Tuesday, January 30, 2007

FINAL TAXI: Post # 61 - Bong Soo Han

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Korean martial arts master Bong Soo Han, who helped revolutionize Hollywood's understanding of martial arts by creating fight sequences for modern American films. He helped create the "Kung Fu" craze of the 1970s.
Han, who held a 9th-degree black belt and the title of grand master in Hapkido, was discovered by Hollywood in 1969. Actor Tom Laughlin saw him perform and asked for help with his action film "Billy Jack." Han choreographed fight scenes for the film, now a cult classic, and served as a stunt man, demonstrating a level of martial arts skill
rarely seen before.

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