Tag Archives: Star Wars

Bruce Lee Lightsaber Fight

Bruce Lee

Bruce Lee

A savvy digital editor named Patrick Nan has doctored a scene from Bruce Lee’s Fists Of Fury to feature the martial arts master using Star Wars-style lightsaber nunchucks and the result is amazing.

Sarah wrote about the viral video treatment for Asian World Of Martial Arts.

To read the story go here.

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Star Wars: The Last Jedi Cast Trained Hard

Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Star Wars: The Last Jedi isn’t all about Porgs and neat special effects. The cast put in a lot of work, in particular, a lot of martial arts training work.

Sarah looked into what some of the actors behind characters like Rey, Phasma and Finn had to go through to prepare for the film.

To read the story head over to Asian World Of Martial Arts by clicking here.

 

 

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That Awesome Guy In ‘Star Wars: Rogue One’ Is Donnie Yen

Donnie Yen

Donnie Yen

One of the actors getting next-leveled thanks to being in Star Wars: Rogue One is the martial arts movie star Donnie Yen.

Yen will be familiar to any avid follower of combat films like Ip Man and Shanghai Knights. But his storm trooper takedowns in the Rogue One should introduce him to a whole new audience.

Sarah wrote about Yen for Asian World Of Martial Arts.

To read the story click here.

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Samaritan News 10 Pack: Bono Bike, Star Wars, Harrison Ford

Bono bicycle

Bono bicycle

I’ve been doing a bunch of stuff  over at the music-ish charity ‘n’ good news website Samaritan Mag so I decided to collect some of my latest pieces all in one place.

Here are 10 of these stories…

Bono Bravely Offers Bicycle Tour With Him As Prize To Support AIDS Charity (RED)

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau Takes Children’s Hospital Patients To See Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Toy Company Mattel To Help Patients In Children’s Hospitals Play

Blues Musician and Liver Transplant Recipient Walter Trout To Support British Liver Trust

Mark Zuckerberg To Donate 99 Percent Of His Facebook Shares Towards Future Causes

Harrison Ford Promotes Charitable Contest To Attend Star Wars: The Force Awakens Premiere

MusiCounts Aeroplan Mile Donations Receive Triple Their Value This Week

Blindfolded Muslim Man Seeks Hugs From Paris Mourners (Video)

Andy Kim Christmas Concert To Benefit CAMH Lineup Revealed

Duran Duran to Donate Proceeds After Eagles Of Death Metal Fans ‘Save A Prayer’ Campaign

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Chloe Bruce: The Stuntwoman Who Makes Rey Badass

Chloe Bruce

Chloe Bruce

With Star Wars: The Force Awakens being such a super-hit there’ve been many a thinkpiece about the kickass female lead Rey who’s played by Daisy Ridley.

Behind Ridley, though, is a decidedly non-fictional badass — martial artist/stuntperson Chloe Bruce.

Sarah explained some of Chloe’s stunt credits in a post for Asian World Of Martial Arts.

To read the full article go here.

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Ho Ho Ding Ding, Or Why I Don’t Hate Jar Jar Binks

Jar Jar Binks

Jar Jar Binks

Sarah does not hate the universally reviled Star Wars character Jar Jar Binks and she has a pretty good reason.

Jar Jar, you see, was part of a running in-joke between her and her ailing grandfather.

She wrote about “Ho Ho Ding Ding” (his name for the Gungan jive talker in a piece for Consequence Of Sound.

To read the full story go here.

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18 Songs About Star Wars Characters

Weird Al has done a Star Wars song

Weird Al has done a Star Wars song

Star Wars: The Force Awakens opens in theatres on December 18 and with it, hopefully, so will a cleansing flood that will wipe away the mind-boggling stench that was the last three movies in the franchise.

To celebrate this occasion I took a Coruscant taxi to the darkest corners of YouTube and found 18 songs based on Star Wars characters.

For the full list, including songs about Boba Fett, Chewbacca, R2-D2 and Yoda, head over to AUX by clicking here.

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