Heavy Hitters for Kickboxer remake!

The remake of JCVD’s classic  Kickboxer  just got more interesting! The full cast has been revealed and it includes some of today’s top martial arts stars. Already confirmed for the film was former UFC Champ George St. Pierre, Dave Bautista,  and Alain Moussi. Set to be directed  by Stephen Fung ( Tai Chi Zero and Hero) Kickboxer is looking to be very promising. Check out some clips of the stars and get a taste of what’s in store for Kickboxer!

Sh**t just got real!

In the world of MMA action speaks loder than words ( except if you are Chael Sonnen) and it was alot of “talking” going on between current UFC Light Heavy champion and undefeated contender Daniel Cormier. Over the recent months there has been some trash talk betwen the two. Things got REAL recently and here,s the footage:

Jon Jones, Daniel Cormier Brawl at UFC 178 Media …: http://youtu.be/-uK23HPTiOY

Jon Jones tweets:

Daniel Cormier tweets:

I am definitely looking foward to this fight!

The RZA is back!

Although some critics and genre fans alike slammed the RZA’s directorial debut The Man with the Iron Fists a sequel is due out December 2014.  Kungfukingdom.com reports that Roele Reine ( Death Race 2) will direct while the RZA returns as The Blacksmith. While many fans were disappointed in the RZA’s directorial debut, I was not. Let me tell you why.

 

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First, as a inner city kid that grew up watching Shaw Brothers, Ocean Shores, and any and every kung fu movie I could the RZA will forever be my hero because he pursued his dream of co-writing and directing his homage to the old school kung fu classics with his ideas and vision. I agree it is not the masterpiece that many hoped for but it was still decent and better than some of the trash people rave over. Secondly, Hollywood needs more black and minority writers and directors who think outside the box. Much of the RZA’s ideas seemed to be based on a combination of Kid With The Golden Arms as well as experiences growing up in an urban environment yet he set his movie in a fictional multicultural China instead of “The Hood” and re-hashing tired old stereotypes of the perceived misfortunes of Urban Life. To me The RZA proved that he has imagination something that is lacking in many Hollywood productions and especially the ones about blacks and other minorities. I am looking forward to The Man with the Iron Fists: Sting of the Scorpion and will definitely own it when it is released.

If you don’t own The Man with the Iron Fists get it!

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MMA News Round Up and Recap

Another busy weekend for UFC fans as UFC on Fox 12 brought fans to their edge of their seats by Matt brown vs Robbie Lawler and Anthony “Rumble” Johnson’s COMPLETE dismantling of Rogeiro Nogueira. Good news for Robbie Lawler as he earns another shot at Johnny Hendricks. 

Get ready for UFC Fight Night August 16 which is headlined by Ryan Bader vs Ovince Saint Preux in a light heavyweight showdown. Check out the rest of the card here.  Where has Junior Dos Santos been hiding? Check out MMAFighting.com and find out what’s up with JDS.

Check out Dana White’s thoughts on UFC on Fox 12

 

Vincent Zhao vs Jet Li: The Best Wong Fei Hong?

With the news that Eddie Peng will play Wong Fei Hong in the upcoming Rise of the Legend we want your opinion on the best Wong Fei Hong pre-Eddie. The last two film incarnations have been Jet Li and Vincent Zhao. Which one best embodied what we as fans believe that Wong Fei Hong should be? Of course, Kwan Tak Hing was virtually THE Wong Fei Hong archetype for many years during the golden era of kung fu films. But what about modern times?  Let’s take a brief look at Jet and Vincent and see how they stack up.

 

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Mainland Chinese born Li Lian Jie trained in Wu Shu (martial arts) since he was eight years old and went on to win fifteen gold medals in various Wu Shu championships! He has mastered the following Wu Shu styles and routines: Changquan( Long Fist), Fanziquan(tumbling fist), Taijiquan, Baguazhang, Zuiquan (DRunken boxing) just to anme a few. His somewhat stoic on screen nature and the aforementioned martial arts skill made him a perfect Wong Fei Hong and one many fans associate with the folk hero.

 

 

 

 

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Vincent was born in Harbin, Heilongjiang, China and like Jet was trained in Mainland Chinese Wu Shu. Vincent also won championships such as National Junior Championship, National All Around Championship, and the prestigious National Martial Arts championship. Zhao is a noted specialist in the internal Chinese Wu Shu styles of Chen and Yang  Taijiquan. He brought a reflective, scholarly presence to the role of Wong Fei Hong as well as considerable martial prowess.

Bruce Lee comes to the UFC!!!!

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(courtesy mma-junkie.com)

Check out our sister site’s post regarding Bruce Lee as a playable character in the upcoming “EA Sports UFC” video gamne due out June 17!!!! Can “The Little Dragon” hold his own against the current crop of elite UFC fighters? Will his signature kiai stop his opponents in their tracks? Get the game and find out!!!!