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CHUCK NORRIS (Booker) is an international television and film star, as well as a
world-renowned martial arts expert and teacher. He is also well known for his
nutrition and fitness advocacy, as demonstrated by his endorsement of the
globally popular Total Gym exercise equipment a devise that has helped improve
the health and fitness of millions for more than three decades.
"C-Force" is Norris's new health column distributed by Creators Syndicate. It
will offer fans, for the first time, regular advice and insight on improving
their health and fitness by a celebrated master of healthy living. Norris' new
column is directed to readers across the nation and around the world. It will
bring readers into his world and the guidelines he lives by, as well as offer
sound advice from reputable and highly respected experts in the natural and
medical fields. "C-Force" espouses a holistic view of health—that wellness is
obtained and maintained by treating ourselves as an integrated whole—mind, body
Norris is a New York Times bestselling author of three books. They include
"Black Belt Patriotism: How to Reawaken America," first released in 2008, his
first book of social commentary, and the 2004 autobiographical "Against All
As the subject of countless Paul Bunyan-type fictional "facts" created by fans,
with an estimated 600,000+ "facts" circulating on the Internet. For years,
Norris has been repeatedly asked: "Which are your favorites?" With the release
of "The Official Chuck Norris Fact Book" in November 2009 (Tyndale Publishing)
fans everywhere at last got their answer and, along with the levity, some eye
opening insight behind these facts and the code by which Mr. Norris lives his
Norris has also penned two books of fiction. In 2006 he first added the title of
columnist to his list of credits with the launch of his popular Internet column
on social commentary and its subsequent expansion via Creators Syndicate. His
weekly column is now widely circulated and carried by such popular Internet
sites as "Human Events," "Townhall" and "World Net Daily," among a host of other
publications and outlets.
Among his more rewarding accomplishments is the creation in 1992 of his
KICKSTART KIDS program. His wife, Gena Norris, is also a leading force in this
endeavor and valuable member of the Foundation's Board of Directors. With its
mission of building strong moral character in our youth through the martial
arts, expanding the Foundation and its benefits has become Chuck and Gena's
mission in life, following the development and well-being of their family.
KICKSTART KIDS, which began in Houston, now teaches the martial arts to more
than 6,000 at risk middle school children in Texas. This character-building,
life-skills school curriculum has exceeded 60,000 youngsters graduating the
program with many going on to college and becoming successful in their own
right. Proceeds from Chuck Norris' books and other ventures go to support this
nonprofit foundation and to advancing Chuck and Gena's plan to someday expand
the KICKSTART KIDS foundation nationwide.
In March 2009, Norris was awarded the McLane Leadership in Business Award by the
George Bush Presidential Library Foundation for his achievements as a martial
arts legend, entrepreneur, and humanitarian. The award was presented by 41st
President George H.W. Bush, Norris' longtime friend and the person credited with
first encouraging Norris to launch KICKSTART KIDS.
A former Airman First Class in the United States Air Force, and past
spokesperson for the U.S. Veterans Administration and Veteran Foundation's
Veteran of the Year Award recipient, he has spent hundreds of hours visiting
soldiers at military installations and in America's veteran hospitals. In 2007,
he was made an honorary member of the United States Marine Corps in recognition
of two recent visits to troops in Iraq.
One of the most popular actors in the world, Chuck Norris starred in over 23
action films and the CBS television series, "Walker, Texas Ranger," for eight
full seasons. It is the most successful Saturday night series on CBS since "Gunsmoke."
The program is currently seen by an estimated one billion viewers worldwide and
airs daily in the U.S. and in more than 80 countries worldwide. Millions of
people around the world also know Chuck Norris as the star of films such as
"Delta Force," "Missing in Action," "Lone Wolf McQuade," and "Sidekicks." Few
people know he wrote the original screenplays for a number of his box office
Norris' first international acclaim came as a six-time undefeated World
Professional Middle Weight Karate Champion. He is the first man from the Western
Hemisphere in the more than 4,500 years of Tae Kwon Do to be awarded an
eight-degree Black Belt Grand Master ranking.
The Norris' live on their ranch near Houston, Texas, where they are raising
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