Crystal Santos is an American Actress, Stuntwoman, Martial Artist, Martial Arts Hall of Fame Inductee, Bullwhip Master and Producer of "The Hollywood Social Lounge" on ABC News Radio 1490 am.
She was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. The first style Crystal was introduced to was boxing, her father Antonio Santos was a boxer. At the age of 18-19 she briefly trained in Muay Thai, shortly after she was introduced to Grandmaster Eric Lee and studied Kung Fu, she fell in love with it and enjoyed learning the style and still actively trains with her Sifu Grand Master Eric Lee and in Wing Chun with her other Sifu Grand Master Samuel Kwok who have become like fathers to her. Crystal started in the stunt industry and has many great mentors. While working as a stuntwoman she studied with Master Simon Rhee and with Grand Master Gene Lebell and stunt car driving with Rick Seaman. She became a dual Bullwhip Master under the instruction of Noby Arden-Kreish of the Wallenda circus family, also, Crystal is trained by Devil Dog Tactical Weaponry team by Marine Robert Garcia.
She has a successful career as an Action Actress. Her career has flourished because she is one of the few actresses that can do all of her own stunts and does not need a stunt double, bringing an real element of storytelling to any film or show she is involved in. Her many credits include, Bare Knuckles, War of the Worlds, Lone Ranger, The Monk, Argo, Death Proof, CSI, Gang Related, The Martial Arts Kid, The Boom Boom Girls of Wrestling, Agents of Shield to name a few. You can also catch up and watch her in El Rey Network's 2017 "Man at Arms -Art of War" with Danny Trejo. She is in post-production on a couple films at the moment and you can catch her in the upcoming 2018 films "Cyborgs: Year 0" which is filming now as well as "Paying Mr. McGetty" which is in post-production.
Martial Arts Awards and Inductions:
Inducted into The Worldwide Martial Arts Council on August 23, 2014. Inducted into the Action Martial Arts Hall of Honors on January 24, 2015. Inducted into The Munich Hall of Fame for Martial Arts on April 18th, 2015. Inducted into the Masters Hall of Fame June 6, 2015. Inducted Suisse Hall of Honours (Martial Arts) September 24, 2016.
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Martin Brown is the Director of Global Protection Systems (U.K.& U.S.A.), Hall of Fame Inductee, Self Defense Writer for Martial Arts Illustrated and professional photographer.
Martin lives in the U.K. and spends his days helping others, teaching self defense, writing about self defense as well as interviewing the best Martial Artist in the world for Martial Arts Illustrated. He recently started a Professional Photography business and has an official website coming soon called "The Barefoot Photographer" and takes time for traveling, hiking and getting stunning shots of interesting individuals and places.
Martin is a Hall of Fame Inductee and received his Award at the U.K. Martial Arts Show in 2017 and Martial Arts Illustrated Black Belt Hall of Fame Inductee Award winner 2016 .
You can follow Martin on IG to keep up with his photography (Official website coming soon) and check out Martial Arts Illustrated Magazine and Official Facebook Page to keep up with Martin's latest articles.
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