PUSHED TOO FAR Karate DVD Starring Claude Akins & 3 Time World Champion Herb Johnson
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Filmed in Greenfield, Indianapolis, and rural Rush County, Indiana in 1987 and premiered in 1988, "Pushed Too Far" stars Indiana native and veteran actor Claude Akins and 3 time USKA World Karate Champion Herb Johnson.This is a 1st Release Collector's Editionof the movie on DVD with color photograph on the DVD.A story of action and drama, a small peaceful community faces danger when a deranged professional wrestler stalks its citizens...and finally the local karate school owner. His non-violent teachings won't allow him to seek revenge, but when his family becomes the target, he is faced with the toughest decision of his life. No one knows what a man will do until he's...PUSHED TOO FAR! Rated PG Color/95 minutes. English version only. Not closed captioned. The film received theatrical distribution in the United States and was released on VHS tape through Major Video Concepts and Waxworks to video rental stores throughout the country. The film also received foreign theatrical sales. The DVD for sale on this site was specifically manufactured as a "limited edition collector's copy" as a promotional fund raising event for the restoration of an old movie theater in Greenfield, Indiana.All rights including television and DVD licensing rights for the film are available!
About CLAUDE AKINS: Akins was raised and worked in Bedford, Indiana where his father was a policeman. He became best known in the 70's for his television roles as Sonny Pruit in "Movin' On" and as Sheriff Elroy P. Lobo in "BJ and the Bear" and the spin-off "Lobo." He appeared in more than 50 movies and 400 TV shows. His film career included roles in the Academy Award-winning film "From Here to Eternity", "The Cain Mutiny", "Inherit the Wind", "How the West Was Won", "The Devil's Brigade", and in 1992 in John Mellencamp's movie, "Falling From Grace."
Mar. 25, 1949 Pulaski County Kentucky, USA
Nov. 20, 2015 Indiana, USA
Grandmaster Herb Johnson (10th Degree Black Belt)
International Style Head for Shorei Goju Ryu Karate Masters Ranking in Okinawan Weaponry 3 Time USKA World Champion AKA Hall of Fame Member Trias International Hall of Fame Member AKA Coach of the Year 2 Times USKA Instructor of the Year Award Star of Film “Pushed Too Far 1988 Battle of Atlanta Centurion Club PKC “Man of the Decade” Award 2000 Trainer of 35 World Champions Trainer of 84 National Champions Trainer of 230 State Champions PKC Elite
Herb Johnson, 66, passed at home on Friday, November 20th, 2015. Herb and his wife shared 34 years of marriage together. He was the father to two children.
Herb was born in Kentucky on March 25th, 1949 to Truman and Flora Johnson. He is predeceased by his parents, Truman and Flora Johnson and sister, Carol Johnson.
He is survived by his wife, son, daughter, grand-daughter, and three brothers. He is also survived by several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Herb began his Martial Arts training career as a high school wrestler. After high school, he went to Ball State University, where he met Bill Wallace. This is where Mr. Johnson was introduced to Shorin Ryu Karate. After he left Indiana, Mr. Johnson trained with Glenn Keeney in Goju Ryu Karate. In 1973, Bill Wallace returned to Indiana and opened Olympic Karate Studio of Indianapolis which was owned by Ken Knudson of Chicago. In 1974, Bill Wallace left to begin training with Elvis Presley and Mr. Johnson took over for Bill Wallace and began working for Ken Knudson. In 1977, Herb purchased the Olympic Karate Studio of Indianapolis. Soon after, Herb began training with Robert Trias and was later named Style Head of Shorei Goju Ryu in 1979.
Herb had a tremendous amount of love and joy for his family and karate students. He enjoyed taking rides on his Harley Davidson and was an avid bass fisherman. He enjoyed hunting with his father, uncle and brothers when he was younger. He enjoyed dates with his wife at the home Colts games. Herb loved spending time with his family including taking his grand-daughter on four wheeler rides through the woods.
A gathering of friends will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, December 1, 2015 at the Greenfield Church of God, 1561 E. Main St. in Greenfield, for those who wish to convey their condolences.
A Celebration of Herb’s Life will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the church.