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Michael Jai White

Michael Jai ( pronounced Jye )White was born in Brooklyn NY and as a pre-teen moved to Bridgeport, CT.(a some what impoverished city that at time boasted some of the highest crime rates per-capita, in the country.) The fact that Bridgeport is so close to Westport, CT. ( which has one of the highest per-capita …

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Sammo Hung

Sammo Hung

Sammo Hung (Traditional Chinese: 洪金寶; Simplified Chinese: 洪金宝; pinyin: Hóng Jīnbǎo; Cantonese: Hung4 Gam1 Bou2) (born January 7, 1952) is a Chinese actor, producer and director known for his work in many Kung fu films and Hong Kong action cinema. He has choreographed fight scenes for Bruce Lee, Jackie Chan, King Hu, Stephen Chow, John Woo, amongst …

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Jet Li

Li Lian Jie (born April 26, 1963), better known by his stage name Jet Li, is a Chinese martial artist, actor, film producer, wushu champion, and international film star who was born in Beijing, and has taken up Singaporean citizenship in 2009. After three years of intensive training with Wu Bin, Li won his first …

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Sho Kosugi

Sho Kosugi (小杉 正一, Kosugi Shōichi, born June 17, 1948 in Minato, Tokyo) is a Japanese martial artist with training in ninjutsu who gained popularity as an actor during the 1980s, usually playing ninja. He is the father of Kane Kosugi and Shane Kosugi. Once there was a man who created a huge Ninja sensation …

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Cynthia Rothrock

Cynthia Rothrock (born 8 March 1957) is an actress specializing in Martial arts films. Only 5’3″ tall, she was born in Wilmington, Delaware, and was brought up in Scranton, Pennsylvania. Martial arts achievements She is five-time (and undefeated) World Karate Champion in Forms and Weapons between 1981 and 1985. These categories are not segregated into …

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Chuck Norris

Chuck Norris

Carlos Ray “Chuck” Norris (born March 10, 1940) is an American martial artist, action star, Hollywood actor, and recently, an internet phenomenon. A native of Ryan, Oklahoma, Norris has two younger brothers, Wieland and Aaron Norris, the latter of whom is a Hollywood producer. Norris was born to an alcoholic father, half Irish and half …

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Zhang Ziyi

Zhang Ziyi

Zhang Ziyi (章子怡; pinyin: Zhāng Zǐyí) (born February 9, 1979 in Beijing, China) is one of the most well-known Chinese film actresses working today, with a string of Chinese and international hits to her name. She has worked with renowned directors such as Zhang Yimou, Ang Lee, Wong Kar-Wai, Seijun Suzuki and Rob Marshall. Born …

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Phillip Rhee

Phillip Rhee

Phillip Rhee was raised in San Francisco. He is a martial artist, actor, director and producer who has created, produced and starred in six films, including the Best of the Best film series. Film has become a cult classic around the world and has spawned three sequels, Best of the best II, Best of the …

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Robin Shou

Robin Shou

Shou Wan Por (Chinese: 仇雲波, born July 17, 1960), known professionally as Robin Shou, is a Hong Kong actor and martial artist working in the American movie industry. Usually appearing in martial arts films, Shou is best known for playing Liu Kang in the Mortal Kombat series of action films. Shou was born in Hong …

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Steven Seagal

Steven Seagal

Steven Frederic Seagal (pronounced /sɨˈɡɑːl/; born April 10, 1952) is an American action film star, producer, writer, martial artist, guitarist and a reserve deputy sheriff. A 7th-dan black belt in Aikido. Seagal began his adult life as an Aikido instructor in Japan. [He became the first foreigner to operate an Aikido Dojo in Japan. He …

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