Did Michael Jai White really compete?

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Did Michael Jai really compete?
Michael Jai White is a very known name in the cinema and martial arts movies, He started his journey in movies since 1989, and still active with an experience in cinema of 30 years. Michael Jai appeared in around 50 movies and over 30 television shows.
one of his best and famous roles was in the movie Undisputed 2: last man standing that had the other start scott Adkins (Boyka).

Michael Rechard Jai While was born November 10, 1967 in New York, He is an actor, martial artist, producer, director and a voice actor. 
Michael was one of the first African Americans to portray a major comic book superhero in a major motion picture.
Michael Jai White trained eight martial arts: Shotokan, Goju-Ryu, Taekwndo, Kobudo, Tang Soo Do (One of Taekwondo Kwans), Wush, Brazialian Jiu-Jitsu and Kyokushin.
Michael started his martial arts in Jujutsu at the age of seven, then he started shotokan karate then he moved to other martial arts.

As a teenager White also participated in karate competitions, and he had a nice skill as a fighter, but he decided to start a new journey in cinema and movies, and with a lot of hard work he succeeded to become one of the stars who did great martial arts movies.
Fortunately we have found few footage that proves that Michael Jai White had competed before starting the movies journey.
By watching his fights we can clearly see that strength and power he had, and also we can see that he could have been influenced by Bruce Lee's famous side kick and also the stance :)
The competition in 80s was too different than nowadays competition for all martial arts and styles, and it was kind of tough because the fighters were physically too strong and many of them work on the physical side a lot, which cause a lot of knockouts and knock downs during the championships and even in small tournaments.

We have found a small footage where Michael Jai White was competing and the video was recored during a tournament in 1987.
Lets watch and feel free to share your opinions :)


  1. I like what I see. Calm control and good sportsmanship

  2. Wow just wow. Great sportsmanship, great form.

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