Did you know that Carlos Ray Norris was born today in 1940? He is an American actor, film producer, and martial artist, and is better known as “Chuck Norris”. As a martial artist, he has opened martial arts schools and won numerous awards in tournaments. As an actor, Chuck Norris has appeared in more than 25 movies and television shows such as, Walker, Texas Ranger. He is also the focus of “Chuck Norris Facts”, a collection of fictional and absurdly funny ‘facts’ about Chuck Norris.
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Chuck Norris started his martial arts study while he was serving in the United States Air Force and stationed in South Korea. He was the first Westerner in the history of Tae Kwon Do to earn the rank of 8th Degree Black belt Grand Master. In 1999 he was inducted into the Martial Arts History Museum Hall of Fame.
Some of the students Chuck Norris has taught include Steve McQueen, Priscilla Presley, Donny Osmond, and Marie Osmond.
Steve McQueen encouraged Chuck Norris to begin taking acting classes at MGM.
In 1972, Chuck Norris appeared in Way of the Dragon as Bruce Lee’s nemesis.
Chuck Norris created the martial art Chun Kuk Do which is based on Tang Soo Do. It also draws elements from other martial arts styles Chuck Norris has learned.
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