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The Warrior Within (1976)

This documentary is about martial arts; about their beauty and their lethal potential, their history and their present status. It is also about their place in a modern society whose ... See full summary »

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Burt Rashby
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Credited cast:
Hui Cambrelen Hui Cambrelen ... Himself
Thomas 'LaPuppet' Carroll Thomas 'LaPuppet' Carroll ... Himself
Pui Chan Pui Chan ... Himself
Fumio Demura ... Himself
Tom Ebihara Tom Ebihara ... Himself
Master Wai Hong Master Wai Hong ... Himself
Dan Inosanto ... Himself
Chuck Norris ... Himself
Master Moses Powell Master Moses Powell ... Himself
Thomas Le Puppet Thomas Le Puppet ... Himself
Master Leung Shum Master Leung Shum ... Himself
Alex Sternberg Alex Sternberg ... Himself
Mike Stone ... Himself
Ron Taganashi Ron Taganashi ... Himself
Master Florendo Visitacion Master Florendo Visitacion ... Himself
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This documentary is about martial arts; about their beauty and their lethal potential, their history and their present status. It is also about their place in a modern society whose escalating crime rate and violence is making the knowledge of self defense a necessity for more and more ordinary people, especially women. The viewer is bombarded with a series of top rated martial artists. Fifteen top practitioners of Karate, Kung Fu, Jujitsu, Kendo, Tai Chi Chuan and Classical Oriental Weaponry pay tribute to the martial arts master of all time, Bruce Lee. Their expertise is brought to life before the probing eye of the motion picture camera, that delves into the Americanization of these arts. In addition to exhibiting their deadly skills, the masters talk honestly about themselves and about their mystical, spiritual and philosophic thoughts on the ancient art of self defense. Written by Ørnås

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1989 (West Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Chuck Norris Work Out See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color
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Featured in They Still Call Me Bruce (1987) See more »

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A Fond Look Back
23 December 2004 | by alcaldeSee all my reviews

I first saw this film at my Sifu's house back in the early 80's. It is so thoroughly motivating to a young (then) martial artist! All of these warriors together (sort of) in one place. It is still amazing to me to watch these masters in the performance of their art, yet there is a sadness that comes with it.

Several years ago, Wesley Snipes produced and hosted a television special that honored many of the great masters featured in this film. Most notably, to me, was Moses Powell.

While some of the artists performed onstage during that special, many were simply too old to live up to their former glory. There were a couple of masters that were simply painful to watch.

I, in no way, deride their performance; I simply acknowledge the ache in my heart, knowing that we all get older and eventually become unable to do the things we once did. Even our heroes and idols grow old and infirm.

I am very glad, however, that their glory has been captured forever in films such as this one.

Peace, honor and respect to you, masters.

*bow*


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