Chuck Johnson started his martial arts career at the age of 15 in Michigan, USA, with Olympic Taekwondo. With a fanatic training schedule, he earned his black belt in only 2.5 years and became the Michigan State Junior Olympic Champion, less than a week later sweeping the division and winning gold medals in every event held (sparring, forms and board breaking). In college, he began going back and forth to Korea to train with Yonsei University's International Taekwondo Club, and privately under instructors from Kyung Hee University, Samsung's professional Taekwondo team, and various members of Korean national teams. After returning to the States, he won the US Gold Cup national championship as well as the State Games of America. He also won the Intercollegiate Taekwondo Championship of Hong Kong when he originally only went to the tournament to watch.
In 2001, he moved to Tokyo where he expanded his study of martial arts and also began working on security details for visiting Hollywood celebrities and international diplomats, including actors Sylvester Stallone, Orlando Bloom and Jackie Chan, and the oil minister of Saudi Arabia.
Chuck is a fourth-degree black belt in Taekwondo and a fifth-degree black belt in Seishindo Karate. Including kobudo, judo and capoeira, he has studied 10 martial arts in total. In addition to running the Quiet Flame International Taekwondo Dojang, he runs programmes for the Tokyo American Club, and Shinagawa International Schools. He is known in the entertainment world as Japan's first non-Japanese stunt man, an international action film actor, and a motion capture artist in major international video games.