

Best seen in GLADIATOR COP

40. Victor Luke

Actor | TC 2000

Victor Luke is an actor, known for TC 2000 (1993).

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

41. Don Gough

Stunts | Pacific Rim

Don Gough is known for his work on Pacific Rim (2013), Suicide Squad (2016) and Repo Men (2010).

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

42. Dan Claridge

Actor | Expect No Mercy

Dan Claridge is an actor, known for Expect No Mercy (1995).

Judo, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Mixed Martial Arts

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

Best seen in EXPECT NO MERCY

43. Clive Elliot

Actor | Expect No Mercy

Clive Elliot is an actor, known for Expect No Mercy (1995), The Liars (1966) and Turn Out the Lights (1967).

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

44. Amy Dumas

Actress | ECW Hardcore TV

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 ...

Judo, Kickboxing

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

Best seen in DARK ANGEL

45. Hiroshi Adachi

Actor | Detective Story

Hiroshi Adachi is an actor and director, known for Detective Story (2010), Ness (2011) and Hand Over Fist (2011).

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

46. Frank Bergeron

Actor | Tiger Claws II

Frank Bergeron is an actor, known for Tiger Claws II (1996).

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

47. Neil Bishop

Actor | Contracts 3

Neil Bishop is an actor, known for Contracts 3 (2018) and Tiger Claws II (1996).

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

48. Alexander Deronov

Actor | Tiger Claws II

Alexander Deronov is an actor, known for Tiger Claws II (1996).

Tae Kwon Do

Trivia: is affiliated with the Son Bros. Taekwondo studio

Best seen in TIGER CLAWS II

49. Ray Deschamps

Actor | Tiger Claws II

Ray Deschamps is an actor, known for Tiger Claws II (1996).

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

50. Donald Duncan

Actor | Tiger Claws II

Donald Duncan is an actor, known for Tiger Claws II (1996) and A Feast at Midnight (1994).

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

51. Darryl Vidal

Actor | The Karate Kid

Darryl Vidal is an actor and producer, known for The Karate Kid (1984), Bullets Blades and Blood (2018) and John G. Avildsen: King of the Underdogs (2017).

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

52. Gary Kasper

Stunts | The Lincoln Lawyer

Gary Kasper was born on May 22, 1958 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Gary Franklin Kasper. He is known for his work on The Lincoln Lawyer (2011), Epic Movie (2007) and The Whole Ten Yards (2004). He has been married to Laraine Lowrey since 1982.

Judo

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

Best seen in STREET WARRIOR

53. Franklin Correa

Writer | Lyco

Is of Dominican (Father) and Italian-Irish (Mother) descent. Just promoted to 5th degree black belt in Ninjutsu, under his teacher Dr. Dan McEaddy in November 2016 and also inducted into the Circle of the Masters.

Has only one sibling, a brother who is 5 1/2 years younger then him. Usually writes ...

Ninjutsu (3rd Dan), Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

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

Best seen in FLASHDRIVE

54. Hyon Lee

Actor | Full Contact

Hyon Lee is an actor, known for Full Contact (1993).

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

55. Jamie Krasnoo

Actor | Full Contact

Jamie Krasnoo is an actor, known for Full Contact (1993) and Death Match (1994).

Tang Soo Do

Trivia: is the brother of martial artist Michelle Krasnoo

Best seen in DEATH MATCH

56. Dominick LaBanca

Actor | Super

Dominick LaBanca is known for his work on Super (2010), Dragon Fire (1993) and Expert Weapon (1993).

Kickboxing, Escrima

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

Best seen in DRAGON FIRE

57. Sean Kanan

Actor | The Karate Kid Part III

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...

Karate

Trivia: has studied the martial arts since age 13

Best seen in THE KARATE KID PART III

58. Selina Lo

Actress | Boss Level

Selina Lo is known for her work on Boss Level (2019), The Debt Collector (2018) and One Child (2014).

Sanshou

Trivia: is also proficient in swordplay

Best seen in THE SCORPION KING 3

Tae Kwon Do

Trivia: is a member of the Noel Vega Stunt Team

Best seen in ARENA

60. Barbara Gehring

Actress | Dragon and the Hawk

Barbara Gehring is an actress, known for Dragon and the Hawk (2001).

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

61. Julaluck Ismalone

Actress | Mystic Blade

Julaluck Ismalone is an actress and producer, known for Mystic Blade (2014), Bangkok Revenge (2011) and Brawl (2012).

Muay Thai

Trivia: also enjoys boxing, swimming, and rollerblading

Best seen in BANGKOK REVENGE

62. Linden Ashby

Actor | Mortal Kombat

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 ...

Karate, Tae Kwon Do

Trivia: has also practiced boxing

Best seen in MORTAL KOMBAT

63. Greg Duimovich

Actor | Dragon Fire

Greg Duimovich is known for his work on Dragon Fire (1993), Ring of Fire II: Blood and Steel (1993) and All Men Are Pigs (1991).

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

64. Michael Sims

Stunts | Mortal Kombat

Michael Sims is known for his work on Mortal Kombat (1995), Wild Wild West (1999) and Fists of Iron (1995).

Kenpo

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

Best seen in TO BE THE BEST

65. Tom Deters

Actor | Ninja Cheerleaders

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 ...

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

66. Hiroo Minami

Stunts | Push

Hiroo Minami is known for his work on Push (2009), The Wolverine (2013) and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014).

Goju-Ryu Karate (3rd Dan)

Trivia: studied at the Japan Action Club

Best seen in POWER RANGERS TIME FORCE

67. John Gumboc

Producer | Ghost Ship

John Gumboc is an actor and producer, known for Ghost Ship, Twilight: The Story of Hope (2018) and Edges (2015).

Kyokushin Karate (Masters Hall of Fame entry)

Trivia: has contributed to the Dragonfest martial arts convention

Best seen in ENTER THE BLOOD RING

68. Duck

Actor | How to Smoke Pot

Duck was born as Chow-Duck Cheung. He is an actor, known for How to Smoke Pot (2000) and Red Trousers: The Life of the Hong Kong Stuntmen (2003).

Wushu

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

Best seen in LOST TIME

69. Gustavo Cardozo

Actor | Risk for Honor

Gustavo Cardozo was born on February 24, 1975 in Montevideo, Uruguay. He is an actor and producer, known for Risk for Honor (2015) and Duel of Legends (2018).

Sipalkido, Muay Thai, Tae Kwon Do (7-time ISKA Champion)

Trivia: is a former cardio Kickboxing instructor

Best seen in BUILDING 34

70. Jason Beeston

Actor | iBoy

Jason Beeston is known for his work on iBoy (2017), Knight of the Dead (2013) and In the Name of Ben Hur (2016).

Kickboxing, Tae Kwon Do, Muay Thai, Capoeira

Trivia: also practices boxing and parkour

Best seen in WARRIORESS

71. Nic Main

Actor | Final Demand: Action & Martial Arts Thriller

Nic Main was born on March 26, 1978 in Surrey, England. He is an actor and director, known for Final Demand: Action & Martial Arts Thriller (2012), Green Street Hooligans (2005) and Left for Dead (2005).

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

72. Jason Yorrick

Minority Report

Jason Yorrick is known for his work on Minority Report (2002), Checkmate (2015) and Confessions of a Pit Fighter (2005).

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

73. Jimmy Briggs

Actor | Confessions of a Pit Fighter

Born James Rollafson Briggs is Torrance, CA. Attended West Torrance High School and joined the US Army shortly after graduation. 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 ...

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Judo, Tae Kwon Do, Mixed Martial Arts

Trivia: is a US Army veteran

Best seen in CONFESSIONS OF A PIT FIGHTER

74. Cody Hackman

Producer | Beyond Skyline

From acting on his grandfathers stage at age 5 to breaking boards at 8. The Canadian born actor/producer 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 ...

Karate (2nd Dan)

Trivia: opened a martial arts studio at age 19

Best seen in TAPPED OUT

75. Nick Bateman

Actor | Hobo with a Shotgun

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 ...

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

76. Temur Mamisashvili

Stunts | The Foreigner

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 ...

Wushu

Trivia: has studied the martial arts since age 10

Best seen in BLOOMING FLOWERS

77. Yu Byong

Actor | Yan ku shen tan

Yu Byong was born on January 17, 1935 in Kyung Ki-Do, Korea. He is an actor, known for Yan ku shen tan (1974) and The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962).

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

78. Sean Connery

Actor | The Rock

Sean Connery is best known for portraying the character James Bond, starring in seven Bond films between 1962 and 1983. In 1988, Connery won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in The Untouchables (1987). His film career also includes such films as Marnie (1964), The Name of ...

Kyokushin Karate (1st Dan [honorary])

Trivia: studied the martial arts under Mas Oyama

Best seen in DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER

79. Michael Rooker

Actor | Guardians of the Galaxy

Michael Rooker was born on April 6, 1955 in Jasper, Alabama. When he was thirteen, 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 "...

Kyokushin Karate, Aikido

Trivia: is a member of the Kyokushin Los Angeles club

Best seen in THE WALKING DEAD

80. Sang H. Kim

Director | Zen Man

Sang H. Kim is a director and actor, known for Zen Man (2006).

Tae Kwon Do, Jun Sa Do (founder)

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

Best seen in ZEN MAN

81. Glenn Fratticelli

Actor | Pit-Fighter

Glenn Fratticelli is an actor, known for Pit-Fighter (1990).

HONORARY ENTRY

Choy Lay Fut, Kajukenbo, Jeet Kune Do

Trivia: also practices boxing

82. Kim Ho Kim

Actor | Fighting Fish

Kim Ho Kim is a new actor in the Netherlands. Skilled in various martial arts, such as Wu Shu, Wing Chun, and Aikido with over 2 decades of training, Kim took Dutch cinemas by storm, with Holland's first cinematic martial arts movie 'Fighting Fish'. In this movie Kim got to work with his friend Ron...

Wushu, Wing Chun, Aikido

Trivia: (?)

Best seen in FIGHTING FISH

83. Vinnie Wilson

Stunts | Skin Traffik

Vinnie Wilson is known for his work on Skin Traffik (2015), Instant Death (2017) and The Suppressor (2011).

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

84. Aaron Banks

Actor | One Down, Two to Go

Aaron Banks was born in 1928 in Bronx, New York, USA. He was an actor, known for One Down, Two to go (1982), Mean Johnny Barrows (1975) and Karate Kiba (1976). He died on May 2, 2013 in the USA.

Moo Duk Kwan, Shotokan & Goju-Ryu Karate

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

Best seen in KARATE KIBA

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

86. Richard Barathy

Actor | Caged Fury

Richard Barathy was an actor, known for Caged Fury (1990), Airwolf (1987) and Snake Eater (1989). He died on October 21, 1996 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.

Goju-Ryu Karate, Tae Kwon Do

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

Best seen in SNAKE EATER

87. Glen Perry

Actor | Phoenix

Glen Perry is an actor, known for Phoenix (1992), Neighbours (1985) and Snowy River: The McGregor Saga (1993).

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

88. Mark Musashi

Stunts | Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse

Mark Musashi is known for his work on Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse (2015), The Last Witch Hunter (2015) and Jinn (2014).

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

89. Stephen K. Hayes

Actor | Shogun

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 ...

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

90. Madalin Dragan

Stunts | What Happened to Monday

Madalin Dragan was born on August 25, 1979 in Bucharest, Romania. He is known for his work on What Happened to Monday (2017), Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance (2011) and Mirrors (2008).

Tae Kwon Do

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

Best seen in ABSOLUTION

91. Ray Copeland

Big Stan

Ray Copeland is known for his work on Big Stan (2007), Shi (2012) and Protocol (2011).

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

92. Kenta Kobashi

Self | NOAH Samurai TV

Kenta Kobashi was born on March 27, 1967 in Japan. He has been married to Mai Mizuki since October 2, 2010.

HONORARY ENTRY

Judo

Trivia: has held 17 world championships as a pro wrestler

93. Esteban Vitagliano

Actor | Mirageman

Esteban Vitagliano is an actor, known for Mirageman (2007).

Tae Kwon Do (ODESUR Gold medalist; FIO Hall of Fame entry)

Trivia: competed in the 1982 Taekwondo World Championships

Best seen in MIRAGEMAN

94. Scott Hinds

Stunts | Dracula Untold

Scott Hinds was born on June 29, 1974 in England as Scott David Hinds. He is known for his work on Dracula Untold (2014), The Art of Resurrection and The Devil Complex (2016).

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

95. Dan Cade

Actor | Extinction

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 playing Galeotto Schlafentus in the Canal Plus/Netflix TV series, Borgia produced by Tom Fontana and Barry Levinson.

Dan then went on to play Handsome ...

Capoeira

Trivia: also practices gymnastics

Best seen in INTERGALACTIC COMBAT

96. Larry Whistler

Actor | Pro Wrestlers vs Zombies

Larry Whistler was born on December 5, 1951 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as Lawrence Whistler. He is an actor, known for Pro Wrestlers vs Zombies (2014), WWF Championship Wrestling (1972) and WCW Monday Nitro (1995). He has been married to Kathleen Gagne since September 21, 1988. They have two ...

HONORARY ENTRY

Karate

Trivia: is an inductee of the LPW and New England Pro Wrestling Hall of Fame

97. Chasyn Rance

Actor | TNA Impact! Wrestling

Chasyn Rance was born on March 15, 1983 in North Miami Beach, Florida, USA. He is known for his work on TNA Impact! Wrestling (2004), The Grey Ghost (2016) and Major League Wrestling: The Underground (2003).

HONORARY ENTRY

Shaolin Kempo (1st Dan)

Trivia: was trained in professional wrestling by Jamie Noble, Larry Zbyszko, and Scott Hall

98. Harold C. Howard

Actor | Fearless Tiger

Harold C. Howard is an actor, known for Fearless Tiger (1991).

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

99. Emilien De Falco

Stunts | Banlieue 13: Ultimatum

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 ...

Tae Kwon Do, Kickboxing

Trivia: is also a host for BlackBelt TV

Best seen in DRAGONQUEST

100. Kiefer Sutherland

Actor | 24

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 ...

Krav Maga

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

Best seen in 24



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