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Martial Arts Movie Roundup

Martial Arts Movie Roundup

There’s certainly no denying that the hype surrounding “The Raid 2: Berandal” couldn’t be bigger! Following their initial collaboration with “Merantau”, Gareth Evans and Iko Uwais ...

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The Raid 2 (2014)

The Raid 2 (2014)

"Mind-blowing". "Breath-taking". "Jaw-dropping". Pick one or use all three, it makes no difference. One way or another, at least one of those phrases is going to pop up in your ...

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New Street Fighter: Assassin’s Fist teaser arrives!

New Street Fighter: Assassin’s Fist teaser arrives!

Yesterday, April 11th arrived at last, and with it, the wide release of "The Raid 2" in the U.S. and U.K. However, as tempting as it may be to bolt straight for the nearest ...

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Fun Friday – Master Ken teaches Ameri-Do-Te animal combat!

Fun Friday – Master Ken teaches Ameri-Do-Te animal combat!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oTB9WQ5ht1Y. Animal combat is one of the most ancient and arcane traditions in all of martial arts. It's origins can be traced by to China's famed ...

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Bruce Lee as a playable character in UFC videogame!

Bruce Lee as a playable character in UFC videogame!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y9keNVYmERI Bruce Lee changed the world of martial arts in countless ways, breaking down cultural barriers between the East and West and ...

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The Raid 2 Gang War deleted scene released!

The Raid 2 Gang War deleted scene released!

As it turns out, a deleted scene from the film has been released online that gives fans who couldn't make the sneak peek showings of the film a taste of what's to come. And let be ...

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More Raid 2 fight clips released!

More Raid 2 fight clips released!

As the wait for the  release of 2014's most eagerly anticipated martial arts film The Raid 2 finally near it's end, it goes without saying that it's getting harder to make it to ...

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Fun Friday – Master Lin Da challenges Master Ken part two!

Fun Friday – Master Lin Da challenges Master Ken part two!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ISnDamy6pmo When last we left the mighty Master Ken and his powerful Ameri-Do-Te disciples, their school had been invaded and challenged the ...

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Man of Tai Chi (2013)

Man of Tai Chi (2013)

Martial arts films are often dismissed by those apathetic to the genre as little more than characters trading blows for ninety minutes and are only enjoyed on the most puerile ...

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The Man with the Iron Fists (2012)

The Man with the Iron Fists (2012)

There's some good news and some bad news. The good news is that "The Man with the Iron Fists" is a sincere love-letter to the Shaw Brothers’ martial arts films that guys like the ...

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The Raid 2: Berandal released in NYC and L.A.!

The Raid 2: Berandal released in NYC and L.A.!

The hype surrounding "The Raid 2: Berandal", the long-awaited sequel to Gareth Evans 2012 hit "The Raid: Redemption", couldn't be higher! Since its premiere at the Sundance Film ...

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Never Back Down 2: The Beatdown (2011)

Never Back Down 2: The Beatdown (2011)

The burgeoning popularity of MMA has spilled over into the world of martial arts action movies. The results have been, no pun intended, a mixed bag - for every instant classic the ...

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    Brad Curran November 27, 2013 at 11:14 pm

    Great interview, sir! And great advice on how to practice and keep up throughout daily life. It reminds me of Boyka saying “We can see this as work, or we can see this as training.” Now, if I can just work on that kick you’re doing in the first pic….

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    Brad Curran November 27, 2013 at 11:16 pm

    Great interview, Master Low. BTW, when you were in Indy 4, you weren’t, by any chance, one of the Temple warriors Indy encounters, were you?

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    Brad Curran November 27, 2013 at 11:19 pm

    Well said, sir! I’ve always likened “The Raid” to a reverse-“Die Hard” (this time, it’s the good guys invaded the high rise building) crossed with Bruce Lee’s “Game of Death” (ascending the levels with progressively more formidable opponents.) And few villains have ever stolen the show like Mad Dog did!

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    Brad Curran November 27, 2013 at 11:24 pm

    Well-written review, sir! I first saw “Born to Fight” about about a year and a half ago, literally after seeing it out of the corner of my eye in the Action section at the local MovieStop. I knew of Panna Rittikrai and his tutelage of Tony Jaa, so seeing where the mentor started was certainly a no-brainer, and stumbling across something that good that has been around for that long is truly a case of X-marking the spot!

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    Brad Curran December 14, 2013 at 2:37 am

    Best of luck, sir! Give him nothing and take from him everything!

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    Brad Curran December 14, 2013 at 2:48 am

    Great interview, Ms. Okadigbo. I wish you great success with the stunt register, and look forward to seeing “Flowers of Sarnia”. Having recently reviewed “Warrioress” for KFK, Babes with Blades can officially claim a new fan in me!

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    Brad Curran December 26, 2013 at 8:00 pm

    A personal favorite of mine and true gem in the pantheon of martial arts films as a whole, and the work of Jet Li specifically – in my opinion, “Fearless” tops even “Fist of Legend”. Great review, sir!

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    Brad Curran March 10, 2014 at 11:42 am

    Right you are!

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    Brad Curran March 10, 2014 at 11:45 am

    My personal favorite Chuck Norris fact:

    Chuck Norris once urinated in a semi truck’s gas tank as a joke.

    That truck is now known as Optimus Prime.

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    Brad Curran March 11, 2014 at 4:44 pm

    Great interview with a true legend of kickboxing! I’ll most certainly be checking out your book in the very near future, Flash!

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    Brad Curran June 1, 2014 at 5:25 am

    I have to say,(one of) my big geek out moment(s) came with Gouken’s line: “There is a Chinese proverb that goes, ‘There are many paths to the top of the mountain, but the view is always the same.’ I learned this from a great kung fu master by the name of Gen, with whom I fought and exchanged knowledge many years ago.” That brought on my gleeful gadouken!

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    Brad Curran June 12, 2014 at 9:41 pm

    Excellent interview! It’s a true pleasure to have you speak to KFK, Marrese! In my humble opinion, you really stole the show in TYG2 in the same way that Mad Dog did in The Raid! I greatly look forward to seeing you in action on the big screen again, sir!

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