Saturday, May 31, 2014

Lyoto Machida VS Stephan Bonnar (Jungle Fight 1)

Yesterday, I posted some videos analyzing Lyoto Machida's Shotokan Karate for MMA in celebration of his 36th birthday:



Today, I'm posting some of his fights. Enjoy!




Lyoto Machida VS Stephan Bonnar


Lyoto Machida in his 2nd MMA fight.








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Lyoto Machida vs Kengo Watanabe (Lyoto's 1st MMA fight)

Yesterday, I posted some videos analyzing Lyoto Machida's Shotokan Karate for MMA in celebration of his 36th birthday:



Today, I'm posting some of his fights. Enjoy!




Lyoto Machida vs Kengo Watanabe


Lyoto Machida in his MMA debut. The fight was held at NJPW - Ultimate Crush. Unfortunately the 2nd round is missing and is nowhere to be found.

The man in the suit is Antonio Inoki - legendary pro wrestler, Japanese MMA pioneer and Lyoto's former promoter. The punch that he does after the fight is the Toukon "Fighting spirit" slap - it's supposed to bring good luck.

The Toukon "Fighting spirit" slap came about when Inoki was visiting a school. Some random kid punched Inoki twice, and he responded with a slap that knocked the kid down. The kid got up, bowed deeply, and thanked him for the slap. It was all over the TV in japan. After that celebrities and everyday people ask Inoki for the slap to give them courage or a blessing.







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Friday, May 30, 2014

Happy 36th Birthday Lyoto Machida!!




Today marks the 36th birthday of one of my favorite MMA fighters, Lyoto "The Dragon" Machida!! He is a special fighter unlike many who fight in MMA. He uses Traditional MA in his MMA fights, namely Shotokan Karate!


I am posting some videos in his honor. Enjoy these videos that analyzes and highlights the Karate aspects of his MMA game as well as one on his Philosophy.


Feliz Aniversario! Happy Birthday Lyoto Machida! Parabens!



Dragon Philosophy





Signature Moves

Lyoto "The Dragon" Machida breaks down, in ultra-slow motion, the moves that have made him famous.




"The Forgotten Front-Kick"





Shotokan Karate Lyoto Machida In MMA





KARATE IN MMA Lyoto Machida Part 1-2






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Thursday, May 29, 2014

A Better Tomorrow I GIF Set 2 - some of Chow Yun-fat's Gun-Fu

Previously, I've made an animated GIF Set from John Woo's A Better Tomorrow I, which starred the great Chow Yun-fat. If you missed it, you can check it out here:


Today, I'm presenting another GIF Set from A Better Tomorrow I. Whereas the above-linked previous set presented the scenes, this GIF set will be highlighting just the Gun-Fu of Chow Yun-fat from the above link set.


Enjoy this set of 9 GIF's!














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Wong Kar-wai's The Grandmaster inspired 3 animated Kung Fu tutorials!!

 
Please check out these 3 well-done and cool animated short kung fu instructionals. They were inspired by Wong Kar-wai's The Grandmaster, which starred Tony Leung Chiu-wai as Ip Man. They provide brief instruction on Wing Chun Kuen, Hung Ga, and Bagua.


Enjoy!




The Grandmaster: The Art of Kung Fu - Tutorial 1 of 3 (Wing Chun)



The Grandmaster: The Art of Kung Fu - Tutorial 2 of 3 (Hung Gar)



The Grandmaster: The Art of Kung Fu - Tutorial 3 of 3 (Bagua)





In case you missed the animated GIF sets I've made from The Grandmaster to date, please check out:




NOTE: Props to MartialTalk.com member geezer for the heads-up!

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Bonus GIF Set 1 - The Grandmaster (Cung Le)

Here is the last GIF Set I've made from The Grandmaster which featured Cung Le vs Tony Leung Chiu-wai. In case you missed the first 2 GIF sets, here they are:



This 3rd set are "Bonus GIFs" - I've extracted some frames to highlight a specific action from the longer GIFs I've made before. Enjoy!







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Tuesday, May 27, 2014

1994 US San Shou Nationals feat. Cung Le & Jason Yee (Full fight)


Rare early footage of the American San Shou pioneers, Jason Yee and Cung Le, in action.



Enjoy!


 


Old school footage of a young 176lbs CUNG LE in his first National San-Shou Championship. Also, features then returning 164lbs San-Shou Champion, JASON YEE. From the 1994 US NATIONAL SAN SHOU CHAMPIONSHIPS.





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Monday, May 26, 2014

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Happy 42nd Birthday Cung Le!!

Source pic:  UFC.com

Today marks the 42nd birthday of Mixed Martial Artist/Actor Cung Le!!


One of my favorite Mixed Martial Artists... you always have to beware his deadly kicks and Flying Scissors Takedown!

Posting some videos as tribute! Enjoy!



Cung Le Sets A World Record


UFC middleweight Cung Le sets a Guinness World Record for the most eggs crushed in one minute with a kick





Cung Le Killer Kicks Highlight




Cung Le - 11 Fights - All Strikes - Deadly Strikers - Part 1 - 2










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Saturday, May 24, 2014

Chow Yun-fat - Once a Thief - 纵横四海 (1991) (Full movie)

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It was Chow Yun-fat's 59th birthday this past Sunday:


Am posting another of his movies, this one is a change of pace from what he has been known for, "Heroic Bloodshed". Chow is one action star who can act and can do drama, action, or comedy as you will see from Once A Thief. Check out the Trivia below, it may surprise you about John Woo/Chow Yun-fat's earlier collaborations!


Enjoy!!



Once a Thief (1991)
纵横四海
Zong heng si hai

A romantic and action packed story of three best friends, a group of high end art thieves, who come into trouble when a love-triangle forms between them.




Trivia

  • John Woo chose to do this film because he wanted to do something more light-hearted after The Killer (1989) and Bullet in the Head (1990) (which flopped in Hong Kong on their initial releases). The strategy seems to have paid off; the movie was successful in Hong Kong and allowed Woo to get funding for his next movie, Hard Boiled (1992).
  • The time elapsed between the first day of shooting and the first public screening of the finished film was ten weeks.



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Friday, May 23, 2014

Chow Yun-Fat - A Better Tomorrow I GIF Set 1

Thursday, May 22, 2014

The Balisong in Movies: Full Contact (1992) GIF Set 4 (Bonus)



This entry is the last GIF set of the Balisong scenes in Full Contact. This is a Bonus set, the GIFs were made by deleting some 'useless' frames to streamline the GIFs.


Other entries in this series:



For other GIFs of Balisong usage in Movies I've made, please check out:



Enjoy!







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The Balisong in Movies: Full Contact (1992) GIF Set 3



This post is the followup to:



Like the first two sets, this 3rd set of 4 is from the Hong Kong movie called Full Contact (1992).


For other GIFs of Balisong usage in Movies I've made, please check out:



Enjoy!





OUCHY!







The climatic fight between
Gou Fei (Chow Yun-fat) and Judge (Simon Yam)




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