Jet Li

November 17, 2003 • Film, Profiles

Li began training at the Beijing Martial Arts Academy at the age of nine. Just twoyears later, he captured the title of China’s National Martial Arts Champion. Thisearned him a slot on the prestigious Beijing Martial Arts Team that would go onto tour America. As part of a world tour in 1974, he had the honor of performinga two-man fight for President Nixon on the White House lawn. By his mid teens,he was already a national martial arts coach. By eighteen, Li had earned the titleof National Martial Arts Champion a total of four times (1975, 1977, 1978 and1979)

Hong Kong Filmography:

2002 Hero
1998 Hitman
1997 Once Upon A Time in China & America
1996 Black Mask
1996 Dr. Wai: Scripture With No Words
1995 My Father Is A Hero
1995 High Risk
1994 New Legend of Shaolin
1994 Fist of Legend
1994 Bodyguard From Beijing
1993 Fong Sai Yuk II
1993 Fong Sai Yuk
1993 Last Hero in China
1993 Tai Chi Master
1993 Kung Fu Cult Master, The
1992 Once Upon a Time in China III
1992 Once Upon a Time in China II
1992 Swordsman II
1991 Once Upon a Time in China
1991 Master, The
1988 Dragon Fighter
1986 Martial Arts of Shaolin
1986 Born To Defence
1984 Shaolin Temple II: Kids from Shaolin
1982 Shaolin Temple


1994 New Legend of Shaolin
1993 Last Hero in China

U.S. Filmography:

2003 Cradle 2 the Grave
2001 Kiss of the Dragon
2001 The One
2000 Romeo Must Die
1998 Lethal Weapon 4 


Official Jet Li Site
Taipei Times Jet Li Interview
Chinese Movie Database


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