Carlos Ray "Chuck" Norris, born
March 10, 1940, is the first Westerner in history to be awarded an
8th degree Black Belt (Grand Master) in Taekwondo. He also has 10th
degree black belt in Chun Kuk Do (he is founder of this school); 9th
degree black belt in Tang Soo Do and BJJ; and brown belts in
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Judo. In 2005, Norris founded the World
Combat League, a full-contact, team-based martial arts competition.