Sunday, January 4, 2009

Cool movie based in real life - Fighter in the Wind

After some work in the shop last night, went back home and open up the tube. Tuned in to Kapuso Channel 7 (naks!), and found myself watching this movie titled "Fighter in the Wind". Although already "Tagalog" Dubbed, the movie is good.

Today I research some infos about it and found out that it was excerpted from true to life story. According to

Masutatsu Oyama (Choi Baedal) took on all challengers, resulting in fights with 270 different people. The vast majority of these were defeated with one punch! A fight never lasted more than three minutes, and most rarely lasted more than a few seconds. His fighting principle was simple — if he got through to you, that was it.

If he hit you, you broke. If you blocked a rib punch, your arm was broken or dislocated. If you didn't block, your rib was broken. He became known as the Godhand, a living manifestation of the Japanese warriors' maxim ichi geki, hissatsu (one strike, certain death). To him, this was the true aim of technique in karate. The fancy footwork and intricate techniques were secondary (though he was also known for the power of his head kicks)

Summary of the Real Guy's Story can be found here.

Country : South-Korea
Year: 2004
Genre: Martial arts, Drama
Format: DVD
Running Time: 2H00
Distributor: I Vision Entertainment
Date reviewed: 11/11/04

Producer: Yong-il Jeong
Director: Yun-ho Yang

Dong-kun Yang, Aya Hirayama, Masaya Kato, Tae-woo Jeong, Doo-hong Jung

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