several years now, our site remains the unique stop for martial arts
film buffs who take things a tad more seriously.
mission remains the same: review Hong Kong/Taiwan/mainland China-produced
kung fu and action films from all eras, and attempt to analyze them
for the quality and quantity of martial arts content.
possible, I identify the styles used, and try to distinguish between
flashy fight stuntwork, and "the real stuff". This is extremely
tough. In all but the rarest cases, movie fighting is a mishmash of
choreography designed strictly to entertain. Remember, we are not
watching instructional videos here.
of you might be wondering, who is this opinionated guy, and what are
his qualifications? I grew up watching and studying kung fu films,
and have seen literally hundreds of them. I performed in a little
one when I was much, much younger (so, regardless of any of my criticisms
here, I have immense respect for anyone who's performed in front of
or behind camera). The movies, and my training in martial arts, have
been lifelong passions for over 25 years.
insights or different opinions? See errors? Feel free to drop us a
line, we welcome your feedback.
This site has not been updated on regular basis, and will not be.
Some of the opinions no longer reflect the views of the editor (although
the majority still do).
web site is dedicated to my father, who introduced me to martial arts
films as a child, and shared all my subsequent martial arts cinema
adventures with me.