Happy Birthday Joe Lewis!

Happy Birthday Joe Lewis! If he was still with us today he’d be 70-years old, sadly he passed away on August 31st 2012.

He was a champion kickboxer, point karate fighter, as well as an actor and trained privately with Bruce Lee.

As a fighter Lewis gained fame for his fights in the 1960s and 1970s; he became the undefeated United States Heavyweight Kickboxing champion in 1971 with a perfect 10-0, 10 KO’s. He is one of only five men to defeat legendary Chuck Norris.

Film wise his notable roles were in Jaguar Lives! (1979) and Force: Five (1981).

Jaguar Lives! trailer:

Force: Five trailer:

Want to see some gripping strength? Joe appeared in this short video with Silvio Simac demonstrating incredible gripping prowess!

We found a couple of short interviews on YouTube he gave not too long ago which make for interesting viewing:

Part 1

Part 2


Elliot is KFK's Web Content Editor, writer and lover of all kinds of movies, including martial arts ones. Favourites include The Prodigal Son, Magnificent Butcher, The Victim, Legend of a Fighter and the Ip Man movies with Donnie Yen.

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