Name: Mark Dacascos
Date of Birth: 26/02/1964 Mark
was born in Honolulu, Hawaii, February 26, 1964 (in Chinese astrology - in the year of the Dragon). Mark
has a unique pedigree. His father - Al Dacascos
- is Philippine, Spanish and Chinese blood. His mother - Moriko Mak Wei - half Irish, half-Japanese woman.
Up to 6 years, Mark
lived in Hawaii with his grandparents. At the age of 6 years he moved to his parents in the U.S.. His parents - teaching kung-fu. His father was a successful school in Denver, Colorado, and taught so far. Mark
began studying martial arts since 4 years, especially kung-fu and Wun Hop Kune (Wun Hop Kuen Do). It has a 3 degree black belt in Wun Hop Kune Do and is a champion in martial arts. The first time Marc has participated in the tournament for martial arts at age seven. Mark
lived in Denver about 4 years, after which he moved to Hamburg, Germany. His parents begin to teach kung fu in Germany, and Mark
goes to school, where English is not the main one.
In 17 years, Mark
made a trip to Taiwan, where he studied Northern Shaolin style of kung fu. His teacher was Sifu Muo Hui Shen from China. After six months of training, Mark
returned to Hamburg.
In 18 years, Mark
returned to his homeland - to Hawaii, where he lives with another aunt - Nancy and uncle. After that, he lived in Los Angeles and San Francisco and Portland, has not yet settled, finally, in Los Angeles. He attended college in California, where he attended a gymnastic team. He also studied Chinese and drama at Portland State University for one semester.
He also studied Capoeira under the leadership of Amin Santo for filming "Only the fittest". Unfortunately, as Mark
says himself, he can not give Capoeira lot of time because of his tight filming schedule. Amin Santo (his teacher Kapoery) also played in the film a small role.
Capoeira - Brazilian martial art, which is based on African traditions. Established as a weapon and as art, capoeira has appeared in conditions of slavery and racism. The variety of movements, a cascade of shocks and departures, acrobatics immediately attracts attention, but capoeira is also a tradition, spirituality and wisdom. Capoeira Master transmits the student not only a set of movements, but also the world of music, rituals, respect, and the accumulated knowledge of generations of masters of capoeira. As something more than a martial art or dance, for many capoeira is just a way of life. Mark
loves to travel and learn about other cultures. While working on films he visited Japan, Malaysia, Russia, Hungary, Israel, Canada, France, Africa and the Philippines. He visited Hong Kong and China, within one month of living in Nepal. Mark
also likes to surf, play the drums and took lessons to play guitar.
In his free time, Mark
deals with his trainer Howard Fain. Mark
happily married to Julie Kondra.
Martial Arts, owned by Mark Dacascos
was the first Sifu (teacher of martial arts), Mark Dacascos
. Moriko Mak Wei, Mark
's mother - also was one of the students of Al Dacascos
Malia Bernal - stepmother of Mark
- became his second Sifu. She was one of the best of the competitors in the United States for five years was rated as one of the best women in the martial arts. She was also the first female representative, to whom attention was drawn to the magazine "Black Belt" ( "Black Belt").
. Sifu Al became the creator and founder of his own style of martial arts, which is now known as Wun Hop Kune Do, which has Chinese and Philippine roots
. This style - a combination of Karate, Judo, Jiu-Jitsu, Khenpo, Chinese and Western boxing - has been further developed in Hawaii.
studied martial arts with his parents from 6 to 18 years.
. In 17 years, Mark
made a trip to Taiwan, where she was studying with his third Sifu Muo-Hui Shen from China
. Sifu teaches it Chin-Na and Shui Jiao (Chinese Judo). After six months of training, Mark
returned to Hamburg.
became a pupil of Professor Jiang Hao-Quan, who teaches Marc various Shaolin styles: Chin-Na, Shui Jao and Tai-Chi.
He also studied Capoeira under the leadership of Amin Santo for filming "Only the fittest". Mark Dacascos
got to the first tournament at age 7 years. By the age of eighteen, he had already participated in more than 200 tournaments from Europe to the United States, occupying places of honor in nearly all of them.
. Here are some of them:
. 1982 - European Championships in Kung-fu and karate - 1 place in the lightweight
. 1982 - Serie A kung-fu and karate - 1 place in the lightweight
. 1982 - Championship Karate in Hamburg - 1 place among adolescents
. 1980 - Championship Karate in Hamburg - 1 place among adolescents
. 1980 - International competition in Long Beach - 1 seat
. 1973 - International competition in Long Beach - 1 seat
. Actor (Actor)
. Year Name of the film hero's name
. 2003 Cradle 2 the Grave Ling
2. 2003 Adventurer, The Ming / Yellow Shade
3. 2002 Scorcher Ryan Beckett
4. 2002 Making of Bret Michaels, The Self
5. 2001 Pacte des loups, Le
... aka Brotherhood of the Wolf (2002) (USA) Mani
6. 2001 Instinct to Kill
... aka Perfect Husband, The (2001) (USA) JT. Dillon
7. 2001 Pacte des loups - Les coulisses du tournage, Le (TV) Himself
8. 2000 Lei ting zhan jing
... aka China Strike Force (2000) (Hong Kong: English title) Tony Lau
9. 1999 Base, The (V) Maj. John Murphy / Cpl. John Dalton
10. 1998 "Crow: Stairway to Heaven, The" TV Series Eric Draven
11. 1998 No Code of Conduct Paul DeLucca
12. 1997 / I DNA Dr. Ash Mattley
13. 1997 Deathline
... aka Armageddon (1997 / I)
... aka Redline (1998) (USA) Merrick
14. 1997 Drive Toby Wong
15. 1997 Sanctuary Luke Kovak
16. 1997 Boogie Boy Jesse
17. 1996 Island of Dr. Moreau, The Lo-Mai
18. 1996 Sabotage Michael Bishop
19. 1995 Kickboxer 5 (TV)
... aka Kickboxer 5: The Redemption (1995) (TV)
... aka Redemption, The (1995) (TV) Matt Reeves
20. 1995 Crying Freeman
... aka Crying Freeman (1995) (France) Yo Hinomura / Freeman
21. 1995 Deadly Past Leo
22. 1995 Wing Commander IV: The Price of Freedom (VG) 2nd Lt. Troy 'Catscratch' Carter
23. 1994 Dragstrip Girl (TV) Johnny
24. 1994 Double Dragon
... aka Double Dragon: The Movie (1994) Jimmy Lee
25. 1993 Only the Strong
... aka Street Fighters (1993) Louis Stevens
26. 1993 Roosters Filipino's Son
27. 1993 American Samurai (V)
... aka Ninja: American Samurai (1993) (V) (USA) Kenjiro
28. 1991 Dead On the Money
29. 1990 Angel Town Stoner's Driver
30. 1984 Dim Sum: A Little Bit of Heart Official site of the actor