7 Interesting Facts About Chuck Norris!

7 Interesting Facts About Chuck Norris!

1. Chuck Norris Founded The Nonprofit Kickstart Kids To Help At-Risk Kids Through Martial Arts

The program, which Norris launched in 1990, brings free martial arts classes to public schools in Texas. Kids who would not have otherwise been able to learn martial arts get the chance to train – but that’s not all. Kickstart Kids focuses on character development as well as martial arts, equipping kids with emotional and mental life skills that will help them throughout their lives. Since its inception, Kickstart Kids has helped over 95,000 students, with 9,500 more currently enrolled.

2. The Epic Fight Scene Between Norris and Bruce Lee In Way Of The Dragon? It Wasn’t choreographed

Of course, it wasn’t a full-fledged death-match either. Lee and Norris weren’t trying to hurt each other. They’d been training partners for over three years at the time, and had sparred often enough that they were familiar with each other’s style and moves. They coordinated the scene on the spot, and the result is iconic!

3. His Real Name Isn’t Chuck

I bet you’re thinking, “Duh – “Chuck” is short for “Charles.” Well you’re wrong! Chuck Norris would never be so predictable! Not only can Chuck not be short for Charles because they have the same number of syllables (unless you want to pronounce it “CHA-ruhlz”) but his name is actually Carlos. Carlos Ray Norris, to be precise.

4. Hes From Oklahoma

Norris was born in Ryan, Oklahoma, near the southern border and just a smidge north of Texas. Oklahoma is also the birthplace of Century Martial Arts – so as far as martial arts legacies go, this medium-sized southern state isn’t doing too bad!

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