Benny “The Jet” Urquidez has been a legendary moving force in the martial arts for five decades. A six-time world champion in five weight class divisions, Urquidez pioneered full contact fighting in the United States. Undefeated throughout his twenty-seven year professional fighting career, he catapulted to world prominence and ultimate dominance in the mid-1970s. Benny “The Jet” Urquidez became a world champion kick-boxer in the same year full contact karate was introduced to the United States. He reigned over the sport throughout his entire career.
During his years as a martial artist, he became an international movie star, appearing on the screen with such luminaries as Jackie Chan, Jean-Claude Van Damme, and John Cusack. Indeed, the jaw-dropping fight scene between Sensei Benny and Jackie Chan in the movie Wheels on Meals is regarded to this day as being one of the best (if not THE best) martial arts movie fights in cinematic history.