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Badass Action in Mind and Body is the Journey


Why the Warrior?

The greatest fight you will ever have is inside your own head. Mindset is key. Yet we act in an outside world to seek opportunities, adventure, comrades-in-arms and a fulfilling and authentic life. At the same time, we inspire and find great inspiration in films that are Epic like "Gladiator" or dangerous like "The Great Raid" or "Saving Private Ryan".

This section is about Badassery in real life and in films so you might find Martial Arts, Movies, Fool Stunts and more. Oh, weapons and World War II.

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John Wick (2014)

November 02, 20231 min read

His name alone is enough to strike fear in both underworld bigwigs and his professional-killer peers. He’s a one-man killing machine that people refer to as a mythological boogieman. You do not want to make John Wick angry, in other words. Which is exactly what some Russian mobsters do. Bad move. Cue payback, mayhem and a pile of corpses. Ignore the modest name: Stuntmen-turned-codirectors David Leitch and Chad Stahelski quickly turn this revenge thriller into a three-ring action-movie circus, with Reeves demonstrating an ability to handle anything (bullets, elbows, kicks, an assortment of sharp objects) fired at him. It’s a gun fu nirvana complete with eccentric worldbuilding — a hospitality industry catering solely to assassins? — and a go-for-broke mentality that somehow suits its stoic star to a tee. May this franchise never, ever end.

John Wick 2014

Keanu studied with Taran Tactical. I had a chance to meet those guys. At one point, they gave Keanu a trophy for his fine weapons handling.

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Michael Mandaville

Michael is a writer, filmmaker and dedicated World War II historian who studies martial arts, action films and is learning more about VFX every single darn day. Oh and a Scholar Warrior

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