Millbury – Worcester, Massachusetts Parents!
Would you like your child to become a martial arts superstar? Did you know that many famous Hollywood stars are actively training in martial arts? Here is one of the biggest karate star actors talking about his training martial arts training that helped him to stardom!
“I think anything that I’ve accomplished can be attributed to the discipline I learned through martial arts.” – Michael Jai White
That’s an impressive statement coming from anyone. When it comes from someone with as many accomplishments as Michael Jai White, though, it is doubly powerful.
Michael White holds black belts in seven different martial arts styles, including;
Kung Fu, Shotokan Karate, Taekwondo, and Goju Ryu Karate. He is a former special education teacher and taught students with behavioral problems for three years.
He is one of the first Black actors to portray a mainstream comic book superhero in a major motion picture (Spawn, 1997). And, that’s only one of his leading film roles!
White’s first major starring role and breakout performance was in the 1995 HBO film Tyson, as heavyweight boxer Mike Tyson. He portrayed the eponymous character in the 1997 movie Spawn, making him the first African American to portray a major comic book superhero in a major motion picture. His work in Spawn earned him a nomination for the Blockbuster Entertainment Award . White starred opposite Jean-Claude Van Damme in Universal Soldier: The Return, in 1999.
n this interview with Black Belt Magazine, White discusses how martial arts have helped him succeed in all his endeavors.
Watch the full interview below: