Meet the staff at Chip Wright’s Champion Karate
If you’ve watched Chuck Norris’s hit television show, “Walker, Texas Ranger,” then you’ve seen Mr. Chip Wright at work as Mr. Norris’ stunt double. Both are fierce competitors and men of high caliber.
Mr. Wright began down the Black Belt path in 1974, training with Mr. Bob Barrow, and was awarded his first Black Belt three years later in 1977. He currently holds the rank of 9th Degree Black Belt, acquired in 2010.
In addition to heading the 2007 Chun Kuk Do School of the Year, an award he’s garnered three times, he’s the 2008 recipient of the coveted Weiland Norris Award. Also a member of the: UFAF National Board of Directors and the UFAF/ Chun Kuk Do Director of Tournament Development. He coaches the Chun Kuk Do National Team.
As a competitor, Mr. Wright was named Open National Champion in 1984, 1986, 1987. A member of the Trans World Oil National Karate Team from 1986 to 1991, he won the title of United Fighting Arts Federation (UFAF) National Champion 14 of 17 years, from 1984-2001. Named 4-time UFAF Competitor of the Year, he was inducted into Black Belt Magazine’s Hall of Fame in 1991 and the UFAF Fall of Fame in 2002.
His energies also kept him busy out of the fighting arena, working on Walker, Texas Ranger from 1993-2002/2005; and films including: GymKata, Eye for an Eye, Side Kicks, Top Dog, Forest Ranger, The Cutter, Missionary Man, and Walking Tall 2.