CHUCK ELIAS (SC)
Class of 2017
Started karate training January 1973. In October 1983 I was tested by Mr. Chuck Norris and was presented my 1st Degree Black Belt. I currently hold the rank of 8th Degree Black Belt under Mr. Chuck Norris. I also hold a Level 3 Krav Maga certification.
Opened my school, Club Karate, May 1988 and have been successfully operating since .
I have competed successfully in weapons, open hand forms and fighting winning several state and regional titles. Most recently I won 2nd place in traditional forms at The Kumite Classic (NBL National tournament) and at the UFAF ITC International World Championships in 2013 I won 1st Place in fighting and was runner up in Grand champion fighting, losing to somebody 30 years younger than I. I also won 4th Place at the 2005 Super Grands World Games in fighting.
Some honors received from Mr. Chuck Norris:
- Instructor the Year (2000)
- Wieland Norris Award (2007)
- Chuck Norris School of the Year (2010)
- Competitor of the Year (1994 & 1997)
- Grand Champion in Las Vegas (1990 & 1994)
- Team Chuck Norris Coach (2005-present)
Was in Black belt magazine as one of Mr. Norris’ top 20 fighter January 91
Tournament director for Kick Start Showdown NBL rated in Houston Texas
Chuck Norris International Training Conference World Championship tournament director since 2000 to present.
Produced the Goodwill Tournament 1993-2017
Tournament director for the first American ran karate tournament in Japan.
Produce world champions, produce many black belts some of which went on to earn Master rank and open their own successful schools (including 2 in Japan).
Was selected in 1989 to be part of the first US Karate team ever to compete in Communist Russia and in 1991 in China going undefeated both years.