The transcript below is from the video “The Fictitious Life of Frank Dux” by Captain KRB.

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Hey everybody, at some point in the past, you may have bore witness to the ridiculous action film Bloodsport, starring Jean-Claude Van Damme.  Released in 1988, the film follows Van Damme as he participates in a secret martial arts tournament and ends up beating everybody because he’s the main character.  The film itself is your standard 80s martial arts action film, but what really got me interested was the end credits sequence which states that the movie was based off the real-life exploits of a man named Frank Dux.

However, upon a preliminary investigation that seems as if Mr. Dux is either the greatest martial artist of the century or a very imaginative con artist with way too much time on his hands.  This is The Fictitious Life of Frank Dux.  Let’s start off with what little can be known for sure.  Frank William Dux was born on April 6, 1956 in Toronto, Canada.  From 1975 to 1981, Dux served in the United States Marine Corps Reserve and from 1988 onward, he worked sporadically as a fight coordinator and writer for a few action films, and that’s it.

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You may notice that there is very little information on this list.  This is primarily because almost everything said by Dux about his life has been heavily contested and denied by various sources, and for good reason.  Let’s start with his supposed military service.  Now, it has been confirmed that Dux did indeed serve in the Marine Corps Reserve for six years.  However, during this time there is no record of him ever serving overseas, nor receiving awards or decorations of any kind.

However, this has not stopped Dux from unleashing a slew of incredible claims about his supposed military achievements.  For starters, Dux claimed that he had enlisted and been deployed in Southeast Asia and the Vietnam War.  However, there is no record of this anywhere and the Vietnam War had actually ended before he even enlisted.  Dux said that for his exploits, he was awarded the Medal of Honor, evidence of which has also yet to be found.

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As evidence for his supposed decorations, Dux provided a photo of him in uniform with his medal, along with various ribbons and assorted decorations.  However, his decorations were out of order and the Medal of Honor shown in the photo was actually the version given to U.S. Army servicemen, despite the fact that he was a Marine.  When he was asked about why he was wearing the wrong medal, Dux said that “the military had never explained the reason to him,” which is basically the equivalent of saying, “I don’t know.”

Several years later, Dux changed his story to say that his uniform was actually a Halloween costume and then he later claimed that he never said anything about a Medal of Honor in the first place.  A recovered psychiatric evaluation from 1978, says that Dux was prone to “flighty and disconnected ideas.”  Dux was particularly fond of saying that the military had sabotaged his records, a claim that would see extremely heavy use over the coming years.

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Moving on to Dux’s apparently legendary martial arts career, first of all, Dux claimed that he had participated in a secret martial arts tournament in the Bahamas called The Kumite, and won several World Records for getting 56 consecutive knockouts and the fastest ever knockout time of 0.12 seconds.  He also claimed that, of course, he was the first person allowed to speak publicly about the event.

However, an official from the Ministry of Sports in the Bahamas stated that “it would be physically impossible for a tournament of that scale to remain secret for so long.”  Also upon closer inspection, the trophy Dux claimed to have won at the Kumite was actually purchased by him at a local trophy store.  Dux directed his critics towards Richard Robinson, who Dux claimed he had met at the Kumite.

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At first, Robinson corroborated Dux’s story but after being confronted with the fact that he had actually met in high school, Robinson admitted that he only backed up Dux’s story because they knew each other.  Another major topic of disagreement is Dux’s supposed master Senzo Tanaka, of whom no records of birth, life or death have ever been found.  Dux’s story about Tanaka changed several times, initially saying that he had no clue what happened to him.  Then, stating that he died in Los Angeles, and then stating that Tanaka died in Japan.

It was also discovered that Dux’s master had the exact same name as the ninja commander from the James Bond novel You Only Live Twice.  A very odd coincidence, but one which Dux was more than happy to dismiss.  While on the topic of incredible odds, we now direct our attention towards Frank Dux’s supposed fight record.  In 1980, Dux claimed that in his 329 fights, he had earned an astounding 321 wins, seven draws and one loss.

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However, this virtually impossible win ratio was somehow altered retroactively through what I can only assume is time travel, as in 2014 Dux revised his statement to say he’d earned an earth-shattering zero losses, zero draws and 329 wins.  However, Dux may have to amend this perfect record, as in 1993 he attended a martial arts trade show and got into a fight with kickboxer Zane Frazier, during which he was soundly beaten.

Dux later claimed that he was sucker-punched by Frazier using brass knuckles, although this was not corroborated by any of the multiple witnesses.  With that out of the way, we now move on to our final subject – Dux’s supposed work with the CIA.  According to his book, Dux was recruited by CIA Director William J. Casey, who met him in a urinal to give him directions.  Dux purportedly went on covert missions, including one where he blew up a fuel depot in Nicaragua.

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However, not only did every CIA officer he claimed to have worked with deny his claims, but none of them could even remember meeting him at all.  In fact, though the CIA rarely comments on claims of this type, a CIA spokesman said that “Dux’s statements were so preposterous that they thought it was necessary.”  Dux reportedly included a photo of himself with former SEAL Team Leader Larry Simmons in his book, claiming that they were “talking shop.”

Simmons later stated that, “Dux was not talking shop with him” and that “He believed Dux was nothing more than a con man.”  Dux also claimed that his father worked for Mossad and joined the Jewish Brigade, both of which formed several years after he was said to have joined them.  This has been a general overview of the exploits of Frank Dux, according to Frank Dux; presumably, with more to come in the future as Dux actually has his own website now.

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However, there is one more story that I’ve saved for last on purpose.  Please keep in mind, I am NOT making this up.  This is actually something he said.  Dux claimed that he was gifted a sword for winning the Kumite, however, when asked why he no longer had the sword, Dux stated that, “He had sold it in a failed attempt to purchase the freedom of a boat full of orphans whom he later rescued from pirates before stopping the assassination of Steven Seagal.”

That about wraps it up for today.  I’ll see you all later.  Peace out, brothers!”

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