- Joined the Air Force after high school and was stationed in Korea, where he first became interested in the study of martial arts.
- From 1968 to 1974, he won six consecutive World Professional MiddleWeight Karate Championships.
- Appeared opposite martial-arts expert Bruce Lee in Return of the Dragon (1974).
- In 1990, started a foundation called Kick Drugs Out of America (which later became KickStart) whose objective was to help kids stay away from drugs by giving them martial-arts training.
- In 1997, was awarded 8th degree Black Belt Grand Master recognition in the Tae Kwon Do system, the first man in the Western Hemisphere to be so honored.
- An devout Christian, he joined the Board of Directors for the National Council on Bible Curriculum in Public Schools in 2007.
- In addition to coauthoring his 2004 best-selling memoir Against All Odds: My Story, he cowrote the Western adventure novels The Justice Riders (2006) and A Threat to Justice: A Novel (2007) and penned the nonfiction, politically focused Black Belt Patriotism (2008).
- Endorsed and campaigned for 2008 Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee.
- Is the founder of the United Fighting Arts Federation, which governs and teaches the martial-arts style of Chun Kuk Do.
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- Mike Norris — Son
- Wieland Norris — Brother
- Dakota Norris — Son
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