International megastar Donnie Yen reprises his iconic role as the real-life kung fu grandmaster Ip Man in this martial arts spectacular. After escaping the Japanese occupation of his hometown of Foshan, China, Ip Man and his family have arrived in Hong Kong, which is living under the iron fist of British colonial rule. Ip wants to support his family by opening up a martial arts academy to teach his unique Wing Chun style. But a corrupt cabal of Hong Kong martial arts masters, led by Hung Chun-nam (the legendary Sammo Hung), refuses to allow Ip to teach until he proves himself- and prove himself he does, in an intense series of fights against the masters showcasing a dazzling variety of martial arts styles, culminating in a highly anticipated brawl between Ip and Hung atop a rickety table. But even after gaining the respect of the masters, Ip’s troubles are far from over. Hong Kong under British rule is a world of corruption, and when a Western-style boxer named TaylorTwister Milos comes to town to entertain the British upper-class, and insults both Chinese martial arts and the native citizens in a horrifically violent way, Ip must step up and fight for the honor of both his kung fu and the Chinese people. Forced by honor to enter a brutal King of the Ring boxing match against Twister, it’s East versus West in an amazing, knock-down drag-out fight to the finish, the likes of which have never been seen on-screen before.
Looks so good!
Can’t wait to see this on the big screen subtitled in the US January 28th!
Gift of Traditional Martial Arts is an exciting and thought provoking testament to the power of studying “Kobudo” – the ancient unarmed and weapon arts of the Ninja and Samurai.
Packed with never-before-seen martial arts techniques, this movie weaves seamlessly between the way of the sword and the way of peace.
From empowering a woman who lived in fear after being robbed at gun-point, to saving a spinal cord injury survivor who lost his will to live; this movie illustrates just how a 2000 year old Asian discipline of self defense has inspired and transformed thousands of lives.
Cable and movies are filled with overly-violent shows which glorify aggressive behavior. This movie is refreshingly different and uses the deadly fighting arts of the past to inspire rather than injure.
It documents the incredible benefits true, traditional martial arts can give to society and shows the public the once-secret world of the oldest Japanese traditional style of defense. – It is an awesome collection of movements, ideas, information and emotions.
This looks like a great docu. Really captures the feeling of what I am doing. This is a different style of Ninjutsu then I am doing, but I see some similarities. I want to go train out in nature so bad!!!
The Warrior’s Way, a visually-stunning modern martial arts western starring Korean actor Dong-gun Jang who plays an Asian warrior assassin forced to hide in a small town in the American Badlands. Rounding out the ensemble cast are Kate Bosworth (Superman Returns), Oscar(R)-winner Geoffrey Rush (Shine), Danny Huston (The Kingdom), and Tony Cox (The Hustle).The fantasy action film was written and directed by newcomer Sngmoo Lee, and is being produced by Barrie M. Osborne (Lord of the Rings), Jooick Lee (Seven Swords) and Michael Peyser (Hackers).
Featuring Darth Vader. Chi is the Chinese word meaning ‘life force’ – an energy created by all living beings. A Tai Chi master’s strength flows from this FORCE.
Known for its health benefits, Tai Chi is in fact a martial art, evolved for combat over 4,000 years. The secret is inner calm, relaxed concentration and lethal precision.
Britt Reid is the son of LA’s most prominent and respected media magnate and perfectly happy to maintain a directionless existence on the party scene — until his father mysteriously dies, leaving Britt his vast media empire. Striking an unlikely friendship with one of his father’s more industrious and inventive employees, Kato, they see their chance to do something meaningful for the first time in their lives: fight crime. But in order to do this, they decide to become criminals themselves — protecting the law by breaking it, Britt becomes the vigilante The Green Hornet as he and Kato hit the streets.
Using all his ingenuity and skill, Kato builds the ultimate in advanced retro weaponry, The Black Beauty, an indestructible car equal parts firepower and horsepower. Rolling in a mobile fortress on wheels and striking the bad guys with Kato’s clever gadgets, The Green Hornet and Kato quickly start making a name for themselves, and with the help of Britt’s new secretary, Lenore Case, they begin hunting down the man who controls LA’s gritty underworld: Benjamin Chudnofsky. But Chudnofsky has plans of his own: to swat down The Green Hornet once and for all.
This looks like fun.
In a rescue worthy of the Mutant Ninja Turtles, five Sydney ninjas went to the aid of a commuter as he was being robbed of his mobile phone in a Sydney alleyway.
The 27-year-old German medical student had been confronted by three thugs as he sat alone on a late-night train to Kingswood, in Sydney’s western suburbs on Wednesday night.
He refused to hand over his wallet when they demanded it, but they followed him off the train and saw their chance when he turned into the dimly lit alley.
But their assault was brought to a sudden stop when they looked up from kicking their victim and saw the ninjas, dressed completely in black, running toward them.
If they had looked a bit more carefully as they trailed the student into the alley, they might have noticed that the spot where they had chosen to launch their attack was right outside the doors of the Ninja Senshi Ryu school, a Japanese martial arts school that trains would be ninja warriors.
Even worse for the hapless muggers, a class happened to be in progress at the time. It was being taught by a sensei, or teacher, of 30 years experience in the specialised warrior art of Ninjutsu, an ancient martial art focusing on stealth, pressure points and weaponry.
The class was coming to an end when a ninjitsu student went outside and saw the attack on the student, who was coming to the end of an eight week exchange visit. Rushing back to class, he called on black belt instructor Kaylan Soto and three other students for help.
“He’s called out to me, ‘Sensei, someone’s getting mugged on the road outside!'” said Mr Soto .”We looked around to see what was happening and there were three blokes on this guy just kicking him and punching him in the head.
“We started running at them, yelling and everything. These guys have turned around and seen five ninjas in black ninja uniforms running towards them. They just bolted,” he said.
“You should have seen their faces when they saw us in ninja gear coming towards them. I’ve never seen guys running that fast. They should have been in the Olympics – they would have won gold,” he added.
Ninja student Steve Ashley said: “It was probably the worst place in Sydney where they could have taken him.”
The muggers got away with the student’s mobile phone and iPod. Sydney police said they have charged a 16-year-old boy and a 20-year-old man with robbery. The third attacker is still on the run.
It would have made the ninja turtles very proud. As they would say, Cowabunga.
Hell Yeah!!!!!! It’s good to be a Ninja.
This is kick ass too. Such skill, concentration and control.
The legend of Ong Bak 3 begins after Tien (Tony Jaa) has lost his fighting skills and his beloved step-father at the Garuda’s Wing cliff from the raid led by Jom Rachan (Saranyu Wonggrajang). Tien is brought back to life with the help from Pim (Primrata Dechudom) as well as Mhen (Petchai Wongkamlao) and the Kana Khone villagers. Deep into the meditation taught by Phra Bua (Nirutti Sirijanya), Tien finally is able to achieve ‘Nathayut’. His talents are put to the test again when his rivals including the Golden-Armored King’s Guard (Supakorn ‘Tok’ Kijusuwan), the mysterious killers in black, and Bhuti Sangkha (Dan Chupong) return for the final massive showdown.