Martial Arts Movies


Martial Arts

Martial arts originated in East Asia more than 2,000 years ago and have since grown to about 200 individual types practiced by about 100 million people worldwide. The Web will help you learn about the different martial arts so you can choose which one suits you best; it will assist you in finding instruction in the martial art you choose; it will provide you with forums and community Web sites so you can share your zeal with others on martial arts techniques and movies; and it can be a place to buy the equipment and apparel you need.

The History and Philosophy of Martial Arts

Martial arts are practiced all over the world, and styles vary from region to region. As such, ... read more »

Practicing Martial Arts

Martial arts have become a popular activity for children and adults, and there are martial arts ... read more »

Martial Arts Organizations and Tournaments

Although there is a long list of specialized organizations for each type of martial art, there are ... read more »

Martial Arts Forums and Blogs

If you have a passion for martial arts, whether as a martial arts student, instructor, or fan, ... read more »

Buying Martial Arts Equipment, Apparel, and Memorabilia

The fact that there are so many different martial arts from an array of countries and cultures ... read more »

Martial Arts Movies

Martial arts movies are a genre unto themselves, popularizing such icons as Bruce Lee, Chuck Norris, Jackie Chan, and Jet Li. They have a tendency to elicit awe and hilarity at the same time, often combining low production budgets and slipshod editing with more vivid and impressive fighting scenes than any mainstream Hollywood spectacle. Perhaps that is why these movies have such a cult following, and why sites throughout the Web are enamored with them.

Dulcinea's Insight

  • Martial arts movies are often referred to casually as kung fu movies, but of course different movies feature different martial arts. If you’re looking for a particular subgenre of martial arts movies (for example, kung fu, ninja, samurai, karate, wuxia, or Hong Kong cinema), first try entering the specific genre into a search engine. If you don’t get the results you’re looking for, you might do better using “kung fu movies” as your search term regardless of the particular martial art you seek.

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