The Art of Self Defense (film 2019)

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The Art of Self Defense (film 2019)

Postby GrahamB on Thu Mar 12, 2020 5:10 pm

Seriously, has this film been discussed on here before? IF NOT WHY NOT!

I think this is the best martial arts film I have ever watched. (With the obvious exception of Enter the Dragon). Nothing else I've ever watched has quite so accurately captured the entireity of the martial arts miasma as this. .

Hand clap. Hand clap. Hand clap, Jesse Eisenberg.

So much quotable: Punch with your feet, kick with your hands! My name is "Snesei". The list just goes on and on.

The entire grading scene!

Amazing.
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Re: The Art of Self Defense

Postby Trick on Fri Mar 13, 2020 7:12 am

which film ? however it cant be better than karate kid 1&2 since those are better than enter the dragon
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Re: The Art of Self Defense

Postby everything on Fri Mar 13, 2020 7:47 pm

Surely you forgot Drunken Master.
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Re: The Art of Self Defense

Postby Trick on Sat Mar 14, 2020 7:47 am

drunken master, snake in eagle shadow, octagon and a force of one also tops enter the dragon. grahames block buster film is so far down the list ive never heard of it
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Re: The Art of Self Defense (film 2019)

Postby vadaga on Sat Mar 14, 2020 11:25 am

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Re: The Art of Self Defense (film 2019)

Postby wayne hansen on Sat Mar 14, 2020 12:07 pm

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Re: The Art of Self Defense (film 2019)

Postby oragami_itto on Sat Mar 14, 2020 12:10 pm

I liked the art of self defense, I took it as a black comedy in the vein of The Foot Fist Way, but darker and more surreal.
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Re: The Art of Self Defense (film 2019)

Postby Michael on Sun Mar 15, 2020 7:02 pm

Kungfu vs Yoga

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Re: The Art of Self Defense (film 2019)

Postby vadaga on Mon Mar 16, 2020 7:47 am

oragami_itto wrote:I liked the art of self defense, I took it as a black comedy in the vein of The Foot Fist Way, but darker and more surreal.
I havent yet seen Art of Self Defense but I have seen the Foot Fist Way, which I found to be a great sort of goofy comedy about McDojos... Rex Kwan Do also comes to mind...
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Re: The Art of Self Defense (film 2019)

Postby Peacedog on Mon Mar 16, 2020 5:32 pm

Big Trouble in Little China has all of these beat...
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Re: The Art of Self Defense (film 2019)

Postby GrahamB on Tue Mar 17, 2020 5:32 am

But none of these other films will teach you how to punch with your feet and kick with your hands!
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Re: The Art of Self Defense (film 2019)

Postby meeks on Tue Mar 17, 2020 5:12 pm

Michael wrote:Kungfu vs Yoga



that's pretty cool to watch - thanks for posting it Michael
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Re: The Art of Self Defense (film 2019)

Postby vadaga on Wed Mar 18, 2020 2:46 am

I hadn't seen the whole scene before. Nice post
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Re: The Art of Self Defense (film 2019)

Postby GrahamB on Wed Mar 18, 2020 6:34 am

I liked this film so much I made Damon watch it and now we have done a podcast on it :)

https://www.spreaker.com/user/9404101/t ... vie-review
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