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Kung Pow
11/02/2009 10:49pm,
I recently watched Taken (the movie with the ex-CIA guy who's daughter gets kidnapped) and was wondering what style was the guy using. There are a lot of fight scenes in the movie and his moves seemed to be pretty consistent. Was it Hollywood Bullshido or some legitimate style? I remember he kept kicking the feet from under the guys he was fighting. Anyone seen the movie and recognized the style?

BHatley
11/02/2009 11:21pm,
'I was a boxer for 6 or 7 years,' says Liam, 'Never once did I get into a street fight, a school fight, because the discipline of learning how to box seemed to negate any kind of physical acts of violence I may have felt. And any martial arts people I've worked with they will always say check where the door is,' he continues 'And if something starts, leave.'
In Taken (http://www.thecinemasource.com/movies/reviews/Taken-review-3781-0.html), the fight scenes are intense, and demanding on Liam. We asked him about his training for the film. 'I had a great fight coordinator,' he says, 'and the style of fighting is called Kapour, and it's an amalgam of various martial arts styles. I learned a very, very basic set of moves and then after the fights were choreographed it was just a matter of rehearsing them and rehearsing them until they became second nature to us when we shot them.'


http://www.thecinemasource.com/blog/2009/01/26/liam-neeson-interview-for-taken/?id=779&wordcount=0

Sley
11/02/2009 11:40pm,
'I was a boxer for 6 or 7 years,' says Liam, 'Never once did I get into a street fight, a school fight, because the discipline of learning how to box seemed to negate any kind of physical acts of violence I may have felt. And any martial arts people I've worked with they will always say check where the door is,' he continues 'And if something starts, leave.'
In Taken (http://www.thecinemasource.com/movies/reviews/Taken-review-3781-0.html), the fight scenes are intense, and demanding on Liam. We asked him about his training for the film. 'I had a great fight coordinator,' he says, 'and the style of fighting is called Kapour, and it's an amalgam of various martial arts styles. I learned a very, very basic set of moves and then after the fights were choreographed it was just a matter of rehearsing them and rehearsing them until they became second nature to us when we shot them.'


http://www.thecinemasource.com/blog/2009/01/26/liam-neeson-interview-for-taken/?id=779&wordcount=0

I can't fined anything on kapour, perhaps it is lies?

Nicko1
11/02/2009 11:51pm,
There is a Vikram Kapoor, who is a Krav instructor in India but that's all I could find.

Sley
11/03/2009 12:08am,
There is a Vikram Kapoor, who is a Krav instructor in India but that's all I could find.

I also saw that, google seems to think its not a word and suggests Kapoor, I bet it isn't, maybe they mean Krav Maga, which according to the ex IDF guy i know is often just crummy MT, so its MT, hurray, lets just pretend its MT

this is pretty much every-fight in the movie, and its like 1:30 because it has some motherfucking past fight scenes

YouTube - Taken- Liam Neeson Fight Scenes (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zQ74TF51H-Q)

I would say its basically, JKD or maybe even JJJ, with guns.

Actually, I would say its MT with Guns, that would probably look the same.

BHatley
11/03/2009 12:28am,
Yeah, that was just a quick search I did. No real idea about kapour on my end.

MastaFighta
11/03/2009 12:37am,
Former Special Air Service (SAS) soldier Mick Gould trained Liam Neeson in combatives and weapons handling skills to prepare him for the role.


The martial art style used by Liam Neeson is Nagasu Do. It's a hybrid martial art style that borrows from Judo, Aikido and Ju Jitsu.Source: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0936501/trivia

Sley
11/03/2009 12:50am,
Source: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0936501/trivia

that explains why it looks like JJJ and RBSD mixed and some how working really really well (I suppose JJJ would kick ass if you did it alive, and killed people all the time with it)

MMAMickey
11/03/2009 6:18am,
to me it just looks like what anyone trained in a combat sport would digress to when they get the arsehole about something.. with added guns

BackFistMonkey
11/03/2009 6:36am,
to me it just looks like what anyone trained in a combat sport would digress to when they get the arsehole about something.. with added guns

* shrugs * Yeah I guess ... but god damn the same knife hand chop over and over and over again ?

Knife hand to the neck , knee to the balls , knife hand to the neck knee in the balls , ridge hand hand to the ear , knee to the balls , knife hand to the neck ...

thats like half the movie .

It is Fake
11/03/2009 7:55am,
Let's add more to the mix:

Olivier Schneider was the fight choreographer.
http://www.kungfucinema.com/taken-2008-7500

It’s visibly apparent that Schneider draws on his martial background in Chinese Wing Chun and the Indonesian art of Pencat Silat for the film’s brutal fight scenes.



YouTube - olivier Schneider (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BzbHZPlgVgw)



He is a question:

Olivier, what is your martial arts background? I am very impressed with your work on "Taken." A lot of the choreography seems to have been taken from JKD, Silat, and FMA. Just curious as to what your actual martial arts background is, and who you've trained with.

I'm a JKD instructor in NJ, so I'm simply curious to know.

Thanks!







Hi,
Thanks a lot for your comment ! i have used a mixe of Wing-Chun and Penchak silat SDS ( Silat defense System) and my sifu since 7 years now is Didier Beddar ( Master of Wing-Chun)
Thanks again,
best,
Olivier Schneider
Obviously, it is youtube but there you go.

Don Gwinn
11/03/2009 9:50am,
So . . . _ing _un wins again!

wingchunx2z
11/03/2009 12:35pm,
So . . . _ing _un wins again!

wing chun always wins. becasue it's part WIN. WINg chun.

babo78
11/03/2009 12:51pm,
ing un does look pretty cool in movies when they do crazy ass trapping, millions bitch slaps ala honda from Street Fighter style.

Marrt
11/03/2009 12:53pm,
Let's add more to the mix:

Olivier Schneider was the fight choreographer.
http://www.kungfucinema.com/taken-2008-7500




YouTube - olivier Schneider (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BzbHZPlgVgw)



He is a question:








Obviously, it is youtube but there you go.

Above is correct - Olivier Schneider was the fight choreographer (and yes, Chun guy under Didier Beddar per above). Mick Gould was the "Combat Specialist" - which I took to equal overall fight/battle technical continuity for sequences on both large and small scale (Gould was also advisor for Collateral - very good, you just need to get past the whole Tom Cruise thing), Heat, Ronin etc

Lights Out
11/03/2009 12:57pm,
I would say its MT with Guns

MT with guns????? Teh D3AdLy!!!!

Now, how could I attach a glock to my shin...