This is a column I used to produce for Combat magazine in the UK. It covered the latest news and events in action cinema of the Far East. This issue included tributes to the late Shek Kin, David Carradine & Ho Meng Hua, Jackie Chan’s The Shinjuku Incident and more… Download the article here!
Copy produced for full-page colour advert in monthly martial arts magazine, Combat, as part of issue coverage. Download and check out the advert here!
This is a column I used to produce for Combat magazine in the UK. It covered the latest news and events in action cinema of the Far East. This issue’s coverage included The Hong Kong Film Awards, The Legend of Bruce Lee (TV series) , Derek Yee’s new film Protege, and more… Download the article here!
I wrote this article analysing and dissecting some of Bruce Lee’s very best fight scenes and what made them special After our look at Bruce Lee’s now-famous use of the nunchaku in the last issue, it is also important to remember the range and diversity of Bruce’s fight scenes. Through this he explored many different techniques and methods in a tragically short filmmaking career. Bruce was widely renowned for addressing complex, often challenging issues in his film work, contributing ideas and …
This is a column I used to produce for Combat magazine in the UK. It covered the latest news and events in action cinema of the Far East. This issue’s coverage included: Ong Bak 2, Ip Man, Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li and more… Download the article here!
An article I wrote on the original Police Story trilogy – some of my favourite Hong Kong action movies ever made! Jackie Chan’s Police Story is not simply one of his most memorable and iconic films, but also one of the most important pieces of 20th century action cinema. The 1985 original influenced action filmmakers around the world and set new standards with the incredible display of physical stunt and fight choreography that is as jaw-dropping today as it was …
An article I wrote on Bruce Lee’s use of the nunchuku weapon in his films and how it propelled into popular culture. Traditional martial arts weapons have always played an integral part in teaching and practice. For centuries this has been moulded by rigorous training, discipline and an understanding of their origin, purpose and significance. This article examines Bruce Lee’s now-legendary use of the nunchaku in his film and TV work… Read the article here!
Looking back to his humble beginnings as a stuntman in Hong Kong, Robin Shou made a strong impression from the very start of his career – battling some of cinema’s best known action stars and cementing his reputation as a hard working and highly dedicated master of his craft. What’s remarkable is that his film career took off almost by accident, and led to him starring in the film adaptations of the hugely popular Mortal Kombat franchise. Since then, Robin has continued expanding his portfolio of work …
Mark Strange is fast becoming one of the most highly regarded action stars on the British circuit. With a growing portfolio of impressive work to his name, he constantly reaffirms his status as one of the brightest and most hard working stars in the industry today. In addition to his years spent in filmmaking, Mark’s fighting experience spans over 24 years and traces a genuine passion for the martial arts back through his childhood. Download the interview here!
Article I wrote a while back on Donnie Yen’s Fist of Fury TV series made back in the 90s. Since then the show was re-edited for two DVD movies and found a cult following among Yen’s modern day fanbase. For fans of both Bruce Lee and Donnie Yen, ATV’s Fist of Fury series is an impressive and admirable accomplishment and holds a strong foundation as one of the landmark action series of the 1990s… Read the article ????????