Movie Star Martial Artist, what Style and Rank are they?

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Cool. Thanks. I'm at work and there's a bunch of sites (seemingly random) that I can't get to, so I couldn't find it.
 
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Dave Mustaine i know he has his BB but i dont know what style
and i once heard that James Cann is a martial artist ?
 

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David Mustaine has done articles with Benny Urquidez (so I'm guessing UkidoKan)


James Caan, pretty sure, Tak Kubota
 
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The Kai said:
David Mustaine has done articles with Benny Urquidez (so I'm guessing UkidoKan)
James Caan, pretty sure, Tak Kubota
I konw Dave trainned with Benny the Jet But i didnt know his style ,cool
 
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From the TLC show "Faking It" apparently Cynthia Rothrock owns a United Studios (USSD) school in LA... that's Shaoln Kempo. And they have a custom bus like a rock stars too :)
OK, this is way old but since the thread has been revived today I'll add, since they've both been mentioned, I think both Don Wilson and Cynthia Rothrock studied Pai Lum (White Dragon) under Sifu Glenn Wilson. At least he has them listed as students under his Pai Lum "family" in his book: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/t...f=sr_1_1/104-0022531-8069551?v=glance&s=books
 

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Hope this wasn't listed already (if so, sorry for the repeat), but Jim Kelly studied Shorin Ryu karate. He won the middle weight karate championship at Ed Parker's karate tournament in 1971, then of course went on to star as "Williams" in Enter The Dragon, as well as a host of other movies (Black Samurai, Black Belt Jones, etc)
 
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Here is the first list I posted.

Chuck Norris
6th Degree Black Belt in Tang So Doo

8th Degree Black Belt Grand Master recognition in the Tae Kwon Do system
Founder of Chun Kuk Do ("Universal Way").
Also practiced Judo, Shito-Ryu Karate, and Brazilian Jujutsu


Jean-Claude Van Damme
1st Degree Black Belt in Shotokan Karate

Jeff Speakman
6th degree black belt in American Kenpo Karate
7th degree black belt in Goju-ryu Karate

Steven Seagal
7th Dan in Aikido


Wesley Snipes
5th Degree Black Belt in Capoeira


Dolph Lungren
2nd Degree Black Belt in Karate (I dont know what kind of Karate)


Jet Li
Shaolin Wushu
Tai Chi

Jackie Chan
ChinaDramaAcademy


Bruce Lee
Wing Chun
Jeet Kune Do


There have been a lot more that have been added since this list.
 

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O.K., I'm showing my age here but James Cagney and Charles Bronson both studied Judo and, if memory serves, both earned brown belts. Cagney demonstrated his technique in a movie called BLOOD ON THE SUN and Bronson and his son once walked in on a someone burglarizing their home and Bronson bounced him around until the cops showed up. Nice to know Bronson could do it when it counted.
 
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Bronson and his son once walked in on a someone burglarizing their home and Bronson bounced him around until the cops showed up. Nice to know Bronson could do it when it counted.[/QUOTE said:
Man why would some one miss with the guy from Death Wish .
Good thing he didnt have his good friend (Walther) was it
 

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According to his autobiography, "Cagney on Cagney" He had a black belt in Judo. As to Bronson, I don't know about Judo, but he had a black belt in Karate from Tak Kubota (as witnessed in the front of his Fighting Karate book).



Mark Barlow said:
O.K., I'm showing my age here but James Cagney and Charles Bronson both studied Judo and, if memory serves, both earned brown belts. Cagney demonstrated his technique in a movie called BLOOD ON THE SUN and Bronson and his son once walked in on a someone burglarizing their home and Bronson bounced him around until the cops showed up. Nice to know Bronson could do it when it counted.
 

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Danjo said:
No. Carradine also has studied, at various times, Tai Shan 9 Palms Praying Mantis, Chen and Wang Style Tai Chi, kick boxing, Yee Chuan Tao Kung Fu, trained with Sonny Chiba in use of the Samuri Sword etc. etc. In other words, he's dabbled in many things over the years according to his website and books. His teachers have been/are Kam Yuen, Rob Moses, Mike Vendrell etc.
The only other one who jumps to mind is David Chow, the original martial arts advisor for Kung Fu. Carradine discusses it in his book Spirit of Shaolin. He states that Chow was more a judo practitioner than anything else, but did do some chin-na and basic gung fu.

Carradine states that he aligns himself much more with Kam Yuen (mantis), who came on as technical advisor after Chow was let go. Mike Vendrell, on the other hand, was the technical advisor for the newer series The Legend Continues. So he taught both Carradine and Chris Potter (who played Carradine's son).


Stuart
 
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Just Joined today and have to add my knowledge of Some action stars. Please correct me if I am wrong.

Lau Kar Leung
Movies: Legendary Weapons of China, Drunken Master 2, Mad Monkey Kung Fu
Styles: Hung Gar, Northern Shaolin, Monkey Kung Fu.

Grandmaster Hee II Cho
Movies: Best of the Best
Styles: Tae Kwan Do

Gordon Liu
Movies: 36th Chambers, Heroes of the East, Kill Bill, Fist of White Lotus
Styles: Hung Gar, Lau Gar, Northern/Southern Shaolin

Cynthia Rothrock
Movies: Yes Madam, Blonde Justice
Styles: Tang Soo Doo, Eagle Claw, Northern Shaolin, Wushu

Whang In Shik
Movies: Hapkido, Dragon Lord, Young Master, Way of the Dragon
Style: Hapkido

Sho Kosugi
Movies: Revenge of the Ninja, Rage of Honor, Enter the Ninja
Styles: Ninjitsu, Shito Ryu, Kendo, Judo

Sammo Hung
Movies: Iron Fisted Monk, Pedicab Driver, Magnificent Buthcer, Warriors Two
Styles: Wing Chun, Hapkido, Five Animals, Monkey Kung Fu

Benny Urquidez
Movies: Wheels on Meals, Dragons Forever, Enter the Eagles
Styles: Judo, Kempo, Shotokan, Taekwon Do, Jujitsu, Aikido, Karate, Lima Lama, White Crane

Karen Sheperd
Styles: Kajukembo

Chuck Norris
Films: Way of the Dragon, Sidekicks, Walker Texas Ranger
Styles: Tae Kwon Do. Tang Soo Do

Yasuaki Kurata
Films: Heroes of the East, Legend of a Fighter, Fist of Legend
Styles: Karate, Aikido, Kendo, Judo

Sonny Chiba
Films, Street Fighter Trilogy, Killing Machine, Karate Trilogy, Yagyu Conspiracy
Styles: Kyokushinkai Karate, Ninjitsu, Judo, Shorinji Kempo, Kendo

Hiroyuki Sanada
Films: Ninja in the Dragon's Den, Royal Warriors, Last Samurai
Styles: Karate, Kendo

Mark Dacascos
Films: Only the Strong, Drive, Brotherhood of the Wolf, Cradle 2 the Grave
Styles: Won Hop Kuen Do, Wushu, Shaolin Kempo, Capoeria, Boxing

Donnie Yen
Films: Iron Monkey, Tiger Cage Series, Blade 2, Wing Chun, Hero
Styles: Wushu, Tai Chi, Kickboxing

Steven Seagal
Films: Under Siege Series, Out for Justice, Hard to Kill, Exit Wounds
Styles: Aikido, Judo, Karate, Kendo, Goju Ryu

Bolo Yeung
Films: Enter the Dragon, Blood Sport, Chinese Hercules, Double Impact
Styles: Tai Chi

Adrian Paul
Films: Highlander Series
Styles: Tae Kwon Do, Hung Gar, Kickboxing, Boxing, Choy Li Fut, Kenjutsu

Ray Park
Films: Star Wars PM, Ecks vs. Sever, X-men
Styles: Chin Woo, Northern Shaolin, Kickboxing, Wushu

Rayment Twins
Films: Matrix Reloaded
Styles: Boxing, Karate, Tae Kwon Do

Michaal Jai White
Films: Spawn, Exit Wounds, Universal Soldiers 2, Silver Hawk
Styles: Kyokushin, Goju Ryu, Kobudo, Tae Kwon Do, Shotokan, Wushu

Tony Jaa
Films: Ong Bak, Tom Yung Goong
Styles: Tae Kwon Do, Muay Thai, Muay Boran

Cyril Raffaelli
Films: Kiss of The Dragon, Banliue 13
Styles: Wushu, Shotokan, Tae Kwon Do

Kim Won Jin
Films: Operation Scorpio
Styles: Tae Kwon Do

Yukari Oshima
Films: Kickboxers Tears, Several others
Styles: Goju Ryu

Kane Kosugi
Films: Muscle Heat
Styles: Karate, Ninjitsu
 
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no one mentioned david carradine yet!!

he was a dancer and gymnast
had training in rifle and pistol (in army)
fencing, boxing, taichi, bagua, wing chun, northern shaolin, hungar, tiger crane

correct me if im wrong
 
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jkdhit said:
no one mentioned david carradine yet!!

he was a dancer and gymnast
had training in rifle and pistol (in army)
fencing, boxing, taichi, bagua, wing chun, northern shaolin, hungar, tiger crane

correct me if im wrong
He has been mentioned sevaral times.

Please see below:

ap Oweyn said:
The only other one who jumps to mind is David Chow, the original martial arts advisor for Kung Fu. Carradine discusses it in his book Spirit of Shaolin. He states that Chow was more a judo practitioner than anything else, but did do some chin-na and basic gung fu.

Carradine states that he aligns himself much more with Kam Yuen (mantis), who came on as technical advisor after Chow was let go. Mike Vendrell, on the other hand, was the technical advisor for the newer series The Legend Continues. So he taught both Carradine and Chris Potter (who played Carradine's son).


Stuart

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No. Carradine also has studied, at various times, Tai Shan 9 Palms Praying Mantis, Chen and Wang Style Tai Chi, kick boxing, Yee Chuan Tao Kung Fu, trained with Sonny Chiba in use of the Samuri Sword etc. etc. In other words, he's dabbled in many things over the years according to his website and books. His teachers have been/are Kam Yuen, Rob Moses, Mike Vendrell etc.
Dragon Fist said:
We almost forgot about David Carradine, I heard that he started studing after he was cast in Kung Fu the series. Does anybody know what art he practices?
 

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