Jean Claude Van Damme
His father took him to learn Shotokan Karate, and he earned his black belt, he kept competing in tournaments all over Europe.
Many of us grew up watching movies like this, we felt so motivated that right after watching them most of us felt like training. Blood Sport was one of those famous Martial Arts movies from the 90s and it was based on a true story.
Jean Claude also starred another famous movie called Kickboxer released in 1989. This movie was a success and positioned JCVD as one of the top actors in Hollywood. Jean decided to train Muay Thai for revenge, he had to fight Tong Po, the fighter who put his brother in a wheelchair. Here you can see him fighting Tong Po.
Many have said Jean Claude is not a real Martial Artist but he used to be a professional full contact or kickboxer in Europe, he competed in many tournaments before coming to the United States and work as an actor.
You can learn more about his life, acting career and martial arts record here on his profile on Wikipedia.
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