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Miyagi becomes Daniel's teacher and, slowly, a surrogate father figure. He begins Daniel's training by having him perform laborious chores such as waxing cars, sanding a wooden floor, refinishing a fence, and painting Miyagi's house. Each chore is accompanied with a specific movement, such as clockwise/counter-clockwise hand motions. Daniel fails to ...


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Apparently Keanu Reeves, after the Matrix experience, got hooked on Martial Arts. But as far as the movie is concerned, we're talking about choreography (you learn moves as when you do with dancing). According to The Matrix FAQ on Imdb: The actors that were hired had some kind of physical background; Carrie Anne-Moss was a dancer and Keanu Reeves used ...


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Originally it's from the movie The Karate Kid(1984) starring Ralph Macchio and Pat Morita and the phrase has been adapted to the remake too . Pat Morita was supposed to be teaching Mr. Macchio karate, but all summer the karate master had the kid just painting stuff and waxing his car. However, the painting and waxing techniques were secretly teaching his ...


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I think the movie you are talking about is "The Last Dragon" - 1985 martial arts musical film. The following is an excerpt from a website describing parts of the movie and fits in with your description (not sure if I am allowed to link to random sites here, I can add them if I am) His master fires arrows at him, and he deftly smacks them in half. Very ...


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That would be Circle of Iron The movie was originally written by and for Bruce Lee and James Coburn as a vehicle to explain Lee's beliefs and martial arts philosophy. Jeff Cooper plays Cord, the seeker. David Carradine played multiple parts. Roddy McDowell, Eli Wallach, and Christopher Lee also starred in it. It's available on dvd and blu-ray.


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This sounds like "Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins." The cheesy dodging of bullets is a component of the fictional martial art Shinanju.


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Is it Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins, where An officially "dead" cop is trained to become an extraordinarily unique assassin in service of the US president. Given answer by reading this Yahoo question and its selected answer.


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I believe this to be the Hong Kong release called "Winners and Sinners", which is a comedy about some ex cons attempting to go straight, but getting caught up with a local crime boss anyway. I couldn't find any reference to a ring, but I did find this excerpt from the book "Dying for Action: The Life and Films of Jackie Chan", which states: Note: Some ...


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I don't think the purpose was simply to learn the muscle movements for defense. With the struggle of teaching, I think Myagi was also teaching the boy to trust him. Trust isn't something Daniel was very familiar with, and developing a trusting relationship with Myagi, as we see later, leads to better things.


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In his article "The Karate Kid: Behind the Scenes," Tim Nasson interviews the cast and crew of the film. This film is connected to the original in theme and story, though the protagonist this time learns a version of kung fu rather than karate: When the filmmakers decided to open up the movie and go to China, one change that became necessary was the ...


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Well just after I gave up searching and created a question here -- I found it: Best of the Best (1989).


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Sounds like DOA: Dead or Alive from 2006. A number of fighters are invited to DOA, an invitational martial arts contest. They travel to the tournament island by plane, until they have to jump out mid-flight with parachutes, and then have until sundown to reach the main island to be entered into the tournament. Fighters are then pooled against one another ...


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It is Fearless but these things happened at the end. Edit: You can check this video. Jet Li is the actor. His father was a Master. He wanted to beat all masters, that was the only aim for him. Then he loses his family because of his ambition. He leaves the town and loses himself. But His mental health is cured in a small village. Then he returns back to his ...


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It's the Jet Li movie Fearless In the movie the villains (the Japanese if I remember correctly), wanting to crush the spirit of the Chinese people bring in champions from other countries to defeat the local champion of China (played by Jet Li). These include the mentioned swordsman, spearman and wrestler (not boxer), as well as a Japanese martial artist ...


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I believe the movie you are thinking of is Knights, circa 1993. From the Wikipedia page: The cyborg Gabriel (Kris Kristofferson) was created to destroy all other cyborgs. He later rescues Nea (Kathy Long) by killing Simon (Scott Paulin), one of the other cyborgs. Gabriel trains Nea to become a cyborg killer and help him. They continue to kill cyborgs ...


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Superfights (1995) From IMDb: Jack Cody has always wanted to enter the world of the Superfights, a free fighting tournament. One night, he rescues a girl from a mugging and he becomes a national hero. Then, he is finally given his opportunity to become a Superfighter. He soon discovers a Ninja who tells him that the man behind the Superfights is involved ...


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The cast of the Matrix had to go through rigorous training of Wire Fu which is a combination of Kung Fu done while attached to a harness connected to a pulley mechanism. Wire Fu is popularly used in Hong Kong Chinese movies. Neo was initially to be played by Will Smith, but he turned it down to do Wild Wild West. The entire crew was new to Wire Fu and had ...


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To add on to what Alenanno said: This is the case for almost any movie. With any of these movies you're seeing choreographed fights, not actual fights. They're more dance than fighting, there's 0 or near 0 actual physical contact, little/no improvisation, it's all heavily planned out for visual effect. Each punch, kick, block, was planned and known to all ...


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I would say that the tourament is fairly unrealistic. Apart from the level of savagery which is unlikely in a tournament of that age category it suffers from too many 'big' moves. I have fought several times under various rule formats and the moment I see a large 'flowery' move I, basically, run forward and throw punches. Their technique does not land ...


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The remake actually provides some clarity on the matter. In either Karate or Kung Fu, there is a recurring theme of "excellence in everything you do, no matter how mundane". The underlying thread in this concept is meditation - a truly enlightened mind is meditating all of the time. Martial artists, seeing their art as a meditation, find practice in ...


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This sounds almost exactly like the 2005 martial arts movie The Challenge (AKA Kampfansage - Der letzte Schüler). In it, our blonde hero arrives on foot to a derelict city and meets a pretty Asian brunette and her bearded vigilante brother, then helps the locals in their fight against an evil team of brother and sister, and the sister (Kleo) is sexy, has ...


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From my admittedly passing interest in this same subject I can point out a few things I found interesting on this subject. Links to articles for further reading at bottom. The main chinese sword is a single edged combat weapon the Dao. Used effectively in almost all sword period wars including fighting the Huns and WW2. The two edged sword the Jian was ...


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Shaolin Master Killer also titled The 36th Chamber of Shaolin Pretty close to the plot minus the mid-air fights.


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This is the movie, it's called Operation Scorpio / Scorpion King.


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I don't remember the story of this one well, but it did involve some underground kick-boxing, Fatal Contact The fight scene you are talking about might be this one: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G_OHR_w-FV8


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Sounds like Ip Man. This series falls in line with what you've said very well. The version I saw on Netflix was subtitled. In the first movie, Ip Man was forced to fight a Japanese commander who though he was the man ... Ip proved him wrong. In the second movie, Ip man moves to the city with his wife where he starts a studio and teaches young people on the ...


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You're after the hilarious Kung Fu Hustle from 2004: Set in Canton, China in the 1940s, the story revolves in a town ruled by the Axe Gang [and] Sing who desperately wants to become a member. He stumbles into a slum ruled by eccentric landlords who turn out to be the greatest kung-fu masters in disguise. Sing's actions eventually cause the Axe Gang and ...


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Possibly the obscure Cyberkidz. From Youtube: TV series from 1996 featuring Zorak, the thousand-year-old evil wizard; Zeist, his henchman; and Kyle, Ian, Danica and Zak (K.I.D.Z. - get it?), who use the Power of the Glove to protect Cyberland and Earth. They have VR gloves projecting 4 different colors and are trained to fight evil by... a programmer's ...


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Sounds like Naked Weapon (2002). It is a Chinese action movie with martial arts. Plot: The movie opens with the assassination of a man of unknown identity. A team of three CIA officers, including Jack Chen (played by Daniel Wu), a rookie, watch through surveillance as a sexy female assassin named Fiona Birch (Marit Thoresen) enters the man's heavily ...


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Sounds like National Geographic's Deadly Arts from 2004 hosted by Josette Normandeau, who's blonde and has a black belt in Aikido. She visits O Sensei's grave in the episode about Aikido, which you can currently find on Youtube. Here's her photo:



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