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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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Added examples, all over 5:05 - hopefully will lose the downvote. I would say no, principally because of Jackie Chan. His movies like Supercop and Rumble in the Bronx are basically 90-minute street fights punctuated with bursts of dialogue. A few excerpts from the master of the running non-stop fight: Who Am I as an example clocks in at over 5:05. ...


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


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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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It's a great scene in a great film but the fights in Eastwood's "Every Which Way But Loose" and "Any Which Way You Can" were clearly longer, as was John Wayne's excellent "The Quiet Man".


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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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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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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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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: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0102159/, it's called Operation Scorpio / Scorpion King. Enjoy.


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Thirteen Assassins has got to top the list. The final battle is over 45 minutes of nonstop fighting. No dialogue breaks, no plot twists, just thirteen badasses against two hundred hired goons.


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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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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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Sounds like Tai Chi Master from 1993 with Jet Li. From Wiki: Junbao and Tienbo grow up together in a Shaolin Temple as monks, studying the martial arts and generally getting into trouble. They are both expelled from the temple after Tienbo almost kills a fellow student who cheats in a fight against him. Aided in their escape by their sympathetic teacher, ...


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Just so this question doesn't go unanswered: As JohnP mentioned, One Armed Boxer from 1971 might fit your description. The hero loses his arm in a fight, then plunges his other fist into fire and then into a special potion to make it invincible. The entire movie is available here on Youtube; The vase containing the herbal remedy appears around minute 56 and ...


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Any chance it might be Snake in the Eagle's Shadow? it's an early Jackie Chan and he develops his own cat style (complete with cat shrieks), which sounds like what you describe, but his hesitations were not due to bad experience with this move, rather his horrid uncle. If it's not, it's a movie worth watching if you haven't already - for the comedy value ...


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Arahan (2004) Sang-hwan (Seung-beom Ryu) is a well meaning but cowardly Korean policeman. By chance, he meets a mysterious group of old men called the 'Seven Masters' who protect the earth from ancient evil. Centuries ago, the Seven Masters imprisoned HeugUn – the master of absolute evil – but now HeugUn has returned to seek bloody vengeance on ...


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In Dragon there is a scene in a gym where a big guy demands that Bruce puts the weights down because it is their turn. He refuses and they attempt to intimidate him but he challenges him to a fight and makes some comic one liners. The rest of this guys friends join in when their champion is losing and Bruce fights all of them. Could this be it?


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In The Human Weapon [2007], the last episode took place in Korea. A 720-kick was featured in that episode. It's a bit outside of your stated time-frame, though.


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American Shaolin? A movie about an American guy who tries to join a Shaolin temple in China, to become a monk and learn about kungfu. These guys aren't bodybuilders here but your description sounds similar in some aspects.



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