After his schoolmate and master is killed and he loses an arm, student Tien Lung has to learn the art of one-arm boxing.


Jimmy Wang Yu (as Yu Wang)


Jimmy Wang Yu (screenplay) (as Yu Wang)





Credited cast:
Jimmy Wang Yu ... Yu Tien Lung (as Yu Wang)
Yeh Tien ... Chao Liu
Hsin Tang Hsin Tang ... Hsiao Yu
Fei Lung ... Okinawan Karate Champ Erh Ku
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Chung-Kuei Chang Chung-Kuei Chang
Shao-Chun Chang Shao-Chun Chang
Yi-Kuei Chang ... Tibetan Zen Boxer Ko Fu
Hsin-Yi Chen
Jen Chen Jen Chen
Shih-Wei Chen Shih-Wei Chen ... Trainee Chan (as Shih Wei Chen)
Chun Chou Chun Chou
Ming-Ching Chou Ming-Ching Chou
Wei-Hsiung Ho Wei-Hsiung Ho ... Trainee Hsiung
Po-Wei Hou Po-Wei Hou
Min-Hsiung Hsiao Min-Hsiung Hsiao


After a fight, the school of master Hang Tui has to face the opium dealer Chao and his thugs. After a first defeat, the treacherous Chao hires a bunch of ruthless mercenaries. Tien Lung, Hang Tui's best student, is the only survivor, but without one of his arm. He has to undergo very painful training to exact revenge on evil Chao and his deadly henchmen. Written by Thomas Bauduret <>

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Make Way For The Chinese Professionals! The Kung Fu Beast! The Karate Killer! The Siamese Devils! The Tibetan Tiger Men! The Bloody Kwon-Do Master! The Judo King! The Invincible Yuga Khan! The Fantastic One-Armed Boxer!


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Did You Know?


The American TV spots for the film's 1973 release by National General Pictures (under the title "The Chinese Professionals") used the international main theme for Bruce Lee's film The Big Boss (a fellow Golden Harvest production, also distributed in the US by National General Pictures), composed by Peter Thomas. Ironically, the original Mandarin language versions of both films had music arranged by Wang Fu-Ling, and both films were censored shortly after their Hong Kong releases due to violent content. See more »


Shortly after singeing his hand, there is a scene at the restaurant in which the hand is its original color with no singe marks. See more »

Alternate Versions

The UK cinema version was heavily cut for violence by the BBFC with edits to most of the fight scenes including slow motion stomach and knee blows, an arm breaking, closeups of weaponry, a two fingered blow, head kicks, and a scene where a diagram is used to show fatal pressure points on a human body. See more »


Referenced in My Erotic Fantasies (1976) See more »


Theme from Shaft
Composed by Isaac Hayes
Performed by Isaac Hayes
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A warm up for Master of the Flying Guillotine
29 May 2015 | by ckormos1See all my reviews

The first rule for a successful career in motion pictures is - find something that works and beat it to death. Jimmy Wang Yu lost his right arm in 1967 in "One Armed Swordsman". The movie shot him to the top and he followed the rule and made a career out of it. As many have commented, this movie has many similarities to "Master of the Flying Guillotine". This movie falls flat in many ways but it's interesting to watch next the other movie and see how Jimmy took the flopping carps and turned them into leaping dolphins. I particularly enjoyed his one finger handstand. Yes, the special effects are not special at all but still it was fun. On the sad side, whatever happened to the girl in this movie, Cindy Hang Tsin (1951-1978)? I can't find anything explaining her untimely death.

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1973 (USA) See more »

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