Bolo Yeung

Bolo YeungYang Sze (Chinese: 楊斯; pinyin: Yáng Sī), better known as Bolo Yeung (born in Guangzhou, China, on July 3, 1938) is a former competitive bodybuilder and a martial arts film actor. Primarily cast as the villain in the movies he stars in, he is best known for his performances as Bolo in Enter the Dragon and as Chong Li in Bloodsport, and also for his many appearances in martial arts B-movies.

Bolo started his martial arts career at an early age while in Canton, China where he studied under several kung fu masters. He also took acrobatics and was a competitive weight lifter; eventually becoming the powerlifting champion of mainland China. During his early years Bolo swam to Hong Kong to escape the oppressive rule of the Communists in his country. Contrary to popular belief, Bolo was not a Shotokan Karate champion, nor did he ever practice this martial art.

Bolo would meet Bruce Lee while the two were filming a Winston cigarettes commercial. A friendship emerged and Bruce invited him to star in Enter the Dragon, where he became known as Bolo. During the 1970s, Bolo would star in numerous kung fu films but his Hollywood breakthrough wouldn’t occur until he starred along side Jean Claude Van Damme in the movie Bloodsport.

Outside of his movie career, Bolo is the father of three children. He still gets in about 2 hours of weightlifting each day, and he regularly practices Taijiquan. He is the chairman of the Hong Kong Gym Business Association, and the team manager of the Taipei International Body Building squad.

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