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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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I'm not really sure and many things don't match, but the part of the main character being the janitor of the martial arts school reminds me of Snake in the Eagle's Shadow, an early Jackie Chan movie I watched quite often many years ago, with a great synthesizer soundtrack (featuring works from Jean-Michel Jarre and Space). But in this movie the martial arts ...



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