Billy Jack Flashback

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Billy Jack Flashback: How Tom Laughlin and Hapkido Techniques Master Bong Soo Han Made a Martial Arts Cult Classic

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Get the inside track on the black-and-blue realism that went into the making of the hit 1970s cult-classic hapkido movie Billy Jack in this EXCLUSIVE FREE DOWNLOAD from BlackBeltMag.com — Billy Jack Flashback: How Tom Laughlin and Hapkido Techniques Master Bong Soo Han Made a Martial Arts Cult Classic.

In this vintage article presented in its entirety from the March 1972 issue of Black Belt magazine, Billy Jack Flashback: How Tom Laughlin and Hapkido Techniques Master Bong Soo Han Made a Martial Arts Cult Classic looks at what then-managing editor Steve Smyser called “one of the most exciting, and at the same time realistic, presentations of [martial arts] — Korean hapkido, in this case — ever displayed in a movie.”

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When an Actor and a Master of Hapkido Techniques Meet, Great Things Happen.

Billy Jack Flashback: How Tom Laughlin and Hapkido Techniques Master Bong Soo Han Made a Martial Arts Cult Classic

In this FREE download, learn how a Hollywood movie man witnessed the flying feet of a martial arts master at a Los Angeles exhibition and movie history was made!

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“Billy Jack” Was a Movie First and a Martial Arts Movie Second

When a martial artist at the height of his abilities and an actor in his prime joined forces, the result was a hapkido movie that “received a sunbstantial amount of critical praise for its merits as a motion picture” that happened to “make responsible use of the martial arts.”

In Billy Jack Flashback: How Tom Laughlin and Hapkido Techniques Master Bong Soo Han Made a Martial Arts Cult Classic, learn how martial arts were a small part of the larger story but contributed to its fabric rather than using the story as merely a vehicle to get flashy hapkido action on-screen.

A Cult Sensation That Required Sacrifice

Billy Jack Flashback: How Tom Laughlin and Hapkido Techniques Master Bong Soo Han Made a Martial Arts Cult Classic

In this FREE download — Billy Jack Flashback: How Tom Laughlin and Hapkido Techniques Master Bong Soo Han Made a Martial Arts Cult Classic — learn how the hapkido master was forced to give up nearly all his 70 students in order to coordinate fight scenes and participate in the film.

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The Actor Becomes a Student

In Billy Jack Flashback: How Tom Laughlin and Hapkido Techniques Master Bong Soo Han Made a Martial Arts Cult Classic, learn how actor Tom Laughlin trained with his hapkido-master counterpart for months prior to the first frame being filmed — and how important it was to the hapkido techniques master that the art be presented accurately on-screen.

A Not-So-Perfect Production

Billy Jack Flashback: How Tom Laughlin and Hapkido Techniques Master Bong Soo Han Made a Martial Arts Cult Classic

What happens when lack of time and stuntmen in need of more training collide? Find out in Billy Jack Flashback: How Tom Laughlin and Hapkido Techniques Master Bong Soo Han Made a Martial Arts Cult Classic!

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