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Old 11-09-2000, 11:42 AM   #26
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I often can't tell the difference between a jujutsu move and an aiki move in films; they usually do them in such small circles and often with a tendancy to get a dramatic snapping noise. - this is esp. true of kote-gaeshis and ikkyos. Mission impossible 2 seemed to be of that ilk, plenty of ukemis as well.

I'm suprised nobody has mentioned Xiayou (is that how its spelt?) on Tekken 3. One of her throws is an obvious aiki style kote gaeshi, the other throw is like a kokyu nage with a distinct vertical circle movement.
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Old 11-13-2000, 11:50 PM   #27
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Thumbs down Now all I need is spare time!

Well I now have a crazy diverse list of movies to watch, some of which may or may not feature aikido. And a game! Yay!
Thanks so much!
This will be fun!

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Old 11-14-2000, 04:53 PM   #28
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ian wrote:

I'm suprised nobody has mentioned Xiayou (is that how its spelt?) on Tekken 3. One of her throws is an obvious aiki style kote gaeshi, the other throw is like a kokyu nage with a distinct vertical circle movement.
And Nina does a fantastic leading tenkan type thingy. PLus for you judo fans Paul does a great Ippon Seonage and a equally skillful O Soto Gari and Jin Does a nice variation on Yamarashi.

Xaiyou does shaolin kung fu, but according to my sensei thats where nearly all martial arts originated so it doesn't surprise me.

I love Tekken 3, it's great.

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Old 12-03-2000, 08:14 PM   #29
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The Substitute II and IIII have some fairly good stuff in them. Treat Williams stars in these movies as well as The Substitute III ( not so good). Treat's character has a very aiki attitude in these films.
These movies are rated R so to the minors out there, check with mom and dad first.

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Old 12-04-2000, 02:06 AM   #30
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I happened to be watching "Walker Texas Ranger" for a brief minute (channel surfing) and I saw a full-fledged irimi nage. Not by Walker but by one of the younger Texas Rangers. The ending was pure close-line but the blend was definitely there. Surprised the hell out of me.

Alas, I don't even know the character's name (it was a woman) or when they added the younger generation.
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Old 12-10-2000, 03:56 PM   #31
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Jet Li

While Jet Li is not an Aikidoist, check out Fist of Legend, which is an excellent movie in its own right. I did see him preform at least one jujinage and a reverse kotegaeshi. I think its one of the best martial arts movies of all time.

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Old 01-05-2001, 08:53 AM   #32
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What about Street Fighter EX Plus Alpha?

Isn't Hokuto an Aikidoka?

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Old 01-07-2001, 06:02 PM   #33
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see croucing tiger hinden dragon no aikido but great fighting! also MI2 has some irimi in it. Does anyone know where I can rent to old verson of Drunken Master?

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Old 06-16-2002, 11:34 AM   #34
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I think this thread is more about aikido techniques in movies but still, I thought The Matrix was very aiki towards the end...
"Are you saying I can dodge bullets? -No, I'm saying you won't have to"
At the end when Neo finally "gets it" he totally negates the agents' attacks...seems like "instantaneous victory" to me.
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Old 06-16-2002, 04:54 PM   #35
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China O'Brien starring Cynthia Rothrock has a couple of Aikido techniques right at the very start!
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Old 06-16-2002, 09:46 PM   #36
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Smile The day walker

Weasly snipes in the first blade does a kote- gashi in the party scene. very cool stuff.

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Old 06-17-2002, 04:45 AM   #37
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I have my doubts as to much of what appears in films being Aikido at all, fair enough, little bits and pieces here and there, the odd technique, but I'm not too sure that that counts.
I've thought of two things to do with films that are aikido-ish though:

Karate Kid III - Pat Morita apparently didn't want to do the film, but they offered him a large sum of money so he said ok, whilst trying to do the fight scenes he just couldn't manage it 'cos he said he was too old to be doing that sort of stuff. So they got him to do Aikido instead. Keep an eye open for some of the nice little bits of taisabaki he does in the fight in the cobra-kai dojo.

Grosse Point Blank - John Cusack's conversation with the old high school bully in the corridor at the reunion. Plus a nervous little nikyo he does just before that scene also.

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Old 06-17-2002, 07:59 AM   #38
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Re: Re: Re: Earliest Hollywood Aikido.

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John MacLaughlin (sp?) who played Billy Jack was actually a Hapkido man. Studied under Joo Bang Lee I believe. [/b][/quote]

Joo Bang Lee is not even a hapkido man. He is the founder of a korean martial art called hwarangdo. Sorry if I seem a little sensitive, but I am a hapkido guy myself. [/b][/quote]
Sorry for any confusion. Judging by the link below I think I can be forgiven as there seems to be a fair amount of confusion amongst the folks themselves.

Hapkido / Hwawrangdo

Anyway, I misremembered who Laughlin's teacher was anyway.

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Old 06-17-2002, 08:46 AM   #39
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Re: Re: Re: Re: Earliest Hollywood Aikido.

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Anyway, I misremembered who Laughlin's teacher was anyway.
Wasn't Laughlin's teacher Bong Soo Han? I believe Bong Soo Han did some of the action sequences in "Billy Jack." But then, Bong Soo Han also appeared in "Kentucky Fried Movie"...

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Old 06-17-2002, 10:48 AM   #40
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Try to find a movie "The Challenge" starring the lateToshiro Mifune & Scott Glenn. Steven Segal did the fight chore' for this movie. It was released before "Above the Law" (1982) There is a scene where the American boxer (Glenn) challenges a student of Mifune's. Lots of strong Aiki/Jutsu applied to his aching body. Also, some decent sword/bokken practice & fight scenes.
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Old 06-19-2002, 05:25 AM   #41
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Since video games have been mentioned Virtua Fighter also features aikido heavilly with Aoi and kage .
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Old 06-19-2002, 11:20 AM   #42
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Shamaz,

Here is a link to the movie by Ang Lee for which you are searching.

http://half.ebay.com/cat/buy/prod.cg...1877&meta_id=3

I found it while searching for another film.

Hope this helps.
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Old 06-19-2002, 11:41 AM   #43
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Okay, I'm going to earn some serious "geek points" with this, but bear with me.

I was watching Star Trek on the Sci-Fi channel. Old Star Trek. With Captain Kirk.

Okay, stop laughing.

Anyway, the episode was "A Taste of Armageddon." Ol' Kirk gets into a fight with a guard/thug - the usual melodramatic exchange of punches follows.

Then, out of nowhere, the guard grabbed Kirk's hand - and Kirk grabbed the guard's wrists and did a passable katatetori shihonage omote!

I almost fell out of my chair...!
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Old 06-19-2002, 01:35 PM   #44
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Quote:
Originally posted by Sherman Byas
Try to find a movie "The Challenge" starring the lateToshiro Mifune & Scott Glenn. Steven Segal did the fight chore' for this movie. It was released before "Above the Law" (1982) There is a scene where the American boxer (Glenn) challenges a student of Mifune's. Lots of strong Aiki/Jutsu applied to his aching body. Also, some decent sword/bokken practice & fight scenes.
This movie has also been marketed and shown under the name Sword of the Ninja. (Note that this title is misleading, the movie has no ninjutsu).

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Old 06-26-2002, 10:29 AM   #45
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HI!

Have anyone seen or played the video game "buriki one"? Its a game which you chose your character to compete. There are characters who use karate, TKD, muay thai, boxing, sumo, pro wrestling and some more.

There is a 17 year old character which is the aikido character in it. I do not know how to do his moves, cos its damn hard! But I have seen the computer perform iriminage on my TKD character! Then my character would be thrown high.

Do anyone know how to perform the moves in the game? Or introduce to me any other website that show me the stuff?

http://www.tekken.nu/fightermania/bo/bo.htm

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Old 06-26-2002, 10:50 AM   #46
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Hi everybody !
In the seventies there was a series starring
Roger moore and Tony Curtis ,I only remember its name in danish (sorry!),but I saw a rerun
some time ago where a young woman jumped out
from behind a showercurtain and did a fight
scene ,most definitely aikido all the way,
as I recall she was blond.
Who around 1970 could this have been ?
I hope to to catch it on video one day.
have a nice day y'all.
yours - Chr.B.
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Old 06-26-2002, 01:06 PM   #47
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imdb to the rescue

Quote:
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Hi everybody !
In the seventies there was a series starring
Roger moore and Tony Curtis ,I only remember its name in danish (sorry!)
I love Internet movie database:

http://us.imdb.com/Title?0066701

As for the episode, I dunno. There's an episode synopsis here:

http://www.cultv.co.uk/persuaders.htm

--Chuck

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Old 06-26-2002, 02:41 PM   #48
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Right on Chuck !
The persuaders,that's the one,thanks !
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Old 07-24-2002, 02:29 PM   #49
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Movie Moves

I thought I saw some aikido moves in the fight scene between the big redhead and the Northerner in 13th Warrior (which said movie is like a complete remake of Seven Samurai - the warriors being selected for the mission, coming to the village and seeing the poor defences, wily strategies with the villagers including a 'duel/face-off', tracking the enemy to the enemy's lair to attempt a pre-emptive strike, building the pointy outer 'fortress' wall around the village, the final last-stand battle in the rain, final death of a heroic defender...). But when it comes to farfetched aikido, I have to mention Marilyn Monroe executing a shihonage on Tom Ewell (with his finger stuck in a bottle) in the movie 7 Year Itch'(done in a purely aiki spirit, of course)....
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Old 07-24-2002, 09:40 PM   #50
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I've seen PUSHING HANDS. It's not that rare. You can rent the DVD at netflix.com - great service BTW. It's not action packed, but it exhibits a less superficial understanding of martial arts/tai chi than most movies.

The best Aikido movie I've seen is the old standard: ABOVE THE LAW. It's also the only Seagal movie that's halfway watchable - all the rest I have to just fast forward to the action.

A hollywood movie that has some cool ninja and samurai stuff in it is THE HUNTED, with Christopher Lambert. It gets lame at the end, but there's some cool ninja/bujutsu stuff, and it has a great soundtrack by KODO.

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