Celebrity Martial Artists

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  1. Reprobate

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    Somebody posted that Jason Alexander [Seinfeld] studied JKD, but I know [from a Playboy Interview] that Alexander studies TKD and is supposed to pack a mean punch and kick for someone of his posture. According to Playboy [who mostly have their facts straight], Alexander is a black belt.

    One of the people I wouldn't want to mess with is Danny Trejo, the scarred and tattooed bartender in From Dusk till Dawn.
    Danny Trejo is a former convict [11 years in total] and excelled in [prison] boxing. He trained actors in boxing and fighting. Some nice quotes, courtesy of imdb:

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    "It was the funniest thing I'd ever heard. I'd been in Soledad, San Quentin, Folson, Vacaville, Susanville, Sierra - and here's a guy asking 'Can you act like a convict?' I remember I said 'I'll give it a shot'"

    [of on-set competition between actors] "I've watched so many of those kinds of things turn bad, and the last thing you want to do is compete with somebody, 'cause he might be a sore loser."

    [On being promoted from a $50/day extra to a $350/day boxing coach:] "How bad do you want this kid beat up?"

    [After being told the actor might hit back:] "For $350 a day, give him a bat. I used to get beat up for free."
     
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    I like Danny Trejo. Pretty much everything I've seen him in, I've liked his performance.

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    I guess accidents sometimes happen when one plays with sharp knives. :shrug:
     
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    Honestly, I'm innocent! A (non-porn) movie with her came on and I looked it up on IMDb to see how long it actually ran. I then tried to figure out who one of the (male) actors was and checked some of their pages for pictures. Then I checked her bio and saw this!

    Innocent, I tell you! Innocent!

    For her and ninjitsu (sic), see also the bottom of this page:
    http://www.tracilords.com/bio/index.html
     
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    Sure you are.
     
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    William Shatner:kenpo
    Def Leperd guitarist:kempo
    Bill Cosby's side kick from I-Spy:kenpo
    Mark Farner of Grand Funk Railroad: Chinese martial arts
    James Coburn:Jun Fan Gung Fu
    David Lee Roth formerly of Van Halen:kenpo
    James Cagney:judo
    President Theodore Roosevelt:judo
    This is all I can think of right now, but I know there are tons more!




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    Former speaker of the house Tom Foley does Kenpo.
     
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    More on Traci Lords (from flipping through her bio.): She studied under Donald Munro, who was working as crew on a TV show she was filming in Vancouver, BC (First Wave?) and became a brown belt after one season of the show.
     
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    Not guilty, perhaps, but most assuredly not innocent.:D
     
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    Heh. Got me!
     
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    Nope....it was Barry Williams "Greg Brady" that Bonnaducci beat up...
     
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    Screech fought Horschack from welcome Back Kotter!!!!
     
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    Screech is a BLACK belt in Karate... ;)
     
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    Yes sir, she is one hot martial artist... :ultracool
     
  18. Lynn Russel from the CNN Network was written up in BB Magazine during the 80's. She's a 2nd or 3rd degree Black. I'll have to look for more info...

    Regards,

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    OK, here's a quote from www.infoplease.com bio on Lynn Russell

    "A licensed private investigator and bodyguard, a Fulton County deputy sheriff, and a holder of two black belts in Choi Kwang Do, Russell is the author of How to Win Friends, Kick *** & Influence People."

    Rock on, Lynn!

    :D
     
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