Martial Arts Documentaries

Right to Fight

For those who don’t understand the sport, mixed martial arts seems barbaric and unnecessarily violent. At the end of a fight the cage is usually covered in a mixture of blood and other body fluids and the participants seem to be in serious pain.

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What is Kung Fu?

This short documentary film explores the diversity that is found within the Chinese martial art of Kung Fu. Seven practitioners and masters were interviewed for the film and each one described what the art means to him or her personally. 

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Legend of a Warrior

Frank Lee arrived in Canada in 1960. He was Grandmaster White Crane Kung Fu who devised his own style for contact fighting.  

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Fists of Pride

In the 18th century, a Thai soldier named Nai Khanom Tom was taken prisoner in Burma. Shortly after that, at a boxing tournament organized by the King, the Thai prisoner consecutively beat ten of the army’s best fighters.

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Jiu-Jitsu VS The World

It’s difficult to define the martial art of Jiu-Jitsu. It’s more than just a physical activity; it’s a mindset, a lifestyle, and a science.

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Blessed with Venom

Many years ago, during the time in which the Kingdom of Siam was in the middle of a two hundred year struggle with Burma and Cambodia, the Siamese military developed the art of Muay Thai.

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A Fighting Chance

A FIGHTING CHANCE, an ESPN Film, is the story of Kyle Maynard, a young man born without arms or legs who lives his life with no excuses.

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Thai Boxing: A Fighting Chance

Get acquainted with the fight sport known as Muay Thai, the national sport of Thailand, in this hour-long documentary film. Thai Boxing: A Fighting Chance, originally filmed in 2002 and narrated by British actor Jason Statham, takes us on a voyage to Thailand, the Land of Smiles, to learn about Muay Thai and what it means to those that practice it.

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The Vice Guide to Travel: Takanakuy

Do you think you’re tough? Let’s take a trip to the mountains of Peru and see how these hypermasculine folks bottle up their personal grudges all year long and then on Christmas day battle it out in the middle of town.

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