Modern Warriors

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  • NR
  • 2002
  • 59 min
  • 7.1  (111)

Modern Warriors is an action-packed documentary film from 2002 that delves into the world of martial arts and features interviews with some of the biggest names in the industry. The movie is directed by Lily Chou and stars well-known martial artists such as Peter Aerts and Ron Balicki, together with veteran actor David Carradine. The film begins with a historical overview of martial arts, tracing its roots back to the Shaolin Temple in China and moves on to explore various forms of martial arts, both traditional and modern. It covers the art of boxing, kickboxing, Kali, Jeet Kune Do, and other techniques that have developed over time. The objective of the movie is to showcase the evolution of martial arts, from a mere self-defense technique to a form of art that has been assimilated in everyday life.

One of the key features of the film is the interviews with renowned martial artists, who talk about their experiences, challenges, and successes. The interviews give the audience an insight into the mindset and discipline martial artists require to perform at their best. Peter Aerts, three-time K-1 World Champion who is known as "The Dutch Lumberjack," shared his experiences and how he had to adapt his fighting style for different periods in his career. Ron Balicki, who has trained under world-renowned Bruce Lee student Dan Inosanto, talked about how Bruce Lee's Jeet Kune Do has evolved into a highly effective martial art.

Moreover, there are interviews with Sensei Fumio Demura, a master in the traditional Okinawan martial art of Shito-ryu Karate; Richard Bustillo, one of Bruce Lee's closed disciples; and former UFC champion Frank Shamrock, who discussed the physical and mental preparation required to compete at the highest level. Each interview provides the viewer with valuable insights into the world of martial arts and what drives martial artists to keep pursuing their craft.

The movie also showcases various training techniques, from traditional methods to more advanced training with state-of-the-art equipment. David Carradine, the lead actor in the "Kung Fu" television series, demonstrates some of the kata forms from Kung Fu and explains the essence of karate as submission and humility.

The film contains an array of martial arts demonstrations and fights as well, from precise and calculated movements to full-blown brawls. The film features an epic showdown between Ron Balicki and Greglon Lee, where the two martial artists engage in a fierce battle that shows the artistry and athleticism of the fighters.

Overall, Modern Warriors is an exceptional documentary that provides excellent insight into the art of martial arts. It is a must-watch film for all martial arts enthusiasts, both beginners and experts. The film is inspiring, informative, and entertaining, showcasing the passion, dedication, and perseverance required to achieve success in the martial arts world.

Modern Warriors is a 2002 action movie with a runtime of 59 minutes. It has received mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 7.1.

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    7.1  (111)