5 things you didn’t know about martial arts superstar Donnie Yen

Saturday, October 12, 2019

Donnie Yen is one of the most celebrated martial arts superstars, so let’s take a look at five facts you may not know about him.

5) Donnie Yens mother is a martial arts grand master

Donnie Yen’s mother Bow-Sim Mark started studying martial arts in elementary school and as she got serious started specializing in Wushu and Fu Tai Chi Chaun. After moving to Boston, Massachusetts in 1975 she opened the Chinese Research Wushu Institution making her one of the first people to bring Wushu to America and helped popularize it in the east coast.  She has authored over 20 instructional books, DVD’s etc. on the subject of Wushu in her career.

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