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Frank W. Dux (pronounced "dukes"; born 1956) is an American martial artist and fight choreographer. Dux established his own school of Ninjutsu in 1975, called "Dux Ryu Ninjutsu". He is also notable as the "inspiration" of the 1988 film Bloodsport starring Jean-Claude Van Damme. Dux had been a controversial figure in martial arts, and the validity of many of his personal claims has been disputed.

Martial arts career

Dux states that he was introduced to and trained in Koga Yamabushi "Ninjitsu" by Senzo "Tiger" Tanaka, beginning at age 13. In the 1970s, Dux began teaching Dux Ryu Ninjitsu. He opened his first school in Hollywood in 1980 while subsequent schools have been owned and operated by his students. Dux and his students have coached and produced a number of boxing and martial art regional, national, and world champions.

Aside from Jean Claude Van Damme, Dux has introduced, choreographed, and trained many of his students for the entertainment industry. One of Dux's first students to achieve a Black belt, Stuart Wilson[citation needed], has performed as an actor/stuntman in various film projects since 1990's Lionheart.

Dux's martial art style "Dux Ryu Ninjitsu" is not a “koryu” 15th century feudal form of Ninjutsu, but is still claimed to be "based on its Koga Ninja root principles of adaptability and consistent change."[5] Frank Dux formulated the proprietary augmentation technology he calls DUX FASST (Focus-Action-Skill-Strategy-Tactics).


Dux has written an autobiography entitled The Secret Man: An American Warrior's Uncensored Story (HarperCollins/ReganBooks, 1996).

Dux was the inspiration for, and co-wrote, the 1988 motion picture Bloodsport, and also served as fight choreographer. The film featured Jean Claude Van Damme who portrayed Frank Dux.[8] The film has been described by Dave Carter of Inside Kung Fu Presents The Complete Guide To Ninja Training as the "Ultimate Movie of the Ultimate Martial Art Contest".

Dux also received co-writing credit for another Van Damme film, The Quest.


Dux has been a controversial figure in the martial arts community. The validity of many of his personal claims has been disputed. His claims concerning his martial arts background, fighting in the "Kumite", and prior military service have been alleged as unsubstantiated by the Los Angeles Times, Soldier of Fortune, and various former associates.

Dux sued Robert Brown, Alexander McColl, Larry Baily and Soldier of Fortune magazine for libel, though he failed to overcome the burden of proof as to actual malice as per New York Times Co. v. Sullivan, 376 U.S. 254 (1964), the United States Supreme Court case which established the actual malice standard which has to be met for lawsuits involving press reports about public officials or public figures.

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Frank Dux biography

Frank William Dux (pronounced "dukes") is born in Toronto, Canada, in 1956, and immigrated to the United States in 1963 the son of Holocaust survivors. While he grew up impoverished in the California San Fernando Valley, Frank Dux is now based out of Seattle, Washington a prominent international business entrepreneur and spokesperson that visibly interacts with world leaders and captains of industry. Comparatively, akin to his mentor, FBI/CIA operative turned Howard Hughes “alter ego,” Robert Aimes Maheu. Perhaps, attributable to Mr. Dux similarly extraordinary experiences as uncovered with his autobiography, The Secret Man, HarperCollins, 1996.
 Philanthropic accomplishments include being amongst the founders working with law enforcement and board of education members to identify and institute after school programs for special needs and at risk children.
 Esteemed members of the International Martial Art and Sports Community (i.e. NTSA, USA Martial Art Hall of Fame, California Youth Karate Association, KidSport America, etc.) sponsor THE FRANK DUX FELLOWSHIP AWARD.
 The recipient selection criteria is judged and based upon an individual’s sacrifices made in helping others and/or overcoming adversity by which to inspire and lead others in service to their country, industry, sport and community, as achieved by “Living Legend” Frank Dux.  The USA Martial Arts Hall of Fame (est. 1976) warrants this award is “The Ultimate Stamp of Excellence in the Martial Arts.  
 Similar to how Harvard business school graduates apply Sun Tzu to Wall Street Frank Dux distinguished himself by having transformed and transcended his brand of martial art strategy and tactics DUX FASST™ into innovative business stratagem leading to inventing patentable business financing and revenue generating infrastructure technologies. Frank Dux stated business philosophy and goal is implementing and championing financially sustainable solutions to social problems.
  For instance, his saving the children of Africa and Asia by strategically aligning business and political leaders in backing an internationally proposed Water Plan directing technological investment and research in Solar and Wind dehumidifiers.  To reduce toxic CO2 in the environment the plan calls for stimulating the anaerobic bacteria discovered in the Barnett Shale.  The result is the very first circle of life between the petroleum world and our own ecosystem producing oxygen and natural gas while simultaneously.

“Shi Chang Gu"

Hanshi, Frank W. Dux aka “Shi Chang Gui” is globally recognized as a “Living Legend” by the mass media, numerous Martial Art Halls of Fame, professional organizations and the general public, alike. He is dubbed “The Godfather of Mixed Martial Arts: The Original Ultimate Fight Champion” by NBC sports, Paul Silvi and The Babe Ruth of Martial Arts by Action Martial Art magazine (2001). His life is portrayed in the martial art cult classic film Bloodsport that’s credit roll acknowledges he is the founder of the first recognized American System of Ninjitsu -Dux Ryu Ninjitsu.  He has been awarded numerous times for his contributions to Law Enforcement - inducted into Police Hall of Fame, Knighted by the Order of St. Michael, Knight Chevalier; he is named as the contributing source in the creation of military fighting doctrine world-wide; such as US Navy SEAL/SpecWar CFC Manual K 431-0097. Bestowed upon him is the title: GRANDMASTER: HANSHI; Rank of: JO-dan (10th degree of 10 degrees of professional expertise) as granted to him by governing bodies Black Dragon Fighting Society, Alliance, Shinjimatsu, Yokohama Japan and Head of Family Sokeship Council as well as various other professional martial organizations for which he served as a regulating Board/Council Member by which to promote or demote the rank and title of subordinates and peers, pertaining to authenticity of martial skill sets, spirit and academia foreign to his own system.  He possesses 16 world records which still remain unchallenged over a quarter of a Century, later. His last world record occurred in April1993 when after a thirteen year hiatus and retirement Frank Dux became the first and only human being to punch through bullet proof glass, in Bercy Stadium, International Martial Arts Festival. Jaguar/Land Rover sponsors the Frank Dux Fellowship Award that represents the highest level of excellence one may attain in philanthropy and their chosen profession, named in his honor given his example that led to saving the lives of children in Asia and Africa with his world-wide clean water program. His most recent accomplishment is his Executive Production of “No Right To Die” (5 of 5 stars on YouTube) that represents the first time the Mongolian People will have an autonomous voice in how their national identity is portrayed in the international film community that’s importance warranted a visit to the set by President Bush.


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