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Amazing Documentary Alert: Frank Dux Biography ‘Put Up Your Dux’

(Video courtesy of YouTube/frankduxfan)

If you’re a fan of martial arts movies from the 80s, chances are you know who Frank Dux is. For those of you who thought he was just a fictional character played by Jean Claude Van Damme in Bloodsport, think again. He’s real and he’s a dangerous mofo.

Did you know he can punch through bullet proof glass?

How about the fact that he was in the CIA and a Navy Seal?

For $4, you can check out the new documentary about the man, the myth and the legend. “Put Up Your Dux” (I know, awesome, right?) is available for download for the next 13 hours via at a reduced rental price. After that it will go up, so go check it out. There’s no way it isn’t going to be incredible.

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JudgeHolden- September 23, 2011 at 5:59 am

1: "How about how he actually had to back out of the kumite and didn’t even finish the tournament. I know someone who has the LEGIT VHS Copy of the entire tournament and has trained with the runner up in the tournament."

2: "If I am mistaken then I apologize I’m not one to not admit I’m wrong."

Bro drama resolved.
KarmaAteMyCat- September 22, 2011 at 6:32 pm
Well said sir. Well said indeed.
NomadRip- September 22, 2011 at 6:29 pm
We've all got a lot to learn. You step into a cage with someone else who's trying to take your head off. So don't let too many people get to you, because most of them can't say the same. ;-)
KarmaAteMyCat- September 22, 2011 at 5:35 pm
Picking up a traditional form is one of the best things I ever decided to do. Honestly I did a form of Kyokushin with a badass dude in Wisconsin for about a year roughly I'm nothing special I just love training in a Gi and learning from those who came before me. I have a long way to go before I can do Bassai Dai thats for damn sure. I might call them who knows.
NomadRip- September 22, 2011 at 5:13 pm
Well when you get done perfecting Bassai, check this thread at Bullshido ( ), and if you wanna call that studio and ask the owner what happened to Clark, their number is (845) 883-6245. You may be on to something, but you would be the first person I've ever heard make this claim.
KarmaAteMyCat- September 22, 2011 at 4:56 pm
First of Madd props on being old as fuck and being able to use a computer. Secondly This isn't just my opinion as I stated in above comments one drops off the planet as one comes into the public eye. Its just weird any idea what happened to Frank Clark?
I train Tung Soo do :)
NomadRip- September 22, 2011 at 4:08 pm
I only have that you can go look at any video of Dux online and see he's at least 6'3" and the Frank in your video is either short, or his wife is tall as hell, because they are the same size. I've seen how big he is in person, but obviously that's not gonna be proof to you.

And I forgot to say, if memory serves (and I'm old as fuck, so it probably doesn't), Dux was born in Montreal.
KarmaAteMyCat- September 22, 2011 at 3:46 pm
Well seeing as I already said that's the video my Buddie has. I even went into depth on why I think that he may be Dux, First of all Dux isn't his Given Name. Do you have proof to support that its not him? You can't pretend the similarities aren't there. I want some proof on what happened to Frank Clark.
NomadRip- September 22, 2011 at 3:04 pm
The Frank Clark in that Kyokushin video is NOT Frank Dux. Dux is very tall, and though he does look a little like him, not nearly enough to be him.

That tournament is something he specifically claimed was not what he was involved with, as those Kyokushin tournaments were a bigger deal, as you can tell from the video.

The bloodsport kumite thing he describes was in the Bahamas, secret, etc, and no known video of it has ever surfaced anywhere in the media or interwebs. So like ccman said, if your buddy has it, you have Martial Arts history gold, and Frank Dux would probably pay a fortune to get that kind of proof that it even existed (assuming it went down the way he said it did).

The Kyokushin fights were less like the point-fighting you see at all the Tang Soo Do schools that Chuck Norris popularized and they put in the first Karate Kid movie. Which is kind of funny because the competitions Chuck did was basically full-contact, more like Kyokushin, and similar to the Sabaki tournaments they held for a while too, where Patrick Smith was pulled from to fight in UFC 1 in 1993.

Again, I make no claims as to the veracity of Dux's claims or background, but he is a very skilled Martial Artist. Having worked out with him a couple of times, there is not a shred of doubt in my mind that he could have stomped a mudhole in my face without so much as spilling his latte. But then again I'm kind of a pussy.
KarmaAteMyCat- September 22, 2011 at 11:50 am
They look very Similar. The board break before the start of the event to get into the tournament. The invite Only. Etc etc. It all fits man people can say whatever they want but I've put real thought into this topic and had conversations about both the persona's One drops off the planet just around the time the other appears so meh.
veertype- September 22, 2011 at 11:13 am

The above link has the 1975 Kyokushinkai World Open Tournament. Frank Clark was 8th place and it seems to fit much of what Frank Dux described of the tournament he competed in. If Dux we believe Dux just embellished the crap out of his own experience in this event (as Frank Clark) then I think this makes a lot of sense. The Kumite he describes fits very loosely with a Kyokushin style tournament. Can anyone make a side-by-side picture comparison of Dux and Clark to see if this is the same guy?
veertype- September 22, 2011 at 10:48 am
Interesting argument that Frank Dux changed his name. It would explain why nobody can find any proof anywhere of what he is talking about. If he were to reveal that he fought under a different name then it would be easy to show that the events never happened the way he claimed.

I'm not saying this is absolutely the case but it would explain a lot. He seems to embellish more than outright fabricate with things that we can prove happened (which is very little). I'm specifically thinking of his JCVD legal battles where there may have been some kind of agreement just not the one Dux claimed.

It's possible but I have no idea how likely.
KarmaAteMyCat- September 22, 2011 at 7:29 am
His name isn't Frank Chen it's Frank Clark. Sir. If I am mistaken then I apologize I'm not one to not admit I'm wrong. I'd more then wager thats him though.. Yeah lying thats what I did god thanks man you got me!
KarmaAteMyCat- September 22, 2011 at 7:28 am
The Tournament video you posted is of the same I posted Vertho. It happened in 1975 which is when Dux claimed to have competed. Willie Williams trained my Sensei's, Sensei on a side note. One Frank competed not to mention that Frank is just not somebody you can find anything about. Could it be he changed his name to Frank Dux because thats what A LOT of Traditional Martial Artists such as myself and others believe happened. I find it Ironic is all,the times and dates almost match up perfectly just think about. What happened to Frank Clark?
vertho- September 22, 2011 at 5:52 am
@Karma Methinks your friends VHS movie might be from one of the kyokushin world open tournaments. These tournaments are held every 4 years, and are open to all types of styles,or at least they were in the beginning. This might explain how you could mix this up with the Frank Dux kumite. However, this has nothing to do with said event, which is about as close to confirmed B.S. as it is possible to get. Ever.
The big black guy with an afro you're referring to is probably Willy Williams, a pretty good Kyokushin fighter in the 70's who came in 3rd in the 1979 tournament.
And Frank clark, he was one of the American compeditors in the first world open tournament of 75. He came in 8th, and is a Kyokushin fighter not a Navy Seal/CIA agent/Ninjitsu warrior like Dux.
There were 4 guys from the states in the first tournament, William Oliver, Willie Williams, Charles Martin, and Frank Clark. Check out the following link to have a closer look at Frank Clark(around the 5.10 mark).

Sorry to say it guys, but in my opinion the super awesome/ totally amazing if it were true/ man I would have loved to have been there tournament, is just one more Martial arts myth too many still buy into.
JudgeHolden- September 22, 2011 at 12:06 am
*Frank Chen competing in a karate tournament that is clearly not the Kumite tournament.
JudgeHolden- September 22, 2011 at 12:06 am
I don't understand. The internet drama is that ccman says Frank Dux is a liar who never competed in the Kumite tournament, and then Karma says that he has seen a VHS tape of Dux competing in the kumite tournament, and then ccman says that Karma is lying, and then Karma posts videos of Frank Chen competing in a karate tournament. I don't think the issue has been resolved, you guys. Internet bro-drama, recommence.
Todd M- September 21, 2011 at 10:33 pm
Karma WINS....,,,,, FATALITY mwoah hahahaha(Shang Tsung Laughing)
KarmaAteMyCat- September 21, 2011 at 9:33 pm
What Nobody wants to Argue anymore? Damn. Alright well my ass if going to bed I mean I have to wake up and Pretend to train at 7am it's a tough Job but being a fighter just to say your a fighter is a tough fucking life style. Catch you later Potato Nation.
KarmaAteMyCat- September 21, 2011 at 9:00 pm
Hey look.
Just saying more of the good good for my good buddie CCman.
KarmaAteMyCat- September 21, 2011 at 8:45 pm
To Continue with my FACT SHEET HERE. This tournament went down in 1975.. Released in 1976. Oh the Correlations are still lining up.
Oh did I mention thats the Only American in the Kumite named Frank? Oh.. man..
KarmaAteMyCat- September 21, 2011 at 8:32 pm
Remember when they had to Prove their way into the Kumite and that they Trained with said Masters? Etc,etc, and break a brick in the video blood sport?
Ha... Look their all breaking. Funny Correlations are a mother fucker don't worry I am far from done posting now.
KarmaAteMyCat- September 21, 2011 at 8:29 pm
I don't need to profit from anything dude. It's all Public knowledge just do some research thats all I ask. You can't make money off of Productions already Profited on and Obviously copyrighted.
KarmaAteMyCat- September 21, 2011 at 8:27 pm
I ment to type he was Born Frank Clark or thats what he competed as it's well known to many traditional Martial artists.
You can't argue facts bro. He's right there in video plain as day its him. I did some more digging. I'll still go record the solid video.
veertype- September 21, 2011 at 8:27 pm
Ccman, I don't much care if this tourney happened or not but this statement is comedy gold

"except i would recommend selling it to the LA times since they have apparently been looking for 2 decades."

What? Lol the LA times has dedicated 2 decades (since ~1991) trying to locate this? What, like they have a team of experts 24/7 365 days a year scouring the world for evidence of the ultimate death tournament? so wait who is the lying here? I thought karma was the liar.

I don't know karma but calling me his groupie isn't going to hurt my feelings.