My picks for the top 10 greatest Martial Arts movies!

As I work on bringing you new interviews I thought it would be fun to put together a Top 10 list of My picks for The Greatest Martial Arts Movies Ever made

10. BloodSport: 1988, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Donald Gibb

I rarely see this movie listed in best of lists and it may be that it is somewhat outdated or maybe considered cheesy but that’s why I love it. It’s the story based on the life of Frank Dux who learns Ninjutsu from a Japanese Master and then goes to Hong Kong to fight in a Kumite (illegal, no holds barred fight) This story is so full of heart and soul I think I have seen it at least 50 times and I could go another 50. The Martial Arts displayed are culturally diverse, everything from Ninjutsu, Muay Thai, Wrestling, and Boxing just to name a few. There are also a few made up styles like the African Style that to my knowledge does not exist. Frank Dux was also the stunt co-ordinator for this film. Maybe in the current day of CG, and grande special effects, it is getting harder grip an audience with this kind of film but to me it is truly classic and I hope you check it out!

Dux still holds the record for:

Fastest Knockout – 3.2 seconds
Fastest Punch with a Knockout – .12 seconds
Fastest Kick with a Knockout – 72 mph
Most Consecutive Knockouts in a Single Tournament – 56–Fact-or-Fiction Continue reading