Today, Chuck Norris is so tough that if Chuck Norris was a Spartan in the movie 300, the movie would be called 1. But when he was a kid, Norris was super shy. He wasn't athletic in high school. But ugly ducklings turn into swans and Norris turned into one of the most badasses the world has ever known.
Chuck Norris is the ultimate fighter. Norris began his fighting career in 1964, and hasn't lost a fight since 1968. His record is 183 wins, 10 losses and 2 draws. The lesson? Don't pick a fight with Chuck Norris!
Chuck Norris is the first westerner to become an 8th Degree Black Belt Grand Master in Taekwondo. He's also a black belt in Tang Soo Do, Judo and Brazillian Ju-Jitsu. We're not sure if we should fear him or respect him - or both?
Are you sick of tearing the crotch in your pants every time you do an epic roundhouse kick? So was Chuck Norris, so he invented his own line of jeans called "Action Jeans." They're both stylish and functional! Although, if you actually want pants with tears in the crotches, that's a different story...
Chuck Norris doesn't just kick ass in the streets. He kicks ass in the literary world too. His books include Black Belt Patriotism: How to Reawaken America, andthe autobiographical Against All Odds. He's also written fiction books The Justice Riders and A Threat to Justice.
All Chuck Norris does is win - even at things you wouldn't expect him to, like racing powerboats. In 1990, Norris and his team won the Powerboat Grad Prix competition at the Ultra Slim Fast New York Offshore Grand Prix. Norris piloted a 50 foot Cougar Catamaran, and averaged 81.2 miles per hour. Go Chuck!
Chuck Norris is so cool that he taught the "King of Cool" Steve McQueen everything he knows. Before Norris got into acting, he was a martial arts teacher to the stars. In addition to teaching McQueen, Norris taught Donny Osmond, Bob Barker and Priscilla Presley.
Before Chuck Norris became a martial artist and then a TV star, he served in the Air Force. Norris was an Air Policeman stationed in South Korea. Norris is also an honorary Marine and an honorary Texas Ranger. He's also officially the coolest person to ever walk the face of the Earth.
Chuck Norris was in a World of Warcraftcommercial. According to legend (and Blizzard), "Chuck Norris didn't break a sweat filming the newest World of Warcraft television spot. Instead, he made the director cry and then cooled himself with the tears." So. Cool.
Chuck Norris lives his life by a personal code. It's like a Bro Code, but specifically just for Chuck Norris. His code states, "If I have nothing good to say about a person, I will say nothing." So if he's quiet around you, be worried. Be very worried
If Chuck Norris' on screen persona reminds you of John Wayne, that's not an accident. Wayne was Norris' idol as a child. Both played good guys dishing out justice. Both were undeniably cool. But we feel sad for John Wayne, because as cool as he is, he can never be Chuck Norris.
Even though Norris is one of the best fighters out there, Norris prefers to handle conflicts through non-violent means. Norris once told a story where he deescalated a tense situation at a bar using the awesome weapon of communication. A customer said to him, "You're in my seat. Move." Norris did as the man requested, then when the man recognized Norris he said, "Chuck, you could've kicked my butt if you wanted to. Instead of moving, why didn't you just attack me?" Norris said, "What would that have accomplished?" With that response, Norris made a new friend. And that's what makes him the ultimate badass.