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spinninggumby
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PostPosted: Tue May 28, 2002 10:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Even though there has always been the tendency to put down Van Damme (my own personal opinion aside

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PostPosted: Tue May 28, 2002 10:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good point spinninggumby..very good point!!!
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PostPosted: Tue May 28, 2002 2:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That is a good point Gumby.

I really think that all the crap that is said about Van Damme is that he was a ballerina..is that true or false??

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PostPosted: Wed May 29, 2002 9:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ehh..actually that is true.Ballait (dunno how to spell it)..helped him with leg strength and flexibilty,all though ppl think that its for girls,the dudes who do it are actually very sporty..
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 04, 2002 8:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hapkido Cougar, I think we might be talking about different movies. A lot of stuff has different titles in different countries (sometimes five or six of the same title in the same country.)

This would be a JC Van Damme movie in which he plays Frank Dux. He learns ninjutsu from a Japanese man in the U.S., then goes to Japan to fight in the "Kumite," an underground fighting tournament for people from around the world in which anything goes and sometimes the fighters die. He gets cheated by the champ, Chong Li (Bolo Yeung, who never seems to age a day) but wins in the end because he was trained in fighting blindfolded.

The only problem is that, from what I hear, Frank Dux is a total fraud. Either there is no "Kumite," or there is such a contest but they call it something different and have never heard of Frank Dux. Dux also claims to have been a CIA operative, assassin, etc. Also fake, from what I hear.

Anyway, if you like cheesy martial arts movies with interesting fighting and not much else, Bloodsport is pretty good.

The sequels, on the other hand, are horrible. Remember "Cody" from "Step by Step?" The stoner cousin? He's the hero of all the bloodsport sequels and he's horrible.

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 04, 2002 4:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

lolz..u have done your h/w...and yes bloodsport 2 was rubbish..and kickboxer 2 was also kinda cruddy!
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 05, 2002 2:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

van_damme, yeah he was sent to a ballet school in france we was very little and had to live with another family or something but there was also a karate center next door which he also joined.

he ended up being far better in karate then the ballet so he started up bodybuilding to get into heavier tournamets.

i think he made the right choice
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