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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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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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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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Ip Man (2008)

Ip Man (2008)

For those of you who may have been hibernating wondering what brought about the sudden deluge of Ip Man movies, you can extend your sincerest “Thank You” to 2008’s “Ip Man” starring Donnie Yen. For those who have been hibernating for many seasons, Ip Man was history’s most renown Grandmaster of Wing Chun, the powerful ...

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Fist of Fury (1972)

Fist of Fury (1972)

On the heels of his star-making appearance in "The Big Boss", the legendary Bruce Lee solidified himself as the undisputed king of kung fu with "Fist of Fury". Portraying the role of Chen Zhen, a fictionalized student of Jing Wu Men founder, Hou Yuanjia. The film marked the second time Lee had assumed leading man ...

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Undisputed 2: Last Man Standing (2006)

Undisputed 2: Last Man Standing (2006)

Most critics who reviewed Isaac Florentine's "Undisputed 2: Last Man Standing" will never know just how lucky they were to be reviewing the film during its initial release. The reviews they penned were written when the world first met Yuri Boyka, the Most Complete Fighter in the World. As such, they could truly convey ...

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Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

Chinese New Year has arrived, and this year, the world finds itself in the astrological sign of the Horse! To help ring in the New Year, Kung Fu Kingdom would like to take you through just a few of the memorable martial arts flicks to have debuted in the Year of the Horse, along with some notable martial artists born ...

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“Fast and Furious” director to helm “Shaolin 3D”!

“Fast and Furious” director to helm “Shaolin 3D”!

Justin Lin is certainly a familiar name to action fans, having directed the past four films in the "Fast and Furious" series, taking the franchise to new staggering heights of popularity. Now, Lin is set to dive head first in the martial arts filmmaking with the recently announced "Shaolin 3D". The film, which will ...

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