About

I am a Stunt/Fight Coordinator, Martial Artist, Stand Up Comedian, Actor, Writer, Film Critic, Action Film Historian, and Video Game Designer.

I have been practicing martial arts since I was a kid, studied various styles like Wing Chun, Hung Gar, Shotokan, Kickboxing, and Aikido, (to name a few) and have black belts in Tang Soo Do and Te-katana Jujitsu.

I spent most of my adolescence and young adult life in Grindhouse and Chinese movie theaters.  I have seen Enter The Dragon over 60 times in the theater growing up.

As a Stunt Coordinator and Stunt Professional, I have worked with Jet Li, Tsui Hark, Roger Corman, Steven Spielberg, Yuen Cheung Yen, and David Carradine to name a few.

I have written for Backstage West, Inside Kung Fu, Kung Fu/Tai Chi, World of Martial Arts, Impact (UK), and was the sole writer, project supervisor, coordinating editor, and sole writer of the 25 Anniversary Bruce Lee Tribute Issue (published by TC Media). I am the author of the textbook FIGHT CHOREOGRAPHY: THE ART OF NON-VERBAL DIALOGUE and currently writing my second book THE FIGHT CHOREOGRAPHER’S HANDBOOK tentatively scheduled for a late Winter 2012 release.

I was a professonal Stand Up Comedian for 14 years and was a regular at The Comedy Store (for over 10 years), have 3 national TV appearances, and was LA Weekly’s Comedy Pick of the Week.

As a Videogame Designer/Producer, some of the companies I have worked for include TH-Q, SNK of Japan, Sony Pictures, and Mattel.

This blog will have reviews, updates on my upcoming book, thoughts on the art of fight choreography, film reviews, and other fun pop culture stuff that I feel I want to explore. So please come by often because there will be something posted at least every week.  Please feel free to send me an email with your suggestions, thoughts or questions to reelfights@gmail.com

Thanks,

John

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