Kali in the Movies: Game of Death

Featured Arts: Filipino kali/eskrima (featuring guro Dan Inosanto) amongst many others


Overview: Bruce Lee plays the role of Hai Tien, a retired martial artist, wanted by a gang from Korea to help retrieve an item from a pagoda guarded by very skilled martial artists. When Lee turns them down they kidnap his younger siblings, forcing him to participate in their plan.

Rating: 7.5 (of 10) – another classic of the genre with sigung Bruce Lee’s death occuring during the pictures production.  A featuring the FMA skills of his student and instructor, guro Dan Inosanto.  The big duel between guro Dan and sifu Bruce includes double stick (sinawali) and tabak toyak (better known by their Okinawan name, nunchaku).

Wikipedia: Game of Death (1973)

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