|Born||in Washington, District of Columbia, USA|
|Birth Name||William Charles Jeffreys|
Mini Bio (1)
Born William Charles Jeffreys (III) on July 23, 1958 in Washington, D.C., Chuck Jeffreys found his interest in the martial arts at the age of 8 and started training in Western Boxing and Tae Kwon Do. He began training in Northern (Tien Shan Pai) Shaolin Kung fu in the early 70s. He was well known for his kung fu demonstrations in Jr. High School and High School as well as teaching the martial arts in 1974.
In 1977, Chuck created a martial arts class known as LMA (Liberated Martial Arts) and established his own Wushu/LMA class in Camp Springs, Maryland at Andrews Air Force Base with expanded branch in Germany under Shifu Leroy Thomas.
In 1980, Chuck began training in Kali which is a Filipino style of martial arts and learned numerous other styles that include Long Fist, Nan Chuan, Indonesian Pentjak Silat, Shoot Boxing, Chin-Na, Grappling and a variety of weapons.
He holds Black Belts/Sashes in several styles of martial arts such as a 8th-degree Black Sash in Shaolin Wushu under GM, Dennis Brown (promoted in 2014),5th-degree Black Sash in Shaolin Long Fist under Sifu Mike Barry and was an apprentice instructor of Jun Fan kickboxing & Kali (Filipino Martial Arts) in 1990 that was certified by the legendary Dan Inosanto.
In 1996, Chuck created the fighting fitness program, Combattitude, which is based on fight choreography and a whole new approach to martial arts training & fitness. He developed a career as a talented actor and stuntman that led him to playing roles in some of Hollywood's biggest blockbuster films. He also wrote comedy for the TV show, Pick up the Beat, which aired in the mid 80s on the ABC affiliate, WJLA-TV in Washington, D.C. and was nominated for his work in 1988, 1990 and 1991. He won an Emmy in 1990 and was nominated in the other years.
He did some stuntwork and stunt coordinating for numerous blockbuster movies like Dead Presidents, Twelve Monkeys, Boys, Shadow Conspiracy, Black Dog, Out of Sight, Summer of Sam, Gladiator, Hannibal, Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2, Along Came a Spider and a list of others. He also worked in the hit TV series, Oz and The Wire.
As a highly-skilled martial arts and weapons expert, he had the opportunity to show his talents on screen with some of kung fu cinema's famous names such as legendary B-movie director "Godfrey" Ho Jeung-Keung (credited in most American films as Godfrey Hall) who directed over 50 Hong Kong cinema action films that includes Ninja Thunderbolt, Eagle vs. Silver Fox, Warriors of Kung Fu, Shaolin Drunk Monkey, The Dragon, The Hero and other classic kung fu films during the '70s and '80s. He was given the opportunity to work with legendary Hong Kong film producer Ng See-Yuen (Jackie Chan's Snake in the Eagle's Shadow and Drunken Master) in two independent action films, Superfights with Karate legend Keith Vitali (Revenge of the Ninja) and Bloodmoon with UK-born kickboxer Gary Daniels (Jackie Chan's 'City Hunter'). The two films were directed and action choreographed by Hong Kong stuntman/actor "Tony" Leung Siu-Hung (star of Five Superfighters and The 36 Crazy Fists) who is the younger brother of '70s kung fu star "Bruce" Leung Siu-Lung (Broken Oath, Little Superman, My Kung Fu 12 Kicks and Black Belt Karate).
In 1994, Jeffreys went to Kowloon, Hong Kong to work in a CD-ROM martial arts video game called Supreme Warrior, made by Digital Pictures. The game was filmed in the lot of the Shaw Brothers, the filmmakers responsible for creating cult classics like One-Armed Swordsman, Five Deadly Venoms, 36th Chamber of Shaolin (aka Master Killer), Chinatown Kid and many more. The game featured fight choreography by veteran Hong Kong action director "Dion" Lam Dik-On (The Storm Riders, A Man Called Hero and Exit Wounds).
Jeffreys is also an experienced fight choreographer for movies. He trained actor and martial artist Wesley Snipes with the sword for Blade and help provide the fight sequences. He also choreographed fights for Spider-Man and Freddy vs. Jason, where he incorporated street fighting techniques and grappling moves performed by actors Robert Englund (Freddy Kruger) and Canadian stuntman Ken Kirzinger (Jason Vorhees). He would return again and train Wesley Snipes and the cast for Blade: Trinity in 2004.
- IMDb Mini Biography By: chris_stoddard_78