Matt Mullins

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Matt Mullins
BornMatthew Mullins
(1980-11-10) November 10, 1980 (age 38)
Naperville, Illinois, United States
ResidenceToluca Lake, California, United States
Height185 cm (6 ft 1 in)
StyleOkinawan Shōrei-ryū Karate
Teacher(s)John Sharkey, Jr.
Rank4th degree black belt in Shōrei-ryū
OccupationMartial arts instructor, actor, Stuntman
SpouseAlicia Vela-Bailey (m. 2015)

Matthew "Matt" Mullins (born November 10, 1980) is an American five-time martial arts world champion and actor. At the age of sixteen, in 1997, he won his first World Kickboxing Association title in Dublin, Ireland; this would be his first of five championships in the next three years.[1]

Martial arts career[edit]

Mullins was featured in the Discovery Channel mini-series Extreme Martial Arts alongside Mike Chat; as of 2006, he holds a 4th degree Black belt in the style Shōrei-ryū and studies under martial arts instructor John Sharkey at Sharkey's Karate Studio in Naperville, Illinois.[2]

While an underbelt, he met Mike Chaturantabut and together they created a martial arts style which later became known as Extreme Martial Arts (XMA), their style's growing popularity prompted the Discovery Channel to produce a documentary called XMA: Extreme Martial Arts. In this documentary, the producers covered the XMA style with modern technology such as motion-capture technology and 3-D imaging to show how a martial artist can use his body; as a side story, they focused on Matt Mullins' attempt to come back to the competition world of sport karate.[3]

Mullins holds seminars and martial arts camps; the most predominant ones are the Winter and Summer Camps at Sharkey's Karate in Illinois.[citation needed] He teaches an extreme martial arts class in California and is the leader of Sideswipe, a martial arts based performance team which travels the United States performing with their combination of martial arts moves, aerodynamics, and gymnastics.[citation needed] Sideswipe has appeared on such shows as The Jerry Lewis Telethon, The Wayne Brady Show, America's Got Talent (Season 2) and The Ellen DeGeneres Show, as well as sporting events, live action shows and karate tournaments.[citation needed]

Acting career[edit]

Mullins has appeared in national commercials for Motorola, America Online, Applebee's, Nike, Hanes and Pepsi as well as a lead actor in several films including Kung Fu Love Triangle, Bloodfist 2050, and Adventures of Johnny Tao: Rock Around the Dragon, he had a lead role portraying the character Len/Kamen Rider Wing Knight on the in-production TV show Kamen Rider: Dragon Knight. He also helped Mike Moh get the role of Hunt/Danny Cho/Kamen Rider Axe in the same show through their shared martial arts training.[citation needed]

Mullins was a reporter for LX TV 1st Look television program introducing DJ Hapa, as well as Shinkendo, he starred as Johnny Cage in the Kevin Tancharoen directed short film Mortal Kombat: Rebirth.[4]

Personal life[edit]

Mullins married stunt performer Alicia Vela-Bailey on September 6, 2015.



Stunt work[edit]

Video games[edit]



  • The Johnnies - 5 episodes


  • Resident Evil: Vengeance (2013)
  • The Johnnies - 5 episodes


  1. ^ "Matt Mullins: The New KAMEN RIDER". Kung Fu Magazine. Retrieved February 6, 2010.
  2. ^ "Extreme Knight". Otaku USA. Retrieved March 5, 2010.
  3. ^ "Extreme martial arts on the verge of mainstream invasion". College News. Archived from the original on June 16, 2009. Retrieved February 6, 2010.
  4. ^ "New Mortal Kombat Promotional Featurette Delivers the Goods". Retrieved September 6, 2015.

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