Jean Claude Van Damme Trained Daughter and Son in Martial Arts
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Van Damme was born Jean-Claude Camille François Van Varenberg in Berchem-Sainte-Agathe, Brussels, Belgium, to Eliana and Eugène Van Varenberg, an accountant.
“The Muscles from Brussels” started martial arts at the age of eleven. His father introduced him to martial arts when he saw his son was physically weak.
At the age of 12, Van Damme began his martial arts training at Centre National De Karate (National Center of Karate) under the guidance of Master Claude Goetz in Ixelles, Belgium.
Van Damme trained for 4 years and earned a spot on the Belgium Karate Team. He won the European professional karate association’s middleweight championship as a teenager, and also beat the 2nd best karate fighter in the world.
His goal was to be number one but got sidetracked when he left his hometown of Brussels. In 1976 at the age of sixteen, Jean-Claude started his Martial Arts fight career.
The John Wick film series’ creators have recently announced John Wick 4 and 5. They intend to film the films one after the other with Keanu Reeves. However, the screenplay for the forthcoming instalments is still in the works.
John Wick 4 and 5 will be shot concurrently with Keanu Reeves.
Lionsgate, according to rumours, disclosed the future plans for the John Wick franchise during an analyst call on Thursday. The fourth and fifth instalments in the action-packed film series were revealed by Studio CEO Jon Feltheimer.
He also stated that they are hard at work on screenplays for the next two instalments of their John Wick action series. Feltheirmer revealed that John Wick 4 would be released over Memorial Day weekend 2022. When Keanu Reeves becomes available early next year, the company plans to shoot both John Wick 4 and 5 back-to-back.
In the John Wick film series, Keanu Reeves plays the eponymous character. Lionsgate distributes the franchise worldwide, and it has achieved critical and economic success. The preceding three films have grossed more than $580 million at the global box office, with each entry outperforming its predecessor.
Concerning the John Wick franchise
Screenwriter Derek Kolstad invented the neo-noir action-thriller franchise. Keanu Reeves plays a murderous hitman in the film. The original John Wick film came out in 2014, and it was followed by two sequels: John Wick: Chapter 2 in 2017 and John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum in 2019.
Chad Stahelski directed all three productions, with the first being his directorial debut. The franchise is known for its intense action sequences. Keanu Reeves stars as a brutal hitman. John Wick, popularly known as Baba Yaga or the Boogeyman, has received a lot of accolades.
The release of John Wick 4 was originally scheduled for May 2021, however it was delayed owing to the coronavirus or COVID-19 outbreak. It will now be released in theatres on May 27, 2022. A TV series dubbed The Continental is also in the works, with plans to broadcast after the fourth feature.