Among the many, many things that made Bruce Lee the most badass mofo in modern history, his signature one-inch punch was one of the most well known and consistently impressive. From just one inch away, he could deliver a blow so powerful it could literally knock a grown man off his feet. So how exactly does a martial artist like that deliver such a jolt of power in such a short distance? It all has to do with the beauty of physics and biomechanics and Bruce Lee’s uncanny muscle control.
Even though the era of samurai and shoguns are long gone in Japan, there are still a few that know the true art of the ninja. While I’m sure you could find a number of people who claim to be ninjas, the true art and craft of the ninja is something that’s facing extinction in the 21st century.
Let’s say someone is in the mood for a good martial arts flick. What would you recommend?
Ever since the beginning of his film career, Jackie Chan has not only been pretty much a purely action movie kind of guy, but perhaps the most entertaining on-screen martial artist since Bruce Lee. And now Chan has announced he is retiring from action. To do what? Sappy romantic comedies?