Farewell to the great trainer Pat E. Johnson, known for having worked on the fight choreography of the Karate Kid films. Martial arts phenomenon, he had long collaborated with Chuck Norris
Mourning in the world of cinema. He passed away at the age of 84 at his home in Los Angeles, Pat E. Johnsonknown for having been the coach of Ralph Macchio e Bed Morita in the Karate Kid movie. 9th dan black belt and martial arts phenomenon; the American karateka had also collaborated for a long time with Chuck Norris.
The sad news was given by her niece Colleen Mary Johnson, in a sad post on social media. He is survived by his wife Sue, to whom he was married for more than 50 years, sons Brett, Garth, Larry and Erik.
Pat E. Johnson: from Karate Kid to career successes
Born in 1939, Pat E. Johnson He began taking his first steps in the world of martial arts in Tangsudo in 1963 in Korea, after being drafted into the army. Having obtained his black belt within 13 months, he decided to return to the United States.
Became one of the leading head instructors in karate schools of Chuck Norris; Johnson put his great skills at the service of the production of the Karate Kid films, training actors such as Pat Morita and Ralph Macchio. Appreciated by all, he is also returned to the set of the sequels in 1986, in 1989 and on The Karate Kid 4 con Hilary Swank in 1994.
For many considered a legend, Pat E.Johnson, in addition to the success achieved in Karate Kid, his career also includes the role of stuntman and coordinator, working on projects such as Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles to the rescue (1990), Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1992) and Mortal Kombat (1995).
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