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Kickboxer (1989)

Kickboxer (1989)

Kickboxer DVD cover Beware! This review contains spoilers! Hang on to your seats folks, because The Muscles From Brussels goes full-on Thai in this 1989 martial arts adventure, with the Belgian actor studying the fundamentals of Muay Thai, the national sport of Thailand. In its time, Kickboxer surveyed unchartered ...

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Twinkle Twinkle Lucky Stars (1985)

Twinkle Twinkle Lucky Stars (1985)

Twinkle Twinkle Lucky Stars The cheeky chaps make a return in the final installment of the Lucky Stars series, with a few new faces. How will this fair against its predecessor? Cast All the cast from Lucky Stars return, although for some reason Herb only makes an appearance and is replaced by Michael Miu ...

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King Of The Kickboxers (1990)

King Of The Kickboxers (1990)

by guest contributor Saj Meister John King of the Kickboxers Beware, this review contains spoilers! King Of The Kickboxers is a 1990’s martial arts cult classic! Many fans of the genre will know it –that it was released only a year after the more popular Van Damme starred, Kickboxer (1989). Fans of Van Damme ...

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Fighting Fish (2012)

Fighting Fish (2012)

Fighting Fish Don't let the title fool you; this isn't a sequel to "Finding Nemo" or some other animated film about anthropomorphized aquatic creatures! It's the given name of a seedy underground fighting ring in the heart of Bangkok where anything goes and the loser never makes it home alive. Stuntman Jawed ...

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The Kick (2011)

The Kick (2011)

The Kick How often does a movie title have the courtesy to be so perfectly descriptive of the content of the film it's attached to without spoiling anything for the prospective audience? (Way to give away the ending, "Ernest Saves Christmas"!) Pracha Pinkeaw's "The Kick" does just that for the viewer - the title ...

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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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