Donnie Yen

Posted: December 14, 2010 in Martial Arts/ Movies
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Known in America for such movies as Iron Monkey and Hero, Donnie Yen is an underrated martial artist in American pop culture.Born in 1963, Yen’s whole family was involved in martial arts. Some of them were grand masters,which are very high-ranking black belts which takes decades of training to earn. To people who are not to familiar with martial arts; that is the equivalent of a family saying my fathers, father was a police officer, my father was a police officer so I am a police officer.

Yen started his career as a stunt man in films. He then later stared in a film which was not much success. It was not until his role with Jet Li, in the movie Once Upon a Time in China II, a dramatic fight scene put his name on the map.


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