Who Trained Chuck Norris?

The internet is a treacherous and all-encompassing labyrinth of information, with many twists and turns. Follow a path that is true, and you can find facts on any subject you desire. Try to find any actual biographical info on Chuck Norris, and you will soon find yourself swallowed up by the remnants of 2004's most poppin' fresh comedy stylings, reminding you that Chuck Norris can slam a revolving door and Chuck Norris doesn't get wet, water gets Chuck Norris and Chuck Norris could beat up Batman and after an hour or so of that, you'll descend into madness and start eating your own skull.

Which is a shame, you know? It would be nice, from time to time, to get a straight answer about the powerful mind that brought us such classics as Lone Wolf McQuaid and arguably the most dated scene in Dodgeball. There are important questions to be asked, like "where did he learn to kick so dang high?" and "who taught that dang guy to kick so gosh dang high?"

(Insert awesome Chuck Norris joke)

Details on the whos and whats of a young Carlos Norris' life (you heard us) are somewhat sparse, but this much we know: he enlisted in the United States Air Force in 1958, serving as an Air Policeman, which somehow wasn't the name of one of his TV shows. Stationed in South Korea, he started studying Judo under an instructor enigmatically referred to in Norris' biography at Tang Soo Do World only as "Mr. Ahn." After a shoulder injury two weeks into his training, Chuck switched to studying Tang Soo Do under a man named Master Jae Chul Shin five hours a day. 

After being discharged from the military, Norris returned stateside and, with no Tang Soo Do studios available, continued training himself. From there, he wound up opening his own martial arts studios, eventually going on to train people like Priscilla Presley and Steve McQueen, the latter of whom convinced Norris to get into acting. Or so the ancient legends say.