Emilien De Falco: Martial Artist acting out of the dreams

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Action actor Emilien De Falco features on the list of those popularizing the fighting sports on the screen. It has all indeed started on the mat.

Born in France, living in the US, Emilien De Falco started Martial Arts with Taekwondo at the age of 7. He evolved as an athlete, topping up his skills with acrobatics, parkour and stunts. Such knowledge gave him a solid base to enter the industry of entertainment where he has certainly achieved the results.

De Falco started with the TV shows and commercials back in Europe. Among everything, he was published on the cover of Karate Bushido – a notable magazine, equivalent to Black Belt in the US, that showcases such talent as K-1 Kickboxing legend Jerome “Geronimo” Le Banner, for a example. De Flaco was a perfect fit. He was also published in such magazines as Men’s Health, Cosmopolitan and more.

De Falco took part in the in big budget action movies such as District 13: Ultimatum, Dragon Quest,  EuropaCorp, Downstream and other. In the US he has also appeared in numerous TV shows, including NBC’s “Crossbones”, starring John Malkovich. One of his recent roles is in Boyka: Undisputed (2016). The picture is the fourth edition of the fighting franchise, where De Falco portrays Viktor. In addition, he is known as a body double for Jean-Claude Van Damme.

“Demystifying my childhood dreams for a living”

Earlier this month Emilien De Falco appeared at the world championship gala Dubai Fight by Eric Favre. Notable French kickboxer Yohan Lidon headlined the show in the second defense of the World Kickboxing Network (WKN) super middleweight title. Among others the list of attendees included American actor Michael Jai White and famed heavyweight kickboxer Gokhan Saki.

De Falco also appeared in side the boxing ring. He went up against the MMA fighter Mehdi Baghdad and the bodybuilder Morgan Aste. The trio put on a well-performed stage combat, resembling the WWE.

In addition, the Instagram profile of a Martial Artist turned actor Emilien De Falco is a video library on its own. It comprises numerous clips from training, movies and more.

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Parviz Iskenderov
Parviz Iskenderov is a muaythai fighter from Perth, Australia. He is a former national champion of Belarus, and also a finalist of IFMA European Cup. He is an editor and journalist at FIGHTMAG. He covers national and world news. Iskenderov is also the WKN (World Kickboxing Network) international coordinator for Australia.

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