For technical questions about martial arts choreography from films like Atomic Blonde & John Wick to 1929's Red Heroine. Topics can range from techniques to martial styles, but must be focused on the art itself and its application, whether in sport, the real world, or as a performing art.

In the West, this arose in the form of Stage Combat, separate from real martial arts, but in the East there was never such a hard separation because aesthetics form a part of many Eastern Traditions. This influences everything from Seven Samurai to the contemporary martial choreography that arose out of the Shanghai, and later, Hong Kong film studios.

Martial arts choreographers must have a sufficient degree of mastery to translate the arts to film, and are real martial artists, as are the stunt people who perform the choreography.

(In the Chinese art, there is, for example, a direct line of transmission from the legendary martial artist Wong Fei-Hung to Lau Kar-leung through Lau's father, Lau Cham, one of the early fight choreographers & stuntmen, and a student of Lam Sai-Wing.)

Martial arts choreography has undergone a renaissance in recent decades, and has never been more widely employed and featured in popular cinema.

See Also:

Yuen Woo-ping (Yuen clan, incl. Yuen Siu-tien)

Bob Anderson (Olympic fencing gold medalist), William Hobbs

Yoshio Sugino (Choreographer of Seven Samurai & noted kenjutsu, aikido, judo and naginatajutsu instructor.)

Benny Urquidez (Renowned kickboxer)

Bruce Lee (Student of Ip Man)

Sonny Chiba (Student of Oyama)

Jackie Chan, Sammo Hung son of Chin Tsi-ang, et al.

Donnie Yen (Son of Tai Chi master Bow Sim Mark)

Yayan Ruhian, Iko Uwais (Grandson of Silat master H. Achmad Bunawar)

Panna Rittikrai (Muay Thai)