Robert Wall

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Robert Alan "Bob" Wall
Born (1939-08-22) August 22, 1939 (age 79)
San Jose, California
Residence California United States Los Angeles, California
Nationality American
Style Karate, Tang Soo Do
Teacher(s) Chuck Norris, Joe Lewis, Gene LeBell, Machado Brothers
Rank      9th degree black belt in Tang Soo Do
Website http://www.worldblackbelt.com/

Robert Alan Wall (born August 22, 1939) is an American actor and martial artist.[1]

Career[edit]

Wall has studied Okinawan martial arts under Gordon Doversola. In 1966, Wall along with karate champion, Joe Lewis, opened the Sherman Oaks Karate Studio in Sherman Oaks, California. In 1968, Lewis sold his share of the studio to Chuck Norris. He is featured in a number of films, most notably three appearances with martial arts master Bruce Lee: the 1972 film Way of the Dragon Norris, as O'hara in Enter the Dragon in 1973,[1] and Game of Death, Bruce Lee's incomplete film re-cut in 1978. He has small roles in Norris films, such as Code of Silence (1985), Firewalker (1986), and Hero and the Terror (1988).

More recently, in 2009, Wall starred as a bodyguard in the film Blood and Bone.

Wall has studied several arts under many notable masters. They include Judo under Gene LeBell, Okinawan Shorin-Ryu under Joe Lewis, and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under the Machado Brothers.[2]

Personal[edit]

Wall is a 9th degree black belt under Chuck Norris and the co-founder and CEO of a martial arts organization known as World Black Belt Inc.[3] In 1975, Wall authored the book, "Who's Who in the Martial Arts and Directory of Black Belts" (Library of Congress Catalog Card No. 75-2280), the first book of its kind for martial artists. Wall has been married to his wife Lillian for 40 years[when?] and has two adult daughters, Shana and Kara.[4] Wall is the godfather of actor Freddie Prinze Jr.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Bob Wall Interview: "Pulling No Punches"". Black Belt. Retrieved December 2, 2010. 
  2. ^ World Black Belt Inc >> Bob Wall Bio. URL accessed on April 6, 2010.
  3. ^ "1 on 1 With Bob Wall". Inside Kung Fu. Archived from the original on May 29, 2010. Retrieved May 30, 2010. 
  4. ^ World Black Belt Inc >> Shana Wall Bio. URL accessed on April 6, 2010.
  5. ^ "Martial arts master went toe to toe with greatest". Albuquerque Journal. August 5, 2011. p. 48. Retrieved March 29, 2018 – via newspaper.com. 

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