The Amazing Story of Chuck Norris

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The Amazing Story of Chuck Norris How and why did Chuck Norris get to be so famous? He got to be the rough, American tough guy he is now because he worked hard at what he did. Chuck Norris never quit anything he started. Once he got a taste of martial arts in the Air Force. He just had to learn more and take it to the next level. The first form of Martial Arts Chuck Norris mastered was Tang Soo Do. About Chuck Norris’s Family Chuck Norris had a family who loved him very much. His mother’s name is Wilma Norris. She was a wonderful, loving mom, with a wonderful dream of having an average American family. Her husband on the other hand, had a very different way of thinking. His name was Ray Norris. His idea of a good time was to go out to the bar every night and get drunk, then come home and beat his wife. He was considered a womanizer. Ray’s aggressive behavior and obsession with alcohol left him stranded from work many different times. Therefore, he spent a lot of time looking for work and a way to make money. (Hemingway 12) Right from the start, Norris had to fight to survive. He was born on March 10, 1940, in a little town called Ryan, Oklahoma. He had trouble breathing and needed to be fed with an eyedropper before he was aloud out of the hospital. Wilma and Ray were terrified of the thought of losing their first son. Wilma and Ray Norris named their son Carlos Ray Norris. He did not get the name “Chuck” until he enlisted in the Air Force. They decided to name him after the minister in their town, after he said a few words for “Chuck” when he almost didn’t make it in the hospital. As time went on, the family of Wilma, Ray, and Carlos grew. A brother named Wieland came into their lives in 1943. Also, in ... ... middle of paper ... ...oks he writes, Norris states, “For those who have somehow never heard of Chuck Norris Facts, they are mythical expressions of my life and abilities, a collection of sayings, quips, and quotes, created by young and old alike, they have elevated my character and personhood to almost legendary, Paul Bunyan-like dimensions.” (Norris, v) As you may be able to decipher from this message Chuck gave us, people aspire to be like him and see him as a super hero. Conclusion So, who really is Chuck Norris? Some people may think he is a great fighter. Others see him as a big tough guy actor. But I see him as an American icon that literally did go from rags to riches. He started his journey to be a martial arts champion in a little town in South Korea, and ended as the greatest martial arts champion in the world, only to pass those values on to the children of the world.

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