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.
Check out part of Crystal's Martial Arts Illustrated feature BELOW and in my interview with Crystal find out who she is, more of what she does, her favorite style of Martial Arts, weapons, what the best style for woman is and much, much more in this EXCLUSIVE 50 minute interview!
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