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Happy Birthday Tony Jaa!

Happy Birthday Tony Jaa!

Happy Birthday Tony Jaa!  Born this day in 1976, he turns 38 today. Better known here in the West as Tony Jaa, in Thailand he's known as Jaa Panom.  He's a Thai martial artist, actor, choreographer, stuntman, and director; his most notable films include Ong-Bak: Muay Thai Warrior, Tom-Yum-Goong (also known as ...

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Interview with Isaac Florentine

Interview with Isaac Florentine

Continuing with our Ninja 2uesday look behind the scenes with the cast and crew of Ninja II, we were still scoping the jungle depths of stealth when we heard a commanding voice, someone responsible for the actions of all these Ninjas, director Isaac Florentine! He’s the visionary behind putting some of the best ...

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Interview with Jawed El Berni

Interview with Jawed El Berni

With Ninja II: Shadow of a Tear being released in just a few days time and it being one of the most anticipated action/martial arts movies of the year, we just had to find out a little bit more about the people who made it happen! One of them, Jawed El Berni, plays the character Lucas in the movie and using our ...

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Ong-Bak (2003)

Ong-Bak (2003)

The year 2003 heralded a new era of action star as Tony Jaa exploded onto the scene in Ong Bak – The Thai Warrior. The now 37-year-old, may be new to Hollywood but had been working as a stuntman under the tutelage of legendary action-director Panna Rittikrai for years. Amongst a proficiency in Thai Boxing, Jaa also ...

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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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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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Tom-Yum-Goong (2005)

Tom-Yum-Goong (2005)

Tom-Yum-Goong is the original name of the film, whilst Warrior King is the UK name; it's also known in the US as The Protector. This is Jaa's second movie in a starring role, after the international success of his first movie - the legendary Ong-Bak. Cast Tony Jaa plays Kham, a good natured man who loves his pet ...

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Chocolate (2008)

Chocolate (2008)

The team behind the earth-breaking martial arts sensation Ong-Bak returns with Chocolate - another Thai, bone-crushing, high-flying, street-sign-balancing, masterly-choreographed-extravaganza with an end scene for the history books! The film is released on DVD and Blu-ray in the UK via Showbox’s Cine-Asia label, and ...

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Kill ‘Em All (2012)

Kill ‘Em All (2012)

Kill 'Em All poster Kill ‘Em All is a propulsive and entertaining beat-'em-up romp that's essentially a mash-up of Cube and Saw with a dash of Mortal Kombat thrown in for good measure. Directed by Raimund Huber, the man behind the similarly exhilarating Bangkok Adrenaline, Kill 'Em All concerns a seemingly random ...

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The Martial Arts Expo (TMAX)

The Martial Arts Expo (TMAX)

We had a great time at The Martial Arts Expo (TMAX) in Coventry at the weekend; it was full-on with lots of quality demonstrations and lots of well-known figures in the martial-arts and combat world, and to be surrounded by it was fantastic! From the dynamic Edmunds Sistas with their exciting performances, to MMA ...

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