LBP Stunts Chicago’s own Nate Hitpas has been turning out a pretty good slate of work with other fellow athletes outside the team, namely fellow martial arts actor and performer, Tony Vittorioso. And this week, the trend continued, as Hitpas and Vittorioso are closing out the year in their third stint as screenfighting opposites in the latest Karate-stylized fight practice shortfilm put together by LBP action choreographer and independent filmmaker Emmanuel Manzanares.
The clip was filmed at Chicago’s own Sharkey’s Karate where they both originally met and trained for several years to this day. You can now check out the new fight practice clip in following embed where you may also subscribe to keep up with even more exciting content from this amazing troupe going into the new year.
The title, Dancing Karate Kid (a.k.a. Ryuku Battle Royale) doesn’t exactly ring a bell as a sequel to director Shunichi Nagasaki’s 2007 brutal karate action drama, Kuro-Obi, particularly when you look at the trailer, which looks more “Stephen Chowy” than anything else (something that Chow himself probably doesn’t mind). However, in some circles believe it or not, that is exactly how it is being pitched. Quite peculiar, especially if you’ve seen Kuro-Obi.
A new report from The Hindu shares a brief synopsis for a new bilingual martial arts film in production titled “Puthu Varsham”, directed by Vemuganti and starring Banuchandar, his son, Jayanth, and Priyadarshini Ghose.