Happy Birthday to Chuck Norris
Written on the 6 February 2020
There is alot to be said about this phenomenal martial artist. He is among the first generation who popularised martial arts on T.V, training and co-starring with the likes of Bruce Lee, Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Bruce Willis and Jean-Claude Van Damme to name a few.
Carlos Ray Norris (born March 10, 1940) is an American martial artist, actor, film producer and screenwriter. After serving in the United States Air Force, he competed as a martial artist, won many championships, and he has since founded his own school of fighting, Chun Kuk Do. His martial arts achievements are:
10th degree Black Belt in Chun Kuk Do
9th degree Black Belt in Tang Soo Do
8th degree Black Belt in Taekwondo
5th degree Black Belt in Karate
3rd degree Black Belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu from the Machado family
Black Belt in Judo
Chuck Norris is familiar to fans worldwide as the star of action films such as The Hitman (1991), The Delta Force (1986) and Delta Force 2: The Colombian Connection (1990). He also starred in Missing in Action (1984) and its sequels, Firewalker (1986) and Sidekicks (1992). He was an executive producer of Walker, Texas Ranger (1993) as well as the star. He also played a role in The Expendables 2 (2012).
Awards and Honors
As a martial artist:
In 1967, he won the Sparring Grand Champions at the S. Henry Cho's All American Championship, and won it again the following year.
As a Hollywood Star.
In 1989, he received his Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
In late 2018 Instructor Giorgio was honoured to meet with Chuck Norris with his family. Below are a few star photos of Chuck: