Pat E. Johnson

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Pat E. Johnson (born 1939, Niagara Falls, New York) is a 9th degree black belt in the art of American Tang Soo Do. He is the president of the National Tang Soo Do Congress, which was originally created by Chuck Norris in 1973. Johnson is famous for the martial arts choreography in the Karate Kid series, and has been involved in many films, as choreographer and actor including but not limited to Enter The Dragon, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Mortal Kombat, Green Street Hooligans and recently, Punisher: War Zone. He is the 1995 Black Belt Magazine Instructor of the Year. Pat E. Johnson was born in 1939 in Niagara Falls where he grew up in a poor family after being abandoned by his father. It was during his rough childhood that Johnson realized he was a fighter. Johnson began training in traditional Korean Tang Soo Do Moo Duk Kwan in 1963, while stationed in South Korea as a chaplain in the U.S. Army. While under the tutelage of a Korean master named Kang Do Hee, Johnson earned his black belt in just thirteen months. After his army tour Johnson fell under the influence of Tang Soo Do instructor Chuck Norris.
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