Excelling in the field of martial arts requires many demands, and so it is not easy to be famous in this art without showing dedication and mastery. Unlike other activities, it needs rigorous training, discipline, focus, and high tolerance to pain if you want to succeed or at least remain in the field. Today, there are many schools that offer training such as the Washington martial arts class, and other private and public schools, recognizing the benefits that martial arts provide to its practitioners.
The names of Bruce Lee, Jet Li, and Jackie Chan have made marks on the people as they are popular actors that know martial arts and do their stunts by themselves without need aids from doubles. In this article, you will get to know Bruce Lee, Chuck Norris, and Donnie Yen.
Bruce Lee was di not make a name just because he was a famous actor. In fact, he became famous because of his exceptional skills in different martial arts like boxing, jujitsu, Filipino art, and judo. He was known to influence martial arts due to his pioneering spirit of getting away from the conventional ways of doing martial arts and strayed away to the utilizable methods that were more focused on street fighting.
Because of his influence, many martial arts actors and high-level fighters have credited Lee as an inspiration to their journey.
Chuck Norris was known on the TV for his martial arts skills and his fighting scene with Bruce Lee on screen, which made him more popular. However, Chuck Norris has made more contributions that earned him his inclusion in this article.
He was trained in the art of Tang Soo Do where he obtained his black belt, the highest position that a martial artist can achieve. He also had obtained black belts in several martial arts like judo, taekwondo, and Brazilian jiu-jitsu. He had won several tournaments, at least 30 tournaments, in his career from 1964 until 1974. he held the title of World Professional Middleweight Karate Champion for six years and defeated several names and formulated his own fighting style known as Chun Kuk Do.
Donnie Yen, son of a Kung Fu master, was born in China and moved to Boston, Massachusetts with his parents when he was 11 years. At a young age, he began training different martial arts like taekwondo, karate, and boxing and had become a famous practitioner of modern Wu Shu, trained in the popular Chinese’s Wu Shun academy.
Because of his skills, he was offered different roles in films like Drunken Tai Chi, Mismatched Couples, tiger Cage, and many more. He began fading in his career in film after marrying Cissy Wang and settling down with her and their two children.
The three actors that we mentioned above were not just famous for their acting skills but also for their skills in different forms of martial arts that had excelled most practitioners. They have made great contributions not just in the world of martial arts but also in the world of films, providing inspiration to the young practitioners of this field