Tag: Happy Birthday

Happy Birthday Jet Li!

Happy Birthday Jet Li!

Happy Birthday Jet Li, he turns 51 today! Born on this day in 1963 in Beijing, China, his real name is Li Lianjie. He's very accomplished, not only is he a Chinese film actor, he's also a film producer, martial artist, wushu champion and philanthropist. After a few years of intensive training he won his first ...

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Jackie Chan’s Birthday Party!

Jackie Chan’s Birthday Party!

Kung-Fu Kingdom Exclusive! Regular Kung-Fu Kingdom contributor Glen Stanway was lucky enough to join Asian action superstar Jackie Chan for his 60th birthday celebrations in China! As a practitioner and coach of Chin Woo kung fu, I have trained in the Far East many times over the last twenty years, visiting ...

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Happy Birthday Steven Seagal!

Happy Birthday Steven Seagal!

Happy Birthday Steven Seagal! He's the chef who could, from Under Siege, batter eggs with nothing but a cheesy line of dialogue; he turns 62 today! Back in the 80s he seemed to be in a new action movie every other week so my brother and I would happily spend all of our pocket money to see him do "stuff" to the bad ...

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Happy Birthday Jackie Chan!

Happy Birthday Jackie Chan!

Happy Birthday Jackie Chan! Today he turns...60! Born on this day in 1954 Jackie has risen to be a truly global superstar pleasing audiences the world over with his unique brand of martial arts action cinema, humour and slapstick. He's influenced not only us as an audience but also many actors, martial artists and ...

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Happy Birthday Jeeja Yanin!

Happy Birthday Jeeja Yanin!

Happy Birthday to  Jeeja Yanin, who hits the big three-oh today! Born 31st March 1984 in Bangkok, Thailand she is mainly of Thai descent with a bit of English and Burmese ancestry. She currently holds a 3rd Dan black belt in Taekwondo which she has been practicing since she was just 11-years old. Her most notable ...

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Happy Birthday Akira Kurosawa!

Happy Birthday Akira Kurosawa!

Legendary Japanese filmmaker Akira Kurosawa would be 104 years old today if he was still with us. Born on this day, March 23rd in 1910 he passed away September 6th 1998, aged 88. He was notable for films such as Seven Samurai, Ran, The Hidden Fortress, Yojimbo and many, many more, and was without doubt one of the ...

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Happy Birthday Yasuaki Kurata!

Happy Birthday Yasuaki Kurata!

Happy Birthday Kurata-san! Today, he's a spritely 67. Yasuaki Kurata is a Japanese actor and martial artist. He is perhaps best known for his battle against Jet Li in Fist of Legend. He's been working in film and television since the early 60's and is still working today! You can read our profile of him here. ...

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Happy Birthday Dennis Alexio!

Happy Birthday Dennis Alexio!

Happy Birthday to Dennis Alexio who turns 55 today! To most he played Jean-Claude Van Damme's older brother in the classic fight film, Kickboxer, but did you know he was also a professional athlete with a string of successes under his belt? Born and raised in Vacaville, California, growing up he was a standout ...

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Happy Birthday Chuck Norris!

Happy Birthday Chuck Norris!

The legend that is Chuck Norris turns 74 today! For those that don't know, Carlos Ray "Chuck" Norris is an American martial artist and actor. It was whilst stationed in South Korea in 1958 with the US Air Force that he took an interest in Tang Soo Do (tangsudo), which led to the founding of the Chun Kuk Do ...

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Happy Birthday Cynthia Rothrock!

Happy Birthday Cynthia Rothrock!

Cynthia Rothrock turns....57 today, and she still looks incredibly young! She's distinguished herself as the queen of martial arts movies and starred in 45 martial arts/action movies over the past three decades. If that wasn't enough, she's also an incredible influence to many a rising female action star. You can ...

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Happy Birthday Joe Lewis!

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 ...

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Happy Birthday Mark Dacascos!

Happy Birthday Mark Dacascos!

Happy Birthday Mark Dacascos!  Born on this day in Hawaii 1964, Mark turns 50 today! Between the ages of 7 and 18 he had won numerous karate and kung-fu championships.  A talented martial artist, Mark is also an actor and television personality having competed in Dancing with the Stars and appearing as "The ...

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