An actor who did ALL of his own stunts. 6-time World Karate Champion He was the karate teacher of father-son actors Steve McQueen and Chad McQueen. Friend of Bruce Lee. Received "Veteran of the Year 2001" honor at the 6th Annual American Veteran Awards. Founder of the National Tang-Soo-Do Congress (NTC) and the United Fighting Arts Federation (UFAF), also President of the latter. 10th degree black belt in Tang Soo Do. Is only one of three Americans to achieve eighth-degree black belt status in tae-kwon-do. Is a Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu under the Machado Brothers. In 2005 he founded the World Combat League, a full-contact, team-based martial arts competition. A newly-built bridge spanning from Slovakia into neighboring Austria is to be named after Chuck Norris.