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What is the dominant martial arts style in Bruce Lee's on-screen fighting?

It's today well known that Bruce Lee was a close student of Ip Man, widely considered one of the great teachers in the 20th Century. Although it's been many years since I studied Bruce Lee's films, ...
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Would women with large breasts be able to fight?

Soo... I don't have a big chest. But all the girls I've known with them complain about this or that pain :-/. It's normal to see ladies with remarkable structure going kung-fu crazy and being totally ...
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How can just one punch subdue an opponent with a machete?

The screenshot beneath hails from a brief fight from the 2007 film Shake Hands with the Devil. As you can see, Maj Brent Beardsley (portrayed by James Gallanders who uploaded this video) is about to ...
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How accurate is the Pencak Silat in The Raid: Redemption?

The Gareth Evans-directed movie The Raid, alternatively titled The Raid: Redemption in the US, is about a young Indonesian cop who fights his way out of a criminal complex, relying strongly on his ...
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Sometimes while fighting, people stand still and let their enemy attack. Why?

I watched action movies, Bruce Lee's movies, Steven Seagal's movies and realize that while fighting, they (or their enemy) just stop punching and stand and sustain the other's attack. Why is that?
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Is there a way to carry a knife in your teeth without hurting them, or is it just hollywood?

In just trying things out, I have put a knife in my teeth and clamped down while doing something with my hands and then picked the knife up again. I found no matter how easily they do it in the ...
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Is there any Systema in John Wick 2?

The choreography was quite diverse, where Wick's style changed depending on his opponents' favored styles. The initial fight scenes involved the Russian Mafia, and the grappling had a different ...
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First fictional film to show Aikido

I was wondering what was the first fictional film to show more than one Aikido technique1. I am assuming that the 1988 Above The Law might be it but it there might be something else. 1 Let's assume ...
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What is this name of this kind of joint lock?

Can someone tell me the name of this joint lock? Here is a still of the final position: It seems to be an Aikido technique (is it?) . Thanks
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how realistic is the martial arts portrayed in the movie Old Boy?

In fight scenes, the fighter usually defeats a swarm of opponents without getting hit or tired. The movie Old Boy didn't have that and in my opinion, was the most realistic fight scene ever. My ...