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A bit about Martial Arts films
and there Stars..


The genre of martial arts films originated in the Pacific Rim. This genre of film is one kind of action movie, characterized by extensive fighting scenes, incorporating various types of martial arts.

Although, martial arts films are not limited to asain movies. Asian Martial Arts have shaped the way action is defined in the western movies today.
  • Steven Seagal
  • Chuck Norris
  • Jean Claude van Damme

Who is you favorite martial arts movie star? We would love to know!

Fill out the poll at the right by checking the radio button next to your favorite martial art actor. If you don't see your favorite martial art movie star listed then simply select the (other) radio button and fill in the text box with your write in vote.

The moment you click the Vote for your Favorite Martial Arts Star button, you will be taken to a graph of how others have voted so far. Once the the poll has gathered enough votes, it will end and we will post the results.

The Martial Art Warrior Training Hall values each of it's visitors, students and friends. We enjoy hearing from each of you and we would love to have you share your warrior martial art film passion with us. We have made it easy. Simply..

Martial Arts Film stars can be classified into two categories..

Experienced martial artists whom have pursued a specific martial arts film career. These martial art film actors are experienced martial artists on their own merits.

Here are a few of these warrior martial artists:

    Bruce Lee Enter the Dragon
  1. Bruce Lee's Enter the Dragon (1973) was one of the films that brought the genre into mainstream Western acceptance.

    His fame also helped popularize Wing Chun, the martial art that he originally trained in, and Jeet Kune Do, the martial art that he later created based on his personal warrior journey.

  2. Jackie Chan continued this crossover during the 80s and 90s, finally conquering Jackie chan - Masters of Shaolinthe US market with Rumble in the Bronx (1995) and the two Rush Hour films.

    He is renowned for his blend of martial arts and slapstick comedy, but has also directed, action directed and starred in over 50 films of almost all conceivable genres.

    Despite the fact that he had formal martial arts training from a Chinese opera school, Jackie Chan often tells people that he is an actor, not a martial artist.

  3. Sammo Hung or Gumbo Hung was a fellow opera school student of Jackie Chan and Yuen Biao. He has directed, action directed and starred in numerous Hong Kong films, as well as playing the leading role in the American TV series Martial Law.

  4. Yuen Biao trained Peking Opera with Sammo Hung and Jackie Chan, and is the youngest of the three.

  5. Lam Ching Ying learned Peking Opera in Hong Kong.

  6. Jet Li won the Chinese national Wushu (Martial Arts) championships five times in a row before becoming a martial art movie star.

  7. Donnie Yen learned Wushu from a young age and trained in Beijing.

  8. Chuck Norris learned Tang Soo Do, a martial art similar to Taekwondo, while in Korea; Norris also trained together with Bruce Lee.

  9. Steven Seagal is indeed an aikido instructor, although quite a bit of controversy surrounds him in the aikido world.

  10. Jean Claude van Damme practiced karate in Europe.
Dancers and/or actors who act in martial arts movies under the direction of a martial arts choreographer.

Martial Arts action movie stars who are primarily actors:
  1. Michelle Yeoh: A dancer turned actor.
  2. Aaron Kwok: A dancer turned to singing and then acting.
  3. Keanu Reeves: He learn kung fu moves for his role in the Matix Series.
  4. Patrick Swayze: A dancer turned actor, who did study many of the warrior philosphies of the martial arts
  5. Adrian Paul:



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