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Billy Blanks speaks of June wedding

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Fitness guru Billy Blanks, 53, attended a special screening recently in Tokyo of Thai martial arts film “Chocolate” (billed as “Chocolate Fighter” in Japan) with his wife Tomoko, 39, and their baby girl Angelika who was born in November. The couple registered their marriage in January.

Blanks showed off his new “high-kick exercise” drill on stage and said that his life in Osaka is quite different from the lifestyle he led when he was busy with his popular “Billy’s Bootcamp” video series.

He said their wedding will be held on June 20 in Osaka and hinted that guests might find it to be a bit more active than a usual wedding. He also said that he was busy preparing for the mid-July opening of his studio in Shinsaibashi.

“Chocolate Fighter” opens in Japan on May 23.

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i see.

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"Chocolate Fighter"? Ummm......

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"Billy, welcome to Japan. We know you'll enjoy continued success."

Mr. Big, Toto and Velvet Revolver
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I fought the chocolate and the chocolate won.

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Chocolate Fighter... oh my god!

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This guy is awesome. I came, I saw and I conquered.

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chocolate fighter? dam.. that wouldnt swing well in the states! gotta love japan for its perks..lol

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Here's a little ditty 'bout a man named Blanks Used to be a star but had no money in the banks Then one day he had view of Spinal Tap... And that's when he decided to start looking at a map Japan Nippon Diet Queen

Next thing you know ole Bill's a millionaire The girls don't mind that his head is lacking hair He has a private lesson with a girl named Tomoko Turns out she ain't nothin' but a a cattle rustlin'..... pro

roped in hog tied A Japanese western sayonara Billy

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You're formatting killed my ditty. Thanks.

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So, races were established for one purpose. For us to have diversity in the World.

So why not enjoy that diversity, instead of telling people they can't talk about it? Chocolate, mocha, coffee, latte, peaches-and-cream, all sound delicious.

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Fitness guru?

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I've seen the movie and it's kind of Kill Bill meets Rain Man

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"Chocolate" is a Thai film, about a young autistic Thai girl who is a martial arts genius. Billy blanks is not in the film, he merely attended the screening. He is not the "Chocolate Fighter" of the film.

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You're formatting killed my ditty. Thanks.

Dude, that made me laugh ten times more than your entertaining ditty.

On a side note, why does it mention her as his "wife" and then mention an impending wedding ceremony? Aren't you called a "wife" after a ceremony?

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They probably filed at city hall and are having the ceremony in June.

Great ditty, despite the formatting :-)

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On a side note, why does it mention her as his "wife" and then mention an impending wedding ceremony? Aren't you called a "wife" after a ceremony?

Here in Japan you are not "married" until you file your paperwork / license at the local Ward Office / City Hall...

It is commonplace for people to be "officially" be married and then plan a wedding / wedding reception at a later date that may be more convenient for guests etc or at a better time to facilitate a honeymoon...

For tax purposes some get married ( paper wedding ) just before year end and then have a reception in the spring so they can have a nice honeymoon...

Cheers,

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NIce song syndey ham

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wow, that means he'll be 73 when his girl turns 20. good luck with the fitness dude, you need it

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She's a bit old for a second wife - it's suppose to be half your age plus eight, so he should of gone for 35 tops. Billy your 3rd wife will have to be half your age minus 3.

Thank goodness he didn't land the Kanno Sisters, however would of been interesting to see Billy and Bob Sapp scrap it out.

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Ahhh... there was me thinking the first sentence mentioning him and the movie together and then talking about him being on stage meant that he might have had some relevance to this movie. Then I remembered this is Japan

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Chocolate was an awesome film if you like a bit of chop socky with your choccy.

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Come to Japan, promote your very successful fitness video, win your self a gold digger of your choice, paying child support and a third alimony at age 60.

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Bobby Blanks should make like his video and get the boot.

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This dude must have been beating them off with a stick - how bummed was he when he slipped one past the goalie.

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I saw chocolate. It was one of the best martial arts films I've ever seen. Doesn't have much to do with Billy though.

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.how much money does he have?..must be quite a lot, otherwise she wont bother chasing after him....that's J women's rule.

it's your biased generalisation. far from a rule

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Come to Japan, promote your very successful fitness video, win your self a gold digger of your choice, paying child support and a third alimony at age 60.

I dunn'o, if things go south he can always move out of the country. Gold digging can prove quite difficult when the gold if off-shore.

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He should have ALL his money overseas and never apply for permanent residency.

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the baby is cute

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I noticed that the "bootcamp" craze had died down. Had no idea that he had been hiding out in Osaka all the time. Now we know what he has been up to :-)

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Didn't he make something like US$100 million from the videos? That number rings a bell.

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Billy Blanks. Ha ha.

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Wasn't he married to the short haired Blond Caucasian lady in most of his early fitness videos?

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Cute daughter....

And lol... " Chocolate Fighter "

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