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10 knockout facts about Chuck Norris
By James W, Tuesday 4th September 2018
Chuck Norris is Walker Texas Ranger

He's a man's man, the martial arts legend who went from veteran to movie megastar to entrepreneur.

Chuck Norris has achieved so much in his life but did you know these fascinating facts about the ultimate action hero?

10: His full name is Carlos Ray Norris.

9: He has invented his own Korean hybrid martial art style, Chun Kuk Do, known to his friends as the Chuck Norris System.

8: During his career as a fighter, Chuck was world middleweight karate champion for six years running.

7: Chuck has his own style, in fact he had his own jeans range named "Action Jeans".

6: He was a Pallbearer as Bruce Lee’s funeral alongside George Lazenby, Steve McQueen and James Coburn.

5: His first ever movie appearance was in the last of the Matt Helm spy comedy series of movies starring Dean Martin, The Wrecking Crew.

4: He got the nickname at a Boot Camp in 1958 where he was asked if he knew what the English version of Carlos was. Chuck said, Chuck, and the guy he was talking to said that the nickname for Charles was Chuck. And so a legendary name, well, nickname was born!

3: He is one of only a handful of Americans to have achieved eight-degree black belt status in Tae-Kwon-Do.

2: Started his own cigar company, Lone Wolf Cigars with actor Jim Belushi, among other investors.

1: The Chuck Norris (untrue) facts phenomenon has spawned books, computer games and iconography across the globe. Which one is your favourite?


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