Stars from Kung Fu TV series & Kung Pow to attend free Martial Arts History Museum unveiling

This January, The Martial Arts History Museum in Los Angeles will host a free event where the press and many well-known martial artists will celebrate the unveiling of new contributions to the Museum, including: the Jacket from the Kung Fu television series; the actual Gopher Chucks from the 2002 cult comedy film Kung Pow: Enter
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Bookfest 3 coming to Martial Arts History Museum

The Martial Arts History Museum’s Bookfest is a gathering of martial arts authors and icons. Inside of the walls of the Museum itself, tables are lined up with legendary martial arts pioneers, champions as well as new authors having book signings to introduce you to their work. At the last two Bookfest events, attendees included
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#cultflavor Three the Hard Way also celebrating major anniversary

Speaking of anniversaries, 2014 is the 40th Anniversary of the Gordon Parks Jr.-directed cult classic Three the Hard Way, starring Fred Williamson, Jim Brown and the late Jim Kelly. The action thriller Three the Hard Way was originally released on June 26, 1974. Major characters from the film included Jim Brown as Jimmy Lait, Fred
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Enter the Dragon original release at Graumann’s Chinese in Los Angeles

Artist Aaron Kai emailed me these extremely rare photos from the original 1973 release of Bruce Lee’s martial arts epic Enter the Dragon. The images feature the original banners at Graumann’s Chinese Theater. When Aaron’s not collecting vintage martial arts memorabilia, he’s a highly skilled painter. See his work at myfantasyart.com/id/kaiart.

Cult cinema icon Billy Jack passes away

Tom Laughlin, who played hapkido master and former Green Beret ‘Billy Jack’ in the series of 1970’s cult films, has passed away. In the 2nd film, titled ‘Billy Jack’ (after the character 1st appeared in 1967’s ‘Born Losers’), Grandmaster Bong Soo Han doubled for Laughlin in many of the martial arts scenes, although Laughlin himself
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