Tony Jaa

Tony Jaa

Japanom Yeerum, formerly Tatchakorn Yeerum or Phanom Yeerum, better known internationally as Tony Jaa, in Thailand as Jaa Phanom, is a Thai martial artist, physical educator, actor, action choreographer, film producer, stuntman, director, and has spent time as a Buddhist monk. His films include Ong-Bak: Muay Thai Warrior, Tom-Yum-Goong, Ong-Bak 2: The Beginning, Ong Bak 3 and Tom Yum Goong 2.\nCombat sports striking analyst Jack Slack stated that the 2003 film Ong-Bak: Muay Thai Warrior; \"is perhaps the finest martial arts movie of this generation\" for Jaa's spectacular yet realistic fighting techniques, and that Tony's multiple attackers scene in the 2005 film Tom-Yum-Goong; \"[is] the best fight in movie history\". Former Ultimate Fighting Championship champion Anderson Silva knocked out Tony Fryklund with a back elbow that he had learned from watching Jaa in Ong Bak.