Robert Parham

Biography: Robert Parham: Man of Action


Robert Parham

Robert Dennis Parham, Jr., born January 24, 1966, is a former five time World Kickboxing Champion and former four time Sport Karate Champion. His kickboxing record was 17-1 with 9 knockouts. In his last match, he was stopped by Patrick Barry (current UFC heavyweight fighter).

While enlisted in the Air Force, he won the Mississippi’s Silver Gloves championships and in 1988 he began earning karate titles, including Armed Forces Champion, Mississippi State Champion and pre-Olympic Taekwondo Champion.

From 1991 to 1993, he won the National Karate Championship and in 1991 he was the United States Karate Alliance World Karate Champion. He was Sport Karate International’s regional winner in 1990 and 1993, and world champion in 1991. In 1993, he earned the National Black Belt League’s Regional and the United States Karate Alliance Lightweight Koshiki World Title.

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Parham’s karate accomplishments earned him the Air Force’s Air Education and Training Command’s Male Athlete of the Year for 1992.

The award-winning martial artist has claimed world kickboxing titles in five weight classes — middleweight in 1994, super middleweight in 1996, light heavyweight in 1995 and 1997, cruiserweight in 1997 and heavyweight in 2001.

In 1999, Robert gained international attention when he was a feature participant in the inaugural show of the TV series “The Toughman World Championship on FX”. He made it to the finals and lost a hotly disputed decision to the local favorite.

Robert has been inducted into the Universal Martial Arts Hall of Fame and the Masters Hall of Fame for his martial arts accomplishments. robert parham hall of fame He will be inducted into the Action Martial Arts Hall of Fame in January 2011

After retiring from martial arts competitions, Robert turned to acting, with minor roles in movies such as “Bad Faith” “The Insider” “Hand to Hand”. He had his breakthrough starring role in the upcoming feature “Buster Jones”.

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Robert Parham

Robert has teamed with World Champion Jason Sterling and action Film Star Chyna McCoy to form the movie production company, ACFIAS. Their first two films, “Triple Threat” and “Killer of Killers” are currently in pre-production and scheduled for release in 2011.

About Claire Poulton

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