Karate legend Fumio Demura has shaped much of the karate culture we are familiar with today. He’s trained iconic martial arts stars like Bruce Lee, Chuck Norris, Steven Seagal, and Pat Morita, and has also acted in popular martial arts films.
Demura’s credits include working as Mr. Miyagi’s stunt double in The Karate Kid franchise, Mortal Combat, Rising Sun, and The Island of Dr. Moreau. The Real Miyagi is a soon-to-be-released feature documenting Demura’s life. Demura credits his “dojo,” or studio, in Santa Ana, California for much of his success. Continue reading