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Martial Arts

Warrior (Teaser)

Warrior (Teaser)

Banshee creator Jonathan Tropper and Fast & Furious director Justin Lin teamed up for this Cinemax crime drama that takes place in San Francisco’s Chinatown in the late 19th century, a time when brutal organized crime families were warring. Inspired by the writings of Bruce Lee.

Bruce Lee with Lightsabers

Bruce Lee with Lightsabers

Watching the late, great Bruce Lee take on an opponent is already pretty rewarding, but after seeing this image, Patrick Nan decided to amp things up even more, by adding a lightsaber (and lightsaber nunchucks) to a classic martial arts fight sequence from Fist of Fury.

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Swordplay with Game Effects

Swordplay with Game Effects

YouTuber Misozi-Salaryman put together this great compilation of his swordplay and other martial arts action, and worked with editor Vasco to embellish the clip with appropriate video game style visual effects. We like to think there was some guy off camera mashing buttons.

Kung Fu Clock

Kung Fu Clock
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It’s time to kick some ass with this wall clock from WHENWATCH. The clock features an unspecified martial artist obviously based on Bruce Lee, whose body twists and turns to tell the time. His torso is the hour hand, his right leg tells minutes, and his left leg is seconds.

Fightworld (Trailer)

Fightworld (Trailer)

Hosted by actor and fight enthusiast Frank Grillo, Netflix’s Fightworld is a documentary series that will explore fighting methods and cultures around the world. The featured styles include MMA, Muay Thai, wrestling and Krav Maga. Premieres 10/12/18.

The Grandmaster of Kung-fu Films

The Grandmaster of Kung-fu Films

“Watching a Lau Kar-leung film is similar to watching an illustrated guide or documentation of kung-fu and its philosophy.” The Museum of Modern Art’s La Frances Hui talks about the history of kung-fu films before breaking down the work of legendary filmmaker Lau Kar-leung.

Bleeding Steel (Trailer)

Bleeding Steel (Trailer)

Our first look at martial arts master Jackie Chan’s sci-fi action flick, about a policeman on the hunt for a mechanically-augmented villain, and a young girl carrying a bio-chemical invention that everyone wants. Yeah, we just want to see Jackie kick some ass too.

Dance of the Drunken Gods

Dance of the Drunken Gods

Andy Le and Brian Le of Martial Club and the Andy Long Stunt Team collaborated to create this great tribute to classic Hong Kong fight flicks, combining martial arts prowess with overblown sound effects, and poorly dubbed Chinese taunts. (Thanks Joshua!)

ZVP

ZVP

Writer and director Junya Okobe presents an awesome take on the tale of Zatōichi, a mythical blind swordsman who takes down an army of evil foes. Hornet’s Nest & Runt Man reminded us of Master Blaster from The Road Warrior, but it’s the ending that truly kicked ass.

Jackie Chan Jumps over Fences

Jackie Chan Jumps over Fences

Jackie Chan’s new movie The Foreigner comes out very soon, and looks like a wild ride. To celebrate its impending release, editor Jim Casey of The Solomon Society compiled a reel of some of Jackie’s finer moments jumping and climbing over various barriers.

Ninja Cat Moves

Ninja Cat Moves

Instagrammer Sara Jorden was recording her two cats playing around, when one of them decided to pull out all the stops as it stalks the other one. We’re thinking it’s less ninja and more of a Kung Fu Panda kind of move.

Eclectic Method: Kung Fu Remix

Eclectic Method: Kung Fu Remix

Your Kung Fu is not good enough! Step up your Arrow Fists and Double Dragons with Eclectic Method’s latest track, diced and sliced from a collection of classic and not-so-classic martial arts fight sequences.

Katana Slicing Master

Katana Slicing Master

Martial arts and sword expert Isao Machii recently attempted to break the record for the most martial arts sword cuts in a minute, as he slashed through sections of straw mats faster than Michonne takes off zombie heads. Watch the video to see how many he sliced.

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How to Wake up

How to Wake up

A fantastically silly bit from the 1985 Hong Kong action comedy Mismatched Couples in which martial arts superstar Donnie Yen shows us the proper way to get our day going through a combination of breakdancing, tearaway pants, and no socks.

Iron Fist (Trailer)

Iron Fist (Trailer)

The latest Marvel/Netflix team-up stars Finn Jones as Danny Rand, a man presumed dead for 15 years, who returns to New York to reclaim his family business from the influence of evildoers. Naturally, Danny has acquired some new skills since he went missing. Drops 3/17/17.

Sébastien Charron: No Excuses

Sébastien Charron: No Excuses

You’d think that a beer belly might be at odds with your martial arts and parkour skills, but you’d be wrong. After struggling with his mental health and weight gain from meds, Sébastien Charron gives all of us ordinary guys hope, and proves that you can’t judge a book by its cover.

The Urban Shaolin

The Urban Shaolin

Stuntman Tien Hoang shows off some of his impressive shaolin kung fu moves in this weapons reel shot by director Colin Emerson on the streets of London, England. All we know is if we saw this guy coming at us, we’d run the other way, fast.

Every Jason Statham Kick

Every Jason Statham Kick

Following up on their montage of the badass Brit’s mighty fists flying, Burger Fiction is back with an epic supercut of the hundreds of times Jason kicked the snot out of his foes. Our groins hurt just watching this.

Kung Fu Motion Visualization

Kung Fu Motion Visualization

Digital artist and designer Tobias Gremmler captured the movements of a kung fu practitioner, then transformed them into abstract shapes using CG animation techniques, resulting in a series of truly mesmerizing animations.

Gareth Evans: Samurai Short

Gareth Evans: Samurai Short

A samurai tasked with sending an important message is intercepted by two assassins. The Raid 1 & 2‘s writer and director Gareth Evans directed, edited and shot this entire concept short using a Sony NEX-7 digital camera and no camera crew other than himself.

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Cat Dog Kung Fu

Cat Dog Kung Fu

The latest video from Corridor Digital steals a page from The Secret Life of Pets, as we find out exactly why mom’s vase ended up on the floor when you left the cat and dog alone for the day.

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon 2

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon 2

It’s been 15 years since Ang Lee’s epic original debuted on the big screen, now Netflix is home to the long-awaited sequel to this masterpiece of martial arts, cinematography, and wire-fu, titled Sword of Destiny. Also, whoever sang that CCR cover needs a lozenge.

Real Life Hwoarang

Real Life Hwoarang

Actor and stuntman Eric Jacobus mimics the Taekwondo-inspired move set of Tekken fighter Hwoarang. He doesn’t launch his training dummy into the air, but he can pass for a Mokujin. Now do Yoshimitsu!

Star Wars x Portal

Star Wars x Portal

Eunoia Creations takes two of the most overused YouTube video effects – the lightsaber and the portal, and manages to mash them up into an entertaining clip, thanks to some great fight choreography, and a good sense of humor.

Illusion Twist Takedown

Illusion Twist Takedown

An impressive takedown by Trevor Logan as he dispenses of fellow stuntman Daniel Locicero using gymnastics and the power of his legs, courtesy of a move choreographed by stunt coordinator Arnold Chon. One more time here.

Wily White Belt

Wily White Belt

A toddler tries all sorts of tricks to break a wooden plank. Redditor GoldenLlama says this was taken at Peak Taekwondo back in 2011; the boy is his brother and the master is their uncle. Charlie Chaplin would be proud.

Monster

Monster

(PG-13) The latest martial arts action film from LBP Stunts Chicago gets going right away, as a man finds himself at the mercy of his captors, and must do what he can to escape and then take revenge on the men who did him wrong.

Into the Badlands (Trailer)

Into the Badlands (Trailer)

Perhaps in an attempt to lure in fans of Michonne and Daryl, AMC’s new series features a hero with both a katana and a motorcycle. The story follows a warrior and a young boy on an action-packed journey through a land ruled by feudal barons.

Kings of Kung Fu

Kings of Kung Fu
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An indie PC/Mac fighting game styled after classic Kung Fu films, with 14 playable characters inspired by famous martial artists, from Bruce Lee to Chuck Norris to JCVD. Each has over 100 unique moves to play out on 15 levels.

Stop-Motion Karate

Stop-Motion Karate

Corridor Digital is back at it again, this time creating a fun top-down action flick that has two suitors duking it out over the object of their affection in a fight that reminds us of the old video game Karateka. BTS footage here.

Gener8ion x MIA: Int’l Sound Pt. 2

Gener8ion x MIA: Int’l Sound Pt. 2
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The music video for Gener8ion and M.I.A.’s song The New International Sound Part 2 is made of clips from Dragon Girls, a documentary about three kids who enrolled in Shaolin Tagou, “the biggest fighting school for kids in China.”

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