Muay Thai photography exhibit coming to Martial Arts History Museum

The Martial Arts History Museum salutes the Thailand community with a special Muay Thai photography gallery exhibit at the Museum on Friday, November 16th, 2012. Jacob Klensin, whose work has appeared in solo gallery shows on the East Coast, for the first time will be showcasing his work on the West Coast. This is a ….

#tonyjaa #rza #marresecrump Exclusive: Musician and filmmaker the RZA to appear in Tony Jaa’s upcoming 3D martial arts thrill ride The Protector 2

World-renowned martial artist Marrese Crump recently wrapped shooting The Protector 2 (aka Tom Yum Goong 2, Warrior King 2), where he collaborated with Tony Jaa. After nearly a year of workshops and training, The Protector 2 has been crafted with specially designed fight sequences that take advantage of the 3D effects and the extreme athleticism ….

Joe Carnahan nods to Bruce Lee in this Daredevil reboot sizzle reel

Filmmaker Joe Carnahan, who until recently was attached to direct a Daredevil reboot movie, posted a sizzle reel he put together to describe his vision for the never-to-happen dark take on the Marvel character. In it, he gives a shout out to Bruce Lee, Taxi Driver, Superfly and 1970’s urban culture. Check it out, below. ….

#nycc #comiccon Tai Chi Zero to screen at New York Comic-Con 2012

The New York Asian Film Festival, Variance Films, and Well Go USA will present a special sneak preview screening of the off-the-wall steampunk kung fu movie Tai Chi Zero. Plus, if you show up in your best steampunk or kung fu flick-inspired costume, you might win what screening sponsors are calling, an awesome prize. The ….

Thai martial arts movie Fireball to be part of ongoing Museum of the Moving Image screening series

Warrington Hudlin’s Fist and Sword series at the Museum of the Moving Image in Queens, NY, will screen Thai martial arts movie Fireball this Saturday, Sept. 22nd, at 5PM. Fist and Sword is the Museum’s series of contemporary and classic martial arts and related action movies. Directed by Thanakorn Pongsuwan, the 2009 martial arts action ….

Details, a trailer and an image from Jackie Chan-produced remake of cult classic The 14 Amazons

Based on the epic 1972 martial arts cult classic The 14 Amazons, renowned action star & producer Jackie Chan and director Frankie Chan’s (A Warrior’s Tragedy 2) remake, Legendary Amazons, debuts on Blu-ray, DVD and VOD on October 16th from Well Go USA. Cecilia Cheung (Shaolin Soccer), Cheng Pei-Pei (Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon) and Liu ….

The great photo I didn’t take

I’m currently sorting through my still photos from Grandmaster Ronald Duncan’s 21st Cross-Training Seminar, which took place a few weeks ago. During the seminar, we also took more than 3 hours of video. But this photo of O’Sensei Felix Vazquez stood out to me. Why? First, because I thought it was a nice portrait. But ….

John Avildsen’s lost footage from the cult classic The Karate Kid

Karate Kid director John Avildsen posted more than 90 mins of rehearsal footage that he and the cast worked on before principal photography started on 1983. I’ve posted all of the youtube clips below, which give a glimpse into the development of a Hollywood cult classic feature film. Notable among the footage clips are the ….