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artist Frank W. Dux Reel Face: Real Face: Jean-Claude Frank W. Dux Van Damme Born: 1956 Born: Birthplace: October 18, Toronto, Canada 1960 Birthplace: BerchemSainte-Agathe, Brussels, Belgium Roy Chiao Born: 1927 Birthplace: Shanghai, China Death: April 16, 1999, Seattle, Washington, USA (heart disease) Donald Gibb Born: August 4, 1954 Birthplace: New York City, New York, USA Jack Seki Born: July 7, 1914 Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, USA Death: April 20, 1998, Bullhead City, Arizona, USA
My involvement in that tournament was part of a plan, launched in 1975, to infiltrate the criminal organizations that organized the fights. The original idea was to participate in the Kumite tournament and make a few contacts. We initially assumed I would lose, but eventually I became one of the best Kumite fighters to ever participate in the event. -Frank Dux (Martial Arts Magazine) Questioning the Story:
Is the underground Kumite Tournament in the movie Bloodsport real?
Frank Dux (right, circa 1975) shared a similar resemblance with his onscreen counterpart Jean-Claude Van Damme (left). According to the movie, the Kumite tournament is a no-holds-barred mixed martial arts competition held in secret every five years. In the 1988 film, we see Jean-Claude Van Damme, playing Frank Dux, triumphing over a ruthless fighter named Chong Li, portrayed by a then 50-year-old Bolo Yeung. As stated in the November 1980 Black Belt magazine interview, titled "Kumite: A Learning Experience," the real Frank Dux did in fact attend and win the 1975 Kumite, weighing in as a heavyweight. His experience became the inspiration for the onscreen events in the 1988 movie Bloodsport. However, according to Frank's accounts, "The Kumite" was held in Nassau, Bahamas in 1975, not in Hong Kong like we see in the film. Controversy has arisen around Dux's own past and his stories of The Kumite. In our own correspondence with Frank, he named numerous organizations as acknowledging the existence of The Kumite, including the USA Martial Arts Hall of Fame, The Alliance, Black Dragon Fighting Society, Shinjimatsu (Yokohama, Japan), Golden Globe International Martial Arts Hall of Fame, and Imperial, among others. Black Belt magazine's November 1980 issue states the following, "The truth is that a full-contact kumite event is indeed held at a private location once every five years. The event is sponsored by the International Fighting Arts Association (I.F.A.A.) which, although not a publicity seeking organization, is far from secret." (Black Belt Magazine, 1980, p. 28).
he stated that the I. Sky Benson.. have helped fans celebrate the movie and the legendary tournament. Mr.com. Dux still holds four world records: Fastest Knockout . He retired undefeated as the World Heavy Weight Full Contact Kumite Champion. yields such a small number of results.A. coupled with the I.A.A.Bloodsport t-shirts.3.A.F. Considering that the Kumite took place nearly two decades before the emergence of the internet. it is not hard to understand why an online search for the I. Dux fought 329 matches. which was still in existence when the 1980 Black Belt magazine article was written. This might also help to explain why an online search for the I.F. It should be noted that the BDFS acknowledges Frank Dux's championship titles and world records. who uses the website to help promote Dux's fighting system.A. organization yields little evidence of its existence. displayed as follows: From 1975 to 1980 Frank W. FASST™/Dux Ryu. has since disbanded and that the Black Dragon Fighting Society is a "derivative affiliate" of the former organization. other than a brief mention on the website FasstDuxRyu. Franks records also appear at the end of the Bloodsport movie.A.A. The website is run by one of Dux's former students. In communications with Frank.12 seconds . which are listed on their South African website.'s desire to remain out of the public eye.2 seconds Fastest Punch with a Knockout .F.A.F. The Black Dragon Fighting Society (BDFS) is a sponsor of the Kumite in the Bloodsport movie. including the bestselling Kumite t-shirt.
After performing well enough in smaller kumite matches held by the I. based on a real life individual? Dux said that Bolo Yeung's character was based on a real person.A.. What does the word kumite mean? Translation of he Japanese word kumite means "free fighting" or roughly "sparring. "I understand he passed away .A.A. underground. was based on a real person. full-contact fighting tournament to which the main character. Frank Dux (Jean-Claude Van Damme). actor Bolo Yeung's character in the movie. Chong Li. November 1980 In the movie. How did Frank Dux get invited to the Kumite competition? Dux found himself entered in the International Fighting Arts Association (I. According to the real Frank Dux." Wapner explains that the Kumite essentially gave birth to today's publicly recognized MMA. is clandestinely invited. the organization granted him an invitation to the international event. -Black Belt Magazine." The westeren sense of the word incorporates a broader meaning that includes "sparring" in boxing and even some forms of karate. along with kata and kihon (form and fundamentals).A. Kumite is one of the three main areas of traditional Japanese karate training. Yes.56 Those who believe that the Kumite was a fantastic exaggeration need only to fast-forward thirty plus years to the Mixed Martial Art cage fight genre of today. as CNBC reporter Scott Wapner points out during the segment "From Bloodsport to Blue Chip. Kumite is the name given to the deadly. San Soo.F.72 mph Most Consecutive Knockouts in a Single Tournament . is Frank's nemesis. a Japanese man named Senzo Tanaka.) competition because his instructor.F. like Shotokan.Fastest Kick with a Knockout . Chong Li (Bolo Yeung). In the movie Bloodsport. Other real life names used to refer to the tournament include Vale Tudo. etc. No Holds-Barred. had participated in past events.
1980. Dux. breaking objects. and anitterrorism.A. in this case we happen to know that the above statements are true. but it was beads of sweat and dit dao mixed in that temporarily burned my eyes. Stewart's letter. "Although the details of his story are impossible to check out completely." Regarding Dux. "While this magazine ordinarily does not act as an agency for the verification of skills or credentials.before the film was made. John Stewart wrote. dated May 21. the incident is shown as him intentionally tossing powder. we acknowledge that each reader may have a different idea of what the facts permit him to believe. Dux said that the real Chong Li openly admitted to blinding him during their fight. "Although there is no convenient way to verify each and every detail connected with the story. "due to brain tumors from fighting (like what almost killed me. "BLACK BELT magazine has conducted a lengthy series of interviews with Mr. weapons technique. Does the 1980 Black Belt magazine article offer definitive proof of the Kumite and Frank Dux's achievements? The now legendary Black Belt magazine article "Kumite: A Learning Experience" is prefaced with the following disclaimer. which is not a single unique occurrence for fighters. I have no way of knowing for sure. the editors have verified enough of the basic facts to feel confident in publishing it. BLACK BELT has spoken with other I." What made Frank Dux decide to talk about the existence of the Kumite in .com a copy of a cover letter from John Stewart. Frank Dux sent ChasingtheFrog. in 1993). members from the United States and abroad who have privately confirmed that the basic facts are indeed as Dux says they are. stating. Dux is a fully knowledgeable consultant on the details of such subjects as full-contact fighting. makes general statements about Frank Dux's unique martial arts expertise and knowledge. "In the movie. But since we are not at liberty to share the corroborating evidence with the public. blinding me. Dux is highly skilled in a number of martial arts and has mastered some extremely unusual techniques. the editor of Black Belt magazine and author of its Kumite article. regarding blurring his eyes with liniment." Dux said." In the letter's closing. Other people say it was a car accident. However. many of which may never be seen by the general public. and it is the opinion of the editor that: 1. 3.F. He has had military experience of a unique nature. Chong Li assured Dux that the incident was purely accidental." Did the real Chong Li blind Frank Dux during their fight? Yes. Muhammad Ali for instance shares a similar experience." In 2009." Frank said. 2. the magazine states.A.
F. Yet shortly after the movie's release in May of 1988.A. Dux is shown on the left holding his 1975 Kumite tournament trophy. This is in addition to the journalistic research undertaken by print and broadcast media outlets and the fact finding done by the legal firms of the movie studio and the publishing house behind Dux's book. "There exists as public record eyewitness testimony and photographic evidence of my winning the Kumite made available through court proceedings. Johnson states that Dux's Kumite trophy didn't come from a 1975 tournament in the Bahamas. in 1980. "The stated purpose in doing the article is the fact I issued an open challenge encouraging others to fight in the Kumite circuit I championed as a heavyweight. Johnson's claims contradict the facts regarding Dux's achievements that are displayed at the beginning of the Bloodsport movie credits. then trying to commercialize the event. The editorial is written in a format one may easily mistake for an objective article. the real Frank Dux answered this question by saying." Can Frank Dux prove that he fought in a tournament called the Kumite? Frank Dux holding his 1975 Kumite tournament trophy. as inset in Black Belt magazine. Dux said the photo was taken in 1976. It is the reasons why I was "green lighted" to act as a spokesperson for the I. but rather it was merely ordered and picked up by Dux at a trophy shop just a few miles from his Southern California home. November 1980. writer John Johnson published an an editorial in the Los Angeles Times' local San Fernando Valley Metro Section accusing Dux of making everything up.A." Dux says.Black Belt magazine? In Martial Arts Illustrated. with a foothold in the United States. .
Anyone could create this on their home copier. and it is not even remotely close in its size specifications and materials to the description on the alleged receipt.TWELVE YEARS AFTER MY TROPHY IS IN MY POSSESSION! The trophy shop owner. Jack Seki and Senzo Tanaka. No resemblance exists between the John Johnson photocopy of a trophy receipt and Dux's trophy. referring to partially repairing another trophy of mine. Was Dux's instructor in the movie based on an actual person? Yes. was an acquaintance of his ex-wife and that the article was written at the same time that he was embroiled in a bitter divorce. "Jack Seki is an extended Tanaka family member and is related to my other instructor who I met . The Bloodsport true story reveals that Frank Dux's instructor in the movie is a composite of two individuals. a public record. John Johnson alleges. I spoke with Mr. The Johnson receipt is for a three tiered trophy with two gold cups on and four judo figures. View the alleged trophy receipt produced by John Johnson. he supplied a copy of the alleged receipt and responded. in 1988. located near my home. John Johnson. since January 1976.When interviewed by Martial Arts Illustrated as part of their "Asking the Masters" series (December & January 2008). This alleged trophy receipt was shown in a court of law to be an obvious fabrication. damaged after my studio was broken into by students of a business competitor. both on public display and in the photo that was taken of me holding the trophy (above) that appeared in Black Belt magazine. These perpetrators were arrested and convicted. and in speaking with ChasingTheFrog. in addition to giving the incorrect address for him. who denied ever supplying Johnson this mysterious receipt and acknowledged he informed Johnson he was misquoted. This is a verifiable fact. is quoted by John Johnson as saying that it was "partially" manufactured by Moody in his trophy shop. To demonstrate how untrustworthy John Johnson is. Dux also stated that the article's author. Moody. Dux tackled Johnson's allegation that he bought his trophy. he was able to obtain the receipt for my trophy made out to me and commissioned in my name . Mr." In the interview with Martial Arts Illustrated. The alleged trophy receipt is dated 1979. which is three years after the trophy was first viewed in my possession. The trophy inscription name is incorrectly spelled D-U-K-E-S and not D-U-X (contrary to the correct spelling inscribed on Dux's trophy). "One cannot litigate or force a retraction of opinion. keep the following in mind. thus withdrawn from evidence due to these facts: • • • • The alleged trophy receipt is a Xerox document where Frank Dux's signature is cut and recopied from another document onto the receipt. After the editorial. The kumite trophy has a two foot pedestal base with a large engraved silver bowl as its crown.com. My trophy has been in my possession and on public display. November 1980. Moody.
" Did Frank Dux have to evade U. Senzo Tanaka. Military police to fight in the Kumite? No.S. "The AWOL bit was the producer's idea.S.through Seki. According to Black Belt magazine. as a contract agent Dux entertained only participating in the Kumite in order to formulate a plan to get closer to the Asian criminal element that organized the fights. "We . Military Operative who tries to evade two military police agents so that he can fight in the Kumite." Frank said. the real Dux never broke into his instructor's house. Contrary to internet gossip and unsubstantiated allegations. The real Frank Dux said. but now in hindsight I must admit he was right to do this. Jean-Claude Van Damme's character is a valuable U. as depicted in the movie. gambling did take place at the Kumite. Frank said that documentary video footage taken by eyewitnesses who attended the events also verifies the fact that gambling was an aspect of the Kumite. In the movie Bloodsport. no evidence exists of the real Frank Dux having directly claimed he worked for the CIA or military as an in-expendable agent. When asked about instructor Senzo Tanaka. He says that he never expected to win." Frank said. No. given screen time limitations. The movie shows the Dux character as a teenager breaking into Tanaka's house. which I objected to." Did Frank Dux really meet his karate instructor after breaking into his house? As a boy. Regarding his character being on the run from military agents. recognizing the intelligence gathering value. Did spectators really place bets on Kumite fights? Yes. Initially. "My meeting my instructor by breaking into his house was the producer's idea. Frank said that they "did not part the best of friends. It was a clever device to help make people understand the importance of martial arts training and how its discipline played a role in putting and keeping young impressionable minds on the right path. Tanaka (Roy Chiao) catches him attempting to steal a sword.
Robinson also founded The River of Life Martial Arts and Wellness Center.rarely knew each other by our names. In the movie. with all the gambling going on. "due to fear at any moment the doors to the room could be kicked in and we would end up jailed. The basis for Dux's friend and fellow fighter in the movie. went from being a biker in Venice." (Martial Arts Illustrated) Is Dux's friend in the movie. a million dollar facility that teaches numerous Japanese koryu martial arts in Pennsylvania." Did Frank Dux sue Jean-Claude Van Damme over a script titled The Kumite? ." Frank said. based on an actual person? Frank Dux and actor Don Gibb on the Bloodsport movie set in 1986. "As far as the love interest. "nor would I be intimate with a woman right before a fight. Ray Jackson (Donald Gibb). the main character becomes involved in a romantic and sexual relationship with an American journalist named Janice Kent (Leah Ayres)." Frank said of the fighters. California. a Jujitsu black belt. In an earlier interview with Martial Arts Magazine. Is Jean-Claude Van Damme's love interest in the movie Bloodsport based on a real person? No. Yes. Ray Jackson. to transforming himself today into a prominent stockbroker for Montgomery Scott. can be traced back to two different individuals. Dux said that the Ray Jackson character is also partially based on Swedish Karate Champion Kurt Peterson. Robinson." said the real Frank Dux. she did not represent a single particular person. "The majority of the Ray Jackson characteristics are chiefly based upon Richard Robinson.
the film was to utilize Jean-Claude Van Damme's rising star power to capture a bigger budget with real world locations. the Hollywood trade magazine Point Of View. The production company behind the movie. She submitted photos to prove that the building's balconies had not crumbled as Dux had claimed. penned a script for a movie that focused on the Kumite tournament.000 agreement that Frank Dux had signed with Epic Productions to pen the script also fell through. Frank Dux claimed that The Quest and The Kumite were essentially the same movie and that Van Damme had verbally promised him 2. In the trial. As a result. went bankrupt and the film was never made. Kim Owens. Epic Productions.000 for his work on The Kumite script and 2. who had been dating Jean-Claude Van Damme's sister-in-law. However. Martin Singer. Dux felt that he also deserved $50. In October of 1998. believing that the latter was a derivative of the former. An independent observer to the trial. The Dux vs.5 percent of The Quest's box office gross. the real Frank Dux sued his former friend and the man who portrayed him in the movie Bloodsport (1988) for breach of a 1991 oral contract. Dux's former neighbor. Known simply as The Kumite. centered his closings on two witnesses who attacked the truthfulness behind Dux's claims. Dux was left out in the cold while Van Damme moved on to film his 1996 hit The Quest. suggesting that his written proof of the contract may not have existed at all. who deemed that he deserved only a "story by" credit for The Quest. As a result.5 percent of the The Kumite's box office gross. The testimony of the second witness is detailed in the following question. Did Frank Dux win his court case against Jean-Claude Van Damme? No. Dux had brought his case before the Writer's Guild of America. testified that the earthquake did not cause severe structural damage to the apartment building. Frank Dux lost his case against Van Damme.com states that Van Damme's attorney. offers up another observation and raises an eyebrow at how the trial was . Frank Dux's credibility was damaged. Dux said that both items were lost when an earthquake destroyed his apartment in 1994. Prior to suing Van Damme. CourtTV. the $50. Dux. Dux (center) and Van Damme on the Bloodsport set during happier times. Van Damme trial was heavily covered by Court TV.Dux battled Jean-Claude Van Damme in court in 1998. Dux testified before the court that Van Damme had written an outline and had made an audiotape of their supposed agreement. with costar Paulo Tocha.
Alexander stated under oath that Dux is a liar who "tries to get something for nothing. and unfortunately the people around us. "Regarding Kim Owen's testimony. testified against him saying that Dux's feat of breaking bulletproof glass with a single punch was a hoax. and all actual eyewitnesses to the deal." Frank reveals. any impeachment witnesses. "The judge karate kicked Dux below the belt with a series of unprecedented rulings that precluded the testimony of any rebuttal witnesses. This directly contradicts Owen's testimony. . The onsite doctor's medical report substantiates glass (not sugar-glass) was embedded in Dux's foot and hand for which TV camera close-ups take notice of. an international press corps. and approximately 40. such as a FEMA engineering report detailing and condemning the structure at the time in question. I wasn't able to put before the jury any substantive rebuttal evidence. Richard Alexander also described another stunt that he alleges Dux staged. revealing that Alexander had attempted to steal Dux's car. as well. Alexander claimed that Dux used candied glass instead of the real thing. Dux performed the world record feat at the 1993 International Martial Arts Festival at Bercy Stadium in Paris in front of representatives of numerous martial art organizations taking part in the event. "asking me to please set aside our past differences in order that I might collaborate with him on doing another Bloodsport. In the 1998 Dux vs. who claimed to be Frank's friend for over twenty years. whereby Dux shattered a glass bottle with his bare hand. Notably.run. who could not understand this. One thing is for certain given our last communication. "The pieces of bullet-proof glass were handed out to members of the press. Steven Kramer." Did Frank Dux set a record for breaking bulletproof glass with his bare hands? Yes. Alexander said that it was really Plexiglas that Dux had found. Kramer (Dux's attorney) argued these witnesses were critical to his case. began a mudslinging campaign on both sides to our mutual detriment. Van Damme trial. Point of View's Jennie and Terrie Frankel write. Watch a video of Dux breaking the bulletproof glass. Richard Alexander." "I recently received an inquiry via my myspace page by Jean Claude Van Damme. It was out of our control." Dux states. bushido magazine staff. the contractor's invoices making the repairs that detail the reconstruction of balconies were precluded. Her photographic evidence wasn't taken by her and it could have been taken before the earthquake. In his testimony. we recognize we are both fighters who fought for what we believed was the truth for us." Court TV Online states that Dux's attorney. but to no avail. attempted to discredit Alexander by accusing him of having a grudge against his client.000 spectators who were able to inspect the glass before and after the break." Dux said.
In trial. a mug shot of Alexander (aka Shimer)."Court TV Online fails to report that Alexander was dismissed by the judge before my attorney Steven Kramer could even complete his cross examination.com." Dux provided to ChasingTheFrog. yet this testimony is repeated over the internet with no mention of the many reliable witnesses who contradicted Alexander's testimony while under penalty of perjury. Bermudez further produced cancelled checks and paid invoices verifying it was indeed bulletproof glass. Did the scene really happen where Dux crushes the bottom brick in the stack? The real Frank Dux (right) performed brick breaking stunts similar to those seen in the movie (left). as was exposed in a court of law. as captured by the European telecast and watched by millions. he stated that Alexander did not witness him breaking the bulletproof glass. With regard to the bulletproof glass. "Kramer exposed that Richard Alexander lied under oath about his real identity. To achieve . considering I generated enough force to have cracked the glass with the bullet wad still in it and visibly bent the ¼ inch steel frame holding it backwards with my first strike. In our communications with Dux. "Richard Alexander (aka Richard Shimer) who was not a witness. Dux told Martial Arts Illustrated." Dux cites. The impact area and bullet wad in the glass is seen on the video being circled and signed by the shooter. Candy or Plexiglas would obviously break on the first strike. Bermudez is the fabricator responsible for supplying the bulletproof glass and documenting its authenticity by videotaping the glass being shot by a fully loaded 9mm bullet. a convicted felon. that he is really Richard Shimer." It should be noted that Alexander was the only witness contesting the break. the Dux character. who testified in the 1988 Dux vs. Van Damme trial. "In breaking the bulletproof glass it took me two attempts. portrayed by Jean-Claude Van Damme. In the movie Bloodsport.com a copy of the declaration of Jose Bermudez. is not my friend for twenty years and documents in my possession prove my relationship with him amounts to he attempted to steal my car. is seen crushing the bottom brick in a stack of five bricks." Dux also provided ChasingTheFrog.
" According to Frank. Military? . A different. as I was extremely ill. causing it to visibly explode. "…I trained him three times a week for several months in preparation for Bloodsport. . while damaging an essential internal organ like the heart. When I recovered. Van Damme attempted to conceal this in 1998 when he was on the stand during their litigation over The Quest. the strike is commonly referred to as the "death touch. 2008). fully aware that if I lived I would be subjecting myself to criticism by envious and would be compromising my personal safety. July 18. neither monetary gain nor fame seemed relevant at the time. when I began writing this memoir. "In 1993. In 1993 Frank Dux was very ill with two brain tumors (The Artesia Daily Press. Like in the movie.this feat.. He spoke of this experience in an interview with Martial Arts Magazine.. so I tossed my completed first book and wrote this book [The Secret Man] instead. as acknowledged in the film's credit role. I would become comatose due to surgical complications resulting in a spinal fluid leak that led to spinal meningitis. What needed to be said could have died with me.S. or death touch. visually less extreme version of this feat was performed by the real Frank Dux on numerous TV shows and at various exhibitions." -Martial Arts Illustrated Did Frank train actor Jean-Claude Van Damme for his role in the movie Bloodsport? Frank said. the photo on the right shows Frank breaking in half the bottom concrete slab in a stack of two concrete slabs alternated with two fragile and easily broken ceramic tiles that are left intact. The stunt offers proof that one can hit the outside of the body leaving no noticeable harm. instead of crushing the bottom brick in a stack of five.Ultimately. due to a brain tumor." Was Frank Dux really an inexpendable soldier in the U. the movie says that he must be capable of executing the dim mak. However. I realized I wasn't living up to that responsibility which outweighs personal gain. -Martial Arts Illustrated Did the real Frank Dux nearly lose his life to a brain tumor? Yes.
from 1975 to 1981. at the Marine Corps Recruit Depot in San Diego. and thereby discovered that Dux served in the Marine Corps Reserves in the U. This is another aspect of Dux's life that has sparked a great deal of controversy.S. has in part led to a misrepresentation of the facts regarding Dux's military past. all while clandestine.S. authors. California.S. researcher B. never seeing any overseas action. Air America employing private . journalists. including their fronts (i.Frank Dux on graduation day in 1975.G.e. Black Belt magazine stated that Dux "compiled a distinguished military record during the Vietnam conflict. due to the fact that they were not at liberty to share corroborating evidence with the public. According to Dux. it means that Dux was not even in the U. covert special operations continued. since the U. military and intelligence services only suspended their conventional military operations in 1973." The magazine's inability to elaborate on this statement and others. "Burkett's rational is somewhat misleading. Burkett states that he used the Freedom of Information Act to obtain a copy of Dux's Marine Corps records." says Dux. "in light of the observable fact the U.S. and bloggers have continued to misconstrue the truth. military during the United States efforts in Vietnam. left Vietnam in 1972 and the North took it over in 1975. In 1980. For example. If these records are correct.
The cover of the book refers to Dux as "the CIA's finest covert operative. it's easy to see why so many people have been led astray with regard to various facts about Dux. or murdered anyone. was in the CIA. … He was a contract operative for William Casey. which is no longer in print.contractors photographed evacuating the US Embassy in 1975). whose book is self-published.' The missions Dux recounts include killing a mass murderer and aiding the U. to this day. Such activities still remain ongoing in Southeast Asia. For instance." Dux said." For more details. "The Legal Analysis and Breakdown reveals over 600 unsubstantiated allegations made by Burkett.S. "It's hard to tell whether the author is merely posturing or expressing his fantasy life in a memoir that reads as if patterned on the early paperback Avenger series. Soldier of Fortune magazine)." Dux called the Publisher's Weekly review.G. in investigating what proved to be a scam anthrax scare. unlike my book The Secret Man. not subjected to unbiased independent external scrutiny. who masked his covert operations under his international reputation as a martial artist. states. However." says Dux. see B.S." "To say I worked for the CIA is . Dux's book The Secret Man tells of his often graphically violent James Bondlike experiences as a CIA operative. the Publisher's Weekly review of Dux's 1996 book The Secret Man. Burkett's 1998 book Stolen Valor: How the Vietnam Generation Was Robbed of Its Heroes and Its History and be sure to check out Frank Dux's website where you can review The Legal Analysis and Breakdown of Stolen Valor with regards to Dux's court case of libel and slander (Dux vs. who supposedly recruited him in a urinal after introducing himself as ‘head of the f*cking CIA. "over the top and deceptive. "I never represented myself in my book or otherwise as a Vietnam War veteran. It appears that the main problem with Burkett's research is that it ignores the fact that Dux never claimed to be a veteran of the Vietnam War in the first place.R." (Martial Arts Illustrated) Was Frank Dux really a CIA Operative as his book claims? Used copies of Dux's controversial memoir can still be found.
His alleged contact in the CIA. High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area at the Criminal Justice Center." Dux said in a 2008 interview with Martial Arts Illustrated. William Casey was not around to either confirm or denounce Dux's statements. by the Police Hall of Fame. He designed strategies and tactics and evaluated their existing training program." Lt. I served as a covert operative for CIA director Bill Casey. The Secret Man. "In 1996. other individuals have stepped forward to help lend credence to Dux's role as an operative. Cmdr. Florida Criminal Justice Institute. "During my intelligence career. whose existence has often been officially denied by the government agencies that these parties have been associated with. He also was sponsored by the Department of Defense to teach NEOA. 1996 given its revelations. Knight Chevalier. "But the book jacket also points out I was given the moniker 'The Secret Man' because I worked in anonymity. not me. he received awards from the Multi Jurisdictional Counter Drug Task Force for drug task investigations. Frank has additional military related experience as noted by Kathy Kolt in her 2008 Artesia Daily article. Cmdr. Iran-Contra insider. "The publisher's marketing director and publicist of The Secret Man made the interpretation I worked for the CIA as it appears on the book jacket. Narcotics Enforcement Officers Association. unknown to and outside the military or the CIA's auspices to avoid compromise by intelligence oversight procedures or violation of the Boland and Logan amendments.misleading. Alexander Martin stated in court proceedings under penalty of perjury. "From 1981 to 1987. Frank explained. He is an adjunct faculty member of the Saint Petersburg. "I felt compelled to take into account the sensitive nature of my book. specifically." Dux emphasizes that he never worked as a card carrying agent for the CIA." Why did Frank Dux decide to pull his book The Secret Man from store shelves? In an interview with Martial Arts Illustrated. US Navy Lt. passed away from a brain tumor in 1987. "it is historical fact guys like me ended up working for their front companies. I have met with and been introduced to many covert operatives." insists Dux. He was knighted in the Order of Saint Michael. My strong sense of duty prompted me to pull it from my publisher and to continue to withhold its circulation to this . Florida." Dux told Martial Arts Magazine. stating. director William Casey. almost ten years before Dux's book was published. he (Frank Dux) was with HIDTA. HarperCollins." Dux describes himself as being a third generation descendant of covert operatives. Miami. In 1997. Congressional expert witness. However. or the existence of their relationship. He was a source contributor to the US Navy Seal SpecWar Manual. Martin's declaration was entered into evidence as Exhibit #25 in Dux's suit of libel and slander against Soldier of Fortune magazine. One of these covert operatives was one Frank Dux. covert activities.
Alexander McColl. one of several eyewitnesses who attended the party (Dux Declaration. "not only being spun by my fans but through journalists who have. visit the controversy section of his official Dux Ryu website. Soldier of Fortune Magazine). Case No: BC198883. In his court declaration. Have any other fighters claimed to have fought in the Kumite? Actor Bolo Yeung poses on the set with Muay Thai Champion and fellow Bloodsport star ." (FrankDux." Frank stated in his declaration. Robert Brown. Brown were intending to launch similar movie projects." Frank said that by writing his book he "dared to do the unthinkable and reveal ongoing corruption and war crimes being committed by persons working under the color of authority…" Did Frank Dux sue Soldier of Fortune Magazine for attempting to smear his military past? Yes. and that Brown wanted to discredit his competition so that his own project would succeed (jameshom. Los Angeles County. based upon the erroneous facts attributed to me in articles they use for their research. thereafter. innocently. Superior Court Of California. Dux explained the photo of himself in the Marine costume by stating. "…it was snapped on my way to a fraternity costume party.G. Larry Baily and Soldier Of Fortune Magazine. The real Frank Dux sued Soldier of Fortune Magazine for defamation of character after they praised B. as evidenced in Frank Dux v.day. calling him a wannabe. Dux vs. in light of uncharacteristic behavior of government agencies and shadowy requests. Dux says that he and Soldier of Fortune publisher Robert K.com)." This fact is corroborated in Dux's complaint by the declaration of Jeff Stromph. made reports of my being a decorated Vietnam veteran. Burkett's book (see above) and published a photo of Lance Corporal Dux wearing Navy jump wings and four rows of ribbons headed by a Navy Cross. on their behalf. including those individuals who he feels have slandered him or misrepresented his past. "I have done everything in my power within reason to correct any misconceptions being made about me. Where can I read more about the Frank Dux controversy? Frank Dux does not shy away from responding to his critics. including events chronicled in his book The Secret Man.net) To learn more about the controversy regarding Frank Dux's past. when I was still in college or shortly.
Worden." also sung by Stan Bush. In addition to Frank becoming the first American to win the Kumite.net Where can I find the songs from the movie and who sings them? The songs from the movie can be found on the Bloodsport soundtrack. who's resume includes being an 8-time middleweight World Kumite Champion." says Dux. He has also developed a system that he calls FASST/Dux Ryu. "Paco" in the movie.. In an interview with Martial Arts Illustrated. Frank talked about how he came up with the movie's title years earlier when he was nineteen and fighting in a junkyard in Tijuana. This included Muay Thai Champion Paulo Tocha. Perhaps the most notable is Irving Soto. 'Bloodsport'? "My original contract with producer Mark Disalle. the one way I fight. told by various fighters and champions who were present on the set. a practical fighting style that builds on one's own strengths and weaknesses. Frank said that on the Bloodsport movie set.. some of the crew and producers had the opportunity to hear eyewitness accounts of various unsanctioned Kumite fighting events. holding the title from 1973-1980. The slower soft-rock song is called "On My Own Alone. "I'm a young kid and I'm getting really kinda nervous and I. Frank said that Swedish Karate Champion Kurt Peterson was also present to share his Kumite stories (Martial Arts Illustrated). Frank created Dux Ryu Ninjitsu.. for me I fight my feelings of . a handful of other fighters have come forward with regard to participating in the event. in the mid 1970's. Did Frank Dux create his own martial arts fighting style? Yes. Most of the Bloodsport songs from the movie can be found on the Bloodsport Soundtrack. The song in which the singers chant "Kumite" is called "Fight to Survive" by Stan Bush. In a radio interview from On The Edge hosted by Kelly S. the fact I retain full literary rights to my story and the film title Bloodsport in literature. which strives to teach the individual an effective approach to conflict resolution.. memorializes I was the first to use and invent the term Bloodsport regarding martial art competition.Paulo Tocha (right). -FrankDux. who portrays the character Paco in the movie. Did the real Frank Dux come up with the movie's title.
The movie featured Daniel Bernhardt. Frank Dux Radio Interview: Radio host and martial artist Kelly S. nor is he the same Frank Dux who is listed as being "Patient #2" in the 1986 movie Little Shop of Horrors. Apparently. as the same Frank Dux behind Bloodsport is not the same Frank Dux who appeared as the "Old Man in Car" in the 1986 cult classic Highlander.ya know. but as a stunt coordinator and stunt player.. For example. 2004 on his show "On the Edge". Both films featured Swiss actor and martial artist Daniel Bernhardt in the lead role... Frank Dux appears in the 1993 film Only The Strong as the welder fighting Mark Dacascos. Over the course of the near hour-long . 'Bloodsport. He appeared in Force Five opposite Richard Norton..you know. Frank Dux states that he was trained by Stuntman Hall of Fame legends Boyd 'Red' Morgan and Hubie Kerns. Has Frank Dux appeared in any major motion pictures? Yes.. Bloodsport 3 and Bloodsport 4 were released in 1997 and the latter in 1999.nervousness is I use a lot of humor sometimes. the Internet Movie Database (IMDB) has it all wrong.. where everyone's guaranteed to give an ounce. Yes.' . Pat Morita. In 1996. In the following years. Jackson was the only returning character.'" Listen to the entire radio interview below. Worden interviewed the real Frank Dux on May 1. among other credits. 'well why don't you just call it Bloodsport..and so I immediately started doing this Howard Cosell imitation and said 'Here we are'.and that's where that whole term came from.you know [laughs]. who taught motion picture fighting to Bruce Lee and became head of training for the Canadian Stuntman's Association in the 1980's.. who reprised his role as Ray 'Tiny' Jackson from the first Bloodsport movie. Bloodsport II: The Next Kumite was released direct-to-video.. and Donald Gibb.'at the Red Cross'. And then we're sitting around with Mark DiSalle he says.... Have any sequels ever been made to the movie Bloodsport? Daniel Bernhardt replaced Van Damme in the sequels..'blood drive' ya know. who climactically had a car dropped on him.he was trying to think of a name and a title for the movie and I said..
subject of the movie Bloodsport. The martial artist came into the public eye in the late 1980s with the release of the movie Bloodsport. Frank Dux Blindfold Demonstration 2008 Dux wears a blindfold and uses his senses to follow and anticipate a student's movements. Listen to the Frank Dux Interview . Video is from his performance at the 1993 International Martial Arts Festival at Bercy Stadium in Paris. Frank Dux Interview King 5 News interviews Frank Dux. Frank Dux on That's Incredible Martial artist Frank Dux appears on the TV show That's Incredible in the early 1980s. break a pane of bulletproof glass with his fist. 56:24 Listen to the Frank Dux Interview . Frank addresses the controversy surrounding his accomplishments. the real life individual behind Jean-Claude Van Damme's character in Bloodsport. based on events in his life. and teaching a teenager who had been confined to a wheelchair. a determined sixteen year old young man.Windows Media. He also crushes a Jack Daniel's bottle with his hand and kicks through two wine bottles. It's worth listening to even though Worden never really presses Dux for the truth. including an explanation of the physics behind smashing a Jack Daniel's bottle. .MP3 Format. moving with an opponent while blindfolded. The episode shows Dux teaching Les. nor does he dig deep enough into the controversy. 56:24 Frank Dux Video and Interviews Meet the real life Frank Dux portrayed by Jean-Claude Van Damme in the movie Bloodsport. The Frank Dux videos below show the martial artist punching through bulletproof glass. who was turned away by other martial arts instructors. Dux attempts to answer some of the controversial questions that surround his life. Frank Dux Bulletproof Glass Video Watch martial artist Frank Dux.interview that you'll hear below.
his book The Secret Man. In this segment. Frank Dux Interview by Justin Harvey Part 3 See the closing segment of Justin Harvey's interview. including the film's title. the controversy surrounding his life.Frank Dux Interview by Justin Harvey Part 1 Fan Justin Harvey interviews Frank Dux about the movie. Jean-Claude Van Damme Trial on CourtTV. They discuss how the movie Bloodsport came to be.net . Justin tells Frank that he has nothing left to prove. Link-to-Learn More: 1980 Black Belt Magazine Frank Dux Interview Via Google Book Search Martial Arts Magazine Frank Dux Interview Frank Dux vs. Frank Dux Interview by Justin Harvey Part 2 Watch Part 2 of fan Justin Harvey's interview with martial artist Frank Dux. and Frank responds by offering his final thoughts on those individuals on the internet and elsewhere who have attempted to discredit his achievements. Justin also asks Frank about his current projects. and also what he's doing today. the controversy surrounding the Kumite trophy is addressed. which include a film and a book.Offers Military and Court Documents Related to Frank .com Frank Dux's MySpace Page FrankDux.