Martial arts has captivated audiences all over the world. While not everything we see in the movies is realistic, Sensei Rodrigo shares his favorite picks for martial arts movies that all karate lovers will enjoy!
In English, the title means “Black Belt” and it’s an hour and a half of action! This movie is available to stream fully from YouTube.
2. KARATE KID
The trilogy of Karate Kid movies are definitely on every fan’s list for their fun storyline, great training sequences, and even comedy. The Karate Kid movies are widely regarded as classics in modern day movies.
Here’s a short clip from the original showing the star competing:
Here’s a great part from Karate Kid II:
- HIGH KICK GIRL
This adventure stars Rina Takeda as High Kick Girl. Along with some spectacular form, it’s an entertaining movie!
Watch the trailer here, and notice her trajectory:
4.THE LAST SAMURAI
This epic blockbuster film stars Tom Cruise. It is important to note that it shows the concept of the “Empty Mind” from Bushido, used for Budo martial arts as well. It’s not strictly a karate movie, but all martial arts and history fans will enjoy this period film!
Here’s a clip from the movie discussing the Bushido:
Image Credit: Screengrab of the movie Karate Kid.