Name Skipper Mullins
Style Tae Kwon Do
|Weight 150 lb (68 kg; 11 st)|
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
|Rank 10th degree black belt in Taekwondo|
Notable students Roy Kurban, Demetrius Havanus, Raymond McCallum
Teacher Allen Steen, Jhoon Goo Rhee
Similar Jason David Frank, Shin Jae-chul, Allen Steen, Jhoon Goo Rhee, Chuck Norris
Chuck norris vs skipper mullins middleweights final match international 1966
Lewis Ray "Skipper" Mullins (born c. 1945) is an American martial arts fighter who has been described as "the greatest kicker in the history of the U.S. karate scene".
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Mullins was born and raised in Dallas, Texas. He began training in taekwondo in October 1963, under Texas-based martial arts instructor Allen Steen at the Red Bird National Guard Armory. In April 1966, Mullins was promoted to 1st degree black belt by Steen.
In November 1965, Mullins enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps. After finishing his basic training Mullins was sent to Marine Corps Base Quantico in Quantico, Virginia, where his MOS was that of a pay and separation clerk. Mullins would teach martial arts to fellow marines and FBI candidates from the FBI Academy also located in Quantico. During this time Mullins would begin training under his instructor Allen Steen's instructor Jhoon Rhee who had schools in nearby Washington D.C.
In 1968, he became the vice president of Steen's Texas Karate Institute. He was a founding member and director of the Southwest Karate Black Belt Association, later renamed the American Karate Black Belt Association.
He has won seven world titles and was inducted on April 6, 2007 into the Taekwondo Hall of Fame. Mullins was defeated several times by Chuck Norris throughout 1965, 1966, and 1967. In 1967, Black Belt Magazine recognized Mullins as one of the top 10 fighters in the U.S.
Mullins is a retired firefighter captain with the Dallas Fire Department, having worked for the department for 36 years.