Arnold Chon began his training at the age of 5 at the Jhoon Rhee Institute in Virginia. Arnold received his black belt at the age of 11 while training equally hard in gymnastics. Arnold became an Extreme Martial Arts competitor and conquered the competitive martial arts circuit, eventually becoming a NASKA champion and two time Junior Olympic gold medalist in Tae Kwon Do.
After his rise in the competitive martial arts circuit, Arnold moved to Los Angeles to try his hand at Hollywood. Arnold got his chance to show the world what he could do in Mortal Kombat: Conquest. After this, Arnold began working on feature films like Big Mama's House, Epic Movie, and Wild Hogs.
Arnold has also appeared in multiple installments of trilogies and franchises such as Rush Hour and Pirates of the Caribbean. Throughout his career, Arnold has fought the crème de le crème of Martial Arts legends including Jackie Chan, Jet Li, Wesley Snipes, Jean Claude Van Damme, Michael Jai White, and Chuck Norris.
From fighting the best to training the best and sharing his knowledge from a lifetime in the Martial Arts. Arnold has trained MMA fighters to a championship level in his spare time, both in Bellator and the UFC.
Arnold Chon continues to fight with Hollywood's toughest titans, recently taking on Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger in Escape Plan. His more recent film credits as a stuntman include G.I. Joe: Retaliation and The Hangover Part III. Arnold also continues to frequently work in television, where it all started for him. Recently Arnold has done stunts for shows such as Sons of Anarchy, Criminal Minds, and Teen Wolf.
Not only can Arnold Chon perform these amazing feats but he can also coordinate and choreograph stunts and fights sequences that rival the Hong Kong masters. Arnold began coordinator and choreographing back in 2000 on Sisqo's Unleash the Dragon music video. After that he was hired by Hunger Games director, Francis Lawrence, as stunt coordinator for Destiny's Child's Independent Woman from the Charlie's Angel soundtrack.
Arnold Chon continues to work as a stunt man but focuses on stunt coordinating and choreography. As a trainer of MMA champions, it's only natural that Arnold would begin to coordinate and choreograph MMA movies as the current market is in high demand thanks to UFC, making MMA the fastest growing sport in the world. Although Arnold Chon is the most knowledgeable coordinator in on-screen MMA fights, he can coordinate and choreograph for any big project with combat stunts of any kind.
Name: Arnold Chon
BirthDay: 09, Oct ,1980