Thread: Black Belt Jones = Still Awesome
6/01/2010 10:19am, #1
Black Belt Jones = Still Awesome
Jim Kelly, star of Enter the Dragon, Black Belt Jones, Black Samurai, Three the Hard Way, Hot Potato, etc., is awesome.
****, in Black Samurai he had a kung fu battle with a fucking vulture.
For this reason, among others, I picked up the latest issue of Shock Cinema this weekend:
AND THEN I RIPPED OUT THE STILL-BEATING HEART OF MY TRAINING PARTNER AND AORTA-FUCKED THE HOLE WITH MY BONER UNTIL HE CRIED um I mean was happy to read him stress the difference between what he did in his movies and what's practical for actual fighting - he downplays the usefulness of flashy kicks and even mentions hanging with John Saxon while training with some Gracie:
(That is John Saxon on the left. He is awesome too.)
Kelly also mentions he regrets the mustache:
I dunno, I think he makes it work.
These days he's more into tennis it seems - somehow, though, he makes tennis seem awesome and kick-ass. Because he's Jim Kelly.
To summarize, Jim Kelly is, was and will be completely awesome and bad-ass, and you, most likely, are a bum and a loser. Carry on.
Last edited by Dr. Fagbot Q. MacGillicuddy, PhD; 6/01/2010 10:52am at .Originally Posted by HedgehogeyOriginally Posted by Kidspatula
6/01/2010 10:36am, #2
as alwaysSecret moves such as hitting a thing with your hand and hitting a thing with your leg have been stolen and degenerated by arts like karate, boxing, muay-thai, Kung-fu, and basketball. -Epicurious
I for one welcome our new Ninja overlords.
I figure fighting a group of chunners would be like water torture, its not the force as such, just the constant trickle of chain punches wearing down your sanity. -The Juggernoob
6/01/2010 10:49am, #3
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You don't know how happy it makes me to see other people appreciate the awesomeness that is Jim Kelly. Black Belt Jones is one of my all time favorite martial arts movies (or movies period for that matter). I mean come one, it has everything! Awesome action, hot babes, babes jumping on a trampoline, black power dudes (portrayed in a positive light), and Scatman Caruthers.
I remember hearing that he was big into tennis and very good, cool to see that he is still playing. Also nice to hear his very realistic take on movie fighting versus real life.
Awesome....and I dig the mustache...he should regret nothing!
6/01/2010 10:50am, #4
6/01/2010 11:13am, #5
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6/01/2010 11:25am, #6
6/01/2010 12:15pm, #7
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Jim Kelly can perform Tameshigiri with that Tennis racquet.
6/01/2010 12:20pm, #8
A friend of mine is a nurse, and one of her patients is Jim Kelly. He lives in a nice part of San Diego, and he signed my original Enter The Dragon VHS sleeve.