Category: Interviews

Interview with Akira Koieyama

Interview with Akira Koieyama

Now we're ready to kickstart our exclusive series of interviews with the cast of Street Fighter: Assassin's Fist!  First up is our interview with Akira Koieyama, a famed Japanese actor who played Master Gouken, Ken and Ryu's wise teacher.  A veteran of the movie industry for over two decades he has appeared in such ...

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Interview with Kenya Sawada

Interview with Kenya Sawada

A 12 year old Kenya strikes a pose in front of his boyhood idol, Bruce Lee! Kenya Sawada is a seasoned veteran of the Japanese and Hong Kong movie industry with over 25 years in the business, as well as being a serious martial artist.  Possessing a 3rd dan in Shorinji kempo he has also practiced kickboxing ...

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Interview with Frank Soto

Interview with Frank Soto

We've got a real gem to share with you today!  This is an interview we originally conducted with Master Frank Soto back in 2012, but since having to move our old website to the new it got lost so we're pleased to find it again! More lost gems will hopefully surface soon! We're proud to present an interview with ...

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Interview with Yayan Ruhian

Interview with Yayan Ruhian

Yayan Ruhian was born in Tasikmalaya (West Java) on October 19th, 1968. He found his passion in pencak silat and became a professional instructor of martial arts and inner breathing techniques. The breathing techniques were designed to condition the body to withstand any impact. It was developed at Perguruan Silat ...

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Interview with Iko Uwais

Interview with Iko Uwais

Iko Uwais Vs Yayan Ruhian (Mad Dog) Lift Fight from Merantau http://youtu.be/UDIlDOnDNeY The Raid’s two chief martial arts actors and choreographers responsible for a great deal of the action seen in the films - Iko Uwais and Yayan Ruhian are as hardcore as they come. Not only have they both starred together in ...

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Interview with Silvio Simac, Part 2

Interview with Silvio Simac, Part 2

In part two of our extensive interview with Silvio Simac, he goes into a lot more depth and detail, candidly talking about training, nutrition and more as we uncover what really makes him tick. If you missed part one from yesterday you can read it here. Before we get started, here's a little warm-up video for you! ...

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Interview with Silvio Simac, Part 1

Interview with Silvio Simac, Part 1

Silvio Simac is a Croatian-born British martial artist and actor who has enjoyed a long and varied three decade career with some outstanding achievements. These include being (multi-time) British, European and World Taekwondo champion. Aside from TKD, Silvio holds black belts in Choi Kwang Do, kickboxing, karate and ...

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Interview with Gareth Evans

Interview with Gareth Evans

Welsh director, Gareth Evans, 33, is becoming world renowned for bringing the Indonesian martial art style of silat to the big screen. His first movie outing "Merantau" (2009) was an eye opening action-fest culminating in some rather hard-hitting, well-choreographed, blood-drenched fight scenes. The Raid: Redemption ...

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Interview with Master Ken

Interview with Master Ken

Master Ken is the originator of Ameri-Do-Te, a very special martial art and combat system which we have had a few problems classifying. He currently holds an 11th Dan and is the only person on the planet to possess such a ranking. In addition, he has a achieved cult status through his widely syndicated channel "Enter ...

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Interview with Warren Vice

Interview with Warren Vice

Warren Vice is a 5th Dan Taekwondo fighter with the TAGB (Taekwondo Association of Great Britain). He is recognised globally as one of the most successful taekwondo fighters ever, not least for his show-stopping, electrifying and relentless kicking skills which pretty much always find their mark! He is also known for ...

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Interview with Kash The Flash Gill

Interview with Kash The Flash Gill

Kash "The Flash" Gill, four time World Kickboxing Champion, distinguished himself as one of the most dedicated and driven athletes in the field fighting for three decades through the eighties and nineties. Highly respected by his peers and recently inducted into the BBC Hall of Fame, Kash is the first British Asian ...

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Interview with Cynthia Rothrock, part 2

Interview with Cynthia Rothrock, part 2

Welcome to part two of our interview with the legendary Lady Dragon, Cynthia Rothrock! In part one (read here) we discussed her background, inspirations, movies and screen fights. Here, Cynthia shares further colourful and fascinating insights about her movie career including stunts, training rationale, workouts and ...

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