Tony Jaa
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Tony Jaa was raised in a rural area, 200 km from Bangkok and as he grew up he watched films by Bruce Lee, Jackie Chan, Vince Lam and Jet Li at temple fairs, which was his inspiration to learn martial arts. He was so inspired by them that while he was doing chores or playing with friends, he would imitate the martial arts moves that he had seen, practicing in his father's rice paddy.
"I practiced until I could do the move exactly as I had seen the masters do it.
He has trained for an unspecified time in Taekwondo although there are no details regarding if this was in ITF or WTF style and if he has received formal Taekwondo training or as part of his stunt team member apprenticeship. Likewise, he is highly skilled in Muay Thai but there is no evidence at present to suggest a formal training history or competitive career.
Jaa was also trained in Aikido and Ju-jitsu and he was a successful high jump athlete at university.He is still able to jump two meters high.
( Edited by untilidie)
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