Tag: Jet Li

Fight choreographer Ju Kun among missing

Fight choreographer Ju Kun among missing

Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 disappeared over Vietnam while en route to Beijing from Kuala Lumpar this past weekend. Among the 227 passengers currently missing is kung fu master, stuntman, and fight choreographer Ju Kun, who was set to serve as assistant fight choreographer alongside Brett Chan for the upcoming ...

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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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Legend of The Red Dragon (1994)

Legend of The Red Dragon (1994)

Beware! This review contains spoilers! Legend of the Red Dragon (more fittingly known as Hung Hei-Koon: Shaolin's Five Founders, Legend of the Future Shaolin, or The New Legend of Shaolin) is a rather tongue-in-cheek, light-hearted affair showcasing Hung Hei-Kwun's (Jet Li) exploits as a rebel against the Qing ...

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Fearless (2006)

Fearless (2006)

by guest contributor Volcan Kacar This brilliant martial arts film not only loosely tells the story of Huo Yuanjia, the marital artist who not only saved China from Western foreign imperialism and the Empire of Japan but protected the nation’s honour. In the final years of the Qing Dynasty at their weakest ...

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The Forbidden Kingdom (2008)

The Forbidden Kingdom (2008)

by guest contributor Volcan Kacar The Forbidden Kingdom poster Rob Minkoff’s loosely based film on the ancient Chinese 16th century novel Journey to the West by Wu Cheng'en is a film that takes us into South Boston, with obsessed martial arts and Chinese culture enthusiast Jason Tripitikas. Upon discovering ...

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Kiss of the Dragon (2001)

Kiss of the Dragon (2001)

Beware! This review contains spoilers! Jet Li's films are usually hard-edged, ultraviolent affairs offering adult film-goers an invigorating shot of adrenaline. 2001's Kiss Of The Dragon is no different. In the mouth of martial arts megastar Li, a polite request like, "I would very much appreciate it if you don't ...

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Kung Fu Fighting martial arts documentary

Kung Fu Fighting martial arts documentary

The Kung Fu Fighting martial arts documentary is a wonderful, compact documentary (first aired in 1997 as part of BBC 2′s great 'Kung Fu Night') on martial arts featuring a comprehensive view of the kung-fu movie industry. There is some great footage/clips and input from some of the most prominent figures in the field ...

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