Martial Arts Documentaries
Juan Francisco Estrada is ‘El Gallo’, an extremely talented Mexican boxer. But Estrada’s childhood was filled with loss and tragedy. As he prepares for his biggest fight yet, he shares his thoughts and philosophies about life, intertwined with his memories.
For those who don’t understand the sport, mixed martial arts seems barbaric and unnecessarily violent. At the end of a fight the cage is usually covered in a mixture of blood and other body fluids and the participants seem to be in serious pain.
This short documentary film explores the diversity that is found within the Chinese martial art of Kung Fu. Seven practitioners and masters were interviewed for the film and each one described what the art means to him or her personally.
In the 18th century, a Thai soldier named Nai Khanom Tom was taken prisoner in Burma. Shortly after that, at a boxing tournament organized by the King, the Thai prisoner consecutively beat ten of the army’s best fighters.
Get acquainted with the fight sport known as Muay Thai, the national sport of Thailand, in this hour-long documentary film. Thai Boxing: A Fighting Chance, originally filmed in 2002 and narrated by British actor Jason Statham, takes us on a voyage to Thailand, the Land of Smiles, to learn about Muay Thai and what it means to those that practice it.
Do you think you’re tough? Let’s take a trip to the mountains of Peru and see how these hypermasculine folks bottle up their personal grudges all year long and then on Christmas day battle it out in the middle of town.