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The Raid 2 – First Impressions

The Raid 2 – First Impressions

We were fortunate to attend a screening last night of The Raid 2, what else can we say folks, you're in for a riot of mind blowing, symphonic mayhem - (with some extraordinary camera angles!) finely orchestrated by pioneering Welsh director Gareth Evans. Since this is longer than The Raid: Redemption (by a good forty ...

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Ip Man 2 (2010)

Ip Man 2 (2010)

Most Hollywood biopics try to give the audience the essence of someone’s life in the space of one film, but Hong Kong filmmakers have consistently displayed an eagerness to depict the life of their subject over the course of a series. Sure, they make more than a little use of poetic license, but it’s all in the spirit ...

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Wheels on Meals (1984)

Wheels on Meals (1984)

From their youth in the Peking Opera Academy to their early rise to stardom in Hong Kong, Jackie Chan, Yuen Biao, and Sammo Hung all seemed inseparable. If they weren’t battling hordes of henchman and dastardly villains alongside one another in the likes of Project A, My Lucky Stars, or Dragons Forever, they were ...

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MMA thriller “Tapped Out” coming May 27th!

MMA thriller “Tapped Out” coming May 27th!

The popularity of mixed martial arts has long-since penetrated the realm of martial arts movies, and quality wise, the results have been, no pun intended, a mixed bag.  The efforts of numerous filmmakers have seen the emergence of several instant classics, such as Isaac Florentine's "Undisputed 2" and "Undisputed 3", ...

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Happy Birthday Chuck Norris!

Happy Birthday Chuck Norris!

The legend that is Chuck Norris turns 74 today! For those that don't know, Carlos Ray "Chuck" Norris is an American martial artist and actor. It was whilst stationed in South Korea in 1958 with the US Air Force that he took an interest in Tang Soo Do (tangsudo), which led to the founding of the Chun Kuk Do ...

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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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Joey Ansah takes questions from “Street Fighter” fans!

Joey Ansah takes questions from “Street Fighter” fans!

Accomplished stuntman Joey Ansah took to YouTube earlier this week to answer fan questions regarding the upcoming series "Street Fighter: Assassin's Fist". The series, created by Ansah and Christian Howard, is the culmination of the duo's lifelong fandom of the "Street Fighter" series and the long and arduous process ...

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New combat armor arrives from Australia!

New combat armor arrives from Australia!

Martial artists of the ancient world were able to develop a level of comfort with a taking a life that many today would find horrifying. And yet, this stemmed more from the nature of combat at the time than from a personal blood lust. The Samurai of feudal Japan constantly readied themselves to defend their daimyo ...

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Game of Death (1978)

Game of Death (1978)

I was asked to review a movie of my choice. I decided to write a review on my favourite martial arts movie. But, before I get messages from fanboys about "Fist of Fury is the best", let me tell you why I make such a statement. Cast Dean Jagger as criminal mastermind Dr. Land, Sammo Hung as fighter Lo Chen, Bruce ...

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