Martial Arts Film Quiz


By: Nathan Chandler

4 Min Quiz

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About This Quiz

Everybody was kung-fu fighting, but are you fast as lighting? How much do you really know about kung-fu on the big screen? Take our martial arts quiz and find out!

Why is Fang Kang's arm cut off in "The One-Armed Swordsman"?

Angry that Kang isn't interested in her, a woman with an entitlement complex slices off his arm. Fang heals and eventually faces off with the Long-Armed Devil.


What is the name of Bruce Lee's character in "Fist of Fury"?

Lee played Chen Zhen, a martial arts master who sets out to avenge the death of his master.


"Fist of Fury" was inadvertently released in the U.S. under which title?

There was a mix-up at the studios, and it was released under the name "The Chinese Connection," a title that was supposed to be reserved for another Bruce Lee film, "The Big Boss."


Who stars in "Bloodsport"?

The 1988 film starred Jean-Claude Van Damme and became a cult sensation, turning the lead actor into a Hollywood star.


Thanks to his work in "Bloodsport," Van Damme was nominated for which award?

Although the fight scenes were praised, the acting was not. Van Damme was nominated for a Golden Raspberry Award for Worst New Star.


What was the name of Jet Li's character in 2002's "Hero"?

He didn’t really have a name. His original goal is to assassinate the king, but he has a change of heart when he realizes that the king's death could harm the country.


How many parts are there in the "Kill Bill" series by Quentin Tarantino?

It was meant to be released as one four-hour movie, but eventually it was sliced into two parts. There are rumors that a third may eventually be created.


Who is the star of "Ong-Bak: The Thai Warrior"?

Tony Jaa received rave reviews for his performance in this 2003 film. He went on to help direct two prequels in the series.


In what year did the original "Shaolin Temple" hit theaters?

This 1982 film is notable as the debut for Jet Li, who went on to have a long-lived Hollywood career.


Which movie helped to popularize the Zui Quan style of martial arts?

"Drunken Master" spurred the popularity of Zui Quan, or drunken fist, style of fighting. Just as notable is the way it launched the career of Jackie Chan.


Which film did Bruce Lee direct by himself?

Lee did all of the directing for "Way of the Dragon," a box office and critical success. Lee, of course, also starred in the film.


What is NOT one of the five styles of fighting in "Five Deadly Venoms"?

The Tiger isn't one of the five styles, which are The Snake, The Toad, The Centipede, The Lizard and The Scorpion.


Which of the martial arts styles in "Five Deadly Venoms" allows the fighter to walk on walls?

The Lizard style is noted for its agility … and for the fact that its practitioners can walk on walls with apparent ease.


Jackie Chan typically hires stuntmen to perform the tricks in his movies.

Chan famously does almost all of his own fighting and stunts. He has appeared in more than 150 movies and is also a renowned singer.


What role did Stephen Chow NOT have in the creation of "Kung Fu Hustle"?

Chow was writer, director, producer … and he also starred in the movie. He had a budget of $20 million and the film grossed five times that amount at the box office.


"The Raid: Redemption" is a martial arts film originating from which country?

The 2011 film was made in Indonesia. It was originally titled "The Deadly Raid" but had to be renamed for distribution in the U.S.


In what year was "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon" released to theaters?

The 2000 hit film had a budget of less than $20 million but made more than $200 million worldwide. It won four Academy Awards.


What role did Ang Lee have in the creation of "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon"?

The film made Lee a superstar director. He also directed "Hulk" and "Brokeback Mountain."


What was the name of Bruce Lee's last film?

"Enter the Dragon" was last film before he died from a reaction to painkillers. Some say this was his best film.


Who starred in "House of Flying Daggers"?

Andy Lau had the lead role in this film, which is as much of a love story as it is a martial arts flick. Lau is also a wildly popular pop singer.


Martial arts choreographer Yuen Woo-ping received the highest reviews for his work on which film?

Woo-ping's exquisite sense of timing propelled the action in "The Matrix" to (figuratively and literally) new heights.


What injury did Jackie Chan NOT suffer during the filming of "Police Story"?

He didn't break his skull, but he hurt just about every other part of his body. Chan earned a reputation for fearlessly doing all of his own stunts.


"Fist of Legend" is a remake of which iconic martial arts film?

Jet Li revisits the role of Chen Zhen, the character first brought to life by Bruce Lee in "Fist of Fury." Unlike so many remakes, this one was a hit with fans and critics alike.


Jet Li stars in which film?

Li starred in 1991's "Once Upon a Time in China," which started a new trend in Hollywood kung-fu films. Li has been in many other films, including all three of "The Expendables" movies.


"Ip Man" is a story about which person?

The 2008 film from Hong Kong is based on stories of the martial arts master who taught Bruce Lee. It won Best Film at the Hong Kong Film Awards.


Which style of fighting is featured in "The Master Killer"?

"The Master Killer" is also known as "The 36th Chamber of Shaolin." Shaolin is one of the oldest institutionalized styles of Chinese martial arts and has been evolving for more than 1,500 years.


What is the English title for the Thai martial arts film "Tom-Yum-Goong"?

"The Protector" is a 2005 film starring Tony Jaa. In the U.K. it was called "The Warrior King."


"Drunken Master II" was released in North America under which title?

"The Legend of Drunken Master" turned out to be one of Jackie Chan's finest moments. The film was his first Chinese-style martial arts film since the early 1980s.


How long is the final epic fight scene in "Drunken Master II"?

The 20-minute fight scene is packed with jaw-dropping acrobatics. It has been ranked as one of the best martial arts scenes of all-time.


Who was the star of "Fearless"?

Jet Li was the star of the 2006 film. It was his last-ever martial arts-style movie.


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