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So you want to learn martial arts. Congratulations! When I was just a toddler I remember watching the karate kid and being amazed by what Mr Miyagi could do. The same thing happened when I saw The Last Samurai, only this time it was Tom Cruise that inspired me to take up martial arts. You might have seen one of these films or maybe both of them, but regardless here are some tips on getting started in the wonderful world of martial arts.
What type of Martial Arts can you do?
As many members will know there are literally hundreds of different styles ranging from Karate to Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu so below is a list detailing some popular types:
Karate - An excellent choice for beginners, Karate teaches self defence techniques using punches, blocks and kicks.
Judo - A very popular grappling sport that is great for building strength and confidence.
Taekwondo - Another good self defence martial art which focuses on kicking.
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu - This is a grappling based martial art that involves taking an opponent down then performing various techniques to get them into a submission hold. Perfect for beginners who are interested in the ground game of MMA (Mixed Martial Arts).
Martial Arts can be done at any age!
Really there are no boundaries when it comes to learning how to fight or defend yourself. One could argue that you don't need to learn these things, but I would say why not? We all want to feel safe right? One of the most important things to consider when looking for a school is that each instructor will have different requirements. For instance I know some schools will not take adults under 18 and others do, same goes for weight limits and height limits. Some schools allow you to walk in and try out their lesson which is an excellent idea if you can't decide which martial arts school you might like best.
How much does it cost?
The initial costs of joining a Martial Arts School can vary but $100-200 dollars would be the standard entry fee per student. Monthly dues tend to be around $20-$30 depending on what extras such as seminars or uniforms you purchase. So for example if we say your child wants to join Karate lessons at the age of 5 and continue for the next 4 years, all up you would be looking at around $1600. If you feel this is too much money to spend on Martial Arts lessons then there are many schools (including Western Sydney Martial Arts) that offer scholarships.
Please note: Once your child starts classes they will likely be asked to purchase a Karate Gi which can cost anywhere from $30-150+ depending on what suits your needs best!
How long does it take?
That's really up to you and your child. There are some kids who pick things up pretty quickly whereas others need more time. Depending on how often you train I have known adults complete their black belt in as little as years but again this varies between
- Black Dynamite
- Big trouble in Little China
- Jackie Chan’s Who Am I
- The Game of Death
- Kill Zone SPL (2005)
- The Protector
- Shogun Assassin
- Ashes of Time
- Undisputed 3: Redemption
- Magnificient Butcher
- Prodigal Son
- The Shaolin Temple
- The Twilight Samurai
- Police Story
- Iron Monkey
- The Man From Nowhere
- Danny the Dog aka Unleashed
- 13 Assassins
- Batman Begins
- Rush Hour
- Brotherhood of theWolf
- Shaolin Soccer
- Red Cliff
- The 36th Chamber of Shaolin
- Once Upon a Time in China
- Warrior (2011)
- The Karate Kid (1984)
- The Raid: Redemption
- House of the Flying Daggers
- Hero (2002)
- The Way of the Dragon
- The Chinese Connection
- Curse of the Golden Flower
- District B 13
- Fist of Legend
- Kung Fu Hustle
- Fearless (2006)
- Kill Bill Volume 1 and Kill Bill Volume 2
- Drunken Master Series
- Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
- Enter the Dragon
- Ip Man (2008)
- The Matrix
- Seven Samurai
What are top 10 fighting movies?
Top 10 fighting movies
What are top 10 fighting movies? This is a hard question to answer with so many great fighting films out there. We all have our favorites and it's quite likely that several of the top 10 fighting movies will be different for each person you ask, but we'll do our best to come up with a list with some variety, without too much contention or bickering.
10: Ong-Bak: Muay Thai Warrior (2003)
On his way to becoming a Buddhist monk, Ting must return a stolen statue of Buddha to his former temple in Thailand. On this quest he gets caught in the crossfire between warring gangs and must fight for his life. Plenty of beautiful outdoor scenery, great hand to hand combat, and stunning acrobatics make Ong Bak one of the top 10 fighting movies. The last 20 minutes are almost entirely fight scenes (can you say Jackie Chan?) The end result is visually stunning, extremely violent, but highly entertaining.
9: Rocky III (1982)
I remember watching this movie as a kid and thinking "wow! this is like real boxing!" And it's quite true. The training montages showed Stallone doing muscle-building workouts with big old fashioned barbells - something I had never seen before. Over the course of his first two victories against Creed, Rocky manages to become good friends with Apollo who trains him for the match against Clubber Lang who has defeated Creed three times in a row. Rocky III is a classic in the top fighting movies list.
8: Enter The Dragon (1973)
This epic masterpiece stars Bruce Lee, a martial arts expert who goes to a mysterious island where a man named Han is operating a drug manufacturing and distribution ring. When he finds out that Han has kidnapped his sister, he follows him to the island for revenge. And of course, there are plenty of epic fight scenes along with beautiful scenery from the Shaws Studios in Hong Kong. This movie was not just influential in creating new fighting styles but also went on to influence films such as Kill Bill and Kung Fu Hustle - two other films that will be appearing on this list.
7: Fist Of Legend (1994)
Chan starred as Chen Zhen, a Chinese martial artist who seeks revenge on the Japanese Karate expert who killed his master. This movie does a wonderful job of creating an real atmosphere as the heroes make their way through Shanghai's brothels and slums to fight for justice. Along with amazing action sequences, fist of legend will have you enthralled from beginning to end.
6: The Outlaw Josie Wales (1976)
"I don't think that little girl was a fair judge of what a man's got in him." Well that certainly gives you an idea of what kind of character Clint Eastwood plays in this classic Western tale about an outlaw who was forced out west by a gang who oppressed him. In the town he goes to work and falls in love with a beautiful widow and becomes the leader of a group of Mexican bandits. Eastwood gives an amazing performance that comes with some great fight scenes.
5: Drunken Master (1978)
Jackie Chan plays Wong Fei-Hung, based on a famous Chinese folk hero who also appears in many other martial arts films such as Legend of the Drunken Master and Fearless Hyena. The movie itself is about a young man training under his father's drunken boxing style to defeat some westerners who have been destroying China by selling opium. Not only is it great entertainment but it will also teach you some moves if you watch carefully enough!
4: Fist Of Fury (1972)
Bruce Lee stars in this classic tale about a young man in a foreign land who becomes a martial arts expert under the tutelage of his master. He takes revenge on a rival school after his master is murdered when an international business dispute ensues between China and Japan. The fight scenes are searing, the relationship between Bruce Lee and Nora Miao plays out beautifully, and it's just great entertainment all around.
3: Enter The Dragon (1973)
The classic scene from Enter the Dragon where Bruce Lee single-handedly destroys every fighter in the dojo without taking a breath! This movie was made by one of cinema's greatest directors, Robert Clouse; and took six years to make due to financial issues and arguments with people over how much action should be shown. Over time it became one of the most successful breakthrough films in martial arts history ... and definitely one of the greatest fighting movies ever made.
2: The Matrix (1999)
"No, I don't think it's quite like that ..." In a time when special effects in action movies were growing more and more realistic - a film was released which used them very intelligently to tell a story about humanity taking place in an alternative universe where computer programs take control of their lives. The characters are compelling and the fights scenes very inventive indeed. Watch this film through to the end because there's quite a surprise waiting for you!
1: Kill Bill (2003)
"Revenge is never a straight line, it's a forest." While this movie doesn't actually contain a lot of martial arts action, it was made by Quentin Tarantino and therefore contains a hefty amount of style and a fair few nods to other martial arts films too. Don't let that put you off though because Uma Thurman gives an amazing performance that is sure to inspire you whether or not you like fighting movies!
Title: What Are My Top 10 Favorite Running Movies?
1. Prefontaine (1997)
2. Without Limits (1998)
3. The Loneliness Of The Long Distance Runner (1962)
4. Chariots Of Fire (1981)
5. Forrest Gump (1994)
6. Invictus (2009)
7. Quicksilver (1986)
Who is the best martial art movie?
One point to consider when deciding on who is the best martial art movie would be what type of martial arts. For example, Jackie Chan's movies such as "Rush Hour" and "Shanghai Noon" involve Kung Fu, Tae Kwon Do and some elements of Karate. Jackie Chan has proven himself as an action star in his own right so much so that he can play a character with comedic moments without turning it into a comedy show.
Another consideration would be how believable the fight scenes are and whether they were choreographed or if it was really done by the actors/actresses themselves. This would take into account how well their fighting styles fit the movie plot itself, for example Wuxia (swordplay) usually involves long drawn out fights with swords, archery and sometimes spears. It would not be believable if the fighting style was too fast or unrealistic which is often the case in Hong Kong movies.
Wuxia movies also usually include elements of magic and mythology making it a fantasy genre while Kung Fu movies on the other hand tend to involve real life historical figures such as Wong Fei Hung (the Dragon Warrior) and Fong Sai Yuk (the White Eyebrow). Martial arts such as Tai Chi Chuan are more of an internal martial art that involves breathing techniques, meditation and some form of slow motion movements that if executed incorrectly can cause injury to yourself. Other styles like Capoeira is a mixture between dancing and fighting which requires agility and acrobatics to
Who is the best martial arts fighter of all time?
Who is the best martial arts fighter of all time?
This is a very difficult question to answer even though there are over 300 different martial arts. All of the fighters have their own strengths and weaknesses. What it comes down to are two things, what style you want to learn - if any at all - and why you want to learn that style. The reason for this will determine who you believe is the best martial artist ever because while one person may think Bruce Lee was great another may say Bruce Lee was terrible. Some people also put more emphasis on ground fighting while others insist on stand up technique only. Some people would rather be able to protect themselves in street situations while other's desire traditional lines like not attacking with kicks below the belt. All of these areas and more are going to separate the great fighter from the good.
There is a saying that goes "styles make fights". This means that if one person has mastered Wing Chun but their opponent knows Tae Kwon Do it will be very difficult for them to win. So, styles make fights which makes it very hard to answer who is the best of all time because of how many different martial arts there are. I'm going to give my opinion on this below as well as some other considerations on who you might want to choose as a martial artist.
Bruce Lee was a great martial artist and had some amazing technique's which have stood the test of time since they were first used almost forty years ago. Bruce Lee
Who is king of martial art?
-King of martial art; who is he?
It's not really easy to find out the best fighter. There are many fighters in this world, and each one has his own skill. But there is someone who deserves the title ''King of Martial Arts''. He is an experienced fighter with great power, never losing any fight; his name; Kim Jang Hoon (30 years old). Any other guy would retire after losing countless fights but Kim Jansun didn't. He kept challenging himself by fighting deadlier opponents. Kim Jang Hoon was born poor in Kangwon province in South Korea. His mother died when he was only eight so he lived alone for a while before joining a Tae Kwon Do gym. He trained so hard and after five years, he became a black belt.
His career shot up in 2001 when he won the amateur championship. Then, later on at the age of 23, Kim Jang Hoon joined K1 enterprise; world's top kick-boxing league. He showed great performance by defeating the famous Japanese fighter Musashi (33 years old). Kim Jang hoon was unstoppable that he even challenged Bob Sapp(who weighs 120kg), one of the heaviest mixed martial artists there is. He successfully defeated him with an upper cut to his face. This victory earned him respect not only in South Korea but all over the world as well.
Now, Kim Jang Hoon is growing older but his fighting