About Philippe Prosper
Philippe Prosper will play the role of Seth Barton in the Yes They Bleed short film. Philippe Prosper’s martial arts journey is one characterized by an endless pursuit of reaching new personal heights. Prosper began martial arts at six years old, and at 11, with a brown belt as a judoka, he won third place in the adult level of the International Judo Tournament. Two years later, Prosper achieved a black belt from the World Tae Kwon-do Federation in Korea under Grandmaster Lee while studying at their US location.
By the time he was 18, he became an International Kung Fu Grand Champion in forms and fighting under Grandmaster Tai Yim, and was invited to demonstrate at the International Kung Fu Wushu Tournament Master’s Exhibition in Seattle, Washington. Prosper has dedicated five to seven hours a day to practicing martial arts and performed Kung Fu, Lion Dancing and Dragon Dancing both nationally and internationally. He was invited, along with his brother James Whitley, to demonstrate and lead Grandmaster seminars along with world famous grandmasters at the International Grandmaster’s Exhibition in São Paulo Brazil.
Prosper has taught martial arts to people ranging all ages and levels of physical ability, and has been cast as a lead actor and martial artist in various films. He has appeared in Honk Kong’s New Martial Hero magazine, Marie Claire, Soul Magazine, DC Modern Luxury, The Washingtonian and other national and international publications. After earning his MBA in business, Philippe and his business partner James Whitley embarked on a new venture focusing on music, film and fashion – with the goal of leveraging their martial arts aesthetic in each area.