Chuck Norris Receives Leadership in Business Award

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An actor, karate champion, author and humanitarian. That's how our 41st President, George Bush, describes his friend Chuck Norris.

The two met again Tuesday night at the George Bush Presidential Library Center at A&M, where Norris received the 2009 McLane Leadership in Business Award.

Norris was honored for his service to America's youth.

His KICKSTART program, which teaches martial arts to public school students, provides positive influences and role models for at risk kids.

Norris shared some of his advice for success.

"The only time you lose at anything is when you don't learn from that experience, because that's what life is," Norris said. "Life is full of experiences. If you learn from them you're going to grow. Nothing is impossible if you focus yourself, you plan, you prepare, you pray and then I think you can prevail."

You may not know this, but Norris grew up in poverty in Oklahoma, then joined the Air Force. While stationed in Korea, he discovered martial arts.

Norris may be best known for his hit TV show Walker Texas Ranger.