Monday, November 24, 2008

Wesley Snipes - 52 Hand Blocks

I've not seen this movie, but in the new issue of Black Belt (January 2009), a columnist reviewed this movie which is out on dvd and mentioned some points of interest:

In Betrayal, Shaw has retired from the spy game and is mourning the death of his martial arts master, a cross-dresser named Mother whose fighting system is never mentioned but resembles a type of silat.


...Shaw uses the exact same moves against an assassin that his instructor used 30 years earlier against a challenger - punch for punch and block for block. Shaw even kisses his fingertips before touching his downed opponent on the head, just like Mother did.
There is some talk that Snipes knows some 52 IIRC. So maybe he incorporated that into the movie? Or the director or screenwriter just googled and found the Details article by Doug Century which mentioned Mother Dear and the kissing of fists? I don't know. What I do know is that I will check on this via Daniel Marks and his site



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