The decade of the 60s saw the emergence of two underrated action stars--- Roberto Gonzalez, dubbed hari ng karate (or karate king) and Bernard Belleza, another Pinoy James Bond.
Roberto Gonzales was launched in 1967 via Hari ng Karate, where he popularized karate, a form of Japanese martial arts. A reel and real-life karateka (karate practitioner) expert, Gonzalez soon doing movies where he indulged mostly in karate scenes in such movies as Digmaan sa Karate (1967) and Bertong Karate (1967).
Bernard Belleza, on the other hand, was another martial arts expert who was introduced into the movie world in the mold of James Bond (Belleza married then sex siren Divina Valencia and had a son named Dranreb). Considered as B-movie actors (not in the category of then established action greats as FPJ, Joseph Estrada, Zaldy Zshornack, Jess Lapid and Romeo Vasquez), Gonzales and Belleza however, managed to curve a name for themselves in the local movie scene. Both actors appeared in various action movies showing their skills and expertise in self-defense and martial arts.
"Pambihirang Pito" (1967) - Stars Roberto Gonzalez, Sofia Moran, Marissa Delgado and Rolando Gonzalez/ Directed by Romy Villaflor
"Master Fighter" (1967) - with Roberto Gonzalez and Liberty Ilagan/ with Johnny Monteiro, Eddie Torrente, Anna Ledesma/ Directed by Solano Gaudite