A Martial Artist To Chat About Mike Chaturantabut

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Mike Chat

Michael Chaturantabut, or Mike Chat as he is known, was born on April 30, 1975 in Rayong province, Thailand. He is a Thai-American actor best known for his role as Chad Lee, the Blue Ranger in Power Rangers: Lightspeed Rescue. He is a martial artist and the creator of the XMA (Extreme Martial Arts System).

Mike Chaturantabut Blue Ranger in Power Rangers: Lightspeed RescueMike Chat was trained at Sharkey’s Karate Studios located in Naperville and Momence, Illinois. He is sometimes called the Tony Hawk of martial arts, and Chaturantabut bought a new energy to the martial art world with his combination of traditional Okinawan Shorei-ryu, Taekwondo, Chinese Wushu, Kickboxing, yoga, dance, ballet, and acrobatics. Mike Chat was inducted into the World Martial Arts Hall of Fame in 1992.

Played Wizard on WMAC Masters

Member of Team Macho and Paul Mitchell Karate

2005:
Made an appearance in the movie ‘Little Manhattan’ as himself

2001:
Returned as Chad Lee/Blue Lightspeed Ranger for a guest appearance on Power Rangers: Time Force

2000:
Played Chad Lee/Blue Lightspeed Ranger on Power Rangers: Lightspeed Rescue

1998:
Stunt Double for Kung Lao on Mortal Kombat Conquest Series
Featured with Sammo Hung on CBS’s Martial Law
Performed with Shaolin Monks for EURO-SPORT TV

1997:
Shot cover of Sattva Music’s “Spirit of Budo” CD

1996:
ISKA World Forms & Weapons Champion
Arnold Schwarzenegger Classic Forms and Weapons Champion Otomix
World Freestyle Champion Forms and Weapons

1995:
ISKA World Weapons Champion
WAKO World Forms and Weapons Champion
NASKA Overall Forms and Weapons Champion ISKA World Champion in Weapons
WAKO World Champion in Musical Forms and Weapons
#1 Ranked Hard Style Weapons and Musical Forms Competitor by NASKA

1994:
1st Place in Forms and Weapons at “Best of the Best” Emerald
Isle International in Dublin, Ireland 1st Place in Forms and Weapons at
European Classic in London, England

1993:
U.S. Open Grand Champion in Forms

1992:
Inducted into World Martial Arts Hall of Fame as “Most Outstanding Competitor”