Wild Stories From Martial Arts Films That Are Actually True

In the ’70s and ’80s, martial arts movies were in a golden age. Frenetic, action-packed films from East Asia earned the attention of fascinated audiences overseas, and the talented heroes that starred in them gained thousands of dedicated fans.

Believe it or not, many of the stories from behind the scenes of these films are as crazy as the movies themselves. From Bruce Lee wannabes to bizarre genre mash-ups, the world of kung fu cinema was a truly outrageous place to be. These are the wildest true stories from the martial arts films of the ’70s and ’80s.

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The stars before Bruce Lee | 0:00
Black martial artists | 1:54
Bruce Lee’s road to stardom | 3:54
The weird world of Bruceploitation | 6:29
The "Kato Show" | 8:21
The kung fu gangster | 9:49
Sonny and The Street Fighter | 11:29
Kung fu didn’t mix well | 13:26
Faux fists | 15:15
Jackie Chan imitators | 17:04
The next Chuck Norris | 18:27
Amateur ’80s kung fu movies | 20:41
Ninjas dominate 80s pop culture | 22:23
Godfrey Ho’s discount ninjas | 24:30

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