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Best of the Best (1989)

Best of the Best (1989)

Best Of The Best Some people see a problem. Others an opportunity to triumph. For high performers, adversity is merely a chance to showcase their innovation. In this one a heavy dose of morality somehow manages to hit your throat…no pun intended! Best Of The Best is one of the first classic Taekwondo movies ...

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FunFriday clip – Master Ken’s Epic Split!

FunFriday clip – Master Ken’s Epic Split!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RxMAyE1HSAY. If you haven't yet come across Master Ken, you're missing out on one of the most hilarious martial arts masters in the world. His YouTube show "Enter The Dojo" is so laugh-out-loud hilarious it's a wonder that it hasn't made the leap to television yet, and there's simply ...

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Zatoichi (2003)

Zatoichi (2003)

Takeshi Kitano’s Zatoichi pays homage to the original character developed into various films and TV shows. In this offering (based on the novel by Kan Shimozawa) he orchestrates a fairy tale-esque ode to all things samurai and all things action. The lead character, as with the original, is a blind masseuse and ...

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Happy Birthday, Bruce Lee!

Happy Birthday, Bruce Lee!

“If you put water into a cup, it becomes the cup. If you put water into a bottle, it becomes the bottle. If you put water into a teapot, it becomes the teapot. Now water can flow, or it can crash. Be water, my friend.” November 27th is a holy day in the martial arts world. On this day in 1940, the man who spoke ...

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The Raid: Redemption (2011)

The Raid: Redemption (2011)

The Raid is a no nonsense entry into the martial arts action film canon. Surgically paced, frenetically shot, this film packs punches that will require re-watches to ensure you’ve fully soaked-up all that is on offer. Pencak Silat is the Indonesian martial art on display here combining the self-defence and performance ...

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Interview with Steven Dasz

Interview with Steven Dasz

Kung-fu Kingdom presents an interview with Latin-American born martial artist, stuntman and choreographer Steven Dasz, who has worked and appeared in a combination of over forty short movies, including TV series and a host of other productions. He has met the likes of Robin Shou, worked with Gordon Liu (star of the ...

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The Young Master (1980)

The Young Master (1980)

by guest contributor James John The Young Master Any true Jackie Chan fan should see this film, not only because it’s early, raw, prime Jackie, it is also a situation action-comedy. First off, the fights scenes are all very good and you will laugh out loud in various parts of the film. “The Young Master” ...

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Iron Fist series to begin on Netflix!

Iron Fist series to begin on Netflix!

Marvel Comics' legendary King of Kung Fu Danny Rand, better known as the Immortal Iron Fist, will finally make the same leap to live action that so many Marvel and DC characters have done! Marvel Studios is currently teaming with Netflix to begin a series for Iron Fist which will be featured on Netflix! His fellow ...

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Once Upon A Time In Shanghai coming January 8th!

Once Upon A Time In Shanghai coming January 8th!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l3BuiQ4J71A. It's been a long time coming, but director Wong Ching-Po's upcoming martial arts period film "Once Upon A Time In Shanghai" has at last been given a release date of January 8, 2014. The film is a modernization of the Shaw Brothers film "The Boxer from Shantung" with Chen ...

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Born To Fight (1984)

Born To Fight (1984)

Born to Fight poster Panna Rittikrai stars in one of his most successful movies and arguably his best performance. Initially released way back in 1984, we journey back to a time when Tony Jaa's master was wowing audiences all over Thailand! Cast Panna Rittikrai stars as Tong, a retired cop. Here in this movie, ...

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The Secret Rivals: Enter the Silver Fox (1976)

The Secret Rivals: Enter the Silver Fox (1976)

Secret Rivals A more fitting title for “The Secret Rivals” might have “Battle of the Kicking Machines”. In one fell swoop, this is the film that simultaneously launched the careers of two of Hong Kong’s most notorious masters of leg combat – John Liu and Hwang Jang-Lee, and at the same time, shot their fellow ...

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Armour of God (1986)

Armour of God (1986)

by guest contributor James John Armour of God First off, Jackie Chan in this film does a good job being, well, Jackie Chan! By 1986 he was a global superstar, 32 years old and still in his physical prime. He was a Cantonese Buster Keaton, all visual, even the gags, that is why he was able to crack the language ...

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