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Ron Van Clief

Ron "The Black Dragon" Van Clief is a martial arts legend. Born in Brooklyn, New York in 1943, he started martial arts training in his early teens. At 5 feet 10 inches and 190 pounds, Van Clief was fast, powerful, and tough. He won 10 New York State Full-Contact Karate Championships. He won multiple Karate Point-Fighting Titles. By the early 1970s he had earned his 10th Degree Black Belt. His karate record was reported to be 110-8. In 1994 at age 51, he launched a comeback on December 16, 1994 fighting former World JuJitsu Lightheavyweight and Ultimate Fighting World Champion Royce Gracie. The Black Dragon landed one good punch, but was taken to the canvas where after a valiant battle was choked into submission, thus ending one of the greatest fighting careers in martial arts history.


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Born:
Jan 25, 1943 In Brooklyn - New York - USA
Movie/TV Credits:
14
First Appeared:
In the movie The Black Dragon 1974-03-02
Latest Project:
Movie That's Brucesploitation! Making Fist of Fear, Touch of Death 2020-05-15
Known For
Poster of That's Brucesploitation! Making Fist of Fear, Touch of Death
Poster of Top Fighter
Poster of Death by Misadventure: The Mysterious Life of Bruce Lee
Poster of Fist of Fear, Touch of Death
Filmography
Movie That's Brucesploitation! Making Fist of Fear, Touch of Death Unknown 2020-05-15
Movie Iron Fists and Kung Fu Kicks Himself 2019-08-02
Movie Hot Lead Hard Fury Solomon Link 2018-09-07
Movie Blazin' Davis 2001-04-03
Movie Top Fighter Himself 1995-06-15
Movie UFC 4: Revenge of the Warriors Himself 1994-12-16
Movie Death by Misadventure: The Mysterious Life of Bruce Lee Himself 1993-12-31
Movie Fist of Fear, Touch of Death The Boxer 1980-09-01
Movie Kung Fu Fever Black Dragon 1979-02-06
Movie The Squeeze Duke 1978-10-25
Movie Way of the Black Dragon Bill Eaton 1978-12-28
Movie The Super Weapon Himself 1976-05-07
Movie Black Dragon's Revenge Black Dragon 1975-11-06
Movie The Black Dragon The Black Dragon 1974-03-02