William Wayne Blanks born September 1, is an American fitness guru , martial artist , actor, and the creator of the Tae Bo exercise program. Blanks was born in Erie, Pennsylvania. He began his study of the martial arts at the age of eleven, attending Karate and Taekwondo classes. The resulting clumsiness caused taunts from Blanks' siblings and led his instructors to believe that he would never accomplish much. Blanks found the answer to these challenges in karate. When he saw Bruce Lee on TV, he decided he wanted to be a world martial-arts champion.
Michael Jai White born November 10, is an American actor, voice actor and martial artist. He was the first African American to portray a major comic book superhero in a major motion picture,  having starred as Al Simmons , the protagonist in the film Spawn. He also played the title role in the blaxploitation parody film Black Dynamite , as well as the animated series of the same name. White is a former special education teacher and taught students with behavioral problems for three years. White's first major starring role and breakout performance was in the HBO film Tyson , as heavyweight boxer Mike Tyson. He portrayed the eponymous character in the movie Spawn , making him the first African American to portray a major comic book superhero in a major motion picture.
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Violence should be avoided as much as possible, but not at all costs. Unlike you and I, there are bad people in this world, and at times violence is unavoidable. Because of this, one of the most important skills a man can have is the ability to protect himself and his family from an attacker.