Craig Reid - Fight Choreographer - Bio
Craig Reid has a black belt in Wing Chung, Kick Boxing, Okinawa Goju Ryu Karate, Karate weapons, and Kendo. He has over a decade of action fight choreography experience working with the Chinese entertainment industry: Shaw Brothers, Golden Harvest and Chinese Television.
Craig Reid became an actor / stuntman in Chinese kung-fu movies and a TV series in Taiwan in 1979, co-starring with Chia Lin (Judy Lee) in Flying Tigers, Kung Fu Kids and Barry Chan in two highly popular kung-fu TV soap operas in Taiwan, Wei Zhen Nan Tai and Tang San Wu Jie.
Living in Hong Kong in 1992, Craig Reid learned fight choreography theory with Jackie Chan, Tsui Hark and Ching Siu-tung. Craig began lecturing on fight choreography at Yale School of Drama and, upon moving to LA in 1996, served as a fight choreographer for Sam Raimi's ABC TV show Spy Game and was a fight directing apprentice with Yuen Tak and Yuen Bun for 2 years on CBS's TV series Martial Law.
Craig Reid is the only Chinese-trained, American fight choreographer working in America. Film Quarterly Magazine featured a six page article detailing Craig Reid and his work.