Hakim Alston is a Kickboxing champion with over 30 years of martial arts experience. Actors tagged as 'Martial arts' by the Listal community. Wincott was also the star of several martial arts films in the 1990s. His paternal grandparents were Russian Jewish immigrants, and his mother had English, German, and distant Irish and Dutch, ancestry. Wesley Trent Snipes was born in Orlando, Florida, to Marian (Long), a teacher's assistant, and SMSGT Wesley Rudolph Snipes, an aircraft engineer. Here are 15 Male Actors with Serious Martial Arts Skills. Their first home in Los Angeles was a 2 bedroom apartment near Olympic and Vermont, today known as Koreatown.Shou didn't start attending martial arts classes until he was 19. 7.6. Rutten previously ... Mixed Martial Arts (UFC Heavyweight Champion; King of Pancrase Champion; record: 28-4-1), Kyokushin Karate (5th Degree Black Belt), Tae Kwon Do (2nd Degree Black Belt), ShinTai Karate (2nd Degree Black Belt), Muay Thai (record: 14-2), Submission Wrestling. Taimak was born on June 27, 1964 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Taimak Guarriello. In his early 20s Jason won numerous martial arts championships and became the first American to ... Sanshou (Unified Super-Middleweight Sanshou Champion; Kung Fu Hall of Fame entry), Wushu (Beijing Free Fighting Champion). Wong Fei Hung IV: Wong je ji fung. One of his brothers also became a surgeon and his younger brother became an engineer. He has been married to Lillian Prescott since November 16, 1968. the actors | management was founded in London in 2012 and has been working nationally and internationally ever since. He won an Academy Award for his performance as Ugandan dictator Idi Amin in the film The Last King of Scotland (2006), and has also won a Golden Globe and a BAFTA. At present we represent over 100 clients from different Rare versatility and focused work ethic have enabled him to build an expanding library of almost 100 film and television titles. I want in! Often labeled as a tough guy because of his roles, eclectic choices and talent have made of him a star of European cinema. They have one child. Move to Los Angeles, New York or Hong Kong. In six months he began teaching the art. After completing his studies, Daniel moved to ... Born in Hong Kong, Sammo Hung's acting career began while he was training in acrobatics, martial arts and dance as a child at the China Drama Academy, and he received acclaim for his performance with a troupe called "The Seven Little Fortunes." He has also been a fashion model, black market salesman ... Dolph Lundgren was born as Hans Lundgren in Stockholm, Sweden, to Sigrid Birgitta (Tjerneld), a language teacher, and Karl Johan Hugo Lundgren, an engineer and economist for the Swedish government. He lived in Stockholm until the age of 13, when he moved in with his grandparents in Nyland, ... Born as Yang Zi Qiong in the mining town of Ipoh, in West Malaysia, in the lunar year of the Tiger, Michelle is the daughter of Janet Yeoh and Yeoh Kian Teik, a lawyer and politician. Karen recently appeared on "Criminal Minds" with ... Kajukenbo, Wun Hop Kuen (US Open Karate Grand Champion; US Black Belt Forms Champion; Black Belt Hall of Fame entry; WKC Gold medalist). While most famous for his roles in Married with Children and Modern Family, where he plays the quintessential “dad” role, Ed O’Neill is actually a highly-skilled martial artist. She didn't speak coherently until ... 4th dan black belt in Judo (First U.S. woman to earn an Olympic medal in Judo at the Summer Olympics in Beijing in 2008), boxing, Mixed martial arts (She is the first and current UFC Women's Bantamweight Champion). (1978-1980)... Karate (3-time World Karate/US National Champion; PKA National Champion; Officials Karate's Legion Of Honor; Diamond Nationals & Black Belt Hall of Fame entry). His family lives in Lake Tapps, WA. Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace. Now he trained some Wing Chun and ... Wun Hop Kuen (7th Dan), Kajukenbo (9th degree black belt), Jeet Kune Do, Northern/Southern Shaolin, Choy Lay Fut, Tai Chi, Chin-Na, Judo, Wing Chun, Hung Gar (Black Belt Hall of Fame entry). The ascendant star took up his native Indonesian martial art pencak silat aged 10. He is the son of Sadie Virginia (Arnett), a homemaker, and Delmar Lloyd Busey, a construction design manager. Producer Roy Horan was looking for an actor/martial ... Born in Philadelphia, Michael came from a line of German sailors on one side and American Delaware Indians on the other. A native of South Florida, Wilson began fighting in the late 1970s. A child drug addict and criminal, Trejo was in and out of jail for 11 years. Imprisoned for ... boxer (The Lightweight and Welterweight Boxing Champion). He started his training in Tae Kwon Do when he was 10 and has a 4th degree black belt. ), a martial arts action film star, a producer, and a fight coordinator. Along with his elder brother Craig, he was raised by their parents, John and Janet (Sanders) Adkins, in a loving middle-class family. At the time of her popularity, she was ... Tang Soo Do (6th Dan), Tae Kwon Do, Eagle Claw, Wushu, Northern Shaolin, Pai Lum (black belts in all disciplines; 5-time World Champion in Weapons & Forms; Black Belt Hall of Fame entry), Actor | Vince Murdocco gained fame in the kickboxing world when he was the North American Cruiserweight Champion. At a young age, Daniels started to train in the martial arts. Top 10 Martial Arts Actors Martial arts films have been a part of Eastern culture for a long time. The disciplines ... Goju-Ryu Karate (5th Dan), Brazillian Jiu-Jitsu (4th degree black belt), Zen Do Kai (co-founder, 5th Dan), Chun Kuk Do (5th Dan), Judo, Aikido, Muay Thai Martial arts … Tang Soo Do (9th Dan; 1970 PKC Champion; PKA Hall Of Fame entry), Kickboxing, Okinawa-Te & Shorin-Ryu Karate, Judo, Jujitsu, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. He served as a four time US Olympic wrestling team alternate as a soldier in the U.S. Army, and is also a 6 time world heavyweight and light heavyweight UFC champion and Hall of Famer. He is the son of Kay (Faust), an airline worker, and Glenn Matthew Tatum, who worked in construction. ), a martial arts action film star, a producer, and a fight coordinator. He also began to nurture a love for martial arts from the age of seven, when his father's fondness ... Northern Shaolin (Great Britain's Martial Arts National Champion), Wushu ('95 World Championships 2nd place winner; member of British National Team), Kickboxing The first "Best of ... Japanom Yeerum was born on February 5, 1976, in the northeastern province of Surin, Thailand. Forest Steven Whitaker has packaged a king-size talent into his hulking 6' 2", 220 lb. He is of English, German, Dutch, and ... Karate (Junior Black Belt Forms & Weapons champion) Xtreme Martial Arts (Black belt by the age of eight, and winning several junior world championships). Phillip Rhee is a master martial artist, actor and filmmaker best known for creating the "BEST of the BEST" film franchise with his producing partner and mentor Peter E. Strauss (Former Chairman of Lions Gate) and Frank Giustra, a Canadian Billionaire and founder of Lions Gate. In 1996 he was named one of the "Martial Arts Movie ... “ Shotokan Karate (5th Dan; Ontario Open & North American Open Champion), Tae Kwon Do (1st Dan). When he was 18 years old, he joined the Marine Nationale, volunteering for their Commando ... Kickboxing (French National Champion; World Middleweight Champion), Shotokan Karate, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Actor | Rati Tsiteladze was born in post-Soviet Georgia. Kariim Ratcliff was born in Brooklyn, New York to Levester and Ida Ratcliff. His parents were elephant herders. He moved with his parents, younger brother and sister to London, England, at the age of seven. He started training at the Beijing wushu academy (wushu is China's national sport, largely a performance version of various martial art styles) at age eight. In his first United States match, Daniels defeated Sherman "Big Train" Bergman (The only kickboxer to have knocked down Jean-Claude Van Damme). Lorenzo was raised in Pacific Palisades, California. With over 30 films and 200 hours of television experience, versatility, discipline and a solid work ethic have been the underpinnings of Adrian's very successful 30-year acting career. After finishing high school, he studied architectural design for four years and graduated in Bern. He is an actor and producer, known for The Fast and the Furious (2001), Die Another Day (2002) and Olympus Has Fallen (2013). It was shot with a super-8 camera his mother bought him. He has been married to Belle since September 18, 2004. In his teens,... Wushu (Chinese National Champion; Black Belt Hall of Fame entry), Li is a master of several styles of wushu, Changquan (Northern Longfist Style), Fanziquan (Tumbling fist), Baguazhang (Eight trigram palm), Taijiquan (Supreme ultimate fist), Xingyiquan (Shape intent fist), Zuiquan (Drunken fist), Yingzhaoquan (Eagle claw fist), Tanglangquan (Praying mantis fist), Sanjiegun (Three section staff), Gun, Dao (Broadsword), Jian (Straight sword), Tai Chi. Michael Jai White is an American actor and martial artist who has appeared in numerous films and television series. He is an alumnus of Locarno Academy, TIFF Filmmaker Lab, HFPA Film Independent and Berlinale Talent Project Market.At age 21, he won the title of World Champion in martial arts... Ronda Rousey burst onto the women's MMA scene in August of 2010. Michael Jai White has studied martial arts since childhood, and holds black belts in Shotokan Karate, Goju Ryu, Kyokushin, Taekwondo, Kobudo, … His ... Born in Hong Kong in 1948, 'Bruce' Leung Siu-Lung was the eldest of twelve brothers (which included stuntman/martial arts actor/action choreographer 'Tony' Leung Siu-Hung) and he obtained his martial arts training from his father at the Cantonese Opera. Was World Karate Champion and US National Karate Champion for 3 consecutive years. Had it not been for Bruce Lee and his movies in the early 1970s, it's arguable whether or not the martial arts film genre would have ever penetrated and … He was an executive ... Jason Statham was born in Shirebrook, Derbyshire, to Eileen (Yates), a dancer, and Barry Statham, a street merchant and lounge singer. Johnny would start training in martial arts and now has over 18 years of experience in Kung Fu, Tai Chi and Japanese Aikido. Scott attended Bishop Vesey's Grammar ... Don "The Dragon" Wilson is considered the greatest kick-boxing champion in the sport's history. Raised by his single mother, Jean, a house cleaner, on Chicago's South Side, Duncan grew up resisting drugs and alcohol, instead concentrating on school. He is an actor and producer, known for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze (1991), The Rundown (2003) and Red Sonja (1985). A wushu champion, Ho was inducted into the Black Belt Hall of Fame in 1991. His mother, Bow-sim Mark, was a kung fu master and his father, Kylster Yen, a newspaper editor and amateur musician. Karate Illustrated noted that, "Simon Rhee has the ... Tae Kwon Do (7th Dan), Hapkido (4th Dan), Wing Chun. 7.8. There are many many more female martial arts actors working today and in the past, so there’s plenty of room for expansion in the future for female driven martial arts action. David Bradley was born in Plano, Texas on October 2, 1953. He started training at the Beijing wushu academy (wushu is China's national sport, largely a performance version of various martial art styles) at age eight. He was an insecure, fearful and bullied kid. And if you have ever found yourself wondering if any of the actors are truly performing their own stunts, you may be surprised to know that indeed there are quite a few who have had extensive martial arts training. Hwang Jang-Lee is the ultimate bootmaster. He lived in Stockholm until the age of 13, when he moved in with his grandparents in Nyland, ... Kyokushin & Goju-Ryu Karate (3rd Dan Black Belt; captain of Swedish Karate Team; 5-time Swedish/British/Australian Open Champion, European champion in 1980 and 1981), Tae Kwon Do, Judo. She is known for her work on Gallowwalkers (2012), Death Race 2 (2010) and Hardcore Henry (2015). Keith Cooke is a man of many qualities, accomplished in the arts of Wushu, Tae Kwon Do and Karate.He started his WuShu training in 1973, under Roger Tung. Starring in the award winning indie film The Honorable (2002) served to win Vandenberg the lead role in a series of Timex spots for director Tim Burton. a former "bodyguard to the stars. Karate (5th Dan), Judo (3rd Dan), Aikido (2nd Dan), Kendo. He also trained in Karate. Lee was an expert in Wing Chun and trained in multiple other disciplines, including boxing, judo, jujitsu, and the Filipino arts, throughout his life. Her recurring guest-star role as "The Enforcer" on television's "Hercules, The Legendary Journeys", opposite Kevin Sorbo, received the highest ratings ever for the entire series. These cities are the home to the largest movie houses in the world, and some of them specialize in martial arts movies. He is well known to the fans of low budget and martial arts films.Prior to films, Bradley worked as a car salesman on Wilshire Boulevard in Los Angeles and practiced such martial arts as Shotokan Karate, Chinese Kempo, Tai Chi and Aikido. He attended ... Tae Kwon Do (3rd Dan), Karate, Kenpo, Jujitsu (black belts in all styles). Olivier Gruner was born on August 2, 1960 in Paris. Phillip Rhee is a master martial artist, actor and filmmaker best known for creating the "BEST of the BEST" film franchise with his producing partner and mentor Peter E. Strauss (Former Chairman of Lions Gate) and Frank Giustra, a … Benny Urquidez was raised in a very athletic family. He studied Martial Arts and ... Kickboxing, Jeet Kune Do, Yee Chuen Tao (Black Belt Hall of Fame entry). His skills brought him to be a member of the USA Karate Team from 1984-1990.After becoming a world ... Kickboxing (ISKA, WKC, PKL, NASKA & WUKO Champion/Gold medalist), Tae Kwon Do (4th Dan; member of US National Karate Team). In a career which spanned 4 decades, he won 11 world kick-boxing championships, among them the WKA, STAR, WKC, PKO Lightheavyweight ... Kickboxing (5th degree black belt), (11-time World Kickboxing Champion, 3-time WKO Champion; WKA, STAR, WKC, PKO, KICK, IKF, ISKA, & FCR World Light Heavyweight Champion; record: 72-5-2; Black Belt Hall of Fame entry), Pai Lum Tao, Goju-Ryu Karate, Kung Fu, Muay Thai, Wrestling, Boxing. Lateef Crowder was born on November 23, 1977 in San Jose, California, USA as Lateef Crowder Dos Santos. His father's name is Jay, mother's name is Kim and he has one older sister, Kelsie. In his teens,... Bruce Lee remains the greatest icon of martial arts cinema and a key figure of modern popular media. She first made a name as an action actress in Hong Kong before going on to wow audiences in her home turf. Mike Chat as his friends call him, represents a new wave of Kung Fu, with over 14 years of experience, combining Okinawan Shorei-Ryu as a 4th degree black belt, Tae Kwon Do, Chinese Wushu, Kickboxing, yoga, ballet, dance and acrobatics. She first made a name as an action actress in Hong Kong before going on to wow audiences in her home turf. His father was of Irish and German descent, and his mother was of French-Canadian, English, and German ancestry. But the one that she stuck with the most and has a … Scott Edward Adkins was born on June 17, 1976 in Sutton Coldfield, England, into a family that for generations were butchers. Her mother is Prasita Vismitananda and her father, Pawadol Borirak, was a businessman who died when his daughter was 17, she has an older brother, Nantapong "Jeed" Vismitananda. They have two children. Channing Tatum was born in a small town, Cullman, Alabama, 50 miles north of Birmingham. In a career which spanned 4 decades, he won 11 world kick-boxing championships, among them the WKA, STAR, WKC, PKO Lightheavyweight ... Born in Hong Kong, Sammo Hung's acting career began while he was training in acrobatics, martial arts and dance as a child at the China Drama Academy, and he received acclaim for his performance with a troupe called "The Seven Little Fortunes." He is an actor and producer, known for Blood: The Last Vampire (2009), God of War (2017) and Fist of Legend (1994). Here are 10 female actors with serious martial arts skills. Cynthia Rothrock is a martial arts expert and athlete, who went on to become a film actress, starring in a number of highly successful B action movies. He received his first "break" while training late one night at the Karate school. Casamassa currently presides over the 12 Red Dragon Karate Schools in Southern California. Was the first American to operate a dojo in Japan. With her being a military child, she has constantly moved around every few years with her family until finally settling in Los Angeles, California. As a boy, he already loved Hong Kong cinema. Shou is another one of the top martial arts actors out there and was quite popular in the late 90’s and early 2000’s, often playing supporting roles in American films. co-creator Xtreme Martial Arts. He attended ... Shotokan Karate (5th Dan), Hapkido (2nd Dan), Capoeira, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, kung fu, Kickboxing. Originally trained as a dancer, Cheng’s transformation into an action star saw her play expert martial arts and sword fighters in television and film productions throughout the 60’s and 70’s. Russell Wong has earned a reputation as a sexy, charismatic leading man whose good looks are matched by his skills as an actor. He has been married to Brooke Theiss since June 18, 1994. The martial art was Choi Li Fut. He was an executive ... Tang Soo Do (9th Dan; 7-time World Karate Champion; record: 183-10-2; Black Belt Hall of Fame entry), Chun Kuk Do (10th degree black belt) (founder), Tae Kwon Do (8th degree black belt), Karate (5th degree black belt), Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (3rd degree black belt), Judo (black belt), Mixed Martial Arts MasterOne of only eight Americans to achieve an 8th degree black belt or higher in Tang Soo Do. In addition to her lead role on Vikings, an episode directed by Winnick debuted in 2020. stage in 2006, and shortly after won the Strikeforce Middleweight Championship in 2008, setting high standards through his powerful kicks, skillful strikes, and well-timed take-downs. Stephen Chow was the only boy of his family, and has grown up as a Bruce Lee fan and a martial arts addict. Lee’s influence on martial arts is still quite evident years after his death via the Jeet Kune Do martial arts style that he formalized. American Ninja 4: The Annihilation. Maria is the niece of Engelbert Humperdinck, composer of the opera Hansel and Gretel.Matthias was very involved in sports from an early age on. He became National Champion in... Pencak Silat (Indonesian National Demonstration Champion). Bolo Yeung was born in China. At a young age, Daniels started to train in the martial arts. His history in boxing helped him quickly pick up martial arts movements while rehearsing. Michael Benardo started his martial arts training at the age of 8. Christian Bale: The acclaimed actor will make his Marvel Cinematic Universe debut in 2022's Thor: Love and Thunder as Gorr the God Butcher. Cheng Pei-pei was the first female martial arts superstar following her defining role in the 1966 King Hu wuxia film classic “Come Drink with Me”. Ray Park was born in Glasgow, Scotland. They evoke a sense of realism into their fight scenes that make the movie more realistic and credible in terms of martial arts. Actor | The Expendables. He also starred in Missing in Action (1984) and its sequels, Firewalker (1986) and Sidekicks (1992). Robin Shou is the fourth child of a Shanghai tailor and homemaker. At... Tae Kwon Do (2nd dan; ATA World & Texas State champion; 80-time ATA regional Gold medalist), Bagua Zhang, Tai Chi, Wushu (Extreme Martial Arts: Traditional Forms, Traditional Weapons, Sparring, X-Treme Forms, and X-Treme Weapons). Producer Roy Horan was looking for an actor/martial ... Michael Dudikoff was born on October 8, 1954 in Redondo Beach, California, USA as Michael Joseph Stephen Dudikoff. Gerald started Martial Arts with Judo in 1953. He ... Karate (7th Dan; 5-time International Forms & Weapons Champion; AKKF Hall of Fame entry). Wenzhuo Zhao was born on April 10, 1972 in Ning'an, Heilongjiang, China. 466 Rated: 3. The martial arts movie industry is packed with talent these days, every new action movie has some form of Martial Arts choreography in it at some point. His paternal grandparents were Russian Jewish immigrants, and his mother had English, German, and distant Irish and Dutch, ancestry. He was discovered in an open casting call for Airbender in Texas. Muscular African American sports star, actor, media identity and inventor of the phenomenally popular "Tae Bo" fitness system, derived from his extensive martial arts training. Iko Uwais was born in Jakarta, Indonesia, to Maisyaroh and Mustapha Kamaluddin. But there are a handful of guys out there who seem to be making the most exciting movies, with the fast paced exciting fight scenes and extraordinary acrobatic skill taking things to a whole new level that's previously unseen. Ernie Reyes Jr. was born on January 15, 1972 in San Jose, California, USA as Ernest E. Reyes. Don "The Dragon" Wilson is considered the greatest kick-boxing champion in the sport's history. Growing up he took an interest in bodybuilding. His grandfather, H. Achmad Bunawar, was a master of silat, an Indonesian traditional martial art, and founded a silat school. He ... From pioneering women's MMA to blazing a trail in movies, GINA CARANO is one of Hollywood's most unique rising stars. He immediately gained a second place in ... Wushu (WAKO World Champion in Forms & Weapons, 5-time US World/Open Karate Grand Champion), Tae Kwon Do, Karate Kickboxing, Shorin-Ryu Karate (10th Dan; WPKC World Heavyweight Champion; US National Black Belt Kata & Heavyweight Kickboxing Champion; record: 14-4), Jeet Kune Do Karen Sheperd is an American actress in film, television and theatre. Hong Kong's cheeky, lovable and best known film star, Jackie Chan endured many years of long, hard work and multiple injuries to establish international success after his start in Hong Kong's manic martial arts cinema industry.Jackie was born Kong-sang Chan on April 7, 1954, on Hong Kong's famous ... Karate, Hapkido, Judo , Tae Kwon Do (Black Belt Hall of Fame entry). He is known for his work on The Last Dragon (1985), Dreamers (1999) and Repeat Offenders: Jamais Vu (2011). He has been married to Rebecca since September 15, 1981. By the ... Taylor Daniel Lautner was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan, to Deborah, a software company worker, and Daniel Lautner, a pilot for Midwest Airlines. 15 Ed O'Neil. Jason Yee is an actor, director and producer who transitioned from an acclaimed career as a professional martial artist. Jason David Frank is well-known for his role of Tommy Oliver in the long-running family television show Power Rangers. Simon Rhee is a 7th Degree Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do and a 4th Degree Black Belt in Hap Ki Do. Born in Hilo, Hawaii in 1940. Danny Trejo was born Dan Trejo in Echo Park, Los Angeles, to Alice (Rivera) and Dan Trejo, a construction worker. won the first "official" martial arts tournament; upon victory. Cung Le made his first appearance on the professional M.M.A. Jaa watched martial arts films as a young kid and began to emulate some of his idols, from Bruce Lee to Jackie Chan to Jet Li. He is an actor, known for Platoon Leader (1988), American Ninja (1985) and Bachelor Party (1984). He has also been a fashion model, black market salesman ... Mixed Martial Arts, Kickboxing, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. It is even more interesting when the actors portraying these heroic roles turn out to be actual martial artists that have shared their talents on the big screen. He did however, excel in all sports his young friends were playing; ... Tae Kwon Do (7th Dan; Black Belt & Tae Kwon Do Hall of Fame entry). When Donnie was just two years old, the family moved to Hong Kong and then, when he was 11, to Boston, Massachusetts.There, Master Bow-sim ... Wushu (Gold Medals in Wushu Competitions), Tae Kwon Do (6th Degree Black Belt), Judo (Black Belt), Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (Purple Belt), Tai Chi (Black Belt Hall of Fame entry) Muay Thai, Kickboxing, Boxing, Jeet Kune Do, Hapkido, Muay Thai, Wrestling, Wing Chun, Mixed Martial Arts, Parkour. He broke records in his school's district and conference all without ever having a coach. We start with an actor who is proficient in a number of different martial arts styles, and has showcased those skills in a number of films. Japanom Yeerum was born on February 5, 1976, in the northeastern province of Surin, Thailand. He has three sisters, Kirsten, Lindsay, and Katelyn, and attended New Castle Baptist Academy. Growing up, he was full of energy and somewhat troublesome, so his parents decided to enroll him in ... Jeff Speakman was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois, where he became a All-American springboard diver in high school. He is the voice of Emissary in Transformers: Titans Returns and brings Bloodshot to life in the highly-anticipated project Ninjak vs.the Valiant Universe. At seventeen, Daniels ... 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