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Frank Dux

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Style  Ninjitsu
Martial art  Ninjutsu
Role  Martial Artist

Name  Frank Dux
Teacher(s)  Senzo Tanaka
Movies  The Quest, Highlander
Frank Dux in his martial arts pose while wearing blue dobok and gold bracelet and ring
Books  The Secret Man: An American Warrior's Uncensored Story, Phenomena
Similar People  Bolo Yeung, Jean‑Claude Van Damme, Donald Gibb, Leah Ayres, Michel Qissi
Born  April 6, 1956 (age 64) Toronto, Canada

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Frank Dux ( ) is a martial artist and fight choreographer. Dux established his own school of ninjutsu in 1975, called "Dux Ryu Ninjutsu". An article about his purported exploits, which appeared in Black Belt in 1980, was the eventual inspiration for the 1988 film Bloodsport starring Jean-Claude Van Damme.

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Frank Dux' Bloodsport photo while doing a martial arts pose

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Martial arts career

Frank Dux wearing black dobok while holding his weapon

Dux states that he was introduced to and trained in Koga Yamabushi Ninjutsu by Senzo Tanaka. Dux's martial art style, Dux Ryu Ninjitsu, is not a koryu (15th century feudal form of Ninjutsu), but is still claimed to be "based on its Koga Ninja root principles of adaptability and consistent change". Frank Dux taught a technique he calls DUX FASST (Focus-Action-Skill-Strategy-Tactics).

Frank Dux on a magazine cover while wearing blue dobok and gold bracelet and ring

The accuracy of many of Dux's personal claims has been disputed, including his martial arts background, fighting in the "Kumite", and prior military service. According to the Los Angeles Times, the organization that allegedly staged the Kumite had the same address as Dux's house, and the trophy he claims to have won was bought by him at a local trophy store. This was disputed by Dux, who claimed that the receipt was fabricated. He also claims that his critics are part of a conspiracy to discredit him, led by ninjutsu master Stephen K. Hayes, whom Dux claims views him as a threat.

Frank Dux wearing coat, long sleeves and neck tie while smiling

In 2012 Sheldon Lettich, co-writer of the film Bloodsport based on Dux's "Kumite" claims, dismissed those claims and others Dux had made as being completely false.

Film credits

Frank Dux' Bloodsport photo while doing a martial arts pose

Dux's credits on martial arts films are as follows:

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  • 1993 Only the Strong (fight choreographer) (additional thanks)
  • 1990 Lionheart (fight choreographer) / (fight trainer)
  • Publications

    Dux has written a 1996 autobiography entitled The Secret Man: An American Warrior's Uncensored Story. Dux's story was the inspiration for the 1988 motion picture, Bloodsport, which he choreographed. Jean-Claude Van Damme starred in this motion picture. Dux is also credited as a story co-author for the film The Quest.


    Frank Dux wearing dobok and Jean Claude Van Damme's character in Bloodsport (1998)
    Frank Dux' serious face while doing a martial arts pose

    References

    Frank Dux Wikipedia


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