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Before the final fight between Rama and “The Assassin” was filmed for “The Raid 2,” Iko Uwais filmed the exact same fight against Yayan Ruhian, for choreography purposes.
This video shows the comparison between the two and it’s amazing to see how the choreography was transferred to the actual film perfectly.

The more I watch the Silat choreography in their films, the more I feel like Ik Uwais and Yayan Ruhian are the best action directors working today.

it’s amazing to see the subtle differences in expression of the Silat techniques between Yayan Ruhian and Cecep Arif Rahman. I think Ruhian is a bit smaller so the way he does things is of particular interest to me too.

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Rest in Peace, Miyako Tanaka

Wow! 

Miyako’s love of Japanese culture included naginata, a martial art practiced primarily by women. Although all Japanese martial arts were banned during the Allied Occupation, naginata was allowed again in the 1950s and became a required physical education class for all women students at the university Miyako entered in 1961. In fact naginata was the only physical education instruction offered to women enrolled at Kansai University.


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budobabes:

Rest in Peace, Miyako Tanaka

Wow! 

Miyako’s love of Japanese culture included naginata, a martial art practiced primarily by women. Although all Japanese martial arts were banned during the Allied Occupation, naginata was allowed again in the 1950s and became a required physical education class for all women students at the university Miyako entered in 1961. In fact naginata was the only physical education instruction offered to women enrolled at Kansai University.

I want to learn

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Realistic Historical Sword Fighting

Shoutout to the fuckwits who think longswords were all about random hacking and slashing.

1: yup. Here’s a toast to the douchebags. lol

2: Those are hand and a half broads, not longswords.

3: The trust… damn. Full tilt sparring like that with live steel is terrifying enough without the weapons being fucking broadswords. Well played.

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Anonymous asked:

Are there any Kung fu (or martial arts films in general) with women in the lead role doing their own stunts that you can recommend? Thanks! I love your blog.

gutsanduppercuts answered:

A lot of old school female kung fu stars did most of their action scenes, but I can’t say that they weren’t doubled during some of the more difficult stunt scenes, just like the men were.
Look towards Angela Mao as someone who really shined during her action scenes. I definitely recommend both “Hapkido” and “Broken Oath.” They’re both fantastic. You won’t see any major acrobatic scenes or death defying leaps but if you want to see a woman kick the fuck out of a bunch of blokes then you’re in for a treat.
Michelle Yeoh always chose to do her own stunts. I’m not sure if she did in “Magnificent Warriors” but it’s worth checking out. She did do all her own stunts in “Police Story 3” though…including a motorcycle jump onto a moving train.

Moon Lee and Yukari Oshima…and Kara Hui, actually…are amazing martial arts talents, but many of their big stunts are done by obvious doubles so I can’t really recommend many of theirs. Although, if you just want to see real woman pulling off amazing fight scenes, do seek out their films.

Jeeja Yanin is another one. She did all her own stunts in “Chocolate” and, if you watch the end credits, you’ll see just how badly she fucked herself up.