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Vincent Lyn's accomplishments as a martial artist maybe even more impressive than those in the media. He has been a movie star, pop and jazz music icon, kick boxing champion and one of the hottest male models in the world. But what makes him complete is practicing his family's Ling Gar style of Kung-Fu.
This young master has overflowing talent, half British, half Chinese, 10th Degree Black Sash and scholar of Chinese medicine and heir of his family style, Ling Gar. He has also trained extensively in Tai Chi Chuan, Qi Gong, Hung Gar, Bak-Sing Choy Li Fut and Wing Chun.
An Elite model for Levi's, Valentino, Gucci, Puma, Adidas and Yves Saint Laurent, he has been in great demand as an action movie star winning coveted roles in some of Hong Kong's most popular and exciting cult films. His first film, "Tiger Cage" was made under the direction of Yuen Woo Ping the same man who Action Directed films like "The Matrix Trilogy," "Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon," "Charlie's Angels," "Kill Bill 1 and 2," and Jet Li's "Fearless." Tiger Cage became an international block buster and opened the doors ofnthis world to him. He has done 25 more movies including "Blonde Fury" (with Cynthia Rothrock), "In the Line of Duty V - Middle Man" ( with Cynthia Khan), "Outlaw Brothers" (with Yukari Oshima), the international cult classic "Robotrix" (with Amy Yip) and playing the lead villain who took on Jackie Chanin the climatic battle sequence of "Operation Condor."
"Jackie Chan called Vincent Lyn one of the best fighters he has ever worked with!" also in Chan's autobiographical bestseller tilted "I am Jackie Chan" one of the Top Ten Best Fights of all time.
At the same time Lyn maintained his parallel passion, music. Lyn attnended both the Royal College of Music, England and Boston Conservatory of Music, USA.
He composed "Canto-Pop" songs for recording artists with Polygram Records, two of which became top ten hits. His first self- titled album "WingSing" was released in 1999 throughout Asia under the label BMG. In the same year, he received a honorary Ph.D in Martial Arts Sciences making outstanding contributions to the field of Sports Medicine.
Lyn was inducted into the the World Martial Arts Hall of Fame in two categories, one for Grandmaster of the year and Best Martial Arts Actor of the Year. In 2001 he received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Action Martial Arta Magazine Hall of Fame. Since then he has been inducted over ten times into the hall of fame. In addition Lyn was the 1983-84 US Middleweight Kickboxing Champion and1985 and 1987 World Kickboxing Champion.
He has written numerous articles for martial arts magazines and released seven instructional videos/DVDs with Budo International. Thye have been released in seven languages and distributed in 54 countries. He has been featured in over 20 books and over 100 magazine articles throughout the world. In 2007 Vincent returned from St. Petersburg, Russia having been invited to the first ever Martial Arts Olympics East-West Open. His performance both on solo piano and martial arts was watched by 20,000 spectators and televised throughout most of Europe forthe opening ceremony.
This year 2011 he released his second album "Heaven Bound," a culmination of classical, jazz, Bossa nova, Afro -Cuban compositions most of which were composed by Lyn himself. The album has been well received to great reviews and in its first 6 weeks of radio promotion has hit No. 24 on the Jazz charts and No. 33 on the Latin charts. It is also in the running at the 54th Grammy Awards for Best improvisation jazz solo and Best Tropical Latin Album. He will be giving a premiere performance at Carnegie Hall Friday October 14th.