Cult cinema icon Billy Jack passes away

Tom Laughlin, who played hapkido master and former Green Beret ‘Billy Jack’ in the series of 1970’s cult films, has passed away. In the 2nd film, titled ‘Billy Jack’ (after the character 1st appeared in 1967’s ‘Born Losers’), Grandmaster Bong Soo Han doubled for Laughlin in many of the martial arts scenes, although Laughlin himself …
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Gloria Hendry, Bob Wall, Fred Williamson, John Saxon & many martial arts experts to celebrate life of Jim Kelly at free L.A. event

This is a press release I just received regarding a special tribute in Los Angeles for Jim Kelly. The free event will feature appearances by Kelly’s Black Belt Jones co-star (and James Bond’s first African-American love interest) Gloria Hendry, his co-star from Three the Hard Way Fred Williamson, his Enter the Dragon co-stars Bob Wall …
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Martial arts film icon Jim Kelly passes away

Shidoshi Ron Van Clief, Grandmaster Michael Jai White, Film Producer Warrington Hudlin and many other martial artists have been posting tributes and their personal memories of iconic martial artist and action film star Jim Kelly, who passed away last night at the age of 67 at his home in San Diego. According to a CNN …
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