Chuck Norris Celebrates 83-Year-Old Grandmother, Awards Her a Fifth Degree Black Belt
By Movieguide® Staff
Hollywood actor and martial artist Chuck Norris recently presented an 83-year-old grandmother with her fifth-degree black belt in karate.
“I was so excited. I was able to bow to him, turn around, he put (a black gi) on me, I turned back around and bowed, and then he grabbed me and hugged me so hard, he actually pulled me off the ground almost … my one foot went up,” Carole Taylor told KSL.
Norris awarded Taylor during his annual United Fighting Arts Federation International Training Convention in Las Vegas.
“[Norris] was so kind, and he’s 81, and he made some comments about that he had not been exercising all that much recently and that I had inspired him to go back and to begin to train again, and that made me feel very, very good,” Taylor added, who began her martial arts journey 15 years ago at the age of 68.
“It’s just one of those things that makes for a more full life for me, and I absolutely love it, and it makes me feel strong, and it makes me feel confident, and it makes me feel as though I’m able to continue to learn,” she added.
Norris recently called on Americans to place their faith in God after the difficulties of 2020.
Movieguide® recently reported:
The Hollywood icon opened up about his frustrations and faith in a recent article.
“This last year under COVID has been as suffocating for most as a continuous martial arts headlock. Government overreach has become in vogue, cloaked under the umbrella of virus restraint. Our liberties have been stifled like never before. And Americans’ losses have been astronomical through employment losses, business closures and a vast array of other personal loss, diseases of despair, etc,” the 81-year-old said.
“The truth is… faith is more essential than ever,” Norris said. “The roles of faith and religion remain central to humanity’s success and society’s civility, as George Washington so eloquently conveyed in his Farewell Address. (We need more Washingtons in Washington!).”
“I’m not a preacher nor do I pretend to be. Though we respect all religions and those who adhere to them, my wife, Gena, and I are Christians, and our faith is the primary anchor for our souls,” Norris continued. “It’s the one thing that offers us true peace, hope and a remedy against fear, especially through hard times.”
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