A true master at work.
Donnie Yen (born 27 July 1963), also known as Yen Ji-dan (甄子丹), is a Hong Kong actor, Chinese martial artist, film director and producer, action choreographer, and multiple-time world wushu tournament champion.
He has starred in films such as the Ip Man trilogy, Blade II, Flashpoint and the upcoming Rogue One. Martial Arts and action superstar Donnie Yen has a long storied background in the martial arts and has been at the forefront of introducing mixed martial arts to the Hong Kong cinema audience.
“I came to a point where my martial arts training achieved two things, versatility and explosive speed. After my second film, I returned to the states and taught Wushu, while training in Western boxing, Muay Thai, and Tae Kwon do. I then travelled to Xi’an, China for renewed training in contemporary and traditional Wushu. I chose Xi’an, because that was the home of Zhao Chang Jun, probably the greatest Wushu athlete China ever produced.”