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"The [Inay(an)] System (of Eskrima) is Complete" ~ Mangisursuro Inay 1944-2000

Random Martial Arts Movies

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the transporter movies.

i saw all 3 transporter movies last week and i have to say the use of adaptive weapons was great! in 3 the best was the fire hose for flexible weapons use.

Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story

A great movie about the true life of Bruce Lee. The actor truly made you believe you were watching Bruce. The fight scenes were so awesome that you'd swear you were watching Bruce himself.

Self Defense

The stuff in Bruce Lee movies always seemed both spectacular and salient from the perspective of self defense or street fighting. I love the direct approach of the fights in almost all the Bruce Lee movies, and in many of the movies of Bruce Lee, it is a virtual who's who of 70's martial artists.

Fearless

Amazing martial arts scenes, stunning cinematography, and events based on a true story. Also the personal growth of a martial artist, from pride to honorable. A must see. Jet Li's best movie ever (In my opinion).

Inspiring

I found the story and subject of this film inspiring. I loved the fight choreography, and they way it evoked a sense of national pride was fabulous.

Sherlock Holmes

 the pit fight was really good.

Book of Eli

Eskrima!  Fight directors include Dan Inosanto and Jeff Imada. 

Ong Bak

Great muay thai flick...

The Protector

Tony Jaa's next movie. One of the longest continuous fight scenes (uncut) as he spirals up the stairs, in and out of rooms, and takes out dozens of bad guys. Not to mention when he goes on a rampage and breaks well over 50 people's bones/joints. It's Ong Bak on steroids.

Ghost Dog

Another really unlikely martial arts flick in a sense: Forrest Whittaker as a hired killer in some urban setting, trying his utmost to live by the Samurai's code of honor, even to the extent of giving his life for his lord.
It's slow in parts, but there's lots of reference to the Hagakure, and really a thorough examination of what it means to be dedicated to a warrior ethic in modern society.

Hagakure

though i dont agree with all of the hagakure, I have to say I like what is quoted in the Ghost Dog flick
 

Hagakure

I am sure that many other active samurai would not have agreed with Yamamoto and Tsuramoto either. The data for Hagakure was compiled more than 100 years after the samurai stopped "doing the art." 1615 was about the last time that any samurai did anything other than "know the art."

Brotherhood of the Wolf

Also called (I think) Le Pact Des Loups in French. In possibly the weirdest setting for a martial arts flick ever, the movie takes place in Revolution-era France (yeah, France) and manages to be a thriller, horror flick, erotic, and kick-ass action piece all in one.

Mark Dacascos stars, plus that french guy who plays the french adversary thief in (I think) Ocean's Twelve. Good stuff. Watch it in French with subtitles; it's always better that way :)