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PostSubject: The Awesome Fight Scene Thread!   Sat Mar 27, 2010 2:15 pm

I think we used to have a thread like this back on CoHGuru...didn't we, SEAMUS?

Anyhoo, feast your eyes on this fight scene from Chai Lai. If the fightin' moves themselves don't draw your eye, the trio of towel-clad Thai babes fending off scads of Yakuza-looking goons and beating up some chubby yet acrobatic man-woman creature will. Very Happy



I mean, at one point it has a goon swinging a midget at one of the girls. A goon. Swinging a midget. Let that one sink in for a bit. And then, just to wrap it up, she kicks the midget into a powerslide and sends him into the water. What's not to love? Laughing

But man...1:36. Wouldn't that kind of hurt a bit? I know I couldn't keep walking tall after that.... Shocked

And, of course, anytime you have men getting into brawls with women, at least one of the women is going to end up smacking at least one of the men in the cajones. It's probably some legal requisite for these movies, the way it always happens. Or maybe it's a cosmic law or something. One of the babes here even does a taunting little foot wiggle before she cracks the junk, so I have to give her style points for that.... Razz

Okay, somebody else post something here. Bruce Lee, Chuck Norris, Cynthia Rothrock, Tony Jaa or some random goofballs punching it out in the parking lot down the street from your house and getting caught on videotape...it doesn't matter who's fighting or how they're fighting, as long as it looks good. Cool
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PostSubject: Re: The Awesome Fight Scene Thread!   Sat Mar 27, 2010 4:54 pm

(And just because it's cute, here's a pretty Canadian girl who apparently has some skill with the nunchaku (or "nunchucks" to those who aren't so intimate with the martial arts). Smile







...and this girl...well...not so skilled. Cute "chick chucks", though. Very Happy



Ever since the decline of the martial arts movies back in the 80's, we really don't see too many nunchaku in action anymore. Maybe I just have a thing for flail-type weapons (as the morningstar flail remains my absolute favorite of all medieval weapons), but I always thought that the nunchaku was a pretty nifty weapon. Whip it around hard enough and you can crack a coconut with it. And I'm still an active Neverwinter Nights player, where the community coded the CEP mods which include nunchaku among other new weapons...but NWN's 'chucks are still pretty weak, really no better than a mace (and thus not worth the Exotic Weapon Proficiency feat). You can wield a nunchaku one-handed but, like the bastard sword, the nunchaku becomes more formidable as a weapon if you wield it two-handed. One example of the weapon's versatility is during that famous alley fight scene in Enter the Dragon, where Bruce Lee's holding the nunchaku behind his back by both shafts while a thug with a knife comes at him. This weapon position provides the advantage that the wielder can suddenly strike with a rising lash from either side--left or right--without warning...which is pretty much how Lee's character hands the thug a beatdown.

Anyway, it's pretty nasty for a weapon which was developed on the sly by Okinawan rice farmers. Let's hear it for the nunchaku! Yay! Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: The Awesome Fight Scene Thread!   Sun Mar 28, 2010 4:43 pm

Nice to see you mentioned Tony Jaa Very Happy

I will contribute - I just gotta wait for my broadband to flip so I can go hunting. Its on dialup at the moment cos I ran out my limit...

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PostSubject: Re: The Awesome Fight Scene Thread!   Sun Mar 28, 2010 11:14 pm

Aw, I was wondering why you hadn't been online that much lately. And I never figured you for a Tony Jaa fan, either. Smile



Though I'm not the most ardent follower of Tony Jaa's work (Jackie Chan 4 life, yo), I do know enough about Jaa to know that his first and foremost fighting style is Muay Thai...which is why this segment of him fighting a Capoeira stylist is kind of befuddling, because Jaa's stances and maneuvers here are anything but those of Muay Thai; his style here looks more like one of Kung Fu's more direct schools or forms, like Tiger Kung Fu, Dragon Kung Fu or maybe Wing Chun Kung Fu.

Maybe he just trained in and adopted a different style for the benefit of this movie. Ray Park has done that before; Park's primarily both a Wu Shu stylist and a Northern Shaolin Kung Fu stylist, but he adopted Monkey Kung Fu before Star Wars I: The Phantom Menace, and you might notice that some of Darth Maul's maneuvers are those of Monkey Kung Fu's unarmed forms and weapon forms (the staff is one of the weapons featured in the weapons forms of several Kung Fu schools, including Monkey Kung Fu...which is probably what helped Park train for the role of Darth Maul).

Man...all of a sudden I want to break out my old Street Fighter roleplaying game again. Maybe one of these days I'll even find a new Shotokan Karate sensei and get back to work on earning my Black Belt...maybe.
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PostSubject: Re: The Awesome Fight Scene Thread!   Sat Apr 03, 2010 10:30 am

Hey, look, Wraith! It's Tony Jaa again! Very Happy



Man, that is some serious camera work there...no cuts from beginning to end. I wonder how many takes they had to do before they got that entire 3.75 minutes to come out just right.

So you see? When Tony Jaa walks into a hotel and demands to speak with the manager, you just step aside and let him speak to the manager. Don't give him any lip, don't call Security and for heaven's sake don't try to push him back outside, and he might just let you keep your face. Sounds perfectly reasonable, right? Shocked
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PostSubject: Re: The Awesome Fight Scene Thread!   Mon Jan 03, 2011 7:40 am

I have no idea where this vid came from. Honest. Wink



I love reviving old threads. Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: The Awesome Fight Scene Thread!   Wed Jul 06, 2011 4:31 am

This thread needs more Bruce Lee. Cool





Oh, jeez...the dubbing. Why can't I find a copy with the original Mandarin and some subtitles? Shocked


And just to throw a few more big names in, here's a dash of Bruce Lee with Kareem Abdul-Jabbar...


...Bruce Lee with Jackie Chan (if only for a few seconds at 1:17)...


...and Bruce Lee with Chuck Norris.


There. And I even completed the racial trifecta with a bad-ass black dude, a bad-ass white dude and a bad-ass oriental dude (two if you count Jackie Chan, even if he was in a jobber role here...) while I was at it.

Think that's enough awesome for this thread? Smile
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PostSubject: Re: The Awesome Fight Scene Thread!   Wed Jul 06, 2011 4:18 pm

Why would I not love Tony Jaa?

He's thai! And AWESOME!

See?








And personally this movie, and this guy... ROCKS!



And yet another thai film (death trance wasn't thai, lolz) called "Chocolate". I haven't seen it but was looking around for thai films and i remember seeing the trailers for this one. It looks awesome!



Just a little context, the girl's autistic. She learnt to fight from old movies and watching stuff because that's all she could do, she couldn't function in society. The older woman is her mother... haven't got a clue about the gun toting sword guy Sad

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PostSubject: Re: The Awesome Fight Scene Thread!   Fri Jul 08, 2011 5:43 am

My guess is that Mr. Gun-and-Sword is her father, gauging by his protective reactions to the older woman and the girl. Mr. White Jacket and Shades would be the leader of the bad guys, of course. And while I don't buy the "autism = mimetic fighting hardcase" premise, I think a mnemonic mimicry ability would be pretty snazzy. Isn't that what Taskmaster in the Marvel Comics universe has? It seems to serve him pretty well.

The girl's charging knee strike near the beginning (where she nails that guy in the head while he's on all fours) is pretty sweet. And clubbing a bunch of goons into submission with a pair of scabbards was frosting on the cake.

But I can't help but wonder what was with that twitchy spastic with the glasses. Was it a medical issue or was it a deceptive fighting style? He did seem to have some capoeira moves mixed in there....

And you're just now getting back to me about Tony Jaa, Wraith? Where have you been? Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: The Awesome Fight Scene Thread!   Sat Jul 09, 2011 5:02 pm

Lost in my own little world....

Its very, very small :X

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PostSubject: Re: The Awesome Fight Scene Thread!   Sat Jul 09, 2011 9:52 pm

Then you should just be able to feel your way along the walls on your left-hand side until you reach the exit, right? Razz
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PostSubject: Re: The Awesome Fight Scene Thread!   Mon Jul 11, 2011 9:56 pm

I'm a sci-fi guy and I love the fight scene between Anikin and Obi-Wan.
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