Martial Artists In Movies: The Real Deal - Volume 9

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.


- 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


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.


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.


**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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“ Wushu (Berkeley Collegiate Silver medalist), Eagle Claw, Kickboxing

Trivia: studied the martial arts under Eric Chen and Chad Stahelski

Best seen in MORTAL KOMBAT: LEGACY ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
“ Muay Thai, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Karate, Mixed Martial Arts

Trivia: taught self-defense and weapons usage to the Staffordshire Police Department

Best seen in BITCHFIGHT ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
Mike Moh
Mike grew up in St. Paul, Minnesota. He was inspired by one of his heroes, Jackie Chan, while working as a stuntman in Hong Kong on the film "Robin-B-Hood" to pursue a career in acting. Mike relocated to Los Angeles and landed roles in numerous commercials, TV shows, and films like "Street Fighter: Assassin's Fist" - widely considered the best film adaptation of a video game...
“ Tae Kwon Do (4th Dan)

Trivia: is the co-owner of the Excel Martial Arts school in Minnesota

Best seen in KAMEN RIDER: DRAGON KNIGHT ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
Kellan Lutz
Actor, Twilight
Actor and model Kellan Lutz was born in Dickinson, North Dakota, to Karla (Theesfeld) and Bradley Lutz. He has six brothers and a sister, and is of German, as well as smaller amounts of English, Swedish, and Dutch, descent. As a child, his family moved around, and he grew up in North Dakota, the Midwest and Arizona...
“ Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Muay Thai

Trivia: has also studied boxing and military combat

Best seen in BREAKING DAWN - PART 2 ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
Rashid Phoenix
Rashid Phoenix began his martial arts training at the age of 15, an avid fan of martial arts cinema, he aspired to one day become as good as the characters in the kung Fu movies he grew up watching. After years of training in his home town of London, UK, Rashid decided to venture to China, the birth place of martial arts...
“ Hei Hu Quan, Southern Shaolin, Muay Thai, Tae Kwon Do, Karate, Capoeira, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Mixed Martial Arts

Trivia: studied the martial arts at the Songshan Shaolin Temple for over a year

Best seen in KILL 'EM ALL ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
David Morizot
David Morizot hails from Florida, but grew up in a variety of places, being raised by a mother who was a writer and always seeking change and fresh perspectives. While this instilled a sense of adventure into him at a young age, it also filled his mind with new ideas and the ability to recognize the similarities we all share...
“ Northern Eagle Claw (United States Martial Arts & Masters Hall of Fame entry), Kickboxing, Tae Kwon Do, Kenpo, Tai Chi

Trivia: is a former US Army combat engineer

Best seen in WMAC MASTERS ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
“ Seidokan Karate (9th Dan)

Trivia: studied the martial arts under the founder of Seidokan Karate, Toma Shian

Best seen in BREATHING FIRE ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
“ Tae Kwon Do, Kickboxing, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (brown belt)

Trivia: has been a coach for the WEC and the UFC

Best seen in MAXIMUM CAGE FIGHTING ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
“ Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (red & black belt; Brazilian National Champion; record: 365-0), Sambo (WSC Silver medalist), Judo

Trivia: used to compete in as many as 19 Jiu-Jitsu matches in a day

Best seen in BEYOND THE RING ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
“ Hapkido (9th Dan), Tae Kwon Do (8th Dan), Kendo (5th Dan), Judo (6th Dan), Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Kendo, Iaido

Trivia: is the former president of the International Hapkido Federation of America

Best seen in MAXIMUM CAGE FIGHTING ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
“ Kickboxing

Trivia: is also a trained opera singer

Best seen in MAXIMUM CAGE FIGHTING ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
“ Tae Kwon Do, Hapkido, Escrima

Trivia: is the owner of the Alonzo Martial Arts studio of California

Best seen in MAXIMUM CAGE FIGHTING ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
“ Tae Kwon Do

Trivia: is also a referee/judge for the Jun Chong Taekwondo organization

Best seen in MAXIMUM CAGE FIGHTING ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
“ Tang Soo Do

Trivia: is a former assistant fight choreographer of Art Camacho

Best seen in MAXIMUM CAGE FIGHTING ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
“ Jujitsu (6th Dan), Judo (6th Dan), Shotokan Karate (6th Dan)

Trivia: is a certified martial arts instructor of the USMA, USJA, and AJA

Best seen in BLOODSPORT 2 ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
“ Shotokan Karate (3rd Dan)

Trivia: formerly competed in provincial figure skating in Canada

Best seen in BARE KNUCKLES ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
Marilyn Cortez
Actress, Clear History
Marilyn practices Martial Arts. She has traveled around the world, her favorite places to visit are Israel and Turkey. Her parents are Feliciano and Marina . She loves horseback riding as well as training in Boxing, Bikram Yoga, Crossfit and jogging.. She has a major in Marketing from Rhode Island College.
“ Shotokan Karate

Trivia: prefers performing in action movies and comedies

Best seen in THE SKY HAS FALLEN ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
“ Karate, Tae Kwon Do, Muay Thai

Trivia: is a member of the Evolved Monkey Combat performance group

Best seen in 3 MUSKETEERS ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
Spice Williams-Crosby
Born on a ranch in North Hollywood, California, Spice rode her horse to kindergarten, grew up playing in her father's medical offices, eventually hitting the road as a musician, singer, and dancer under contract to 20th Century-Fox Records. Overcoming a seven-year drug and alcohol problem, at the age of 26...
“ Arjukanpo (3rd Dan), Kickboxing, Kapap, Escrima

Trivia: is the only US woman to be granted a Level B rank in Kapap by the Israeli Ministry of Education

Best seen in THE DEAD UNDEAD ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
“ Tae Kwon Do (4th Dan), Wushu, Krav Maga, Kobudo, Escrima

Trivia: is the co-founder of the Team Ryouko performance group and a member of the ReelStunts action team

Best seen in ONLY I... ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
Isaac Florentine
Worshiped by his fans for many years Isaac Florentine has built up his excellent reputation within the movie business. At first attracting the action movie fans, Isaac moved into the mainstream with New Line's release Undisputed II: Last man standing. The film received rave reviews not only for its groundbreaking fighting scenes but also for its complexity and dramatic qualities...
“ Karate (7th Dan), Judo, Muay Thai, Krav Maga

Trivia: formerly operated a Karate school in Israel

Best seen in FAREWELL TERMINATOR ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
“ Northern Praying Mantis Kung Fu, Tai Chi

Trivia: is a friend of Mike Young, whom he helped develop the techniques featured in Young's "Martial Arts Techniques for Law Enforcement"

Best seen in 24 HOURS TO MIDNIGHT ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
Ewart Chin
Ewart Chin was born on the Island of Jamaica. He started studying Goju-Ryu Japanese Karate at a very early age. Finding the style too rigid and hard, he decided to pursue a softer style and started practicing Hung-Gar Kung Fu with a Master from KwangTung province, China who was a friend of his grandfather...
“ Goju-Ryu Karate, Hung Gar (USA Martial Arts Hall of Fame entry)

Trivia: is a member of the World Martial Arts Council and the recipient of an Honor Award from the Martial Arts History Museum

Best seen in SWORN TO JUSTICE ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
“ Northern Praying Mantis Kung Fu (US Martial Arts Hall of Fame entry), Tai Shan Mantis (8th degree black belt; founder), Tai Chi

Trivia: was the personal kung fu instructor of David Carradine

Best seen in KUNG FU: THE LEGEND CONTINUES ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
“ Karate (2nd Dan; WPFG Bronze medalist; Canadian National Team member), Muay Thai, Escrima

Trivia: is a trained corrections officer

Best seen in MAXIMUM CONVICTION ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
“ Kickboxing

Trivia: is SCCA-certified stunt driver

Best seen in BOREALIS ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
Douglas Chapman
Stunts, 300
Actor/stuntman Douglas Chapman is a member of Stunts Canada. He attended California State University, Chico, graduating in 1994 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Information and Communication Design in Media Arts. He began both his acting and stunt work career in 1996 with the film Street Gun. Since then...
“ Tae Kwon Do

Trivia: is a PADI-certified scuba diver

Best seen in FREDDY VS. JASON ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
“ Tae Kwon Do (3rd Dan; JR Pan-American Games Gold & Bronze medalist; 7-time NACC Champion), Karate

Trivia: was certified as a black belt by the ITF and the WTF

Best seen in ARROW ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
“ Kickboxing

Trivia: also enjoys horseback riding, rock climbing, scuba diving, snowboarding, and skiing

Best seen in THE PACKAGE ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
“ Shotokan Karate

Trivia: is a former varsity team captain of the University of British Columbia

Best seen in SHANGHAI NOON ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
“ Karate, Wushu, Tae Kwon Do, Capoeira

Trivia: is a former member of the Canadian Jr. and Sr. National Gymnastics Teams

Best seen in MAXIMUM CONVICTION ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
“ Wushu, Karate, Capoeira, Tae Kwon Do, Kickboxing, Jujitsu, Krav Maga, Kendo, Escrima

Trivia: studied stuntwork under Richard Seaman, Curt Bonn, Bruce Fontaine, Steve McMichael, and Don Lew

Best seen in THE ART OF WAR II ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
“ Kickboxing, Wushu

Trivia: is also a national-level gymnast

Best seen in KILL SWITCH ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
Brad Loree
Stunts, X2
“ Goju-Ryu Karate, Judo

Trivia: studied the martial arts under Master Tony Morelli

Best seen in AMERICAN DRAGONS ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
Atlin Mitchell
Stunts, Deadpool
Atlin was born on Denman Island, BC. Her family moved around when she was a toddler, until returning to the West Coast and beginning gymnastics around the age of 9. She excelled at gymnastics and became a National Team member within a couple of years. In grade 10, she had ACL surgery, which left her with 6 months of light activity...
“ Muay Thai, Escrima

Trivia: studied the martial arts under Rey Del Rosario and Rick Pearce

Best seen in UNDERWORLD: AWAKENING ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
“ Goju-Ryu Karate (4-time WKC Champion)

Trivia: is member of the Stunts Canada team

Best seen in BUSTED UP ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
Jeffery Aro
Stunts, 300
Jeffery Aro was born Jeffery Ong but has since changed his last name. Jeffery and his wife Maja Stace-Smith changed their last names to Aro in honor of Mount Kilimanjaro, where they were engaged. Having worked around the globe with some of the world's finest stunt coordinators, riggers and performers, Jeffery is very happy to call Vancouver, Canada his home...
“ Kuk Sool Won (2nd Dan), Hapkido (2nd Dan), Tae Kwon Do (1st Dan)

Trivia: is an alumnus of the University of Toronto

Best seen in SACRIFICE ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
“ Tae Kwon Do, Wushu, Judo, Karate, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Kickboxing

Trivia: studied bike riding at the West Coast Super Bike School

Best seen in ARROW ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
“ Karate, Kickboxing, Escrima

Trivia: also practices with the bo staff and bokken

Best seen in BATMAN & ROBIN ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
Angela Uyeda
Stunts, X2
Angela Uyeda, a business student with a talent for martial arts, made her debut in a Sega commercial in which she played a thief breaking into the Sega complex in a world inspired by "The Matrix". She has made numerous appearances in a variety of film & television productions, displaying her skills not only as a stunt performer but also as an actress.
“ Judo (1st Dan)

Trivia: is a former competitive swimmer

Best seen in X-MEN 2 ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
Alon Stivi
Miscellaneous Crew, Hard Justice
“ Hisardut (World Martial Arts Masters Hall of Fame entry)

Trivia: is a former paratrooper of the Israeli National Army and veteran of the Israel-Lebanon war

Best seen in HARD JUSTICE ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
Krystal Vee
Krystal Vee is known for her performance in "Scorpion King 3," which played the role of Princess Silda, directed by Roel Reine. Born in Bangkok, Thailand as the second daughter of a Thai father and a British mother. As a result of her father's Diplomatic work she spent a total of six years living in Russia where she attended an Anglo-American School...
“ Muay Thai, Tae Kwon Do

Trivia: is trained in Thai dance and ballet

Best seen in THE SCORPION KING 3 ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
“ Wushu (US National Team member)

Trivia: studies the martial arts under Master Ding Wei at the O-Mei Kung Fu Academy in California

Best seen in YEAH SURE OKAY ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
“ Aikido (6th Dan), Kenjutsu, Judo

Trivia: was personally invited by his teacher, Steven Seagal, to accompany him to America in the 1980s to teach Aikido and make movies

Best seen in ABOVE THE LAW ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
“ Aikido (6th Dan)

Trivia: has supervised at least 15 different dojos in his 35+ years as an instructor

Best seen in FIRE DOWN BELOW ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
“ Aikido

Trivia: is the chief instructor of the Taos Kihon Dojo of New Mexico

Best seen in ABOVE THE LAW ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
“ Shotokan Karate

Trivia: trained Cobie Smulders in martial arts in preparation for her role in THE AVENGERS

Best seen in UNDER SIEGE ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
“ Kenpo (10th Dan; Black Belt & Hawaii Sports Hall of Fame entry), Judo

Trivia: is the founder of the Long Beach International Karate Championships tournament

Best seen in KILL THE GOLDEN GOOSE ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
Steve Kim
Steve Kim, born in Seoul, Korea as Heung Sup Kim flourished from a shy kid to an accomplished artist, martial artist, and stuntman. Steve moved from Korea to Boston, Massachusetts with his family at age 13 without knowing a lick of English. Following high school, he was accepted (based on his portfolio) to the prestigious New England School of Art and Design...
“ Karate (1st Dan), Tae Kwon Do, Judo, Shorinji-Ryu Jujitsu (4th Dan), Mixed Martial Arts

Trivia: studied the martial arts at the Hayastan Submission Grappling Academy

Best seen in AIM HIGH ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
“ Karate

Trivia: was uncredited as a fight choreographer in THE LEAGUE OF EXTRAORDINARY GENTLEMEN

Best seen in WMAC MASTERS ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
“ Tae Kwon Do

Trivia: studies the martial arts at Cho's Taekwondo school in Albuquerque, New Mexico

Best seen in THE KEEPER ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
Christel Jørgensen
Stunts, The Snowman
A South-Korean born Norwegian who grew up by the south Norwegian coastline. Her a father, a former sailor and a movie enthusiast, would tape international cartoons and action-movies when he was out at sea and bring them home before they got distributed in Norway. This led to her appreciation for the art of action and stunts in movies from a very early age...
“ Kickboxing

Trivia: received training at the Norwegian National Defense Headquarters

Best seen in ØYEVITNE ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
“ Jeet Kune Do

Trivia: is an alumnus of the University of Toronto

Best seen in TRANSPORTER: THE SERIES ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
“ Aikido, Kendo

Trivia: formerly hosted his own radio show, "At Work with Dr. Joe"

Best seen in EXIT WOUNDS ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
“ Kickboxing, Karate (5th Dan; Martial Arts Hall of Fame entry)

Trivia: is also a professional boxer (record: 12-3-1)

Best seen in FULL CONTACT ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
“ Krav Maga

Trivia: formerly competed in college rodeo circuits throughout Arizona

Best seen in THE KEEPER ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
“ Tae Kwon Do

Trivia: formerly taught the martial arts at a local club in Canada

Best seen in TRUE JUSTICE ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
Marlon Lewis
Dion's acting career started in his younger years, as a hobby, when he was drawn to performing on stage while attending church. He took part in the local theater productions and had several lead rolls as a puppeteer. His passion for performing really blossomed after he went to a local casting call and received high praise from the casting agent...
“ Goju-Ryu Karate, Tai Chi, Bagua

Trivia: is an apprentice instructor of the Hsin Liu Tao Academy of Martial Arts

Best seen in FORCE OF EXECUTION ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
Jermaine Washington
Jermaine's acting career started by accident when he took a friend to a local extra casting call. At first, Jermaine was not interested in the casting call, but a producer persuaded him to try out. After a few more extras casting calls and attending an acting workshop, the acting bug bit him. He contacted Shari Rhodes...
“ Kickboxing

Trivia: also practices wrestling and boxing

Best seen in FORCE OF EXECUTION ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
“ Krav Maga, Tae Kwon Do, Kickboxing, Karate

Trivia: is trilingual

Best seen in KAMEN RIDER: DRAGON KNIGHT ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
“ Tae Kwon Do (2nd Dan), Judo

Trivia: almost lost her eyesight from an injury sustained in Tae Kwon Do competition

Best seen in SWAMP ZOMBIES ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
“ Tae Kwon Do (5th Dan; 8-time NASKA Champion; AAU Junior Bronze medalist; PKC National Team member), Tang Soo Do (5th Dan), Kickboxing (record: 1-0), Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Mixed Martial Arts (record: 1-1)

Trivia: is the head instructor of the Xplosive Sport Karate, Fitness and Tanning facility

Best seen in SWAMP ZOMBIES ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist

Sumo (13-time Yusho Champion; record: 654-232-181; Black Belt Hall of Fame entry), Kickboxing (record: 1-8), Mixed Martial Arts (record: 0-4)

Trivia: is the first non-Japanese Sumo competitor to have achieved the rank of Yokozuna ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
“ Wing Chun

Trivia: studied the martial arts under Sifus Lok Yiu and Leung Shan

Best seen in DRAGON: THE BRUCE LEE STORY ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
“ Kyokushin Karate (5th Dan)

Trivia: is a member of the World Oyama Karate Organization

Best seen in SUPERFIGHTS ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
Pato Hoffmann
Pato Hoffmann, the 1999 Indian Celebrity of the Year, was born in Bolivia to Andes Indian parents with Spanish and German blood. He was in San Francisco, taking kung fu and acting classes, after the success of Dances with Wolves. Agents were looking for Native American talent and signed him up. He is currently onstage in L.A...
“ Choy Lay Fut

Trivia: also practices with the Chinese long staff, bay daggers, broad sword, and phoenix swords

Best seen in CHEYENNE WARRIOR ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
“ Wing Chun, Escrima, Jeet Kune Do, Tai Chi, Muay Thai, Xing Yi Quan, Bagua Zhang, Silat, Kuntao

Trivia: is the co-founder of F.I.S.T.S. (Fighters in Stage, TV & Screen)

Best seen in MARTIAL LAW ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
“ Aikido, Karate

Trivia: claims Jackie Chan and Jean-Claude Van Damme as his film heroes

Best seen in DRAGONWOLF ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
“ Tae Kwon Do (3-time Swedish National Champion; WTC Bronze medalist), Wushu, Muay Thai, Mixed Martial Arts

Trivia: began practicing the martial arts at age 8

Best seen in KILL EM ALL ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
“ Quan Fa, Ninjutsu, Jeet Kune Do

Trivia: is the founder of the Fighting Chance Combat System

Best seen in TRANCERS 4 ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
“ Wing Chun, Tae Kwon Do, Wushu

Trivia: also practices fencing

Best seen in TRINITY GOES EAST ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
Jawed El Berni
Jawed El Berni is an actor, director, stuntman, fight choreographer and martial artist. Now based out of LA but born and raised in Paris, he discovered his love for martial arts and cinema while watching Bruce Lee's The Way of the Dragon as a child.It inspired him to begin taking karate at the age of 6...
“ Karate, Savate, Yoseikan Budo, Jeet Kune Do, Wing Chun, Kickboxing, Capoeira, Judo, Muay Thai, Muay Boran

Trivia: became a stuntman upon being noticed by Salman Khan in Thailand, who informally asked him to be his stunt double

Best seen in BRAWL ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
“ Aikido (1st Dan)

Trivia: is an instructor of the Aikido Yoshinkai Dojo in British Columbia

Best seen in MAXIMUM CONVICTION ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
Rebecca Ferratti
Rebecca Ferratti was born in the "Big Sky Country", Montana. She is an active sports enthusiast and has been involved in many professional sports, including the arena of competitive martial arts, and has developed her talents as a weapons, sparring and forms champion. She attributes her positive attitude to setting high goals and achieving success...
“ Kickboxing

Trivia: competed in fighting, weapons, forms, and board-breaking during her competitive career

Best seen in GOR ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
Paul Maslak
Producer/Director/Writer. Paul Maslak graduated from the University of Maryland with a BS degree in Business Administration. While concurrently working for Disney as a project planner on EPCOT and Tokyo Disneyland, he took a job as editor of INSIDE KUNG-FU magazine. In this latter capacity, he was invited to work as casting director on the martial arts film...
“ Kickboxing, Isshin-Ryu & Shorin-Ryu Karate, Judo, Tae Kwon Do, Bando, Northern Shaolin

Trivia: is the founder of the STAR (Standardized Tournaments And Ratings) System of Kickboxing and Karate rankings

Best seen in BLACKBELT ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
Matthew Pollino
Actor, The Shield
Matthew Pollino was born in Brooklyn, New York and raised in Las Vegas, Nevada where he began his career in the entertainment industry, starting at an early age performing in convention and variety shows at almost every major hotel on the Las Vegas Strip, which led to performing in Pahrump and Laughlin Nevada...
“ Tae Kwon Do, Ba Ying Quan

Trivia: is also an avid roller skater

Best seen in HARD AS NAILS ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
“ Karate

Trivia: studied the martial arts under Master Rich Pelletier

Best seen in CAGE ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
“ Goju-Ryu Karate, Tae Kwon Do, Krav Maga, Kickboxing, Mixed Martial Arts

Trivia: is a former Tae Kwon Do instructor

Best seen in PREDATORS ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
Tim Abell
An exciting, eclectic actor, Tim Abell is a man of his own making and when that making includes teaching ballroom dancing, horse training, writing, cooking, acting, producing and being a US Army Ranger with the 75th Ranger Regiment, you can see it is a formidable combination. From the Maryland and Virginia area...
“ Shorin-Ryu Karate, Tang Soo Do, Kenpo

Trivia: is a former US Army Ranger

Best seen in SOLDIER OF FORTUNE, INC. ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
Marcus Choi
Actor, Homeland
Marcus was born in Toronto Canada, but grew up in Fullerton California. He spent time performing and traveling around the world and ended up in New York City for six years. He was in the original Broadway companies of Wicked and the Flower Drum Song revival. He is proud to have recorded both cast albums and can say that he is on a platinum selling record...
“ Tae Kwon Do, Shaolin Kung Fu

Trivia: studied theatrical swordfighting with Sword Inc.

Best seen in TYPHOON 360 ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
“ Karate, Aikido, Jujitsu

Trivia: began studying the martial arts in college

Best seen in BURN NOTICE ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
Shaquille O'Neal
Shaquille O'Neal is regarded as one of the most dominant athletes and arguably the most gregarious personality in sports history. He wrote an autobiography (Shaq Talks Back), preserves an online presence for his fan base and produced a number of albums (Biological Didn't Bother, Shaq-Fu: Da Return, etc.)...
“ Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Muay Thai, Mixed Martial Arts

Trivia: studies the martial arts under Jonathan Burke

Best seen in STEEL ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
Jacqueline Moore
Retired African-American female professional wrestler best known for her work in the USWA as Miss Texas and under her own first name for WCW in 1997 and for WWE from 1998 to 2004. After training under legendary heel manager General Skandor Akbar, she debuted for World Class Championship Wrestling as Sweet Georgia Brown...

Tae Kwon Do (3rd Dan), Kickboxing

Trivia: is the only woman to hold the WWE Cruiserweight Championship ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
Antonio Inoki
Japan's Antonio Inoki is a "living" legend in Asia. The greatest wrestler ever to step in the ring in Asia, he just may be the greatest wrestler of all times. One of the first great wrestlers to compete in "real" fights. Inoki has some of the most impressive fight stats in mat history. His professional wrestling record for single match competition was 611-41-50...

Kansui-Ryu Karate (co-founder)

Trivia: met Yukio Mizutani - the second co-founder of Kansui-Ryu - after Mizutani challenged him to a fight; they became friends shortly afterwards ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
“ Kyokushin Karate (3-time All Japan Karate Champion)

Trivia: completed the 100 Man Karate Combat Challenge of 1995

Best seen in THE PUNISHER ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
“ Kyokushin Karate

Trivia: placed within the top four in the All Japan Karate Championship, four times

Best seen in THE PUNISHER ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
“ Tae Kwon Do

Trivia: is a trained umpire under the Irish Taekwon-Do Association

Best seen in KILL EM ALL ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
“ Kickboxing

Trivia: is also proficient with the nunchaku and the long bow

Best seen MA ZU ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
“ Judo

Trivia: has appeared in over 200 movies, usually as a fighting extra

Best seen in NINJA STRIKE FORCE ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
Grady Justice
Grady Justice was born in San Fernando, Philippines. He is a writer, producer, director with a marketing and design background. He began his career in New England as a SAG/AFTRA actor and gained over 15 years of on set experience and training. He followed his curiosity and affinity for film to Los Angeles and immersed himself in every filmmaking position from intern...
“ Muay Thai

Trivia: is the founder of BFA Films & Entertainment

Best seen in ZEN MAN ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
Jordan Jones
Jordan Jones is a Los-Angeles based actor born in Hartford, Connecticut, and raised in Jasper, Indiana. Jones was exposed to the arts at an early age, with his parents being his leading inspirations. His father Michael was a theatre actor and director, and his mother Caroline was a dancer and choreographer...
“ Tae Kwon Do, Shotokan Karate, Kenpo, Tang Soo Do, Muay Thai, Ninjutsu, Krav Maga, Tai Chi, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Judo, Aikido, Wing Chun, Kickboxing, Savate, Escrima, Krabi-Krabong, Pentjak Silat, Jeet Kune Do, Mande Muda, Kobudo

Trivia: set a UMAC record for the longest flying side kick - 8 feet, 4 inches

Best seen in RULES ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
“ Karate, Tae Kwon Do, Wing Chun, Lau Gar

Trivia: learned how to handle kung fu weapons by emulating Hong Kong movies

Best seen in DEATH CAGE ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
Tonga Fifita
Born in the South Pacific island which shares his first name, Tonga 'Uli'uli Fifita was entrenched in athletic competition from an early age. He attended Tonga College, an all-boys school, where the top sport was rugby. After a troupe of Japanese sumo wrestlers visited the island kingdom in an attempt to drum up local interest in the sport...


Trivia: reportedly bit off a man's nose and broke off another man's tooth with his fingers during brawls ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
“ Tang Soo Do (1st Dan; 6-time AMAA Champion), Tae Kwon Do (1st Dan), Zen Do Kai, Judo, Pangamot Jujitsu (8th Dan), Karate (8th Dan), Muay Thai (WKA & Broken Hill Challenge Champion), Escrima (2-time EWF Champion; WEKAF Gold & Bronze medalist)

Trivia: won five different championships in his very first Karate tournament

Best seen in FINAL COMBAT ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
Tonny White
Tonny White was born in Queanbeyan, New South Wales, Australia in February 1973. His parents are from Serbia. His birth name was Suzan Srejic. He grew up in former Yugoslavia in the city called Kragujevac. He moved back to Australia in 1991. Tonny now lives in Australia and he is a Catholic since 2014.
“ Wing Chun

Trivia: was an uncredited performer in STREET FIGHTER: THE MOVIE and THE MEDALLION

Best seen in FINAL COMBAT ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
“ Muay Thai

Trivia: also practices swordplay

Best seen in FINAL COMBAT ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
“ Wing Chun, Choy Lay Fut

Trivia: has been featured on the cover of FilmInk magazine

Best seen in FIST OF THE DRAGON ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
Leo Howard
An only child and born on July 13, 1997 in Newport Beach, California, USA as Leo Richard Howard and raised in Fallbrook, California (near San Diego), Leo is an accomplished movie actor and director known for G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra (2009), Kickin' It (2011) and Conan the Barbarian (2011). He is also a model...
“ Shorin-Ryu Karate

Trivia: trained in the martial arts under Matt Mullins

Best seen in G.I. JOE: THE RISE OF COBRA ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
PeiPei Alena Yuan
PeiPei Alena Yuan, aka "Peppa" is an Actress, Stunt Woman, Choreographer, and Dancer, dedicated to inspiring through her art in the Entertainment Industry. PeiPei is an Artist of Movement and Story Teller. PeiPei's love for technology combined with the love of Sci-Fi and Action Films lead her to pursue a Life in Entertainment in Hollywood...
“ Wushu

Trivia: studied the martial arts at the National Wushu Training Center

Best seen in KODEORANGE: LOS ANGELES ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist
“ Hapkido, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Trivia: is also an uncredited fight choreographer

Best seen in CONTOUR ” - The_Phantom_Projectionist