Footage of Chuck Norris fighting in Grand Champion Final Match

Monday, February 13, 2017

Chuck Norris is an actor and martial artist as well as philanthropist and devout Christian. He is one of the good guys and an excellent example of what you can accomplish with martial arts.

In the following footage from 1966 we see Chuck Norris himself actually compete is a real life karate championship match against opponent Allen Steen.

Now Allen Steen was no joke either and has a lengthy background in the martial arts world which includes a 10th degree black belt in taekwondo under Jhoon Rhee who pretty much brought taekwondo to America.

This was the final match of the Long Beach International Karate Championships which was a pretty epic tournament series back in the day. Some of the names of those who competed in these tournaments include Joe Lewis, Bill ‘Superfoot’ Wallace, Benny ‘The Jet’ Urquidez, and Billy Blanks. It is also where Bruce Lee was first introduced to the martial arts community.

Though the footage isn’t the best quality (they didn’t have HD in 1966) you can still tell what’s going on for the most part. It is a pretty even point match throughout that goes into sudden death at the end as the score was tied.

In the end, Allen Steen ends up catching Chuck with a swift high kick that wins him the match. Though Chuck Norris didn’t win this one, he won the vast majority of his matches as his final karate record is 183 wins, 10 losses, and 2 draws.

ABOUT CHUCK NORRIS:
Carlos Ray “Chuck” Norris (born March 10, 1940) is an American martial artist, actor, film producer and screenwriter. After serving in the United States Air Force, he began his rise to fame as a martial artist, and has since founded his own school, Chun Kuk Do.

Norris appeared in a number of action films, such as Way of the Dragon, in which he starred alongside Bruce Lee, and was The Cannon Group’s leading star in the 1980s. He played the starring role in the television series Walker, Texas Ranger from 1993 until 2001. [Source: Wiki]

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