Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Who Are Those Guys? - Henie Bosman

Henie Bosman was born in Bellville, South Africa in 1956. Bullied as a child, his mother read about Karate in the Reader’s Digest, so when he was 9 years-old, the first Karate school opened in Bellville he was sent to learn how to defend himself. Henie became very proficient and went on to represent South Africa in Traditional Karate, kickboxing and knockdown Karate becoming a national champion in Kata (form) and Kumute (fighting) several times. He was the first westerner to be asked to do a demonstration at the Japanese national tournament, and also the first westerner to be invited by Mugai-Ryu to visit Japan to train in the Japanese lai method of fighting (traditional Japanese sword fighting). Henie won the World Senior Karate Championship in Osaka Japan in 2001 Currently he holds the rank of 7th Dan and is currently chairman of Kyokushinkan Africa with more than 30,000 members in 10 countries. He’s also made his mark in the film industry as a stunt-fighter. He appeared as the executioner in the 2007 Euro-western “GallowWalkers. Bosman is pictured above on the right.

BOSMAN, Henie (aka Hennie Bosman, Henry Bosman) [1956, Bellville, South Africa -     ] – director, TV actor, stuntman, South African Kickboxing title [1986], World Senior Karate Champion [2001], married to optometrist Hayley Bosman, father of Henry Bosman, Alistaire Bosman [2003-     ].
Gallowwalkers – 2007 (Executioner) [stunt double] [as Hennie Bosman]

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