A genre which contains numerous martial arts fights between characters.

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What is the purpose behind “wax on, wax off” in Karate Kid?

In The Karate Kid, his first lesson is cleaning and waxing his masters car. His master tells him to "wax on, wax off". Is the purpose of this simply to teach him the value of hard work?
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Did Keanu Reeves actually know martial arts when he acted for the movie “The Matrix”?

Did Keanu Reeves actually know martial arts when he acted for the movie "The Matrix"? If no, how did he act in the movie? Do he actually know any kind of Martial Arts?
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What is this bullet-dodging martial arts movie?

As a kid I watched a movie that was my dads. All I remember from it was there was some kind of (potentially reluctant) hero / anti hero. He's trying to shoot an (Asian?) guy who could dodge the ...
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Looking for a martial arts movie

From what I remember about it: 1980-2000 man saves woman from getting robbed at an ATM man gets recruited by wrestling/ultimate fighting organization man refuses mind-control steroids father of ...
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Trying to identify a martial arts movie where one team hand their medals to the other team

This was a martial arts movie, I remember that it was team-based: members of teams fight against each other one-on-one and win points for their team, the points determine the winning team in the end. ...
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What's with the “wobbly” swords in Chinese martial arts movies?

In various martial arts movies set in China, we see swords that are "wobbly" (for lack of a better term). Sometimes the effect is subtle, visible only if you pay attention to the moment when two ...
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Trying to identify a martial arts movie, I thought it was called “The Golden Arrow”

Hi I'm trying to identify a martial arts movie, I thought it was called "The Golden Arrow". I saw it sometime in the early 90s I can't remember all that much, but the scene I remember is when the ...
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Is the martial arts choreography in the 2010 remake of Karate Kid realistic?

I am looking for an authoritative reference that supports either the plausibility or implausibility of the moves and techniques used by Jaden Smith / Jackie Chan in the remake of the Karate Kid. It's ...
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Female lead learns martial arts from an android

Looking for an older most likely 1990's science fiction movie that has a female lead who learns martial arts from an android. I remember the movie was set in post apocalyptic world and had a bit of a ...
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Kung fu movie which ends by alien pierced on a pole and his blood is liquid metal?

I just remembered I saw a king-fu/martial arts movie when I was a kid (now I am 29) where the hero searches to uncover some secret and ends up accidentaly killing an alien, who looks like a human when ...
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Identify 1970s Martial Arts movie: 2nd place Hero goes on quest. Disqualified Hero follows, takes over quest.

Guy fights to be the guy that gets to go on quest. Guy gets disqualified. 2nd place guy goes on quest. Disqualified guy follows along until first guy gets bumped off. Disqualified guy takes over. It ...
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Identifying martial arts movie (possibly with bodybuilders)

I'm trying to find an asian (I think) movie that I watched when I was a kid back in the 90's. The movie itself may be from the late 70's -80s. It had some crazy fights in mid air and what-not, it was ...
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An early 2000's action movie set in wilderness

Genre: Action, martial arts Language: English (US, 95% sure) Movie seen in between: 2000 - 2004 Aired on: Star Movies (India) Characters description: Three characters who play major roles in the ...
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Martial arts movie where man shoots darts/arrows out of stringed instrument?

I saw this movie in the last 20-25 years - for some reason I think it was released in the 90s in the US (possibly early 2000s), but I'm not certain. Anyway, it's a martial arts movie based in China ...
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Help find funny ninja movie (Or was it Chips on TV?)

Some rocket was on an island about to be launched by terrorists to the mainland? I think there were hostages? A team of ninja hit the island, American I think, male&female black&white. One ...
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I'm looking for the name of a martial arts movie

I will be as specific as I can, but I highly doubt anyone will know the name of the movie I'm looking for. It is an old Martial arts movie, likely Kung Fu, so Chinese. I seen it as a kid in the late ...
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Martial arts master fights different European experts?

I am trying to identify a movie. I could've sworn it was a movie about IP Man, but I have tried watching all the ones I could get my hands on and couldn't find it. All I remember about the movie ...
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Name the Jackie Chan movie which involves a ring that after wearing it made people disappear

In this movie Jackie chan and his friends try to fool one of their friends by giving him a fake ring? The friend eventually tries to spy the main actress bathing, but is caught by surprise that the ...
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Identify this kung fu/martial arts film

The main thing I remember is a scene where they are playing a capture-the-flag type of sport which contains 4 teams, and starts with all teams climbing a large ricketty structure to get the 'ball' , ...
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Martial arts movie about an evil assassin with inhuman powers using a small ring as a weapon

There is a kung fu movie I saw only a couple of scenes as kid. It should have been released between 1990 and 1998. The movie plot is setup in a present world (or whatever was present in the 90ties). ...
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Kids show with martial arts elements and magic

I've been trying to find the name of a TV show that I used to watch a few years back (more than 10, I think). I can only remember that it was about some kids who trained in some martial art by a ...
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Indentify kung fu trilogy

Need help identifying a kung fu trilogy I watched a few years ago. The plot is like this: There is a very poor chinese kung fu master working at a coal station. I don't really remeber what happens in ...
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Fist coming out of a guy's mouth

A friend was telling me about a scene in a movie where a guy gets punched in the stomach and the fist comes out of the guy's mouth. He claims this movie is from the 80's and it was likely a martial ...
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Martial arts movie where a fighter runs across the face of a building

This movie is in a modern setting. A urban city. The martial artists in this film can run up city buildings etc... I remember in the opening the girl in the movie (daughter of one of the grand ...
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Martial Arts movie where fight takes place in gym

There was a Martial Arts movie I remember seeing as a kid that featured 2 male fighters; one was a serious fighter and the other was comic relief. The one specific scene I can remember is the final ...
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Looking for a documentary series on martial arts

Looking for documentary series on martial arts: Probably 2000-2006 I think 1 host (martial artist) traveling the world to see all kinds of styles In the episode in Korea at the end he performed a ...
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Old martial arts film with a Shaolin monk in disguise

I wanted to ask about the title of an old martial arts film. I guess the film is from the 70s or 80s. The story was set in a village, where a mysterious stranger arrived. Throughout the film he ...
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Need help finding martial arts movie from early 80's Sunday Matinee

I am looking for a martial arts movie I saw in the early 80's on Sunday matinee (TV). A young man wanted to train at a local martial arts school. He attempts to sneak into the school and is caught. ...
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Asian kick-boxing movie where the villain cheats using metal nails

I saw this film around 2008. It was a Chinese film most probably. Frankly, it can be Korean or Thai film too. I could not identify them separately back then. The plot goes like the following: The ...
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Korean action movie with 1 woman preparing 3 girls

I don't remember whether that's a korean movie or Japanese movie, but it was an action film. There were 3 girls with some powers. They were being trained by a woman. But the woman in order to get rid ...
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Asian martial arts movie with two brothers

Basic story: I remember seeing this movie in the early 2000's. There are these two brothers training in a temple until their master lets them go to the city. Once they get to the city they try to make ...
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What martial arts movie features a hero losing his arm?

I am trying to identify a martial arts movie that I saw years ago. The hero gets into a fight with several bad guys, is defeated and one of his arms is cut off in the fight. Later he plunges his ...
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(Asian? Martial arts?) epic with fantasy elements

I am looking for, as I recall, a martial arts epic with dramatic elements (also some romance I think). The main features I remember are: The hero is the last survivor of a tribe of super fast humans ...
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Martial arts film about female protagonists fighting an evil warlord

It's a Kung fu action movie; Girls fight an evil warlord/spy; Each girl has her name posted in the movie with a kind of background about her; A ninja weapon finds a way to recruit them together; ...
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Young bullied teen finds portal to alternate reality, fighting in the clouds

My memories of this movie are sporadic. I know it's kids/family. It's martial arts/maybe manga based tho live action. High flying, cloud bouncing cheesy graphics. Its Oriental/Asian production style ...