Karate for Kids : Is Chuck Norris a real karate Master ?
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Karate for KidsCarlos Ray Norris is the martial artist we know as Chuck Norris. He is recognizable throughout the world but was Chuck Norris, a real karate master?


Chuck has a mixed ethnicity, and due to this, he was the target of bullies at school. This bullying triggers Chuck’s interest in martial arts and self-defense. In 1958, he joins the Air Force and takes a position at the Osan Air Base, in South Korea. While here, Chuck trains in a form of karate called Tang Soo Do, in which he earns a black belt.


Chuck’s accolades include earning the 8th-degree black belt Grand Master status in Tae Kwon Do. He also gains a 3rd-degree Black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (Machado brand). He goes on to develop his own form of martial art, Chun Kuk Do, which incorporates several fighting styles.


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Chuck Norris was a real karate fighter, and he enters karate tournaments between 1964 and 1974. During this time, estimates have his fighting record at roughly 183-10-2. Chuck became the World Professional Middleweight Karate Champion in 1968. He goes on to defend his title on five occasions, retiring after defending his title in 1974.


Chuck Norris accepts the World Karate Union Hall of Fame Golden Lifetime Achievement Award.


Chuck Norris in TV and film


Norris appears on the big screen for the first time in the movie The Wrecking Crew. He gains broader fame in the Way of the Dragon, playing the part of Bruce Lee’s enemy. Chuck hits the big time with the Missing in Action series. He also stars in films such as Firewalker, The Delta Force, and Code of Silence. He appears on TV screens around the world in the series Walker, Texas Ranger. This show runs for eight seasons on CBS.


Chuck Norris goes on to teach karate and martial arts to other celebrities. These include Steve McQueen, Priscilla Presley, and Bob Barker, as well as Marie and Donnie Osmond. Karate for Kids