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1/18/05 11:49 PM
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karasu
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Edited: 18-Jan-05
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How many still enjoy watching their movies? Now that MMA is popular, people seem to enjoy bashing their traditional MA roots but how many people would be here if not for movie stars such as Bruce Lee, Jean Claude Van Damme, and Steven Segal, and let's not forget Sho Kosugi! I still enjoy watching MA movies like "The Quest", "Return of the Dragon", "Out for Justice", and "Revenge of the Ninja"! If not for the Gracie family, I would not have found grappling, but if not for MA movie stars I might not even have found the Martial Arts, so here's my thread to honor the MA movie stars who inspired my training in the TMA!
1/19/05 7:45 PM
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Edited: 19-Jan-05
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I hear ya! Movies are still entertaining and we should still be able to sit back and enjoy being mesmerized by the fnacy footwork and punches of good ol' Bruce and friends. Sad to admit but one of my all time fav movies of Van Dam's was Bloodsport and the Quest. But my all time fav movie for hte fighting genre would be Fist of Legen starring Jet Li.
1/20/05 4:40 PM
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Ogami Itto
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Bruce, yes. Jean, no, never liked him.
1/22/05 12:58 AM
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Edited: 22-Jan-05
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Jet Li's "Fist of Legend" is perhaps my favorite MA movie.
1/23/05 2:12 PM
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Edited: 23-Jan-05
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I never like jean maybe its his huge backround in ballet that bothered me and made me question his athenticity.
1/24/05 6:49 PM
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pls don't put those names in the same sentence
1/25/05 12:30 AM
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karasu
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Edited: 25-Jan-05
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What about Segal? He seemed to have legit skills back in the day.....
2/8/05 11:39 PM
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Bob Henry
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Lets not forget Jeff Speakman
2/9/05 10:38 AM
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beernight
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I have seriously taken some usefull stuff from watching "Bloodsport" lol. ofcourse not alot but definatly some.
2/9/05 6:04 PM
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Yeah they did kind of set the stage for some of us back in the day. Most guy's not do give credit where it is due. A lot of people, I mean a lot got in because of the old Martial Arts movies.
2/9/05 11:59 PM
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Edited: 09-Feb-05
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beernight the "BloodSport" scene featuring Dux vs. Sumo featured some good self defense, like the head-butt escape from the bear hug followed by a quick strike to the solar plexus. Also, Jeff Speakman in "the Perfect Weapon" was cool back in the day! MA movies were a great inspiration to my training while growing up and I still enjoy them, like the new Jet Li movie out on DVD, "Hero", is reallly cool!
2/10/05 3:24 PM
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I still love all the Bruce Lee films. Well, maybe not the first hour and 15 minutes of Game of Death...

I watch Enter the Dragon about once a month, and love it every time.
2/10/05 3:25 PM
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there is alot of moves where I ended up rewinding and going "hey! that would actually work!" One I just noticed was when Dux fights Paco. (I have seen this movie a rediculous amount of times...... but don't know as much as Steve72...jerk(jk) )
2/28/05 4:55 AM
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Edited: 28-Feb-05
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The thing that irked me about Speakman's attempt to be a star was that lame "kenpo sticks" rip off of FMA. He would of had more credibility if he had presented whatever skills he had without jamming up those who had taught him those skills by confusing their correct origin. Yes I know a lot of kenpo people use sticks and I also know that it did not have a "kenpo" root, but more accurately a possible Filipino/Hawaiian root. Most likely though a more recent relationship with one of the many trained FMA practitioners out there.
3/17/05 10:09 PM
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Anyone remember Michael Dudicoff?
3/17/05 11:46 PM
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karasu
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Edited: 17-Mar-05
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yes sir

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