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Battle Warrior Review | Vintage Tony Jaa Movies

Saturday, March 19th, 2011

Ong-Bak (2003) contained so many jaw-dropping stunts and such innovative muay Thai that it seemed like its star, Tony Jaa, was an overnight success. But the walking stunt reel had been honing his craft for a long time—ever since he apprenticed as a teen for Thai stuntmaster Panna Rittikrai.
Tony Jaa carried, cooked and cleaned for
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Spirited Killer Review | Vintage Tony Jaa Movies

Saturday, March 19th, 2011

Tony Jaa has shaken up the martial arts movie industry. In 2003’s Ong-Bak, the action phenom glamorized muay Thai on-screen and unleashed unbelievably real stunts that hadn’t been seen since Jackie Chan did them in the 1980s. He upped the ante in 2005 with Tom Yum Goong, released stateside a year later as The Protector.
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The Protector Review | Vintage Tony Jaa Movies

Saturday, March 19th, 2011

The Protector, reminds me of what I miss about being a kid. As the youngest of Generation X, I lived in the golden age of martial arts media.

I witnessed the ninja fad permeate pop culture, watched Chuck Norris on Walker, Texas Ranger, and paid to see Steven Seagal and Jean-Claude Van Damme kick butt in
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