About Alain Moussi
I was born in Gabon, Africa march 29th, 1981. My mom is French Canadian and my dad is Lebanese. I have a younger sister and brother. I’ve lived most of my life in Ottawa, Canada. I have an amazing wife Janie and a beautiful little girl Annabelle.
I started training in martial arts when I was 10 after I started watching martial arts action movies. I loved watching Bruce Lee, Jackie Chan and especially Jean-Claude Van Damme. I became obsessed with kicking and doing the splits! My first art was a traditional form of Jiu-jitsu and then trained in Kickboxing and Brazilian Jiu-jitsu. Because of my love for knowledge I’ve been taking seminars in many other arts for the last 20 years. Over the years, I competed a lot and performed in many live shows in Canada, the U.S. and Europe. I started teaching when I was 17. I loved teaching so much I decided to open my own martial arts academy; NX Martial Arts and Fitness.
I first started training martial arts with the goal of working in the film industry. In 2010 I was introduced to Jean Frenette who was the fight coordinator on Immortals and was hired to double Henry Cavill. It was an incredible experience. I’ve been doing stunt work for the last 5 years and had the pleasure to work with great people on many cool films including Deadfall, Pacific Rim, White House Down, Pompeii, X-Men: Days of Future Past and Warcraft.
In 2014 I started a new Chapter in my career. I was cast as the lead actor in the remake of Kickboxer. The original starred Jean-Claude Van Damme and was one of the films that inspired me to start training in martial arts. It’s an honor to lead the remake Kickboxer and to work opposite awesome actors including Dave Bautista, Georges St-Pierre, Gina Carano, Darren Shahlavi, Sara Malakul Lane and Jean-Claude Van Damme who is playing my mentor in the movie.
Kickboxer is the start of a exciting adventure and I’m thrilled to see what the future holds…