You Don’t Know Kung Fu, Iron Fist

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Marvel’s latest Netflix series based on comic superhero Iron Fist has struck a terrible chord with critics so far. To be fair, reviewers only had six episodes to work with, so it couldn’t be all that bad, no? Unfortunately, my initial enthusiasm from the first three episodes soon faded away to a slow, bubbling pot of hate as I pondered how “Iron Fist” feels like a budget …

‘Shaolin Cowboy’ Comic Returns

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Geof Darrow and Dave Stewart’s Shaolin Cowboy is a comic book that is as surprising as it is impeccably crafted. Following a Shaolin monk fighting his way across the American desert, the series began in 2004 as part of the Wachowski siblings’ Burlyman Entertainment comic-book company, but it made the jump to Dark Horse Comics …

Donnie Yen Confirms ‘Ip Man 4’ Production Begins in 2018

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Donnie Yen has confirmed that Ip Man 4 will begin filming in 2018. The Hong Kong action star shared the news via his official Facebook page, writing: “Some prefer to call me the I P MAN. Filming begins 2018, I am back!” No official release date has been set. Last September, Yen also used Facebook to announce that he would be reprising …

Joe Manganiello, Kung Fu and Katana Training For Batman

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Actor Joe Manganiello is mastering the art of Kung fu and training with katanas in preparation for his role as Deathstroke in forthcoming movie The Batman. A start date for filming Ben Affleck’s comic book adaptation has yet to be set, but the Magic Mike star will be ready once cameras do start rolling, after, after taking lessons in various martial arts …

What’s On TV This Week (March 6 – March 12)

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Okay… This is a weird week. It isn’t overflowing with movies, but there are a decent amount… especially if you like the KICKBOXER films! What is weird is that a mainstay of martial arts viewing is pretty much disappearing. After weeks of WALKER, TEXAS RANGER being on multiple channels every single day, this week it is only …

Jet Li Launches Kung Fu Video Site

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Veteran Chinese actor and kung fu master Jet Li has launched a video website dedicated to martial arts. Li unveiled the official launch of the site, Jetli.com, on Chinese social media service Weibo on Tuesday, saying his purpose is to share his “passion for bringing the philosophies and lifestyle of kung fu to people all over the world.”

The Revenge of Shinobi LP

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Over the last couple of years, Data Discs have been nailing the vinyl releases for classic video game theme music releases, created by some of the greatest composers in the genre. Their latest release, The Revenge of Shinobi carries on and adds yet another beautiful sounding and amazingly packaged product to their catalog and your crates.

Before 36 Styles, There Was Chamber Clothing

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Before the 36 Styles brand existed there was Chamber Clothing. Soon after I launched this website, ShaolinChamber36.com, I did an experiment of sorts, “tested the market”, to see if there would be an interest in t-shirts featuring classic kung fu movie designs. This design based on the classic 1979 film, THE MYSTERY OF CHESS BOXING …