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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 and spirit.

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 Odds."

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 life.

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 hits.

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 their twins.


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