Martial artists

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1. Moon Lee

Actress | Tian shi xing dong

Moon Lee was born on February 14, 1965 in Hong Kong as Lee Choi Fong. She is known for her work on Fighting Madam (1987), Fatal Termination (1990) and Mission of Justice (1992).

2. Yukari Ôshima

Actress | Lik wong

Daughter of a Chinese woman, who spent her childhood in Nishi Ku (Fukuoka City). When she was in elementary school, her parents divorced and she went to live with her mother, who ran a little restaurant. Being a child she practiced karate in junior high school, represented Kyushu in several ...

3. Cynthia Khan

Actress | Eternal Fist

After studying Chinese and jazz dance from elementary school, at 17 years old Yeung won a national contest to find new talents, organized by the Taiwainese TV, and shortly after she made several appearances on TV and a bit part in the Taiwanese film of 1985 "Taipei Story", directed by Yang De-Chang...

4. Cynthia Rothrock

Actress | The Martial Arts Kid

Cynthia Rothrock is a martial arts expert and athlete, who went on to become a film actress, starring in a number of highly successful B action movies. She first made a name as an action actress in Hong Kong before going on to wow audiences in her home turf. At the time of her popularity, she was ...

5. Phillip Chung-Fung Kwok

Actor | Lat sau san taam

Philip Kwok began his career as a circus acrobat and worked in the Peking Opera, unlike many others, he had not aspired to work in the film industry. He began working as a stuntman and eventually worked his way into leading roles. His performance in Boxer Rebellion caught Director Chang Cheh's ...

6. Jeremy Marinas

Stunts | Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Jeremy Marinas is known for his work on Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014), The Wolverine (2013) and The LXD: The Uprising Begins (2010).

7. Jet Li

Actor | Huo Yuan Jia

Jet Li born Li Lian Jie in Beijing, China. He started training at the Beijing wushu academy (wushu is China's national sport, largely a performance version of various martial art styles) at age eight. He won five gold medals in the Chinese championships, his first when he was only 11. In his teens,...

8. Shin'ichi Chiba

Actor | Kill Bill: Vol. 1

Sonny Chiba was born as Sadao Maeda in Fukuoka, Japan on January 22, 1939. His father was a military test pilot. During his youth, he had an interest in both theater & gymnastics. He was talented enough to make the Japanese Olympic Team until a chronic back injury ended his career. However, he took...

9. Qiu Yuen

Actress | Kung fu

Qiu Yuen apprenticed Chinese martial arts and Beijing-opera skills with Jackie Chan and Sammo Hung as well as Kam-Bo under the same master, Yu Jim-yuen, whilst at the Beijing Opera School (part of the Chinese Drama Academy).

Early in her career, Cheung Cheun Nam (aka Qiu Yuen) worked briefly as a ...

10. Kara Wai

Actress | Xue guan yin

Born Kara Hui Ying-Hung on in Shandong, China. Her Family moved to Hong Kong in 1966 and she started working at night clubs at fourteen. Her family lost their savings from her father's business acquaintances. Being left penniless, Hui's mother, herself and her siblings were forced to peddle goods ...

11. Lieh Lo

Actor | Tian xia di yi quan

Born in Indonesia to Cantonese parents, Lo migrated to Hong Kong in his teens, where he attended acting school and in 1962 joined the Shaw Bros. film company. By 1969 he had become the first kungfu superstar, preceding the legendary Bruce Lee. He acted in more than 100 films, usually cast as ...

12. Hou Hsiao

Actor | Zhang bei

Hsiao Hou was born in Henan China in 1958 and was schooled in the Chinese Opera by the famous Fan Kuk-Fa in Bejing as a very young child. He was discovered by Lar Kar-Leung (Liu Chia-Liang) in 1978 and later became a disciple of the martial artist/director for a number of years. His astonishing ...

13. Billy Chong

Actor | Deru Debu

Billy Chong was born on February 10, 1957 in Magelang, Central Java, Indonesia as Willy Dozan. He is an actor and director, known for Deru Debu (1995), Kung Fu Zombie (1981) and Sapu jagad (2000). He was previously married to Betharia Sonata.

14. Tony Jaa

Actor | Ong-bak 3

Japanom Yeerum was born on February 5, 1976, in the northeastern province of Surin, Thailand. His parents were elephant herders. Jaa watched martial arts films as a young kid and began to emulate some of his idols, from Bruce Lee to Jackie Chan to Jet Li. Jaa studied martial arts at the local ...

15. Hiroyuki Sanada

Actor | Tasogare Seibei

Hiroyuki Sanada was born on October 12, 1960 in Tokyo. He made his film debut when he was 5 in Game of Chance (1965) (Shin'ichi Chiba played the lead role.) His father died when he was 11. He joined Japan Action Club, organized & run by Sonny Chiba, when he was 12. He 1st became famous as an action...

16. Mike Möller

Stunts | Pandorum

Mike Möller grew up in a small village in East Germany. Since his childhood days he was very interested in various kind of sports and was always a huge movie fan. Especially martial arts and action films influenced and motivated him the most.

At the beginning he started to train martial arts on his ...

17. Siu-Wong Fan

Actor | Lik wong

Siu-Wong Fan was born in Hong Kong in 1973, the son of 1970s kung fu film actor Mei-Sheng Fan. At the age of 14, Siu-Wong traveled to Xushou on the request of his father to take up martial arts because he was virtually a toothpick. There, Siu-Wong studied gymnastics, kung fu, and taekwondo. Fan ...

18. Johnny Nguyen

Actor | Da 5 Bloods

Johnny left Vietnam at the age of 8, uncertain of what lied ahead. As a boy, he already loved Hong Kong cinema. Johnny would start training in martial arts and now has over 18 years of experience in Kung Fu, Tai Chi and Japanese Aikido. Johnny is now also an expert in Wushu, which he does for over ...

19. Zheng Liu

Actor | Blood Money

Zheng Liu is an actor, known for Blood Money (2012), Dead Sign (2013) and Hei dian (2011).

20. Jimmy Wang Yu

Actor | Du bi quan wang da po xue di zi

Jimmy Wang Yu was born on March 28, 1944 in Wuxi, Jiangsu Province, China. He is an actor and producer, known for Master of the Flying Guillotine (1976), The Man from Hong Kong (1975) and Dragon (2011). He was previously married to Jeanette Lin Tsui.

22. D.Y. Sao

Stunts | Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

D.Y.'s martial arts experience and talent allowed him to transition to the Hollywood film industry as a stuntman and martial arts expert coaching lead actor Simu Liu for Marvel's Shang Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings (2021), while sharpening his acting skills in a number of projects including a...

23. Shane Kosugi

Actor | The Last Samurai

Shane Kosugi was born on May 25, 1976 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Shane Tomoya Kosugi. He is an actor, known for The Last Samurai (2003), Pray for Death (1985) and Nine Deaths of the Ninja (1985).



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