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Martial Arts Topics / Re: VIDEO CLIPS OF INTEREST
« on: December 31, 2011, 09:27:16 PM »
this is one of those videos that makes you go, HMMMM!
Butter knife cutting a bullet in two! they revisited the one with the katana cutting
a .45 caliber bullet, but this takes the cake! :-o

Martial Arts Topics / Re: Movies/TV of interest
« on: August 03, 2011, 09:18:04 PM »
here's an interesting indie film about irish travellers,
the doc deals with this bare knuckle fighting sub culture that still exist in ireland.


Martial Arts Topics / Re: Movies/TV of interest
« on: May 13, 2011, 04:44:55 PM »
it would appear that mr tony jaa is poised for a comeback: :mrgreen:

Courtesy of

by Todd Brown, April 26, 2011 10:26 AM

Tony Jaa is taking another very big step towards reclaiming his position as the top martial arts screen fighter in the world. And this one is more than a little bit surprising on a great number of levels.

We brought word earlier this month of a new Hong Kong based project that would match Jaa with fight choreographer Sammo Hung and now Thailand's Sahamongkol Film have announced that Jaa will reunite with director Prachya Pinkaew and fight choreographer Panna Rittikrai for Tom Yum Goong 2.

Missing elephant jokes aside, this is big news for Jaa with the original Tom Yum Goong - released as The Protector in North America - marking both his last true hit and the beginnings of his troubles. It was immediately after Tom Yum Goong that Jaa essentially declared Pinkaew unnecessary and unwanted, announcing that he would direct his next film himself. Pinkaew was deeply insulted and the relationship between the star and the director who built his career degraded to the point where they weren't even on speaking terms. Pinkaew would go on to groom Jija Yanin in Chocolate while Jaa would crumble badly under the pressure of directing Ong Bak 2 himself, eventually losing control of the badly over budget and over schedule project.

But Tom Yum Goong 2 will reunite the entire Tom Yum Goong / Ong Bak team with Jaa in the lead, Pinkaew directing, Rittikrai handling fight choreography and Chocolate star Jija Yanin also handed a significant role - the first time Jaa has ever shared the stage with another marquee fighter. Like the upcoming Chocolate 2, this film will be shot in digital 3D.

The big surprises in this are twofold. First, Jaa and Pinkaew have patched things up and are working together again. This can only be viewed as a good thing because, frankly, neither has been as good without the other. The bigger surprise, though, is that Jaa is once again in the Sahamongkol fold, which I would never, ever have expected to happen. Jaa's original ten year contract with the company will have expired before this film goes in to production, meaning that they have struck a new deal. Consider that at the peak of the Ong Bak 2 debacle Jaa took refuge in a police station claiming that the studio had sent gangsters after him and, well ... the prospect of the star willingly signing up with the studio again seemed unlikely to say the least. Whether there was any basis to the gangster story isn't even the point - if Jaa believed there was enough truth to it that he sought police protection that says something about how incredibly bad the situation between star and company had gotten and I'm amazed that they've gotten back together.

Pinkaew's Chocolate 2 is scheduled to go in to production in May and will need to be completed before this can begin, so don't expect Tom Yum Goong 2 any time soon. But fans should be happy to know it's coming.

Martial Arts Topics / Re: UFC/MMA Thread
« on: March 21, 2011, 09:49:13 PM »
woof guro crafty

i believe the verse is:

Philippians 4:13 (New King James Version)
I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.


Martial Arts Topics / Re: Movies/TV of interest
« on: April 18, 2010, 09:43:35 PM »
a couple of documentaries are coming out this year:
a film called eskrimador ( and the bladed hand
Both looks great with the latter interviewing guro Dan Inosanto, guro Jeff Imada and other luminaries featured
such as Topher Ricketts of Ilustrisimo USA and his sons Bruce and Brandon. the trailer
for the latter is posted in youtube.

Martial Arts Topics / Re: Movies/TV of interest
« on: September 26, 2009, 11:55:22 PM »
SOV is cool! korean action movies are among the best, so it really galls me that will smith and speilberg is trying
to remake old boy :?. can't they leave well enough alone!?  and don't get me started on the remake of

but i digress.... :wink:

SG, you might want to check out "throwdown" by johnny to. the flick was released a few yrs back and it featured
judo. kind of interesting since the art is seen from the chinese prespective. i thought johnny to did a good
job on it. as for dynamite warrior, SG, i'm gonna suggest that you watch it without any expectation that it is
up to par with ONG Bak1 or 2, and enjoy it for all it's glorious wackiness :-D

another film that's out is Merantau featuring menangkabau/harimau silat. nice just to see silat on screen.

and on a sad note: one of the most talented action actor/director around, donnie yen will be retiring some time soon
(2012 if memory serves) BUT will concentrate on directing/fight choreography. guess dacades of making great movies has taken it's
toll on the body. he has assassins and bodyguards next, followed directly by ip man 2 (more wing chun goodness) :mrgreen:

Martial Arts Topics / Re: Movies/TV of interest
« on: September 18, 2009, 08:52:12 PM »
caught that SG! cool show.  :mrgreen:

here's another interesting tidbit: tony jaa's next film was supposed to be a film called Sword featuring, you guest it, krabi krabong!
TJ, however, had a falling out with a producer and cancelled the film altogether :cry:!


"‘Ong Bak 3′ shooting as Magnolia nabs ‘Ong Bak 2′

News | Film News | by Mark Pollard

ONG BAK 2 Magnolia Pictures has announced today the acquisition of U.S. rights to Tony Jaa’s ONG BAK 2. The company previously released the original ONG BAK and now plans to release the Thai martial arts sequel in theaters later this year through their Magnet genre label. This news comes on the same day that Prachya Pinkaew’s autistic martial arts actioner CHOCOLATE arrives on DVD and Blu-ray courtesy of Magnet.

“When we first saw the original ONG BAK, after picking our jaws off the floor, we knew we wanted to be in the Tony Jaa business. It put us on the map as a home for the best in genre fare, and helped make our genre label Magnet possible,” said Magnolia President Eamonn Bowles. “We’re beyond thrilled to be able to carry the franchise forward and continue our relationship with Tony, Sahamongkol, and the entire creative team involved.”

The film and its star were involved in controversy last year when it was reported that Jaa, then also director of the production, had walked off the set amid rumors of runaway budget costs. After a televised admission by a teary-eyed Jaa that he was basically in over his head as a first-time director, he handed the production over to longtime mentor, action director Panna Rittikrai (BORN TO FIGHT). The film was completed and released to theaters in Thailand in December of 2008.

In the same announcement, it has been confirmed that production on ONG BAK 3 has already begun and is scheduled for release in December 2009. Sahamongkol Film has already stated that the third film will feature more fighting between Tony Jaa and DYNAMITE WARRIOR star Dan Chupong. Also, Jaa’s character will suffer crippling torture that forces him to fight without using his bones. Presumably that means no knee or elbow action, which should be very interesting given that Jaa’s specialty is Muay Thai."

this could be some sort of homage to jackie chan's last great film, drunken master 2, since, TJ is reportedly a big fan of JC!

Martial Arts Topics / Re: MMA Thread
« on: August 08, 2009, 09:12:09 PM »

From cagewriter (

Sat Aug 08, 2009 11:58 pm EDT
Silva mocks, fights and delivers a highlight reel knockout

By Steve Cofield

Anderson Silva is awesome when he wants to be. Even Roy Jones Jr., who was "scouting" Silva the fight had to be proud. Jones used to toy with his opponent - the butcher and deliverymen - he faced throughout the 90's. Silva did the same with the former UFC light heavyweight champ Forrest Griffin. Silva floored Griffin 1:54 into the fight and from there Griffin looked tentative and slow. Silva was so confident he started dropping his hands and mocking the much bigger Griffin. Griffin tried a lunging right-left combination, Silva deftly backed out of the way and knocked down the big guy with a right moving backwards. Griffin fell to his back. He was done as the fight was stopped at the 3:23 mark. The always emotional Griffin ran from the cage back to the lockerrooms.

Martial Arts Topics / Re: Movies of interest
« on: July 23, 2009, 11:26:15 PM »
i see it now. thanks 4 the correction, SG. Btw, the trailer is out now. denzel INDEED does some Kali!!! :mrgreen:

Martial Arts Topics / Re: Movies of interest
« on: July 22, 2009, 01:09:38 PM »
there was a mention (in this thread?) about denzel washington training some bolo techniques with jeff imada.
well, here's the rest of the story: a movie will come out next year, i believe, called the Book of Eli, starring the
erstwhile washington as a man wandering a post apocalyptic US, some 30yrs after a nuke strike. some cool
zombie vs kali stuff might be on the horizon!

Martial Arts Topics / Re: MMA Thread
« on: May 23, 2009, 09:57:40 PM »
Did lyoto machida usher in a new paradigm shift in MMA with his win over
Rashad Evans? His  effective use of shotokan (his family style) seemed to have opened up
some new and exciting possibilities beyond the BJJ/Muay thai Template.

Martial Arts Topics / Re: tennis elbows in kali
« on: May 17, 2009, 02:19:25 PM »
awesome, guys! thanks for the posts!
any tips on doing abanikos (proper angle of the wrist et al)?

Martial Arts Topics / tennis elbows in kali
« on: May 16, 2009, 08:51:53 PM »
woof all

as you all know, swinging the stick (of various length and gauges) tends to give the
arms some wear and tear through out the years. one of those nagging aches are the
dreaded tennis elbows :cry:. any strenghtening/conditioning exercises you guys might want to
share would be great and a worthwhile topic imho. perhaps how to prevent this mishap from happening
in the first place would also be information widely appreciated, i'm sure :-). i've seen some
exercises pertaining to this on some tennis sites. but the strokes in tennis doesn't exactly match
the strikes in kali, so i'm not sure if the exercises shown in these sites would cover most of
the issues involve in kali (abaniko, witik, V-de Kadena-V and so forth). it would be a boon to
have info directly from practitioners.



Martial Arts Topics / Re: MMA Thread
« on: May 14, 2009, 09:38:29 PM »
nice posts, stickgrappler! enjoyed the clips! i agree with you about some of the sweeps
having that silat/kali flava! lyoto's setup of the "sapus" are very interesting. all the more
interesting is the fact that he does it on the fly! :mrgreen: and get this: rashad, from an interview
i saw is familiar (to what extent, i'm not sure) with 52 blocks (AKA jailhouse rock), a style that
has some very nice kali/silat flava, specially with the 'bows and such.
Machida vs. Evans: Interesting Indeed!

Martial Arts Topics / Re: The Art in its Homeland
« on: May 03, 2009, 10:14:45 PM »
what a devastating knockout! :-o manny is really on top of his game right now.
hope ricky's ok. he was a great champ and went out like a champ.

Martial Arts Topics / Re: Citizens defend themselves/others.
« on: April 30, 2009, 09:57:00 AM »

for those who thought  marching band was nerdy in high school.....
From AP news

Thu Apr 30, 7:41 am ET

QUARTZ HILL, Calif. – Don't mess with a marching band girl, especially one armed with a baton. A 17-year-old high school marching band student beat up two assailants who tried to mug her as she walked to school in this high desert community about 40 miles north of Los Angeles, sheriff's officials said Tuesday.

The girl punched one of the men in the nose, kicked the other in the groin and beat both with her large baton before she ran away on Friday morning, officials said.

"The moral to this story is don't mess with the marching band girls, or you just might get what you deserve," said Los Angeles County sheriff's Deputy Michael Rust.

He said two men approached the girl from behind, grabbed her coat and demanded money. Deputies searched near Quartz Hill High School for the muggers, looking for a man who was holding his bloodied nose and the other limping.

No arrests have been made, but Rust said it appears the girl made her point to her assailants.

"Final score: Marching band 2, thugs 0," Rust quipped.  :mrgreen:  8-)

Martial Arts Topics / Re: MMA Thread
« on: April 29, 2009, 09:38:37 PM »
anderson silva always puts on a terrific show, so i suppose that's why most
people are upset about his supposed "lackluster" showing with thiago. BTW,
silva's buddy, lyto (sp?) machida is doing pretty dang good. nice to see a different
template (shotokan) used effectively in MMA, although machida's style got
a lot of flack early on, with audiences not used to seeing a more "traditional"
flavor from a fighter. his fight with rashad evans should be a good match up.

Martial Arts Topics / Re: Study: Gun and grenade fight
« on: January 18, 2009, 06:47:34 PM »
i had to see this clip a few times to really grasp what had just
BADA$$ :mrgreen:!!!!
this guy must have titanium huevos to pull this off!
Like something out of an old arhnold movie (commando comes to mind) :lol:
seriously though, the mental training it took to do this must be out
of this world 8-).

Martial Arts Topics / Re: Movie Fights
« on: January 16, 2009, 04:35:01 PM »
a bit of a sidebar here: variety just reported that spielberg is remaking Oldboy with will smith
in the lead :-o!
can't they leave well enough alone? they are about to ruin one of the coolest movies
that ever came out ANYWHERE. guess hollywood IS out of original ideas. accept no
subtitute, see the original!


Martial Arts Topics / Re: Boxing Thread
« on: December 06, 2008, 11:02:51 PM »
manny won by tko! oscar threw in the towel on the eight!

Martial Arts Topics / Re: Boxing Thread
« on: November 27, 2008, 09:50:35 PM »
checked out HBO's 24/7 de la hoya/pacquiao fight promo recently and in one episode entitled "stick training", it had
manny being lightly tapped quickly all over the  abs and arms with a yantok (looks like  hardwood), with
manny saying "it's mental training". it looks similar to some chinese system hard chi gong regimen.
hope he's using some dit da jow afterwards :-D.
the fight it self should be interesting too. i enjoyed seeing oscar in his heyday, but manny might be
too fast and too young for him now. any thoughts?


Martial Arts Topics / Re: Movies of interest
« on: August 18, 2008, 09:39:26 PM »

ong bak 2 is coming out on dvd this year and it looks like another winner from the great tony jaa.
this movie is not related to the first in any way other than the name. it looks like a period piece, with
lots of cool krabi krabong action. and get this: there seem to be a group of warriors from different
parts of southeast asia that some how becomes tony jaa's character's mentors in the movie, one of
which is a SILAT man :mrgreen: and the clip shows him using a pair of kerambit. that alone is
worth checking out on you tube. this is a must SEE!

Martial Arts Topics / Re: Possible Spanish influence on FMA re-revisited...
« on: December 23, 2006, 09:43:40 PM »
holiday greetings all

great post, everyone. there is a biblical adage that states "iron sharpens iron" and there's nothing like a well thought out
discussion such as this to do as such. :mrgreen:

i would like to throw in something that comes in line to what tuhon raf has alluded to a post or so back and that is it's
not really logical for the spanish to teach a "conquered" people a "more efficient" way of sword fighting. that has always
been the big question that people who believe that old chestnut that FMA is nothing more that european skills warmed over,
has been unable, imho, to address. i believe tuhon raf eloquently stated that in his post.
we could see an analogy of this in recent history. the US has done something like this in vietnam, and up to iraq. they train the locals military tactics, supply them with weapons et. al , BUT, we don't see the US giving the iraquis advance technology/tactics ( at least i hope not :wink:). why? for the same reason the spanish wouldn't: they could be used AGAINST the US if they did.

perhaps the "spanish influence" happened in the course of fighting itself. the ninunos adjusted to the particulars of this foreign fighting style, perhaps even adapted what was useful, rejected what was useless, and added specifically their own :-D. sorry , couldn't resist,  but i believe that point needs to be addressed. adaptation could be mistaken by some as imitation. so in that sense,
the spanish " influenced" FMA, but not the way some would lead people to believe. the ninunos were pragmatic. if they saw something that works and fits their martial view, they used it. this is a hallmark of FMA as evidenced by the strong clans of sayoc, dog brothers, inosanto, illustrisimo and many, many others.
but to say the spanish were the originators of the art to the WHOLE island archipelago sort of stretches it. what were the
indigenous people using before th spanish came?  they were not in any way THE tap root of the arts, as some has mistakenly asserted. i would also like to mention that as a pinoy, there is this unhealthy thinking that still lingers in some segment of the pinoy community that some how if it's from another country, it's better than anything homegrown. some writers call this "colonial mentality". as if it's unthinkable that the ninunos can come up with some thing so sophisticated and so effective! they have this elitist air to them that they have a deragotory term for something that they call anything local : bakya. i tend to think most revisionist writers  have a sort of myopia when it come to this subject.


Martial Arts Topics / Re: Movies of interest
« on: October 23, 2006, 07:45:12 PM »
yup, the man got skills. i sure hope he doesn't do a bone head jackie chan move and try to cross over to hollywood. every time that happens, they either emasculate what makes the guy cool or water him down to a shadow of himself (shades of around the world in 80 days :-o)) am i the only one bugged about this trend? :x

btw, there's a movie coming out called pathfinder. the story is about this viking kid that got stranded in ancient america, learned to go native, then has to fight off a viking horde that comes back to claim the land (if memory serves). interesting premise. have to wait and see how they handle the swordplay on this.

also take a gander at zatoichi the original series, out on dvd. some really fly? :mrgreen: old school samurai action. funny as all git out.

ps.?  pls. check out my blog, all. i'm attempting to launch a comic book about a kali/silat character. it's at
do a search for wavmostudio. that's my space.


Martial Arts Topics / Re: Movies of interest
« on: October 19, 2006, 10:03:15 PM »
woof y'all

speaking of which, what do you guys think of ong bak with tony jaa. i thought they did a great job presenting krabi krabong
and muay thai. tony jaa had the skills that i haven't seen on sceen in a while. granted, he took some liberties
doing the techniques, but alll in all, it was kind of refreshing to see wire free action for a change.

i really dug the final fights in the cave. they must've played with every thing but the kitchen sink :mrgreen:!

where oh where can we see some GOOD movie FMA action.? :cry: (beside the HUNTED or Borne identity/supremacy)


Martial Arts Topics / kali in the media 2
« on: August 19, 2003, 12:07:00 PM »
here's something interesting: a movie coming out next year called the punisher will feature a character that is supposedly trained in kali, bjj, et al (jkd?). the character is really cool looking and the movie has a big budget, so i'm hoping they could afford a top quality kali/jkd consultant. it's based on a marvel comic, so i'm not expecting "realism" as such. but it should be cool none the less.


Martial Arts Topics / My Mother Passed Away 8/4/03
« on: August 12, 2003, 12:23:42 PM »
my sincere condolences on your lost, david. may the healing begin.

your brother in martial arts


Martial Arts Topics / kali in the media 2
« on: July 15, 2003, 12:47:49 PM »
cool stuff!!
the travel channel had some unexpected kali/silat recently. they were profiling some tribe in sarawak (?) and about how they were changing. they use to be head hunters, but for the life of me, i can't recall the tribe's name at the moment. anyway, they had some elders doing some kembangan with live blades 8) .


Martial Arts Topics / Benefits struggle for Filipino Vets
« on: July 08, 2003, 01:11:29 PM »
cool book! incidently, pbs had a feature on said book. the program is "the american experience". had  film clips from the actual event, interviews with the pow's (both american /pinoys) and surviving rangers.
great to see some credit going to the manongs of the era! 8)


Martial Arts Topics / kali in the media 2
« on: May 08, 2003, 01:20:28 PM »
woof all

nice new interface 8) ! there was a segment on the stabbing incident on a news show "balita america" seen on the international channel recently. it was a cool bit. they interviewed a cop who trained in serrada and he spoke about the defensive nature of the art and how it helped save his life on the job. they also interviewed a professor of far east studies, if memory serves, and he also put the training in context.and all the while showing serrada eskrima people training. they also showed the current head, gm vincent cabales as well. a bit of fresh air from the usual shrill sensationalism the media is apt to take on things of this nature.


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