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					8 July 2008

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

                                EXTREME SUMMER ‘08

                  Tae Bo Legend Billy Blanks tours USAFE bases
                              for Extreme Summer
HQ USAFE SERVICES - RAMSTEIN AB GE –“Tae Bo” creator, Billy Blanks, will tour
USAFE bases July 25-August 2 promoting the annual USAFE Services Extreme Summer
program.
       Blanks visits the following USAFE bases during his tour:
              July 25         Ramstein AB, Germany
              July 26         Spangdahlem AB, Germany
              July 27         Geilenkirchen, Germany
              July 29         Ghedi, Italy
              July 30         Aviano AB, Italy
              August 1-2      Incirlik, Turkey
       Billy Blanks® is the creator of Tae Bo®, the revolutionary total body fitness system that
has helped millions of people around the world get in shape and feel great! He has also devoted a
great deal of time toward helping people through his Foundation and by traveling around the
world to train the U.S. Armed Forces. In addition, Billy's extraordinary achievements as a world
karate champion, actor, author, motivator, philanthropist and humanitarian continue to earn him
acclaim and have solidified him as a household name in America.
       Billy took his first martial arts class at age 11 and soon began to gain a mastery of the
sport and himself. In 1975, he became the first Amateur Athletic Union Champion, a title he
would earn five times. Billy ascended to become a seventh-degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do


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and gained black belts in five other forms of martial arts. He became a seven-time world karate
champion, captained the U.S. karate team, won 36 gold medals in international competition and
earned admission to the Karate Hall of Fame in 1982. Billy Blanks also became the 1984
Massachusetts Golden Gloves Champion and the Tri-State Golden Gloves Champion of
Champions.
       Billy has also built an impressive resume as an actor. He has appeared in 18 movies
including Kiss the Girls, The Last Boy Scout and many others.
       Billy still teaches at least two Tae Bo® classes and a few martial arts classes each day at
his studio in Los Angeles. He is married to his teenage sweetheart Gayle, co-founder of the Billy
Blanks Foundation, and is the proud father of two children, Shellie and Billy Jr.
       For more information on this exciting program featuring over $150,000 worth of prizes,
visit the Extreme Summer website at www.extremesummer.com .
       Extreme Summer is sponsored in part by: USAFE Services, Coca-Cola, Stars and Stripes,
Exchange New Car Sales, TKS, USAA, Walt Disney World Resort, Speedway Children’s
Charities, Armed Forces Vacation Club and Edelweiss Lodge and Resort.


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Amanda Smith-Nethercott
Amanda Smith-Nethercott@sembach.af.mil
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