Jean-Claude Van Damme: biography
Jean-Claude was born October 18, 1960 in one of the nineteen municipalities under the name Sint-Agatha-Berchem, which is part of the Brussels-Capital Region, in a family of an accountant and a housewife. His father was not only by reducing the debit and credit, but also had his own flower shop. Mother involved in the home and raising her only son. Probably in early childhood mother paid attention to the child much more than a father, as a small Jean-Claude grew up pampered, frail and tearful boy, though now believe it is quite difficult.
However, tall for his age and very skinny kid wearing thick glasses, was stooped, despite the lessons of classical choreography, and very painful. When he was ten years old, his father took him to karate to instill in him a love for the sport and show a healthy male rivalry. Jean-Claude loved martial arts immediately. Under the guidance of his coach Claude Goetz boy mastered not only the technical skills of karate, but also psychological preparation, Motivational and tactical aspects of doing melee.
A serious attitude to their work could not give fruit. After eight years of training a future star of the sport and film passed the exam for black belt, and two years later won the European championship among professionals, knocking out his opponent in the first round. Complete statistics professional fights, Jean-Claude Van Damme as follows: twenty-two fights, twenty victories, of which thirteen - a knockout, and two technical defeat.
Interestingly, Van Damme has not only karate, but even four directions of martial arts: American version of kickboxing, Thai boxing called Muay Thai, Chinese martial art of kung fu and Taekwondo Korean martial. Despite the fact that even in the age of nineteen, Jean-Claude opened his own sports club under the name "California", in which he taught karate, aerobics and bodybuilding, his irresistibly attracted the world of cinema. So, forgetting about the very promising business, which brought him quite a stable financial position, especially given the young age of the athlete, the young man is taking a risk.
It sells gym, cunning get to the festival by using bogus subscription and get some useful contacts from the world of cinema. Then to conquer the United States.