Jeff Speakman - The Perfect Weapon trailer

great martial arts flick

the bad guy professor toru tanaka was a pure badass
judo and japanese jiu jitsu black belt…boxer and pro wrestler


‘Ive got the power’ was the greatest song I’d ever heard in my life at the time and I hated urban music as a kid.


Lol@him punching his kick!


Love this movie.


crazy story. my ex dated him when they were both 1st starting karate and bodybuilding . she went on to be a pro BB he went on to be that


Damn. He would be an awesome Eskimo Brother. I’m jelly


“My girl got penetrated by the Perfect Weapon, AMA!”


Early life[edit]

Speakman was born and raised in the suburbs of Chicago, Illinois, where he was a springboard diver at John Hersey High School and achieved All-American status.[3] He graduated from Missouri Southern State College.[1]

He has said that the television show Kung Fu got him interested in martial arts,[4] and he began by studying the Okinawan martial art of Gōjū-ryū until achieving black belt rank. His instructor then recommended that if he was really intent in pursuing martial arts as a lifestyle, then he should go looking for Ed Parker, a friend of his master. Speakman sold his car to pay for the moving expenses and met Parker at one of the latter’s tournaments. Speakman spent years training in American Kenpo under his principal instructor, Larry Tatum, as well as under the system’s founder Parker.[5]

Speakman received his first-degree black belt in American Kenpo in 1984. He was promoted to ninth degree in kenpo karate by Mills Crenshaw and Bob White and ninth in Gōjū-ryū by Lou Angel on July 2, 2013.[ citation needed ] He had started Gōjū-ryū in 1978.[1]


Speakman started acting in 1988 and had his first main role in 1991 with the release of The Perfect Weapon , He followed this up with the feature film Street Knight . In the United Kingdom, this movie was released straight to video in 1993. Other action films followed, including The Expert and Deadly Outbreak .[3]

Speakman holds training camps every year at the Jeff Speakman International Kenpo Camp for American kenpo. In 1993, Speakman was inducted into the Black Belt Hall of Fame for Instructor of the Year. He was also recognized for excellence in martial arts and was inducted into the Masters Hall of Fame in 2009 where he received the Silver Life Achievement Award.[ citation needed ]

Speakman is also founder and director of American Kenpo Karate Systems (AKKS), an international kenpo karate organization with more than 50 schools.[ citation needed ]

In 2013, Speakman was ill with throat cancer, however he has since fully recovered from it. He has continued his martial arts labor, transforming his previous association, AKKS into Kenpo 5.0. Citing some of Ed Parker’s last statements about American Kenpo, Speakman decided to make an attempt to integrate ground fighting techniques into Kenpo’s self-defense curriculum. Speakman is adamant that in doing this he is preserving the will of Parker, who always intended Kenpo to continue evolving, and that his additions to the system will increase the student’s ability to repel any type of attack.[ citation needed ]

nice guy is a life long martial artist. 50 schools. 100 students per school average if he can clear $5 a student a month hes killing it with 25k a month in income.


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at the time, i loved that movie

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So did I, although it looks like it might not have aged well.

the power of snap

American Kenpo is fun to watch as a performance art

great movie!

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Garbage fake shit!

^don’t you ever have anything good to say?

I met him through her. He was in golds gym once when we were training. He was a affable chap




Y’all ever heard of the devastating kick punch?