Martial Arts in GI Joe
On August 7, 2009, the eagerly-awaited film G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra debuted in cinemas. Most of the roles in this film are martial arts masters. In this article, I will introduce these martial-arts used in G.I.JOE.
G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra was directed by Stephen Sommers. G.I.JOE is an acronym for the Global Integrated Joint operating entity. The G.I.JOE team uses the latest spy and military equipment to battle against the bad gays. It is no stranger to the world of martial-arts. There is a character in this film holds black belts in Taekwondo. Taekwondo is a Korean martial art. Tae in Korean means to strike with foot. Kwon in Korean means to strike with fist. Do in Korean mean method.
There is another character in this film who is the master of southern praying mantis Kung Fu. Kung Fu is one of the most popular fighting skills on this planet. In ancient Asia, people use Kung-Fu fighting skills to protect themselves.
On the other hand, tai chi Sword and Zen sword were used by other G.I.JOE team-members in the film. By the way, Wing-Chun fist was used as one of the most popular powerful fighting skills by the captain.
Snake eyes and storm shadow are the two main enemies in this film. These characters introduced many G.I. Joe fans to the world of ninjas. Storm shadow was trained by the Ninja master, but in the end, he betrayed elite G.I. Joe team. They became opponents.
In this film, Snake Eyes was played by Scottish martial arts actor Ray Park. He is a master of martial arts. He also played as a stunt-man in star wars. Park was trained in Chinese northern Shaolin Kung Fu temple. Various martial arts styles are mastered and he holds a second degree black belt. Screen veteran Gerald Okamura played as hard master in this film. He is the Ninja master who trained two kids. To perform the spirit of the martial arts, Okamura practiced Kendo, aikido in real life.
It is really a good film for those martial arts fans. Click here to find more about kung fu fighting skills and Tai-chi