Kali in the Movies: Batman Begins

Featured arts: The recently developed art called “keysi” was utilized for this film (as it was also used more recently in MI-3). The intention was show an art that was both unusual and distinctive, but also brutally effective. The Keysi Fighting Method or KFM was co-founded by Inosanto International Martial Art Instructors Association Instructors, Justo Dieguez Serrano and Andy Norman. Both are based in JKD and demos of their art include movements that appear similar to pencak silat, muay thai, and kali. Use of kali sticks is evident in out-takes.


Overview: Returning to a distinctly “dark knight” feel, Batman Begins presents the prequel to the Batman saga. The early history of the emotionally tortured Bruce Wayne includes training in remote Tibetan locales in strange and deadly arts. As usual, his sometimes savage response to criminality and victimization offers an edgy insight into his early character.

Rating: 8.2 (of 10) – One of the better Batman movies certainly. Both a good story and good action, it can stand-alone for the uninitiated or prove itself as one of the best of the series.



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