The 5 Most Influential Martial Arts Films

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Grandmaster C.M. Griffin

August 26, 2019 (New York)- Grandmaster C.M. Griffin reveals five “must see” martial arts films in this episode.   These are The 5 most influential Martial Arts films of all time. Kwanjanim Griffin is a Grandmaster in the Korean art of Hwa Rang Do, as well as a practitioner of Taekwondo and Jiu-Jitsu.  Additionally, he is a lifelong film and television professional.    The combination of these two passions has resulted in a series of wonderful submissions to the print and digital version of Taekwondo Life Magazine  over the years.

In the this episode he explores five essential martial arts films, and discusses their impact on the martial arts and film world.   Are these the 5 most influential Martial Arts films of all time on his list?  He also discusses the current state of martial arts entertainment. 

Through his lens we get a chance to see how martial arts and martial arts films have evolved in the last 50 years.

Here are the five films:

  • 5A.   Police Story (1985) starring Jacking Chan.
  • 5B.   Street Fighter (1985) starring Sonny Chiba
  • 4.     Snake in the Eagle’s Shadow (1978) starring Jackie Chan
  • 3.     The Karate Kid (1984) starring Ralph Macchio and Pat Morita 
  • 2.     Enter the Dragon (1973) starring Bruce Lee
  • 1.     Fist of Fury starring Bruce Lee



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