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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 to ...


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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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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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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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Ip man 1: Fan Zi quan A lesser known style that uses a barrage of attacks to Attack an opponent. Choi lei fut A very broad system of martial arts that encompasses all sorts of weapons and empty hand combat Ip man 2: Xing yi quan A direct, straight line internal martial art that focuses on explosive power. Looks stupid but very effective. Xingyi school ...


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I would say that the tournament 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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This is actual the tv series Kung Fu (1972 - 1975) with David Carradine. The adventures of a Shaolin Monk as he wanders the American West armed only with his skill in Kung Fu. Kung Fu is an American action-adventure martial arts western drama television series starring David Carradine. The series follows the adventures of Kwai Chang Caine (portrayed by ...


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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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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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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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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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Movie gods have led me to remember significant detail - an orb / pearl, that was key to the alien ship, here is the movie: The Legend of Wisely aka Legend Of The Golden Pearl aka Wai Si-Lei chuen kei Wisely, the famous writer/adventurer, is tricked by his friend (played by Teddy Robin, the film's director) into helping him steal the dragon pearl. Samuel ...


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I believe you are looking for Shaolin Wooden Men. In this film, Jackie Chan's character plays a mute whose father is killed. Jackie then goes on a quest to become a great martialist, training from various masters, and eventually fighting a ridiculous hallway of mechanical warriors. Ultimately it is revealed that the monk which runs a school killed his ...


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Using a variety of objects including boxing gloves, leather gloves, a heavy sheet, and what appears to be wood In the documentary Fists of fire, which explores the Shaw Brothers studio, we see how they use the different materials to generate the effects for a fight scene.


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In order to make the fight more exciting and acrobatic Wobbly swords were used. As these sword are thin and flexible in order facilitate the movements,for the FAST movements and create like a force-field around yourself according to Chinese wordplay,speed of the sword has to do a lot and this was only possible with a light, thin and flexible sword with good ...


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Does it have a name? What is it supposed to accomplish compared to a slap or a right hook to the same part of the face? It's commonly known as the ear clap, double ear clap, or thunderclap strike. It's a hand-to-hand technique that's meant to rupture the eardrum(s) of the opponent (which is of course painful) and disorient them (ears ringing, possible loss ...


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