Saturday, January 06, 2007

who is Tony Jaa?

Has anyone watched Tom-Yum-Goong or Ong-Bak before? i know those movies are quite old but.. it's just SUPERB! they're thai movies and i know that i do not understand thai BUT.. hey, there's subtitles, okay? :p~

Tony Jaa was the leading actor for those 2 movies.. i could tell you for sure that his martial arts are just FANTASTIC! the first time i saw him on
tv demonstrating his martial art skills, i couldn't believe what i saw.. he ran, jumped on top of a few guys and ran on their shoulders! no wires, nothing.. i was TOTALLY impressed!

A few days ago, i went to buy some dvds and i specifically was looking for those 2 movies..

This is the Tom-Yum-Goong's movie poster.. click here for the trailer and click here for the movie info

And this is Ong-Bak.. click here for the movie info and here for the trailer

I am very fascinated of the martial arts that he used.. he breaks people's hand, arms, legs, back and head as well.. but mostly he'd aim for the head.. his high flying kicks, high jumps, punches, running up the wall could make your jaw dropped! Tony Jaa is not only an actor but also in real life, he can fight.. his martial arts skills includes Muay Thai Boran, Krabi Krabong, Stick, Sword, Pencak Silat, Capoeira, Wushu, dance and gymnastic.. he was trained in Muay Thai since he was 10 years old!

So, what is Muay Thai?
Muay Thai is a martial art developed in Thailand. The basic offensive techniques in Muay Thai use hands, elbows, kicks and knees to punch and kick the opponent. This is also known as “The Science of Eight Limbs” as it employs these limbs to attack. This style is well known for its extensive use of the knees and elbow.
For more info, click here

Right now, i'm waiting for Ong-Bak 2 to be screen.. it says it will take at least one year for the filming of “Ong Bak 2” which got a production budget of around 150 million baht from Sahamongkol Film.. the movie is expected to be released at the end of 2007 at the earliest.. so, who would be the leading actor in this movie? it's none other than Tony Jaa, himself! :)

p/s: psssssst, i personally think that Tony Jaa is waaaaaaay better than Jackie Chan in martial arts


Anonymous said...

Ong Bak is a great movie for Thai standards, and great coordination & camera-work. If only real Muay Thai looks as good in real life.. :P

Anonymous said...

ong bak is a touching movie.

:: Nicole.F :: said...

but to me, i think tom-yum-goong is more emo.. coz the elephant died.. left only the skeleton.. poor him..

Anonymous said...

hehehe, behold, make sure u all keep ur eyes open for my super stunt =p i will leave you all in awe >.<

Anonymous said...

Yeah!!! that dude is just amazing... i have received some video clips about some of his feats... truly blow my mind!!!

:: Nicole.F :: said...

yup.. he's AMAZINGLY good :)