Tribute to action-adventure novels with martial arts flavour

During my lengthy life as a Martial arts fan I have seen many films and read many books on the subject. Not just the usual…

Rise and fall of a Lone Wolf Chuck Norris

During the early 70’s a craze swept across the Western world causing young men to kick and punch each other in stylised movements that were…

Lo Lieh, the epitome of kung-fu treachery

Born in Indonesia in 1939 as Wang Lap Tat, people know him better as Lo Lieh. He spent his early life in Indonesia before his…

Billy Chong, Indonesian martial artist with Crystal Fist

Willy Dozan, better known as Billy Chong, brought up Indonesia into the international movie scene through his role in Crystal Fist in 1980s. Born as…

How to take on general of bad-assery and survive

We all know him as Bolo, cinema’s most recognisable villain with a menacing physique and steely gaze, but by birth he is Yang Sze and…

Top 5 martial arts movies that inspired Budomate Magazine

Checking my Instagram account I found a message from MovieReviewWarehouse guys asking me to write my Top 5 martial arts movies. This question sent me…

He shined brilliantly and needs to be remembered

Shooting Star Brandon Lee by Samantha Malagre March 31, 2013 will mark the 20 happened that fatal night, and how did this event shape the…

Out For Blood or how to survive 12 boxing matches

Martial arts movie genre rises from the ashes and more and more talented persons try to do something different and raise the bar. Tony Jaa…

How to break into the world of action movies

How to get into Martial Arts & Action movies The Do’s & Don’ts of Casting How to break into the world of martial arts movies…