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Tag Archives: martial arts form

Vintage Jet Li Films: Fearless

Monday, May 30th, 2011

Now that Hollywood has almost ruined the conceptual approach of Hong Kong’s evolution of stylized martial arts fight choreography, there’s one film left this year that’s a welcome sight for fight-film fans. After a four-year absence from the kind of movies that made Jet Li famous, he’s come out of retirement for one more curtain
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Posted in Chinese Martial Arts History, Jet Li Movies, Kung Fu, Martial Art Movies.

Capoeira: The Muddied History of Brazil’s Other Martial Art

Monday, March 21st, 2011

For several years now, Brazil has skirted its heritage with capoeira. It has been overlooked, disregarded and dismissed. Historians battled against bureaucratic red tape. To find the clearing, some gaps in history had to be filled in. A few years ago an 81-year-old Vicente Ferreira Pastinha— a Portuguese man and an eyewitness to the open
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Posted in Capoeira, General Martial Arts History, Western Martial Arts History.