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Retired Assassin, Jack Lee (Jino Kang), has long since disappeared from the criminal world to peacefully raise his dead brother’s daughter, Jamie (Kelly Lou Dennis) but when his former employer, Mob boss, Banducci (Douglas Olsson), decides to kidnap her, Jack Lee is forced to remind him and all who stand in his way why he’s nicknamed “the Ghost.” The streets of San Francisco become a battlefield as Jack stops at nothing to rescue his niece even if it means single-handedly exterminating an entire crime syndicate or two.
Jino Kang is a self made action hero with the martial arts credentials to back it up. A student of martial arts since the age of four, Jino has since grown to become a Masters Hall of Fame martial artist. Well versed in the ways of Hapkido, Tae Kwon Do, Kyokoshin-Kai Karate, and Gracie Jiu-jitsu, Jino blends all these distinct styles on screen to create a fighting style uniquely his own. All three of his films – Blade Warrior (2001), Fist 2 Fist (2011), and Fist 2 Fist 2: Weapon of Choice – are hand-crafted, self-financed labors of love and writer, director, producer, star Jino Kang is here with Flickering Myth to talk about them.
Talk a little bit about your martial arts history.
My father was a grand master in Hapkido and he had a martial arts studio in Incheon, Korea. This is where he went to teach »
- Amie Cranswick
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Ken Shamrock has had a seen it all, done it all sort of career. He has been a Ufc champion, and appeared in the first ever Ufc event. He has been a Pancrase champion, wrestled in Japan, and went on to become an intercontinental champion in the WWE. As a pro wrestler, he was probably underrated. As a mixed martial artist, he was a pioneer – but time waits for no man.
Friday night at Bellator 149, Shamrock met longtime rival Royce Gracie, the man who beat him way back at Ufc 1, for the third time in their respective careers. The fifty-two year old Shamrock hadn’t won since 2010, and had recently lost to Kimbo Slice in Bellator. Gracie, however, hadn’t fought in over nine years, and at forty-nine years old himself and a decade removed from the action, it looked like Shamrock might finally get »
- Jay Anderson
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