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This autobiography traces Chuck's roots to a dysfunctional family and later to his studying Tang Soo Do while in the Air Force in Korea. You also get an appreciation from his forthrightness in that martial arts prowess did not come easy to him. Chuck describes his half-Indian ancestry and little anecdotes about things that happened while making some of his best films. If you see Chuck now at age 61, it is amazing the shape he is in. I don't know if I could keep up with him at half his age.
This autobio discusses Chuck's beginnings with a dysfunctional family and an alcoholic father and on to his days with the US Airforce in Korea, where he began his studies in Tang Soo Do.Surprisingly, he did not pick up the Tang soo do very quickly and his mastery of it is a tribute to his dedication and perseverance.Norris was the first to introduce a well-known technique in Korea to the US: the spinning back kick.Norris had an outstanding record in tournament karate and served on the US Karate team with the likes of Mike Stone ,Joe Lewis, and Skipper Mullins. Norris also studied Judo and has a Cherokee ancestry.