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Best Fight Scenes: Staff Fights
 
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(ignore redundant title wording) Ranging from the Chinese “Gun”, to the Japanese/Okinawan “Bo”, and even the European Quarterstaff, the staff has been an integral long-range weapon in martial arts and possibly the simplest in design. Here’s a compilation of my favorite staff fight scenes. 1. Dragon Tiger Gate 2. Ip Man 3. Fearless (Huo Yuanjia) 4. The Matrix Reloaded 5. The Victim 6. Kung Fu Jungle 7. Tai Chi Master 8. True Legend 9. Pacific Rim 10. Heroes of the East (Shaolin Challenges Ninja) 11. Bushido Man 12. The 8 Diagram Pole Fighter (Invincible Pole Fighter) 13. Fatal Move (Triad Wars) 14. Pedicab Driver 15. Bangkok Knockout 16. Drunken Master 17. Shaolin (The New Shaolin Temple) 18. Shaolin vs. Wu Tang 19. The Forbidden Kingdom 20. Legendary Weapons of China 21. Once Upon a Time in China 2 22. Extreme Challenge 23. Challenge of the Masters 24. Iron Monkey 25. The 36th Chamber of Shaolin 26. The Kung Fu Master 27. (outro) Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
Views: 111842 Jamyang Pelsang
Best Fight Scenes: Michelle Yeoh
 
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One of the most famous female action stars, Michelle Yeoh is a Malaysian actress who began her film career in the 1985 Hong Kong action movie “Yes, Madam”. Afterwards, she quickly gained a reputation for performing all of her own stunts and eventually starred in “Police Story 3” alongside Jackie Chan which included her death-defying motorcycle jump onto a moving train. But it wasn’t until her role in “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon” that she reached international fame also earning her a BAFTA nomination for Best Actress in a Leading Role. This gave her the leeway to further her presence in Hollywood with films like “Memoirs of a Geisha, “Sunshine”, and even had the opportunity to play a Bond girl in “Tomorrow Never Dies” with co-star Pierce Brosnan. Interestingly enough, Yeoh was asked to portray the character Seraph in the “Matrix Reloaded” but was unable to due to scheduling conflicts. She’s also appeared in numerous films with other Hong Kong action superstars like Jet Li in “Tai Chi Master” and “The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor” as well as Donnie Yen in “Wing Chun”. Yeoh’s filmography is far from over however as she is currently playing Captain Philippa Georgiou in the television series “Star Trek: Discovery” not to mention making a cameo as one of the clan leaders of the Ravagers in “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” who are rumored to replace the main Guardians in the near future. But her most anticipated movie is a spin-off of the Ip Man series focusing on Max Zhang’s character Cheung Tin-Chi titled “Master Z: Ip Man Legacy” which will also feature Tony Jaa and Dave Bautista. So here are my favorite Michelle Yeoh fight scenes. List of movies featured in order of appearance: 1. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon 2. Police Story 3: Supercop 3. Wing Chun 4. Yes, Madam 5. Reign of Assassins
Views: 705812 Jamyang Pelsang
Best Fight Scenes: Jason Statham
 
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"The Bald Brit" (I came up with it, good nickname or no?) started off as a national British Diver, but eventually began his acting career in films like "Snatch" and "Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels". But shortly after starring in 2002's The Transporter, his reputation of being typecast for badass antiheroic action movie roles launched him into international fame. He also has a background in Karate, Kickboxing, Muay Thai, Wing Chun, and Brazillian Jiu-Jitsu to compliment his on-screen martial prowess not to mention performing nearly all of his own stunts. Undeniably one of the most iconic non-Asian action film stars of the 21st century, here's a compilation of my favorite Jason Statham fight scenes. List of movies featured in order of appearance: 1. The Transporter 2. The Expendables 3. War (Rogue Assassin) 4. Transporter 2 5. The Expendables 2 6. Furious 7 7. Transporter 3 8. The Expendables 3 9. Wild Card 10. (outro) Parker Other notable films include The One, The Italian Job, The Pink Panther, Crank, Crank: High Voltage, The Bank Job, Death Race, The Mechanic, Mechanic: Resurrection, Killer Elite, Safe, and Spy.
Views: 13567024 Jamyang Pelsang
Best Fight Scenes: Donnie Yen
 
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(Born Yen Ji-dan) Named the biggest action star of Asia and the most "practical fighter" in Asian martial arts cinema by Jet Li and Jackie Chan, this versatile martial artist and former Beijing Wushu champion, (black belt ranks in Boxing, Tai Chi, Jeet Kune Do, Karate, Taekwondo, Muay Thai, Kickboxing, Judo, Brazillian Jiu-Jitsu, Hapkido, and Wrestling) became an international star after his breakout role as the titular character of 2008's Ip Man. He even appeared in the Star Wars film, "Rogue One", as the staff wielding character, Chirrut Imwe. From Wing Chun to MMA-style fight choreography, Yen's action design is intense and highly entertaining. Here's a compilation of my favorite Donnie Yen fight scenes. List of movies featured in order of appearance: 1. Ip Man 2. Hero 3. SPL: Sha Po Lang (Kill Zone) 4. Ip Man 2 5. Flash Point 6. Iron Monkey 7. Once Upon a Time in China 2 8. (outro) Dragon Tiger Gate Other films worth mentioning are Drunken Tai Chi, Tiger Cage, In The Line of Duty 4, Tiger Cage 2, New Dragon Gate Inn, Hero Among Heroes (Fist of the Red Dragon), Iron Monkey 2, Legend of the Wolf, Highlander: Endgame, Blade 2, Shanghai Knights, Seven Swords, An Empress and the Warriors, Bodyguards and Assassins, 14 Blades, Legend of the Fist: The Return of Chen Zhen, The Lost Bladesman, Wuxia (Dragon), Special ID, Kung Fu Jungle, Ip Man 3, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, and Triple X: The Return of Xander Cage.
Views: 2944642 Jamyang Pelsang
Best Fight Scenes: Wesley Snipes
 
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Known for being the first person to portray the Marvel superhero Blade in the 1998 film (and later sequels) and probably the most prominent African American actor to play a comic book character, this martial artist is a 5th dan Shotokan Karate master, has a 2nd dan in Hapkido, 2nd dan in Taekwondo, and has also trained in Kickboxing, Capoeira, Brazillian Jiu-Jitsu, Shaolin Kung Fu, Eskrima, and Silat. Income tax evasion aside, he's an actor first, but also happens to be an impressive martial artist and action film star. Here's a compilation of my favorite Wesley Snipes fight scenes. List of movies/television series in order of appearance: 1. Blade (1988) 2. The Player 3. Blade 2 4. Game of Death 5. Blade: Trinity 6. (outro) The Expendables 3 Other notable films include Jungle Fever, The Waterdance, White Men Can't Jump, Passenger 57, Demolition Man, Money Train, The Art of War, The Art of War 2: Betrayal, and Undisputed.
Views: 1208270 Jamyang Pelsang
Best Fight Scenes: Muay Thai/Muay Boran
 
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Muay Thai is a martial art and combat sport originating from Thailand (too obvious from it’s name?) that revolves around striking and clinch-based fighting (which differs from conventional Boxing and Kickboxing competitions that either forbid or only allow limited clinching techniques). Despite not being the first Thai martial art to exist, it became the most popular style of Muay Boran, the collective set of unarmed Thai martial arts that predate Muay Thai. Modern Muay Thai is said to be derived from a particular form of Muay Boran called “Siamese Boxing” which was used by the legendary Nai Khanomtom, a Siamese (from the country of Siam, in what is present-day Thailand) prisoner of war who was rewarded with freedom after consecutively defeating ten Burmese fighters. Although Muay Thai uses what is known as the “Science/Art of 8 Limbs”, older Muay Boran styles used 9 limbs. The 8 limbs being the fists, elbows, shins, and knees with the addition of a 9th “limb”; the head. Many Muay Boran moves were eliminated to create Muay Thai either due to rule changes for competitive matches or for perceived impracticality including more bizarre strikes like the double uppercut (sometimes called the “Hanuman Uppercut” or “Hanuman” for short). Otherwise Muay Thai has kept certain features of Muay Boran intact such as kicking with the shin rather than the foot (to prevent breaking the weaker bones of the foot) and utilizing full body rotation centered around the hips for all its strikes. The most famous of these strikes is the roundhouse kick which is not necessarily exclusive to Muay Thai but widely used by competitors where the hip is rotated to deliver a powerful blow with the front surface of the shin. As most have observed, Muay Thai fighters physically condition their shins to withstand more blunt force and pain by repeatedly kicking bamboo trees which hardens the bone and tissue. Traditionally Muay Thai had been a bare-knuckled affair but later introduced hemp rope tied around fighters’ fists to lessen injury until finally adopting the use of boxing gloves. In film, Tony Jaa (along with his late mentor Panna Rittikrai) is credited as being responsible for popularizing Muay Thai (and some of the more exotic Muay Boran) around the world through his highly innovative stunt work and martial arts sequences. I’m no Muay Thai/Muay Boran expert but a fan of awesome fight choreography so I decided to research some of the films/television series that feature it. So here’s a compilation of some Muay Thai/Muay Boran fight scenes. Links to the short film featured in this video: Slug Street Scrapper Ep. 3 (fight scene): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kATce--Z_9Q Slug Street Scrappers Ep. 3 (full episode): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bX9bGA1jcns List of movies/television series featured in order of appearance: 1. Ong-Bak: Muay Thai Warrior 2. Slug Street Scrappers Ep. 3 3. Ong-Bak 2: The Beginning 4. Yamada: The Samurai of Ayothaya 5. Ong-Bak 3 6. Undisputed 2: Last Man Standing 7. The Protector (Tom-Yum-Goong) 8. Special ID 9. The Protector 2 (Tom-Yum-Goong 2) 10. The Legend of Bruce Lee 11. SPL 2: A Time for Consequences 12. Kickboxer 13. Furious 7 14. Bangkok Revenge 15. Skin Trade 16. Chocolate 17. The Kick 18. Never Back Down: No Surrender 19. Fireball 20. Raging Phoenix 21. Fist of Fury
Views: 83194 Jamyang Pelsang
Best Fight Scenes: Yayan Ruhian
 
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This is the Indonesian martial artist behind the character Mad Dog, the vicious and nearly unstoppable antagonist of “The Raid: Redemption”. Ruhian later reappeared in “The Raid 2” as a different character as well as playing a role in the earlier 2009 film “Merantau”, along with the star of the Raid series, Iko Uwais, both actors/martial artists having choreographed their own fight sequences. Ruhian also made a cameo appearance in “Star Wars: Episode 7 - The Force Awakens” as Tasu Leech, a member of the Kanjiklub gang and second in command of Iko Uwais’ Razoo Qin-Fee. Yayan Ruhian and Iko Uwais would team up again for the 2017 sci-fi film “Beyond Skyline”. His other filmography includes “Gangster”, “Yakuza Apocalypse: The Great War of the Underworld”, and “Comic 8: Casino Kings Parts 1 & 2”. After mastering the Indonesian martial art, Pencak Silat, which has been extensively demonstrated in his films, Ruhian became a trainer/referee for Pencak Silat competitions both within and outside of Indonesia. His background also includes other martial arts such as Aikido. Here’s a compilation of Yayan Ruhian’s fight scenes. List of movies featured in order of appearance: 1. Merantau 2. The Raid: Redemption 3. The Raid 2: Berandal 4. (outro) Star Wars: Episode 7 - The Force Awakens
Views: 183203 Jamyang Pelsang
Best Fight Scenes: Tony Jaa
 
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(Born Japanom/Tatchakorn Yeerum) Credited with contributing to the mainstream appeal of Muay Thai & Muay Boran, he is one of the greatest stuntman and martial arts movie stars of the current generation first receiving attention after starring in the Thai martial arts cult hit Ong-Bak in 2003. Here's a compilation of my favorite Tony Jaa fight scenes many of which have been choreographed by Jaa himself and his mentor Panna Rittikrai (R.I.P.) with the help of his talented Muay Thai Stunt team (who are highly regarded for using full-contact hits in their fight scenes). List of movies featured in order of appearance: 1. The Protector (Tom-Yum-Goong) 2. Ong-Bak: Muay Thai Warrior 3. The Protector 2 (Tom-Yum-Goong 2) 4. Ong-Bak 2: The Beginning 5. SPL 2: A Time For Consequences (Kill Zone 2) 6. Ong-Bak 3 7. Furious 7 8. Skin Trade (outro montage from Ong-Bak and The Protector)
Views: 20575249 Jamyang Pelsang
Best Fight Scenes: David vs. Goliath
 
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A fight scene compilation of much smaller guys taking on much bigger guys. One of the most common scenarios in martial arts/action films. What more is there to say? The title isn’t meant to be biblical in any sense but calling it just “Small Guy vs. Big Guy” or something so obviously descriptive didn’t sound nearly as eloquent. You’ll also notice Nathan Jones is in quite a few of these as he seems to be the go-to guy for physically imposing villains in many martial arts movies. List of movies featured in order of appearance: 1. Boyka: Undisputed 4 2. Tom-Yum-Goong (The Protector) 3. Game of Death 4. Huo Yuanjia (Fearless) 5. Ip Man 2 6. Never Back Down: No Surrender 7. Ip Man 3 8. 300 9. Fist of Legend 10. Kick-Ass 2 11. Kiss of the Dragon 12. Furious 7 13. In the Line of Duty 4 14. The Wrath of Vajra 15. Blood and Bone 16. Legendary Assassin 17. Ong-Bak: The Thai Warrior 18. BKO: Bangkok Knockout 19. Skin Trade 20. The Raid: Redemption
Views: 734822 Jamyang Pelsang
Best Fight Scenes: Capoeira
 
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This Brazilian martial art was developed as a method for West African slaves to practice and hide their indigenous combat from their colonial masters by disguising it as a form of dance. Using a variety of fast, unpredictable, acrobatic kicks, Capoeira emphasizes constant motion mainly through “ginga”, a lateral bobbing movement. Rather than being solely a type of self-defense, Capoeira as a game allows practitioners, or capoeristas, to engage in a sort of “dance-off” where they must individually perform and synchronize their moves with one another without hitting their opponent. This involves a circle of capoeristas called a “roda” who either clap and chant or play a musical instrument called a “berimbau” to maintain the flow and rhythm of the performance. Capoeira is now taught all over the globe and has been featured frequently in pop culture. Notable capoerista actors include Lateef Crowder, Mark Dacascos, and Wesley Snipes. I’m no expert on Capoeira but a fan of awesome fight choreography so I decided to delve a bit deeper and research some films/television series featuring Capoeira. So here’s a compilation of some Capoeira fight scenes. Here are links to short films featured in this video: Inmate 451 (original upload): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kZryD0Ds2Bs Inmate 451 (higher quality re-upload): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JwxKRWj3adM&t=2s Formless: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ruZG_5C6o6o List of movies/television series featured in order of appearance: 1. Undisputed 3: Redemption 2. Inmate 451 3. Chocolate 4. The Protector (Tom-Yum-Goong) 5. Formless 6. Bangkok Knockout 7. Mortal Kombat: Rebirth 8. Besouro (The Assailant) 9. The Girl from the Naked Eye 10. The Rundown 11. Tekken 12. Kickboxer 4: The Aggressor 13. Only the Strong 14. Stargate SG-1
Views: 2361908 Jamyang Pelsang
Best Fight Scenes: Marko Zaror
 
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This Chilean martial artist/actor portrayed the character Raul "Dolor" Quinones in Undisputed 3 displaying Taekwondo skills and acrobatics rivaling that of even Scott Adkins. While being capable of performing 720 and 900 kicks even at 6' 2'', he has also trained in Boxing, Kickboxing, Karate, and Wing Chun. Besides minor roles in films like "Machete Kills" and stunt doubling for The Rock in "The Rundown", he has starred in his own martial arts films like "Kiltro" and the recent "Redeemer". Here's a compilation of my favorite Marko Zaror fight scenes. List of movies featured in order of appearance: 1. Undisputed 3: Redemption 2. Redeemer 3. Kiltro 4. Mirageman 5. (outro) Mandrill
Views: 249902 Jamyang Pelsang
Best Fight Scenes: Jeet Kune Do
 
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This martial arts philosophy was invented by none other than arguably one of the greatest martial artists of all time, Bruce Lee. Jeet Kune Do translates to “the art/way of the intercepting fist” and also referred to by Lee himself as “the art of fighting without fighting”. Having grown up getting involved in street fights, eventually learning Wing Chun from the famed grandmaster Ip Man, and later studying martial arts from all over the world, Bruce Lee concluded that the most efficient method of combat is one without style. A formless, systemless view that allows one to adapt to any situation. Lee was disillusioned by the martial arts in his era that would spend excessive amounts of time on developing flashy unrealistic techniques or focus too much on the artificialities of point-based competitions. He metaphorically stated that one should be like water, something without shape that can resist direct force or flow around it. This would ultimately allow flexibility and improvisation in an actual fight where instinct dominates over predetermined memorized techniques. Although intended to not follow any particular structure, Jeet Kune Do does follow many principles from other martial arts mainly Wing Chun, Fencing, and Boxing. These principles include the concept of the centerline, economy of motion (maximum force with minimum effort), simultaneous attack/defense, non-telegraphic striking (strikes moving only the striking limb without shifting the rest of the body), low kicks (an application of economic motion), leading stance (holding the dominant hand closer to the opponent, also for economic motion), and interception (the namesake of Jeet Kune Do; intercepting an opponent’s attack by striking right when they’re positioning into the attack). After Bruce Lee’s untimely death in 1973 and that of his son Brandon’s in 1993, many have carried on the legacy of Jeet Kune Do including former NBA star and Lee’s student Kareem Abdul Jabar, Dan Inosanto who was Lee’s colleague and now the world’s leading JKD expert, as well as being practiced by martial artist/martial arts movie stars like Donnie Yen. Mixed martial arts has been inspired by Jeet Kune Do further contributing to the popularity of hybridization among multiple styles of martial arts. I’m no expert on Jeet Kune Do but a fan of awesome fight choreography so I decided to delve deeper and research some of the films/television series that feature it. So here’s a compilation of some Jeet Kune Do fight scenes. 1. Enter the Dragon 2. Legend of the Fist: The Return of Chen Zhen 3. Cowboy Bebop: The Movie 4. The Way of the Dragon (Return of the Dragon) 5. Tiger Cage 6. Once Upon a Time in High School: The Spirit of Jeet Kune Do 7. Fist of Fury (The Chinese Connection) 8. Flash Point 9. Fist of Legend 10. Game of Death 11. Tiger Cage 2 12. No Retreat, No Surrender 13. The Big Boss 14. SPL: Sha Po Lang (Kill Zone) 15. Redeemer 16. The Legend of Bruce Lee 17. In the Line of Duty 4 18. Undisputed 3: Redemption 19. Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story 20. Legend of the Wolf 21. Fist of Fury (TV Series) 22. Iron Monkey 2 23. (outro) Birth of a Dragon
Views: 103926 Jamyang Pelsang
Best Fight Scenes: Lateef Crowder
 
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More or less the "real life Eddy Gordo" and a member of the Zero Gravity Stunt Team, he is likely the most prominent Capoeira maestre in the martial arts film industry. Other than the live action portrayal of a certain Tekken character (I wonder who), he has also played as Baraka in the online short film Mortal Kombat: Rebirth, a Brazilian prison fighter in Undisputed 3, and a Capoeira fighter in The Protector (Tom-Yum-Goong). Here are my favorite Lateef Crowder fight scenes. Here are links to the short films featured in this video: Inmate 451 (lower quality version on original channel): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kZryD0Ds2Bs Inmate 451 (higher quality version): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JwxKRWj3adM Inmate 451 (behind-the-scenes footage): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kyPMeg14f_8 List of movies featured in order of appearance: 1. Undisputed 3: Redemption 2. The Protector (Tom-Yum-Goong) 3. Mortal Kombat: Rebirth 4. The Girl From the Naked Eye 5. Tekken (2010) 6. Falcon Rising 7. (outro) Inmate 451 Other notable film/television roles include Never Surrender, Supah Ninjas, and the Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2.
Views: 3213277 Jamyang Pelsang
Best Fight Scenes: Michael Jai White
 
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Holding black belt ranks in multiple martial arts including three styles of Karate (Shotokan, Goju-Ryu, & Kyokushin), Wushu, Kobudo, Taekwondo, and Tang Soo Do, his broad background is comparable to other diversified contemporaries like Donnie Yen and Scott Adkins. His first major role was in 1997's Spawn portraying the eponymous character (as the first African American actor to play as a big budget major superhero) and later on moved to star in the martial arts comedy Black Dynamite and cult martial arts films Undisputed 2: Last Man Standing and Blood and Bone while making cameos in bigger films like The Dark Knight as a mob boss. Here's a compilation of my favorite Michael Jai White fight scenes. List of movies featured in order of appearance: 1. Undisputed 2: Last Man Standing 2. Blood and Bone 3. Metal Hurlant Chronicles 4. Skin Trade 5. Falcon Rising 6. Never Back Down: No Surrender 7. (outro) Universal Soldier: The Return Other notable films are Exit Wounds, Silver Hawk, Kill Bill Vo. 2 (deleted scene), Mortal Kombat: Rebirth, Never Back Down 2: The Beatdown, Android Cop. TV/Web Series include Tyson, The Legend of Bruce Lee, and Mortal Kombat: Legacy,.
Views: 17541167 Jamyang Pelsang
Best Fight Scenes: Iko Uwais
 
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This Indonesian martial artist is known for his breakout role as the character Rama in “The Raid” series. While the original film, “The Raid: Redemption”, is widely considered one of the greatest martial arts/action films in the last decade, it also helped in internationally popularizing the Indonesian martial art, Pencak Silat. Thanks to the intense and innovative action design and fight choreography of Iko Uwais himself, fellow actor/martial artist Yayan Ruhian as well as director Gareth Evans, Silat as a whole and Indonesian action cinema have gained global recognition. Having been the 2005 national champion of Pencak Silat, Iko Uwais first teamed up with director Gareth Evans for his 2009 film debut in “Merantau” which showcased Tiger Silat also known as “Silat Harimau”. Uwais has also appeared alongside Yayan Ruhian and "The Raid 2" actor/martial artist Cecep Rahman in “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” as the leader of a crime syndicate called the Kanjiklub Gang. He also made a cameo appearance in “Man of Tai Chi” and starred in yet another Indonesian martial arts action film, “Headshot”. Uwais is also set to appear in the action movie “Mile 22” and an upcoming martial arts film, “Triple Threat”, which will also feature Tony Jaa. Here are my favorite Iko Uwais fight scenes. List of movies in order of appearance: 1. Merantau 2. The Raid: Redemption 3. Man of Tai Chi 4. The Raid 2: Berandal 5. Beyond Skyline 6. (outro) Star Wars: Episode 7 - The Force Awakens 7. (outro) Headshot
Views: 526690 Jamyang Pelsang
Best Fight Scenes: Wing Chun
 
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This martial art is now probably the most popular Southern style of Kung Fu especially after the 2008 film Ip Man, a fictional account of the real life Wing Chun master of Bruce Lee. Like most Southern styles of Kung Fu, it focuses on close range combat, intricate hand techniques, and low kicks. Besides empty-handed forms, the butterfly swords/knives and dragon pole/long pole are two weapons commonly associated with Wing Chun. The style itself is supposedly named after a woman of the same name (Yim Wing-chun) who had modified a martial art taught to her by a Shaolin nun (Ng Mui) who applied the movements of the snake and crane into her own combat system. Besides the famous one-inch punch (which represents the direction of maximum force at short distances), circular chain punches, and simultaneous attack/defense, emphasis is placed on controlling the centerline of the opponent's body while defending one's own centerline. "Chi sau" or "sticky-hands" exercises are drilled for developing sensitivity to movement while sparring enables practitioners to apply their knowledge in simulated fights. Wing Chun was even incorporated into Bruce Lee's Jeet Kune Do philosophy. I'm no expert on Wing Chun but a fan of awesome fight choreography so I decided to delve a bit deeper and research some of the films/television series featuring Wing Chun. So here's a compilation of some Wing Chun fight scenes. Here are links to short films featured in this video: No Way Out (original higher quality upload on old channel): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4RLnM9pgP7E No Way Out (re-upload on new channel): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VQEmVZS8sME&t=67s Those Who Go To Hell (fight scene): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mGBIbkgd5Ho&t=5s Those Who Go To Hell (full series): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uuHu7ERIQkg&list=PLD446E8EE95D4E929 Act of Fate (fight scene): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ezt87g2W2sg&t=4s Act of Fate (full film): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ueRzb9Va1Ig&t=300s Ip Man Returns: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D4EEz0nX-yk&t=192s First Person Fight Scene: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ol0PvnfwfX0&t=2s List of movies/television series in order of appearance: 1. Ip Man 2. Sherlock Holmes 3. No Way Out 4. Ip Man 2 5. The Prodigal Son 6. Those Who Go To Hell 7. The Legend is Born: Ip Man 8. Shaolin (The New Shaolin Temple) (2011) 9. Act of Fate 10. The Grandmaster 11. Warriors Two 12. Ip Man Returns 13. Ip Man: The Final Fight 14. Wing Chun (TV Series) 15. First Person Fight Scene 16. Bruce Lee, My Brother 17. The Final Master 18. The Scroll of Wing Chun White Crane
Views: 1307013 Jamyang Pelsang
Best Fight Scenes: Sword Duels
 
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One of the most romanticized weapons in pop culture, the sword has stood as a symbol of power, honor, and elegance after having been first created in the Bronze Age (approximately 3000 - 1000 B.C.E.). Whether of European (Gladius, Longsword, Claymore, Saber, Rapier), Chinese (Dao, Jian, Butterfly, Hook), Japanese (Katana, Wakizashi, Chokuto), or other ethnic origins, swords have been designed with one or two-handed grips, single or double edges, and other variations including different types of hilts and blade curvatures. In film, sword fights had already existed in stage performances but choreography in early cinema often consisted of random stick whacking. Only later on towards the middle of the twentieth century did swordplay develop into a more sophisticated art form finally evolving into the various styles we see today such as European fencing, Hong Kong Wushu, Japanese Kenjutsu, and many others. I’m no expert on swords or sword fighting but a fan of awesome fight choreography so I decided to put together a video of some notable sword fight scenes (only one-on-one sword duels to be more specific). 1. Fearless (Huo Yuanjia) 2. Tiger Cage 2 3. Troy 4. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon 5. Sword of the Stranger 6. The Duellists 7. War (Rogue Assassin) 8. Zatoichi Challenged 9. Die Another Day 10. Rush Hour 3 11. Legendary Weapons of China 12. Rurouni Kenshin: The Legend Ends 13. Rob Roy 14. The Myth 15. Ninja in the Dragon’s Den 16. The Four Musketeers: Milady’s Revenge 17. Dragon Blade 18. The Supreme Swordsman 19. Arrow 20. The Princess Bride 21. Seven Swords 22. My Rebellious Son 23. Shaolin (The New Shaolin Temple) 24. Kung Fu Jungle 25. (outro) Monty Python and the Holy Grail
Views: 111402 Jamyang Pelsang
Best Fight Scenes: Taekwondo
 
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Its literal translation meaning “the foot-fist-way”, Taekwondo emerged around the mid-twentieth century as a combination of traditional Korean martial arts such as Taekkeyon, the Japanese art of Karate, and some styles of Kung Fu/Wushu. As is evident in demonstrations, exhibitions, competitions, and martial arts films, this style (at least in its modern form) places great emphasis on its wide array of kicking techniques. The speed of one’s kicks is also central to Taekwondo theory as one principle states that velocity adds greater force to one’s strike than does the same proportional increase in the mass of the strike. Originally Taekwondo was called “Tae Soo Do” after the unification of various “kwans” (or martial arts schools) that were established following the Japanese Imperialist occupation of Korea. It was not until South Korean general Choi Hong Hi (the debatable founder of Taekwondo) encouraged the term “Tae Kwon Do” instead that the name finally gained wider usage. Eventually this lead to the establishment of the Korea Taekwondo Association, International Taekwondo Federation, World Taekwondo Federation, and other organizations each considered to teach their own style of Taekwondo. Of all these, the World Taekwondo Federation (WTF) style, or “Kukkiwon” style (lots of kicking), is the most popular and is associated with the actual competitive sport especially as part of the Olympic games. As a result, it is also the most common style seen in films where the characters specializing in it (like those played by Collin Chou, Ken Lo, Tim Man, Casanova Wong, and Hwang Jang Lee) are shown executing a fantastic display of acrobatic and agile kicks. I’m no expert on Taekwondo but a fan of awesome fight choreography so I decided to delve a bit deeper and research some of the films that feature it. So here’s a compilation of some Taekwondo fight scenes. Links to short/independent films featured in this video: No Way Out (original upload): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4RLnM9pgP7E No Way Out (re-upload on new channel): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VQEmVZS8sME&t=67s Contour aka The Agent (fight scene w/ link to DVD in description): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zZp8j6xoDeg Seibu Keisatsu (Jerry Quill vs. Noah Fleder): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nJp2gt4rKaw List of movies featured in order of appearance: 1. Who Am I? 2. No Way Out 3. The City of Violence 4. Contour aka The Agent 5. The Enforcer (My Father is a Hero) 6. Seibu Keisatsu (Jerry Quill vs. Noah Fleder) 7. Drunken Master 2 (Legend of Drunken Master) 8. Dragon Tiger Gate 9. When Taekwondo Strikes (Taekwondo Heroes) 10. The Defender (The Bodyguard from Beijing) 11. Scott Pilgrim vs. The World 12. Hell’s Wind Staff 13. Fatal Contact 14. Iron Monkey 15. Undisputed 3: Redemption 16. Shaolin Plot 17. The Kick 18. Mahjong Dragon 19. Ninja: Shadow of a Tear 20. Hero Among Heroes (Fist of the Red Dragon) 21. Ong Bak: Muay Thai Warrior 22. Game of Death 2 23. Bangkok Adrenaline 24. The Master 25. Cradle 2 the Grave 26. Promising Young Boy 27. Drive 28. Death Games 29. Best of the Best
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Best Fight Scenes: Dennis To
 
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Dennis To Yu-hang is a Hong Kong martial artist who made his film debut in the 2008 film “Ip Man”, as a member of the gang led by the Northerner Jin Shanzhao. He later reappeared in Ip Man 2 as a different character, Cheng Wai-kei, one of Master Hung’s students. Despite these minor roles, he would eventually portray Ip Man himself in the 2010 film “The Legend is Born: Ip Man”. However, his martial arts background is perhaps far more impressive than his filmography having trained in Wushu since the age of six. He would become the youngest Hong Kong Wushu champion at the age of 18 after winning the gold medal for Changquan during the 1999 World Wushu Championships. This wouldn’t be his last victory as he would go on to win several more gold and silver medals at later World Wushu Championships, the Asian Games, and the East Asian Games. Here's a compilation of my favorite Dennis To fight scenes. List of movies featured in order of appearance: 1. Ip Man 2 2. The Legend is Born: Ip Man 3. The Woman Knight of Mirror Lake 4. Princess and the Seven Kung Fu Masters 5. Wudang (2012) (Corey Yuen) 6. (outro) Ip Man Other notable films include Bodyguards and Assassins, Choy Lee Fut, The Harbor 2012, 1911, Summer Love, and Zombie 108.
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Best Fight Scenes: Jet Li
 
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(Born Li Lianjie) One of the greatest martial arts action movie stars of our time, he had won multiple Wushu competitions and spent some time as a Shaolin monk before debuting on the big screen in 1982's The Shaolin Temple. Here's a compilation of my favorite Jet Li fight scenes where he incorporates his signature Northern Wushu, particularly Fanziquan. List of movies featured in order of appearance: 1. Unleashed (Danny the Dog) 2. Hero 3. Fist of Legend 4. Once Upon a Time in China 2 5. Kiss of the Dragon 6. Fearless (Huo Yuanjia) 7. The Forbidden Kingdom Despite not including them I have to mention some other films that didn't make the cut for this compilation like The Shaolin Temple (of course), Tai Chi Master (shown briefly at end), Born To Defense, Once Upon a Time in China 1 (ladder fight especially), to some extent the Once Upon a Time in China series, Swordsman 2, Fong Sai-Yuk 1 & 2, Kung Fu Cult Master, Last Hero in China, The Bodyguard from Beijing (The Defender), Black Mask, Lethal Weapon 4, Romeo Must Die, The One, Cradle 2 the Grave, Warlords, War, The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor (underwhelming but kinda cool to see him in it), The Expendables series, and Flying Swords of Dragon Gate.
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Best Fight Scenes: Louis Fan
 
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Louis Fan Siu-Wong is a Hong Kong martial artist most recognizable as the northerner Jin Shanzhao in the film “Ip Man”, a master of the style of Kung Fu called Shaobeiquan. His performance won him a nomination for Best Supporting Actor at the 28th Hong Kong Film Awards. Besides portraying that same character again in “Ip Man 2”, he also played Ip Tin-chi in “The Legend is Born: Ip Man”. But many also attribute him to his starring role in the campy martial arts cult film “Riki-Oh: The Story of Ricky”, a live-action movie adaptation of the manga of the same name, which came out over a decade before the first Ip Man film. Trained in Wushu and gymnastics, he is a talented martial artist and actor. Here's a compilation of my favorite Louis Fan fight scenes. List of movies featured in order of appearance: 1. Ip Man 2. The Legend is Born: Ip Man 3. Kung Fu Jungle 4. Master of Zen 5. The Death Games 6. Shadow Mask (2001) (Alan Chan Yiu-Lun) 7. (outro) Riki-Oh: The Story of Ricky Other notable films/television series include Righting Wrongs, Immortal Story, Once a Cop, Connected Lovers, Butterfly Lovers, Kung Fu Chefs, Give Love, On His Majesty’s Secret Service, Just Another Pandora’s Box, Ip Man 2, Future X-Cops, Flirting Scholar 2, A Chinese Ghost Story, The Flying Swords of Dragon Gate, Choy Lee Fut Kung Fu, Wudang, The Monkey King, The Bounty Hunter, Demi-Gods and Semi-Devils, Bodyguards and Assassins, and The Bride with White Hair.
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Best Fight Scenes: Knife Fights
 
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(ignore redundant title wording) The most common weapon to be seen in pop culture and carried/concealed by the everyday passerby or military personnel, knives have existed for 2.5 million years well before even the Stone Age. Originally used as cutting tools, they were eventually specialized for combat which lead to the creation of such contemporary variations like the American Bowie Knife, Filipino Balisong (or Butterfly Knife) and Karambit, the Nepalese Kukri/Gurkha, the Japanese Kunai, and countless others. Knife fights have made numerous appearances in films and television. Though not as theatrical as sword fights, they have still made for some highly entertaining action on a much smaller scale. So here’s a compilation of some knife fight scenes. Links to short/independent films/previews featured in this video: No Way Out (original upload): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4RLnM9pgP7E No Way Out (re-upload on new channel) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VQEmVZS8sME&t=67s Death Grip (link to DVD in video’s description): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TuWMnZugFzU Monster: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ieu9sWW-83s&index=214&list=PLALzKcnlBXdpZBhN_xGtU7QbXy2bF2e7Z Formless: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ruZG_5C6o6o Paper Pushers: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1xEiWOrnxKY List of movies features in order of appearance: 1. (intro) Crocodile Dundee 2. The Man From Nowhere 3. No Way Out 4. The Hunted 5. Death Grip 6. SPL: Sha Po Lang (Kill Zone) 7. Monster 8. The Long Rider 9. Formless 10. SPL 2: A Time for Consequences 11. Paper Pushers 12. Under Siege 13. Captain America: The Winter Soldier 14. Alex Hashioka Vs. Bryan Sloyer 15. The Gunman 16. A Company Man 17. A Grand Arte 18. Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice 19. The Prisoner (Island on Fire) 20. Kill Bill Vol. 1 21. Legendary Weapons of China 22. The Bourne Identity 23. The Big Boss 24. The Raid: Redemption 25. Repo Men 26. The Raid 2: Berandal 27. Quantum of Solace 28. Bushido Man 29. Hanna 30. Wolf Warriors 31. Game of Thrones 32. Bad Blood (King of Triads) 33. Rurouni Kenshin 34. Wild Card 35. Unleashed (Danny the Dog) 36. The Expendables 2 37. Ninja: Shadow of a Tear (Ninja 2) 38. The Chronicles of Riddick 39. The Big Boss
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Best Fight Scenes: Bruce Lee
 
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The most famous cinematic martial artist of all time, Bruce Lee revolutionized the martial arts film industry with movies like “Fist of Fury”, “Game of Death”, and his Hollywood breakout film, “Enter the Dragon”. Lee grew up on the streets of Hong Kong eventually learning the style of Kung Fu called Wing Chun under the tutelage of Ip Man before later combining it with other combat forms from around the world to develop his own martial arts philosophy, Jeet Kune Do. Having taught non-Chinese students in San Francisco when most Chinese martial artists esoterically restricted their wisdom to their own ethnicity, Bruce Lee adapted to a multicultural society and emphasized never limiting oneself to specific styles or mindsets. Following his tragic and untimely death in 1973, his legacy has influenced not only the martial arts world but also popular culture as a whole. So here are my favorite Bruce lee fight scenes. 1. Fist of Fury/The Chinese Connection 2. The Way of the Dragon/Return of the Dragon 3. Enter the Dragon 4. Game of Death 5. The Big Boss
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Best Fight Scenes: Jackie Chan
 
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(Born Chan Kong-song) Probably the most internationally recognizable Asian actor, he has entertained audiences around the world with his unique style of comedic action, stuntwork, and prop use ever since his first major film role in 1978's Drunken Master. With his renowned stunt team, he has made a lasting impact on Kung Fu Cinema. Here's a compilation of my favorite Jackie Chan fight scenes. List of movies in order of appearance: 1. Drunken Master 2 (Legend of Drunken Master) 2. Police Story 4: First Strike 3. The Forbidden Kingdom 4. Who Am I? 5. The Myth 6. Wheels On Meals 7. Dragon Blade 8. Gorgeous 9. (outro) Drunken Master Other films worth mentioning are Snake in the Eagle's Shadow, Spiritual Kung Fu, The Fearless Hyena, Dragon Fist, Dragon Lord, Project A, Project A Part 2, Winners and Sinners, Police Story, Police Story 2, Police Story 3, New Police Story, The Protector, My Lucky Stars, Armor of God, Dragons Forever, Armor of God 2: Operation Condor, Twin Dragons, City Hunter, Rumble in the Bronx, Mulan, Shanghai Noon, Shanghai Knights, Rush Hour, Rush Hour 2, Rush Hour 3, The Medallion, Kung Fu Panda, Kung Fu Panda 2, Kung Fu Panda 3, The Karate Kid (2010), Shaolin (The New Shaolin Temple)
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Best Fight Scenes: Baguazhang
 
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Also known as “8 Trigram Palm”, this Chinese martial art is one of the three Wudang (or Wu-Tang) styles having originated in the Wudang Mountains of China. It is categorized as an “internal” style which focuses on redirection of force to turn the opponent’s own strength against them similar to Judo, Aikido, and Hapkido. In contrast to the other Wudang styles (Tai Chi and Xing Yi), Baguazhang can be identified by it’s signature “circle walk”, circular footwork designed to improve one’s stance and movement. Though employing both striking and grappling, Baguazhang seems to be most well known for its palm techniques, particularly palm strikes. Although this could be based on the popularity of those specific techniques or a specific branch of Baguazhang rather than a general characteristic of the martial art as a whole. While not making as many cinematic appearances as other styles of Chinese martial arts, it has however been depicted in well known movies such as “Ip Man 2” (demonstrated by the late Hark-On Fung, R.I.P.), “The Grandmaster” (by Ziyi Zhang), and by Jet Li himself in “The One”. I’m no expert on Baguazhang but a fan of awesome fight choreography so I decided to delve a bit deeper and research some of the films/television series that feature Baguazhang. So here’s a compilation of some Baguazhang fight scenes. Here are links to short films featured in this video: Those Who Go To Hell (fight scene): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mGBIbkgd5Ho&index=8&list=PLD446E8EE95D4E929 Those Who Go To Hell (full web series): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uuHu7ERIQkg&list=PLD446E8EE95D4E929&index=1 Kung Fu Jungle: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f0SygC7hLNY&t=177s List of movies/television series featured in order of appearance: 1. Ip Man 2 2. Bangkok Knockout 3. Those Who Go To Hell Episode 3 4. The One 5. The Defender (The Bodyguard from Beijing) 6. The 8 Diagram Pole Fighter (Invincible Pole Fighter) 7. Dragon Tiger Gate 8. Kung Fu Jungle (Fan Film) 9. House of Fury 10. The Grandmaster 11. Drunken Tai Chi 12. Man of Tai Chi 13. Martial Arts of Shaolin 14. Tai Chi Hero 15. (outro) Avatar: The Legend of Korra 16. (outro) Naruto
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Best Fight Scenes: Chinese vs. Japanese Martial Arts
 
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Despite historical conflicts between the two cultures, Chinese martial arts have significantly influenced those of Japan especially in the evolution of Karate. Many Hong Kong Kung Fu films often depict the Japanese martial artists as either the antagonists or side characters (which isn’t surprising considering which ethnicity the movies are primarily based on and thus favoring). Of course, Japanese films have also portrayed their own martial arts albeit usually with a more minimalistic style of fight choreography utilizing less, more economical moves in contrast to the extravagant yet intricate forms of Hong Kong films. I’m not a martial arts expert but a fan of awesome fight choreography so I decided to delve a bit deeper and research some of the fighting styles used in certain fight scenes. Here are links to short films featured in this video: Da Uomo a Uomo (From Man to Man) Vol. 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3WJUkBMIYLw Dragon Lady: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KlUfjTLr5KQ List of movies and martial arts styles featured in order of appearance: 1. Ip Man (Wing Chun vs. Shotokan Karate & Judo) 2. Da Uomo a Uomo/From Man to Man Vol. 2 (Dragon-Tiger-Crane Fist vs. Shotokan Karate) 3. Fearless (Three-Section Staff Wushu vs. Kenjutsu) 4. Five Element Ninjas (Choy Li Fut vs. Kenjutsu) 5. Fist of Legend (Fanziquan vs. Kenpo Karate, Judo, & Aikido) 6. Dragon Lady (Drunken Fist vs. Shotokan & Shorei-Ryu Karate) 7. Heroes of the East (Hung Ga & Drunken Fist vs. Sino-Okinawan Karate, Jian (Chinese Straight) Sword Wushu vs. Kenjutsu, Qiang (Chinese Spear) Wushu vs. Sojutsu) 8. The Wrath of Vajra (Shaolin Fist vs. Gojo-Ryu/Uechi-Ryu Karate) 9. The Legend is Born: Ip Man (Wing Chun vs. Shotokan Karate, Judo, & Jujutsu) 10. Ninja in the Dragon's Den (Long Fist & Wing Chun vs. Kyokushin Karate & Shorinji Kempo) 11. War (Dao (Chinese Saber) Wushu vs. Kenjutsu) 12. Ghosts Galore (Luohan Fist vs. Shotokan Karate) 13. Bad Blood (Rope Knife Wushu vs. Shotokan Karate)
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Best Fight Scenes: Yuen Biao
 
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Not having reached the same status as his famed "brothers" Jackie Chan and Sammo Hung, he is nonetheless regarded as one of the greatest Hong Kong movie martial artists and stuntmen with his acrobatics at the height of his career only being rivaled by Yuen Wah. He has starred in classic Kung Fu films like 1981's The Prodigal Son and 1989's The Iceman Cometh as well as having served as stuntman, stunt coordinator, and action choreographer for numerous other martial arts movies. Here's a compilation of my favorite Yuen Biao fight scenes. List of movies featured in order of appearance: 1. The Prodigal Son (1981) 2. The Legend is Born: Ip Man 3. The Iceman Cometh (1989) 4. Knockabout 5. Dragons Forever 6. Once Upon a Chinese Hero (Kickboxer) (1993) 7. Magnificent Butcher 8. No Problem 2 9. Wheels On Meals 10. (outro) Righting Wrongs (Above the Law) Other notable films include The Victim (mainly assistant action director), Encounters of the Spooky Kind (mainly action director/choreographer), Dreadnaught, Winners and Sinners, Project A, Zu Warriors from the Magic Mountain, My Lucky Stars, Eastern Condors, Millionaire's Express/Shanghai Express, Rosa, Righting Wrongs, Once Upon a Time in China, A Kid From Tibet, The Sword Stained with Royal Blood, Shanghai Noon (action director/choreographer), Rob-B-Hood, Tai Chi Hero, The Bodyguard. (TV Series include Wing Chun (2007)).
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Best Fight Scenes: Mark Dacascos
 
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This American martial artist of mixed Asian and European decent has trained in a wide variety of styles including Karate and Wushu of which he won multiple competitions in. He has also studied Wun Hop Kuen Do (his father's own unique martial art), Northern Black Tiger Kung Fu, Capoeira, Muay Thai, and Boxing. Though a talented action star, he has only reached cult status having starred in martial arts films like "Drive" and "Cradle 2 the Grave" as well as the highly underrated martial arts/horror action movie "The Brotherhood of the Wolf" (landing him a nomination for a Saturn Award as Best Supporting Actor). Here's a compilation of my favorite Mark Dacascos fight scenes. List of movies/television series featured in order of appearance: 1. Cradle 2 the Grave 2. Drive 3. The Legend of Bruce Lee 4. (outro) Only the Strong 5. (outro) Brotherhood of the Wolf Other notable films include American Samurai, Double Dragon, Kickboxer 5: Redemption, Crying Freeman, The Island of Dr. Moreau, No Code of Conduct, China Strike Force, Only the Brave, The Hunt for Eagle One, Nomad, and I Am Omega. Television/Web series include Mortal Kombat: Legacy, Kamen Rider: Dragon Knight, The Crow: Stairway to Heaven, Iron Chef America, Hawaii Five-O, and Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
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Best Fight Scenes: One vs. Two
 
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Just a fight scene compilation consisting of one guy going up against two. Talk about multi-tasking am I right? Link to short film featured in this video: Dogfight: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uAS6LEyU4IY List of movies featured in order of appearance: 1. The Raid: Redemption 2. Dogfight (Short Film) 3. The Raid 2: Berandal 4. Boyka: Undisputed 4 5. Merantau 6. Who Am I? 7. Kiss of the Dragon 8. Accident Man 9. Lethal Weapon 4 10. Ong Bak 2: The Beginning 11. Kung Fu Hustle 12. Invisible Target 13. SPL 2/Kill Zone 2 14. Dragon Tiger Gate 15. Ip Man 16. Warriors Two
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Best Fight Scenes: Richard Norton
 
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This Australian martial artist was once a bodyguard having worked for celebrities such as John Belushi, David Bowie, The Rolling Stones, and ABBA. He eventually debuted in his first film, “The Octagon” in 1980 as the antagonist to the lead character played by fellow martial artist Chuck Norris. Famous for appearing in many Hong Kong action films, he has been featured in many on-screen fights with other martial arts movie stars such as Jackie Chan in “City Hunter”, Cynthia Rothrock in “Magic Crystal”, Sammo Hung in “Twinkle, Twinkle Lucky Stars”, and Yasuaki Kurata in “Millionaire’s Express”. Norton’s martial arts background includes a 4th degree black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, 5th degree Shihan black belt in Goju-Ryu Karate, 5th degree black belt in Chun Kuk Do (Chuck Norris’ hybrid martial art), as well as training in Muay Thai, Judo, Aikdio, and various Japanese weapons all of which allowed him to co-found the hybrid system called Zen Do Kai with the help of his fellow security guard Bob Jones. Still working in the film industry as an actor (the Prime Imperator in Mad Max: Fury Road) and fight coordinator (Suicide Squad), he also teaches martial arts and practical self defense in seminars around the world. Here are my favorite Richard Norton fight scenes. List of movies featured in order of appearance: 1. Magic Crystal 2. City Hunter 3. Twinkle, Twinkle Lucky Stars 4. The Octagon 5. China O’Brien 6. (outro) Shanghai Express Other notable films/television series include Force: Five, Forced Vengeance, Gymkata, American Ninja, Equalizer 2000, Fight to Win, License to Kill, The Sword of Bushido, The blood of Heroes, China O’Brien 2, Lady Dragon, Ironheart, Walker Texas Ranger, Direct Hit, Direct Hit, CyberTracker, Under the Gun, Strategic Command, Mr. Nice Guy, Tex Murphy: Overseer, Nautilus, Amazons and Gladiators, Road House 2, Tesla Effect: A Tex Murphy Adventure, and Spartacus: War of the Damned.
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Best Fight Scenes: Cynthia Rothrock
 
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Having won the world championship in competitive empty-handed and weapons forms five times in a row throughout the 80s', she later became one of the most famous westerners in Hong Kong action/martial arts cinema. Displaying her wide variety of black-belt level training including Wushu, Taekwondo, Tang Soo Do (8th degree black belt), Northern Shaolin Kung Fu, Eagle Claw Kung Fu, and Pai Lum Tao Kung Fu in films like "Yes Mad'am" ("Police Assassins") and "Magic Crystal", she is one of the more highly underrated female movie martial artists of the late 20th century. Here's a compilation of my favorite Cynthia Rothrock fight scenes. List of movies featured in order of appearance: 1. Magic Crystal 2. Top Squad (The Inspector Wears Skirts) 3. Prince of the Sun 4. (outro) The Blonde Fury (Female Reporter) 5. (outro) Yes, Madam (Police Assassins) 6. (outro) Shanghai Express (Millionaire’s Express) Other notable films include Righting Wrongs (Above the Law), No Retreat No Surrender 2, China O' Brien, Lady Dragon, Tiger Claws, Hercules: The Legendary Journey, and The Martial Arts Kid.
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Best Fight Scenes: MMA
 
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Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) is a term use to define a combat sport based on full contact fights which allow stand-up striking and grappling as well as ground fighting. During the 1980s’ and prior, many tournaments were held between practitioners of a wide variety of martial arts to determine which style was the most efficient in an actual fight (a question which is now no longer taken as seriously as no martial art is universally agreed upon to be superior to all others but rather dependent more on the practitioner themselves). These matches however had little to no regulation or clear rules with the most popular examples being Vale Tudo in Brazil and Shoot/Catch Wrestling in Japan (the two examples sometimes regarded to be the origins of mixed martial arts, besides Pankration in Ancient Greece). It was not until the famed Gracie family (known for their refinement of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu along with the Machado family) established the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) in 1993 that MMA gained greater popularity and implemented safer guidelines to lessen serious injury and/or death. It is now respected as one of the most prominent combat sports promoted by organizations like UFC, Strikeforce, or smaller amateur leagues. Fighters from around the world compete using techniques from multiple disciplines like Boxing, Muay Thai, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Wrestling, Karate, Taekwondo, Sanda/Sanshou (Modern Kung Fu/Wushu) and many others. Famous mixed martial artists include Royce Gracie, Randy Couture, Anderson Silva, George St. Pierre, Cung Le, Conor McGregor, Gina Carano, and Ronda Rousey. Mixed martial arts have made many appearances in films either through plots associated with actual mixed martial arts competitions like “Warrior”, the “Never Back Down” series, and the “Undisputed” series, or demonstrating MMA-inspired fight choreography such as those with Donnie Yen including SPL (Kill Zone), Flash Point, and Special ID. I’m no expert on mixed martial arts but a fan of awesome fight choreography so I decided to delve deeper and research some films/television series that feature it. So here’s a compilation of some mixed martial arts fight scenes. 1. Warrior 2. SPL: Sha Po Lang (Kill Zone) 3. Undisputed 2: Last Man Standing 4. Never Back Down 5. Flash Point 6. Undisputed 3: Redemption 7. Never Back Down 2: The Beatdown 8. Special ID 9. Redeemer 10. Never Back Down: No Surrender 11. Legend of the Fist: The Return of Chen Zhen 12. Fighting 13. Blood and Bone 14. Haywire 15. Universal Soldier: Regeneration 16. Unbeatable 17. Cradle 2 the Grave
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Best Fight Scenes: Max Zhang
 
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Max Zhang Jin is a Chinese martial artist best known for portraying the fictional Wing Chun master, Cheung Tin-chi, in “Ip Man 3”, a role he will reprise in his own spin-off. Having been a former Wushu competitor (ranked as a "National Athlete" in China), his film career began by stunt doubling Zhang Ziyi in “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon”. Zhang Jin would later prove his acting skill by winning the 33rd Hong Kong Film Award for Best Supporting Actor through his performance in another Ip Man biopic, “The Grandmaster”. He has also played the antagonist in two Hong Kong martial arts films; “SPL 2” and “Rise of the Legend” and is set to appear in several upcoming films; “The Brink”, “The Fixer”, and “Pacific Rim: Uprising”, the sequel to Guillermo Del Toro’s 2013 sci-fi monster blockbuster. Here are my favorite Max Zhang fight scenes. List of movies feaured in order of appearance: 1. SPL 2: A Time for Consequences 2. Ip Man 3 3. The Grandmaster 4. Rise of the Legend 5. (outro) Unbeatable Youth/Young Heroes Other films/television series include The Banquet (as the assistant action director), Chinese Heroes, Undiscovered Tomb, Shaolin vs. Evil Dead: Ultimate Power, Kung Fu Fighter, Wushu, Team of Miracle: We Will Rock You, Love Clinic, The Bounty, My Lucky Star, From Vegas to Macau, The Brave Has No Fears, and Fight For Glory.
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Best Fight Scenes: Hiroyuki Sanada
 
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This Japanese martial artist not only has an intimate background in Shorinji Kempo and Kyokushin Karate with training under Sonny Chiba, but also is an adept actor having appeared in theater productions as well as both Japanese and American films/television series. Besides being the go-to samurai guy including notable film roles in “The Twilight Samurai”, “The Last Samurai”, and “47 Ronin”, he has also appeared as the ship captain in the sci-fi thriller “Sunshine”, a university professor in the J-Horror classic “Ring” (original Japanese adaptation), and even a character in the hit ABC TV series “Lost”. Sanada’s filmography has allowed him to cross paths with Hong Kong action legends such as Michelle Yeoh in the aforementioned “Sunshine” and "Royal Warriors", Jackie Chan in “Rush Hour 3”, and Nicholas Tse in “The Promise”. Among other A-list actors, he’s worked with Ralph Fiennes in “The White Countess”, Anthony Hopkins in “The City of Your Final Destination”, and of course, Hugh Jackman in “The Wolverine”. Though one of his earliest films was the 1982 HK martial arts movie “Ninja in the Dragon’s Den”. He is also set to appear in an unspecified role in the untitled 2019 sequel to “Avengers: Infinity War”. So here are my favorite Hiroyuki Sanada fight scenes. List of films featured in order of appearance: 1. The Wolverine 2. The Last Samurai 3. Rush Hour 3 4. Ninja in the Dragon’s Den 5. The Promise 6. Hoero! Tekken/Roaring Fire
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Best Fight Scenes: Scott Adkins
 
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Boyka! Boka! Boyka! The English (not Russian actually) actor/martial artist behind the fictional character Yuri Boyka, he has trained in Gymnastics, Judo, Jujutsu, Taekwondo, Karate, Kickboxing, Wushu, Capoeira, Krav Maga, Jeet Kune Do, and even Ninjutsu. Having as varied of a martial arts background as other stars like Donnie Yen and Michael Jai White, he is one of the most underrated cinematic martial artists of this generation. Here's a compilation of my favorite Scott Adkins fight scenes. List of movies featured in order of appearance: 1. Undisputed 2: Last Man Standing 2. Ninja (2009) 3. Undisputed 3: Redemption 4. Ninja: Shadow of a Tear (Ninja 2) 5. Extreme Challenge (2001) 6. The Expendables 2 7. Wolf Warriors 8. The Tournament 9. Metal Hurlant Chronicles 10. The Shepard: Border Patrol Other notable films include Boyka: Undisputed (upcoming), Black Mask 2: City of Masks, Special Forces, The Medallion (henchman/stuntman), Unleashed (pool fighter), The Bourne Ultimatum, X-Men Origins: Wolverine (stuntman of Weapon XI), Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning, El Gringo, Zero Dark Thirty, Green Street 3, The Legend of Hercules, Close Range, Hard Target 2, and Doctor Strange.
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Best Fight Scenes: Drunken Kung Fu
 
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Also known as Zui Quan and popularized by Jackie Chan's Drunken Master 2 in 1994 (and it's North American release "The Legend of Drunken Master" in 2000), this style of Kung Fu imitates the movements of an intoxicated individual to utilize unpredictable offensive and defensive maneuvers. Whether based on the Shaolin Drunken Fist or the Eight Drunken Immortals of the Wudang styles, this unusual martial art does not actually require or even recommend being drunk for it's practice, a common misconception that still persists to this day. I'm no expert on Drunken Kung Fu but a fan of awesome fight choreography so I decided to delve a bit deeper and research some of the films/television series featuring Drunken Fist. So here’s a compilation of some Drunken Kung Fu fight scenes. Here are links to the short films featured in this video: Dragon Lady: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KlUfjTLr5KQ Slug Street Scrappers Ep. 3 (full film): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bX9bGA1jcns Slug Street Scrappers Ep. 3 (fight scene): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rAtnzr7t3iI Duel (full film): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p02KzXdyRTU Duel (fight scene): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zLyy4YAl2Qk Naruto Shippuden Dreamers: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F6mSdpMJCdc List of movies/television series featured in order of appearance: 1. Legend of the Drunken Master 2. Heroes of the East 3. Dragon Lady 4. Last Hero in China 5. The Forbidden Kingdom 6. Slug Street Scrappers Ep. 3 7. Drunken Master 8. The World's End 9. Duel 10. True Legend 11. Hero Among Heroes 12. Naruto 13. Naruto Shippuden: Dreamers 14. Kung Fu of the 8 Drunkards 15. Ong Bak 2 16. The Shaolin Drunken Monk 17. Raging Phoenix 18. Drunken Master 3
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Best Fight Scenes: Filipino Kali/Eskrima/Arnis
 
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Kali, Eskrima, and Arnis are all synonymous terms for a subset of weapon-based and unarmed traditional Filipino martial arts and their associated combat sport. Besides striking and grappling, a wide array of weapons are used. The most iconic of these is the Baston, or “Kali stick”, made of the dense yet light vine stem called “rattan”. Other weapons include knives and daggers like the famous Balisong, or butterfly knife, the Karambit, the machete-like Bolo, swords such as the Kris, and even improvised tools like screwdrivers, belts, and car keys. This martial art is especially popular among western action films like the Bourne series where the titular character grabs whatever is available in his environment like pens, books, and even hankerchiefs to take out his assailants. Favored for its lightning fast, brutal, and effective techniques, it has been heavily incorporated into the fight choreography of countless Hollywood movies. Notable practitioners are Dan Inosanto, student, colleague, and close friend of Bruce Lee and now the world’s leading expert on Jeet Kune Do, as well as famous American fight choreographer Jeff Imada. I’m no expert on Filipino Kali but a fan of awesome fight choreography so I decided to delve a bit deeper and research some films/television series that feature it. So here’s a compilation of some Filipino Kali/Eskrima/Arnis fight scenes. Here are links to short/independent films/previews featured in this video: Death Grip: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TuWMnZugFzU Alvin Hsing Vs. Bryan Sloyer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xYZXWE3hBXc Bahad (Threat): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hj4IoJGMBgo Alex Hashioka Vs. Bryan Sloyer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5l4k4QPo-7s&t=1s Bryan Sloyer Vs. Micah Karns: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X7BL7vBpDUk Formless: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ruZG_5C6o6o List of movies/television series featured in order of appearance: 1. The Bourne Identity 2. I, Frankenstein 3. Death Grip 4. The Bourne Supremacy 5. Batman vs. Robin 6. Alvin Hsing Vs. Bryan Sloyer 7. The Bourne Ultimatum 8. Batman: Bad Blood 9. Bahad (Threat) 10. Taken 11. Young Justice 13. Alex Hashioka Vs. Bryan Sloyer 14. Taken 2 15. Daredevil (TV Series) 16. Bryan Sloyer Vs. Micah Karns 17. Repo Men 18. Formless 19. Blade 2 20. The Equalizer 21. Kiss of the Dragon 22. Spy 23. Furious 7 24. The Man From Nowhere 25. The Wrong Side of Town 26. The Book of Eli 27. Quantum of Solace 28. Enter the Dragon 29. Game of Death 30. The Hunted 31. Ninja Assassin 32. A Grand Arte 33. Sherlock Holmes 34. Hanna 35. 300 36. The Perfect Weapon 37. Arrow 38. Best of the Best 4: Without Warning 39. Under Siege 40. The Chronicles of Riddick 41. Mission of Justice 42. Rambo 3 43. Out for Justice 44. Ballistic: Ecks vs. Sever
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Best Fight Scenes: Judo
 
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This Japanese martial art was originally founded by Kano Jigoro as his own interpretation and modification of Jujutsu. Kano believed that removing the word “jutsu”, or “technique”, from jujutsu and substituting it with “do”, or “way”, to create the word “judo”, would present the art as a way of life rather than a set of techniques which otherwise stigmatized jujutsu as an outdated form of self-defense. Central to Judo’s theory is “seiryoku zen’yo” or “maximum efficiency, minimum effort” and its application “ju yoku go o seisu” or “softness controls hardness””. A proper understanding and practice of “ju yoku go o seisu” is intended to enable a practitioner to deal with a physically stronger attacker by not directly engaging them at full force but rather maneuvering around them and using their own momentum against them. While Judo does consist of striking techniques called “atemi waza”, it is far more well known for its “katame-waza” (grappling techniques) and especially “nage-waza” (throwing techniques). Throws are, of course, the most recognizable set of moves from Judo, used extensively in competitions whether in the Olympics or in other combat sports such as MMA with former Judo champions turned mixed martial artists like Ronda Rousey and Fedor Emelianenko. Judo throws are often seen in pop culture with the most notable example being the John Wick film series where Judo moves (among other martial arts) are creatively combined with gun-fu. I’m no expert in Judo but a fan of great fight choreography. Here’s a compilation of Judo fight scenes. Here are links to the short films featured in this video: Throwdown: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9y-_MP4MMRM Side A Part 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P9PHsOZmYII B-Sides Vol. 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9uoxMl_UgXg List of films/television series featured in order of appearance: 1. Throwdown 2. Throwdown (short film) 3. Flash Point 4. Side A Part 1 5. SPL (Kill Zone) 6. B-Sides Vol. 1 7. John Wick 8. John Wick: Chapter 2 9. The Legend of Bruce Lee 10. Undisputed 2: Last Man Standing 11. Undisputed 3: Redemption 12. Boyka: Undisputed 4 13. Ninja: Shadow of a Tear (Ninja 2) 14. Blood and Bone 15. Heroes of the East (Shaolin vs. Ninja) 16. Yawara! A Fashionable Judo Girl 17. Red Sun 18. Blood on the Sun 19. Judo Justice
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Best Fight Scenes: Steven Seagal
 
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This American martial artist is one of Hollywood’s most famous action stars especially throughout the 90s’ often having played an ex-cop, government agent, or spec-ops soldier dispatching his enemies with the quick hand techniques and expertly coordinated throws of his 7th dan Aikido skills while remaining virtually untouchable. Seagal’s first starring role was in 1987’s “Above the Law”, which allowed him to break out into the film industry and follow up with other successful films like “Hard to Kill”, “Out for Justice”, and arguably his greatest action movie of all, 1992’s “Under Siege”. During his adolescent years, Seagal worked as a dishwasher and was introduced to martial arts by one of the restaurant’s cooks who happened to be a Shotokan Karate master. Seagal would soon later begin studying Aikido under Harry Kiyoshi Ishisaka who he regards as his most influential teacher. After moving to Japan in his early adulthood where he would remain for many years, Seagal became the first foreigner in that country to run an Aikido dojo. Other than Aikido, he has also trained in Judo and Kendo as well as having shared some of his insight with UFC fighters Anderson Silva and Lyoto Machida who gave Seagal credit for the front kick KO he landed on Randy Couture. Here are my favorite Steven Seagal fight scenes. List of movies featured in order of appearance: 1. The Glimmer Man 2. Out For Justice 3. Under Siege 4. Hard To Kill 5. Into the Sun 6. Above the Law 7. Born to Raise Hell 8. On Deadly Ground 9. A Dangerous Man 10. Absolution 11. Code of Honor 12. (outro) Machete Other films/television series include Marked for Death, Under Siege 2: Dark Territory, Executive Decision, Fire Down Below, The Patriot, Prince of Central Park, Exit Wounds (w/ Michael Jai White), Ticker, Half Past Dead, The Foreigner, Out for a Kill, Belly of the Beast, Out of Reach, Clementine, Submerged, Today You Die, Dragon Squad (w/ Sammo Hung), Black Dawn, Mercenary for Justice, Shadow Man, Attack Force, Flight of Fury, Urban Justice, Pistol Whipped, The Onion Movie, Kill Switch, Against the Dark, Driven to Kill, The Keeper, Sheep Impact, Maximum Conviction, Force of Execution, A Good Man, Gutshot straight, Sniper: Special Ops, True Justice, and Steven Seagal: Lawman.
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Best Fight Scenes: One vs. Many
 
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A compilation of fight scenes where one guy takes on either a large group or an entire army. I personally have not gotten tired of the old cliche of “well-mannered” goons that happen to approach the protagonist one at a time rather than rushing them all at once (though there are occasional exceptions to that). It’s like the henchman have signed some secret contract or promised to follow a code of honor restricting them to mostly single combat even when they clearly have the advantage in numbers. But who cares about realism? These are movies damnit. And they’re quite entertaining. List of films featured in order of appearance: 1. The Matrix Reloaded 2. Fist of Fury 3. Naruto Shippuden 4. Kill Bill Vol. 1 5. Fist of Legend 6. The Book of Eli 7. Kung Fu Hustle 8. Legend of the Fist: The Return of Chen Zhen 9. Blade 2 10. Ip Man 11. Enter the Dragon 12. Captain America: The Winter Soldier 13. The Protector/Tom-Yum-Goong 14. Kiss of the Dragon 15. Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice 16. Legendary Assassin 17. The Enforcer/My Father is a Hero 18. Oldboy 19. Ninja Assassin 20. Ninja 21. Chocolate 22. Kiltro
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Best Fight Scenes: Sammo Hung
 
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(Also known as Hung Kam-Bo) This legendary Hong Kong fight choreographer and martial artist began his career designing the stunt work and action of countless HK martial arts films since the late 60s'. Besides starring in his own films, he has appeared alongside Jackie Chan and Yuen Biao among other stars particularly in the 80s' Golden Age of Kung Fu. From the naive and silly roles of the late 70s' and 80s' to the more mature and elderly characters portrayed in the 2000s' and 2010s', his directorial and choreographic legacy lives on. Here's a compilation of my favorite Sammo Hung fight scenes List of movies featured in order of appearance: 1. SPL: Sha Po Lang (Kill Zone) 2. Pedicab Driver 3. Ip Man 2 4. Odd Couple (1979) 5. Fatal Move (Triad Wars) 6. Magnificent Butcher 7. Dragon Squad 8. (outro) The Victim Other notable films include Enter the Dragon (first fighter faced by Lee), Shaolin Plot, Warriors Two, The Prodigal Son (action director), Enter the Fat Dragon, Knockabout, Encounters of the Spooky Kind, Encounters of the Spooky Kind 2, Project A, Winners and Sinners, Zu Warriors from the Magic Mountain, Wheels on Meals, My Lucky Stars, Mr. Vampire (producer, credited with inventing the jiangshi film genre), Millionaire's Express/Shanghai Express, Eastern Condors, Dragons Forever, Paper Marriage, Kung Fu Cult Master (action director), Once Upon a Time in China (action director), The Medallion (action director), Kung Fu Hustle (action director), Twins Mission, Three Kingdoms: Resurrection of the Dragon, Wushu, Ip Man (action director), Kung Fu Chefs, Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame (action director), The Legend is Born: Ip Man, Tai Chi Hero (action director), Tai Chi Zero (action director), Princess and the Seven Kung Fu Masters, The Wrath of Vajra (action director), Once Upon a Time in Shanghai, Rise of the Legend. (TV series include Dragon Laws, Martial Law, and Wing Chun (2007)).
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Best Fight Scenes: Lau Kar-Leung (Chia-Liang Liu)
 
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One of the greatest martial arts film makers and fight choreographers of all time, his work under Shaw Brothers Studios in the 70s' and 80s' has won him numerous awards. Often appearing in the films he directs and/or choreographs while frequently collaborating with martial artist and actor Gordon Liu, his filmography includes classics such as "The One-Armed Swordsman, "The 36th Chamber of Shaolin", "Shaolin Mantis", "Heroes of the East", "Martial Club", "Legendary Weapons of China", "Invincible Pole Fighter", and "Drunken Master 2". Although tragically passing away at the age of 78 from leukemia, his legacy lives on. Here's a compilation of my favorite Lau Kar-Leung fight scenes. List of movies featured in order of appearance: 1. Pedicab Driver 2. Legendary Weapons of China 3. The Legend of Drunken Master (Drunken Master 2) 4. My Young Auntie 5. Challenge of the Masters 6. (outro) Lady is the Boss Other notable films include The Spiritual Boxer, Invincible Pole Fighter, Return to the 36th Chamber, Disciples of the 36th Chamber, Shaolin Mantis, Dirty Ho, Mad Monkey Kung Fu, Martial Arts of Shaolin, Drunken Master 3, Drunken Monkey, The One-Armed Swordsman, Return of the One-Armed Swordsman, The New One-Armed Swordsman, Boxer from Shantung, Master of the Flying Guillotine, Clan of the White Lotus, and Seven Swords.
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Best Fight Scenes: Karate
 
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Being the most well known Japanese martial art (and practically a household name among all martial arts), Karate began as an Okinawan striking system which over time has combined elements of Chinese martial arts (Kung Fu/Wushu) and other non-striking Japanese martial arts (Judo, Aikido, etc.) to become the diverse set of separate styles recognized today. One Karate style, Uechi-Ryu, even incorporates Tiger, Crane, and Dragon movements similar to certain Kung Fu styles which implement their own animal components. Karate’s most famous move might be the eponymous “Karate Chop” aka “Knife Hand” even though this move is found in many other martial arts. Such is the broad connection Karate shares with other fighting styles. Contrary to poplar belief, Karate is not solely limited to standard punches and kicks (and the knife hand) but uses nearly every surface of the body for attack and defense. This misconception is probably due to competitive Karate disallowing more lethal strikes like those to certain pressure points and soft areas of the body to reduce risk of injury. I’m no Karate expert but a fan of awesome fight choreography so I decided to delve a bit deeper and research some of the Karate styles used in certain martial arts films. So here's a compilation of some Karate fight scenes. Here are links to the short films featured in this video: Graduation - A Karate Story (Shauntron): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qowGV2-LsdA (Eric Jacobus; information on Karate styles used): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j4GWgEoUtaI Ness (Full Film): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ct-OHjLM7Zg Ness (Fight Scene): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ghhNhEPuk6c Ness (Hiroshi Adachi's channel): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WjxNhjYhvh0 Osu: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jdpgZJZmjA8 Osu 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lw1rP1FJN2Q Da Uomo a Uomo Vol. 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3WJUkBMIYLw Part 1 Chapter C: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xv-a76ow_VM Dragon Lady: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KlUfjTLr5KQ List of movies/television series and Karate Styles featured in order of appearance: 1. Fighter in the Wind (Shotokan & Kyokushin) 2. Ip Man (Shotokan) 3. Graduation - A Karate Story (Kyokushin, Ken Zen Do, & Gasho-Ryu) 4. The Street Fighter (Kyokushin & Goju-Ryu) 5. Fearless/Huo Yuanjia (Shotokan) 6. Ness (Gasho-Ryu) 7. The Karate Kid (Shotokan & Okinawan) 8. The Legend of the Fist (Shotokan & "Freestyle") 9. Osu (Shotokan & Shorei-Ryu) 10. No Retreat, No Surrender (Shotokan) 11. Fist of Legend (Kenpo & "Freestyle") 12. Osu 2 (Shotokan, Kyokushin, Shorei-Ryu, & Goju-Ryu/Uechi-Ryu) 13. Blood and Bone (Shorei-Ryu (XMA)) 14. The Wrath of Vajra (Shotokan & Goju-Ryu/Uechi-Ryu) 15. Da Uomo a Uomo Vo. 2 (Shotokan) 16. Hoero! Takken (Kyokushin) 17. The Way of the Dragon (Shito-Ryu) 18. Black Belt (Shotokan & Meibukan Goju-Ryu) 19. Part 1 Chapter C (Shotokan & Shorei-Ryu) 20. Bad Blood (Shotokan) 21. Heroes of the East ("Sino-Okinawan" (Uechi-Ryu?)) 22. Dragon Lady (Shotokan & Shorei-Ryu) 23. Bloodsport (Shotokan) 24. The Legend is Born: Ip Man (Shotokan) 25. Money Train (Shotokan) 26. The Legend of Bruce Lee (Shotokan/Shito-Ryu) 27. The Perfect Weapon (American Kenpo) 28. Interpol Connection (Goju-Ryu Seigokan)
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Best Fight Scenes: Jeeja Yanin
 
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Jeeja Yanin Vismitananda is a Thai martial artist who made her film debut in the 2008 film “Chocolate” as the character Zen, an autistic martial arts savant. The following year, she also starred in another Thai martial arts movie, “Raging Phoenix”, where she demonstrates a fictional martial art called Meraiyuth which combines Muay Thai and break dancing. In 2013 she would appear in “Tom-Yum-Goong 2” alongside Tony Jaa as well as in “Never Back Down: No Surrender” with Michael Jai White. With her 3rd dan black belt in Taekwondo, Muay Thai skills, and amazing stunt work, she is one of the most talented and entertaining female martial artists of recent memory. Here’s a compilation of my favorite Jeeja Yanin fight scenes. List of movies featured in order of appearance: 1. Chocolate 2. Raging Phoenix 3. Jukkalon (This Girl is Bad-Ass) 4. Never Back Down: No Surrender 5. The Kick 6. Tom-Yum-Goong 2 (The Protector 2) 7. (outro) Hard Target 2
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Best Fight Scenes: Chin Siu-Ho
 
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This Hong Kong martial artist is mostly known for having appeared in two films alongside Jet Li; “Fist of Legend” and “Tai Chi Master”. He began his film career in 1980’s “Ten Tigers of Kwangtung” but Kung Fu film aficionados would recognize him for the “Mr. Vampire” series which popularized the jiangshi subgenre. Having trained in martial arts at the Peking Opera School as many other famous Hong Kong martial arts movie stars have, his filmography has included both late Shaw Brothers and Golden Harvest films. Here’s a compilation of my favorite Chin Siu-Ho fight scenes. List of movies featured in order of appearance: 1. Tai Chi Master 2. Fist of Legend 3. Masked Avengers 4. Blonde Fury 5. Ghosts Galore 6. All Mighty Gambler 7. I Will Finally Knock You Down, Dad! 8. Killer’s Nocturne 9. (outro) Mr. Vampire Other notable films/television series include Legend of the Fox, Two Champions of Shaolin, The Rebel Intruders, House of Traps, Brave Archer 4, Brothers from the Walled City, Twinkle Twinkle Lucky Stars, The Seventh Curse, Millionaire’s Express, New Mr. Vampire, Edge of Darkness, In the Blood, Vampire vs. Vampire, They Come to Rob Hong Kong, The Ultimate Vampire, Mr. Vampire V, The Beheaded 1000, Don’t Give a Damn, A Battle of Wits, Ticket, 72 Tenants of Prosperity, The Lost Bladesman, Rigor Mortis, Wudang Rules, and Happiness.
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Best Fight Scenes: Stick Figure Animation Part 3
 
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A re-upload of a video from my old channel. http://www.stickpage.com/ Hyun's Dojo: https://www.youtube.com/user/hyunsdojo
Views: 8385 Jamyang Pelsang
Best Fight Scenes: Animal Style Kung Fu
 
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Chinese martial arts, also known as "Kung Fu" or "Wushu", are famous for incorporating the behaviors of various animal species into some of their styles. The most commonly known animal styles are Tiger (strength, ferocity/offense, grappling), Crane (height, balance, evasion, precision strikes), Snake (deception, speed, coiling motion, precision), Monkey (deception, agility, acrobatics, low maneuvering), Praying Mantis (aggression, forearm strength, hooked finger grappling, vital point strikes), Dragon (internal strength, fluidity, deception, power), Eagle Claw (grappling, finger strength, pressure point manipulation), and Leopard (upward force, upper body strength, patience, defense). I'm no expert on Animal Kung Fu but a fan of awesome fight choreography so I decided to delve a bit deeper and research some of the Animal Kung Fu styles used in certain films/television series. Here's a compilation of some Animal Kung Fu fight scenes. Here are links to the short films featured in this video: Da Uomo a Uomo Vol. 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J0aGKZ0TRB4 Shapely Heroes - Snake’s Victim: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=otE31thMrEM&t=68s Challenger: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lnKYPL_du_s List of movies and Animal Kung Fu styles featured in order of appearance: 1. The Forbidden Kingdom (Praying Mantis, Tiger, Crane) 2. Fearless (Tiger) 3. Martial Club (Tiger, Snake, Eagle Claw, Praying Mantis, Leopard, Dragon) 4. Bushido Man (Praying Mantis) 5. Da Uomo a Uomo Vol. 1 (Praying Mantis, Tiger, Dragon, Crane) 6. Ong Bak 2 (Tiger) 7. My Young Auntie (Tiger, Eagle Claw, Praying Mantis, Monkey) 8. The Legend of the Wolf (Monkey) 9. Kung Fu Panda (Tiger, Leopard, Snake, Monkey, Crane, Praying Mantis) 10. Iron Monkey (Eagle Claw, some Crane) 11. Magnificent Butcher (Leopard, Snake, Dragon, Crane) 12. Bangkok Knockout (Tiger) 13. Spiritual Kung Fu (Leopard, Crane, Snake, Tiger, Dragon) 14. The Prodigal Son (Dragon) 15. Fury in the Shaolin Temple (Tiger, Leopard, Praying Mantis) 16. Shapely Heroes - Snake’s Victim (Snake & Tiger) 17. Heroes of the East (Crane) 18. Challenger (Dragon, Eagle Claw) 19. Cheetah on Fire (Leopard) 20. Magic Crystal (Eagle Claw, Praying Mantis) 21. The Wrath of Vajra (Monkey) 22. Shaolin vs. Lama (Tiger, Crane) 23. The Kung Fu Master (Praying Mantis) 24. Ip Man 2 (Tiger, some Crane) 25. Kung Fu Cult Master (Dragon) 26. Thundering Mantis (Eagle Claw, Praying Mantis) 27. Dragon Fist (Dragon) 28. Snake in the Eagle's Shadow (Snake, Eagle Claw) 29. Mad Monkey Kung Fu (Monkey) 30. Top Squad (Monkey, Eagle Claw) 31. Champions (Praying Mantis) 32. Tiger on the Wall (Leopard, Praying Mantis) 33. The Fist, The Kicks, and the Evil (Crane) 34. Clan of the White Lotus (Tiger, Crane) 35. Warriors Two (Praying Mantis) 36. Monkey Kung Fu (Monkey, Crane) 37. Knockabout (Praying Mantis) 38. Snake in the Monkey's Shadow (Snake, Monkey) 39. The Victim (Eagle Claw) 40. Shaolin Mantis (Praying Mantis)
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Best Fight Scenes: Collin Chou
 
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(Also known as Ngai Sing) Widely recognized for portraying the character Seraph in The Matrix Trilogy, this Taiwanese-American actor and martial artist was born in Taiwan and has appeared in various Kung Fu/martial arts movies. He also played the role of the Jade Warlord in "The Forbidden Kingdom" and Tony in Flash Point alongside Donnie Yen where the two face-off in a climatic fight showcasing some of the best MMA choreography ever seen in film. Having experience especially in Taekwondo but also "movie kung fu" (as he put it), he is a fairly underappreciated figure in martial arts cinema. Here's a compilation of my favorite Collin Chou fight scenes. List of movies in order of appearance: 1. The Matrix Reloaded 2. Flash Point 3. City of Darkness 4. The Defender (Bodyguard from Beijing) 5. The Forbidden Kingdom 6. Fearless (Huo Yuanjia) 7. Death Games 8. Promising Young Boy 9. (outro) The Enforcer (My Father is a Hero) Other notable films include The Matrix Revolutions, Kung Fu Cult Master, The Blade, God of Gamblers 3: The Early Stage, DOA: Dead or Alive, City Under Siege, Kung Fu Wing Chun, Badges of Fury, and Special ID.
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Best Fight Scenes: Kickboxing
 
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A hybrid martial art, combat sport, and form of personal fitness, kickboxing borrows from various disciplines around the globe including but not limited to Boxing, Savate, Karate, Taekwondo, Sanda/Sanshou (modern Kung Fu/Wushu), Muay Thai, and other Southeast Asian stand-up fighting styles. As a combat sport, it typically involves punches and kicks but does not allow elbows, knees, low kicks, and clinch-fighting albeit with some exceptions such as Muay Thai. Extensive grappling, particularly ground fighting, is never allowed since the focus of the sport is striking. Kickboxing, as it is currently recognized, is thought to have historically originated in 1960s’ Japan where Karate practitioners and masters held official full-contact matches against Muay Thai fighters. But it was not until the Professional Karate Association (PKA) and World Kickboxing Association (WKA) started organizing their own international kickboxing competitions in the 1970s’ that the sport reached worldwide attention. These tournaments saw face-offs between martial artists from a multitude of styles leading to legendary world champions like Joe Lewis, Bill ‘Superfoot’ Wallace, Benny ‘The Jet’ Urquidez, and Don ‘The Dragon’ Wilson. Benny “The Jet” Urquidez in particular is known for having appeared in two Jackie Chan films; “Wheels on Meals” and “Dragons Forever”, both of which featured extended fight sequences between Chan and Urquidez (arguably two of Jackie Chan’s greatest fight scenes). Many famous martial arts movie stars also began their careers as successful kickboxers such as Jean-Claude Van Damme (starting off in Karate) and Gary Daniels. Although not nearly as popular as it once was, Kickboxing would later influence the rise of Mixed Martial Arts which implemented an even greater set of rules and techniques opening up for opportunities to combine both striking and grappling into an all-around combat sport. I’m no expert on Kickboxing but a fan of awesome fight choreography so I decided to research some of the films that feature it. So here’s a compilation of some Kickboxing fight scenes. Links to short/independent films featured in this video: Yellow Zone (fight scene): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EEqkHYWuzTM Yellow Zone (short film): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qqY4KbV7plw Contour aka The Agent (fight scene w/ link to DVD in description): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zZp8j6xoDeg Detective Story (fight scene w/ link to DVD in description): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RZG60c9s_1s Informant: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g4vaFaGVBS0 1. Gorgeous 2. Yellow Zone 3. Broken Path (Attack of the Yakuza) 4. Coutour aka The Agent 5. Wheels on Meals 6. Detective Story 7. Once Upon a Time in Shanghai 8. Hand Over Fist 9. Dragons Forever 10. Informant 11. The King of the Kickboxers 12. Aaron Toney Vs. Michael Lehr 13. My Lucky Stars 14. Men In Suits 15. House of Fury 16. Police Story 17. Tiger Cage 18. Paper Marriage 19. Fatal Contact 20. Special Forces 21. New Police Story 22. Tiger Cage 2 23. Pedicab Driver 24. Legendary Assassin 25. No Retreat, No Surrender 26. The Protector 27. In the Line of Duty 4 28. Invisible Target 30. Fist of Legend 31. Who Am I? 32. Iron Monkey 2 33. Tai Chi Boxer (Tai Chi 2) 34. Police Story Lockdown
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Best Fight Scenes: Tai Chi
 
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Literally translating to “Supreme Ultimate Fist” and being one of the three Wudang (or Wu-Tang) styles of Chinese martial arts (the other two being Baguazhang and Xing Yi) named after its origins in the Wudang Mountains of China, this martial art is commonly misperceived as only a slow-moving method of exercise and spiritual well-being. In actuality, like the other Wudang styles, it is an internal martial art, focusing on the cultivation of qi, or life force energy as it is known in Chinese philosophy, applying indirect force to subdue an opponent. This internal concept is similar to other internal martial arts like Judo, Aikido, and Hapkido where the enemy's own momentum is used against them. I’m no expert on Tai Chi but a fan of awesome fight choreography so I decided to delve a bit deeper and research some films/television series featuring Tai Chi. List of movies/television series featured in order of appearance: 1. Bangkok Knockout 2. Tai Chi Master 3. House of Fury 4. Tai Chi Boxer 5. Kung Fu Hustle 6. Kung Fu Cult Master 7. Man of Tai Chi 8. Drunken Tai Chi 9. Tai Chi Zero 10. The Defender (The Bodyguard from Beijing) 11. Tai Chi Hero 12. The Matrix 13. Wu Dang 14. (outro) Avatar
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