Iconic martial arts style movies

Discussion in 'Movies and Television' started by ap Oweyn, Mar 5, 2014.

  1. Hannibal

    Hannibal Cry HAVOC and let slip the Dogs of War!!! Supporter

    Wrestling - The Wrestler
    Jeet Kune Do - Game of Death...well the 30 minutes of pagoda scenes anyway

    and just to annoy the X-Kan crew

    Ninjutsu - Ninja Vengeance
     
  2. Bozza Bostik

    Bozza Bostik Antichrist on Button Moon

    Was Remo the one where he is doing double stick work on an upturned sofa?

    I think that's the first film (or Enter The Dragon) where I saw something that looked like kali.

    I tried to watch it a few months back. Couldn't get past the first few scenes. I keep meaning to watch Besouro, never seem to remember.
     
  3. Bozza Bostik

    Bozza Bostik Antichrist on Button Moon

    Pffft...The Wrest...*nods head in avatar's direction*...really!

    ('tis a great movie - struggle watching it though :cry:)
     
  4. Guitar Nado

    Guitar Nado Valued Member

    I was going to say Vision Quest for Wrestling.
     
  5. Fish Of Doom

    Fish Of Doom Will : Mind : Motion Supporter

    there's actually an old kung fu movie featurong a high-profile hung sing choy lee fut exponent, but i don't remember what either was called. will see if i can find it. also, for japanese karate: kuro-obi (starring actual karate sensei who hit each other for real during filming)
     
  6. Fish Of Doom

    Fish Of Doom Will : Mind : Motion Supporter

    oh, and MAP's own gshambrooke was in jackie chan's mr. nice guy, an he does clf. iirc he also spin kicked jackie in the head for real :p
     
  7. Fish Of Doom

    Fish Of Doom Will : Mind : Motion Supporter

  8. Gripfighter

    Gripfighter Sub Seeker

    Judo, BJJ, Sambo, Wrestling, MMA tha arts I gravitate to seem to have got on the map without the help of fantasy to promote them.
     
  9. ap Oweyn

    ap Oweyn Ret. Supporter

    Don't remember that from Remo Williams. Do remember that from The Perfect Weapon though.

    The kenpo folks got really salty when people asked them whether Jeff Speakman was doing kali in The Perfect Weapon. Can hardly blame the general public though.
     
  10. Gripfighter

    Gripfighter Sub Seeker

    and raging bull is a far better boxing movie than rocky :p
     
  11. ap Oweyn

    ap Oweyn Ret. Supporter

    Oh sure. But it is where most of the movie-going public would have gotten their strongest exposure to capoeira. Aside from that, it was generally "no-name opponent in the secret-underground-tournament subgenre (e.g., The Quest, Shootfighter 2, Undisputed 3, Kickboxer 4, etc.)
     
  12. Bozza Bostik

    Bozza Bostik Antichrist on Button Moon

    That's the one!
     
  13. Hannibal

    Hannibal Cry HAVOC and let slip the Dogs of War!!! Supporter

    Sayoc Kali -The Hunted
     
  14. Dean Winchester

    Dean Winchester Valued Member

    Beverly Hills Ninja...





    :whistle:
     
  15. ap Oweyn

    ap Oweyn Ret. Supporter

    Yeah, I rewatched that recently. Pretty dire.

    I couldn't help thinking:

    "You're stopping to make knives in the middle of this epic chase scene? Make knives?! You're in Portland, Oregon, for God's sake. I'm guessing there's an outdoor store or two you could break into quicker."
     
  16. Southpaw535

    Southpaw535 Well-Known Member Moderator Supporter

    Aikidio: Any Segal film but I'll say On Deadly Ground

    MMA: Never Back Down

    Is it fair to say the Bourne films and JKD?
     
  17. Dean Winchester

    Dean Winchester Valued Member

    Seven Samurai.

    Simply because no list is complete without it.
     
  18. Unreal Combat

    Unreal Combat Valued Member

    Karate: The Karate Kid.
    Kickboxing (or Full Contact Karate as it was named back then): No Retreat, No Surrender.
    Kung Fu: The Matrix.
     
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  19. Bozza Bostik

    Bozza Bostik Antichrist on Button Moon

    Boxing: The Champ :cry:
    Ninjas: American Ninja or Ninja III: The abomin...The Domination. Or TMNT. Can't decide cause they are all awesome.
    MA in general: The Pink Panther
     
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  20. Kave

    Kave Lunatic

    Bartitsu: Sherlock Holmes
     

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