The day movie and martial arts legend Jean-Claude Van Damme came to Derby

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Remember the day movie star and martial arts specialist Jean-Claude Van Damme came to Derby to meet up with martial arts students?

The Jon Jepson Black Belt Academy had invited him over and he attracted big crowds.

During the 80s and 90, Van Damme kicked and punched his way to stardom with hard-hitting action films such as Kickboxer, Double Impact, Universal Soldier, Hard Target and Streetfighter.

Martial arts enthusiasts from clubs around the region showed up at Moorways, in Allenton, Derby, and the Bretby Conference Centre, wanting to hone their skills with the Muscles from Brussels.

During his whirlwind trip to the area he also visited Burton's Cineworld, where he spoke to some film goers,

 link source - Derby Telegraph

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