Happy Birthday Tony Jaa!

Happy Birthday Tony Jaa!  Born this day in 1976, he turns 38 today.

Better known here in the West as Tony Jaa, in Thailand he’s known as Jaa Panom.  He’s a Thai martial artist, actor, choreographer, stuntman, and director; his most notable films include Ong-Bak: Muay Thai Warrior, Tom-Yum-Goong (also known as Warrior King or The Protector), Ong-Bak 2: The Beginning, and Ong Bak 3.


Here’s the film that really started it all, Ong-Bak, showcasing the kind of incredible skill and athleticism that makes jaws drop. 

Trailer for Tom Yum Goong 2 (aka The Protector 2)

Elliot Richards

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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    Aurelien Henry Obama February 5, 2014 at 11:40 am

    Tony JAA has been a great role model and example of personal acheivement and sacrifices in world of martial arts that mind, body and soul can become one. Let Almighty God bless him with more success and goodness of life. Stay bless and positive Tony JAA. Hope to see you oneday act a movie in Africa.

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