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Bloodsport Question

who is that “bad guy” from bloodsport, you know the guy who steps on the white dudes head? i think they call him tong po.

I’m fairly sure that’s his name in real life (Tong Po).

Bolo.

His name is Tong Po. That is his real life name. He is in my avatar.

I’m sorry. What I just wrote is not correct. Tong Po is from Kickboxer. The character playing Chung Le in ‘Bloodsport’ is in fact Bolo Yeung, a practitioner of shotokan, who has appeared in a number of other films, most notably ‘Enter the Dragon’.

Bolo is a hero to short, skinny Asian men everywhere!

“Very good, but brick don’t hit back!”

[quote]Ramo wrote:
I’m sorry. What I just wrote is not correct. Tong Po is from Kickboxer. The character playing Chung Le in ‘Bloodsport’ is in fact Bolo Yeung, a practitioner of shotokan, who has appeared in a number of other films, most notably ‘Enter the Dragon’.[/quote]

Best Kung Fu movie of all time.

[quote]RagingBull wrote:
Bolo is a hero to short, skinny Asian men everywhere!

“Very good, but brick don’t hit back!”[/quote]

Yeah no kidding, someone forgot to tell him he didnt have the genitics to get big.

BTW
BS1 = best man movie ever

sweet thanks, i have an asain friend who slightly resembles him and i wanted to use it as a nickname. i cant believe i mixed bloodsport and kickboxer, it’s not like they’re similar :wink:

Bolo on the left…

or the right…

(i’m a dumbass)

Not to steer this thread in another direction but it looks like you got your answer.

Now that I have seen and trained MMA for quite some time, kickboxer and bloodsport bother me because there are no takedowns, no ground and pound and no submissions. It’s all stand up. Even the wrestler dude stood up with people. If there was no holds barred, then there should have been some ground fighting. I know this movie was shot before MMA got popular in the U.S., but it still bothers me.

I wonder if there were any BJJ guys who fought in these tournaments back in the day and if so, how they fared.

bretc,

if you check out enter the dragon, in the opening shot there’s a sparing
between bruce lee and opponent do some
fighting and the a take down occurs and from there an armbar. and later in the movie bolo takes john saxon
down and another arm bar. hope that gives your mma needs met.

Barton

[quote]bretc wrote:
Not to steer this thread in another direction but it looks like you got your answer.

Now that I have seen and trained MMA for quite some time, kickboxer and bloodsport bother me because there are no takedowns, no ground and pound and no submissions. It’s all stand up. Even the wrestler dude stood up with people. If there was no holds barred, then there should have been some ground fighting. I know this movie was shot before MMA got popular in the U.S., but it still bothers me.

I wonder if there were any BJJ guys who fought in these tournaments back in the day and if so, how they fared.[/quote]

Kickboxer was Muay Thai - i.e. all stand up.

You have got a point about Bloodsport but consider the audience - flashy kicks and stand up make sense to an un-educated audience. Ground and pound and jiu jitsu just looks, to the untrained eye, like a couple of dudes rolling around on the floor.

Holy Hell!

He was 50 at the time Bloodsport was filmed.

Yeah, he’s got amazing genetics (on top of a lot of dedication and hard work obviously)… I didn’t realize it was him in Enter the Dragon AND Bloodsport, given that the movies are 15 years apart yet he looks the same at 50 as he did when he was 35.

bartomlee-

I didn’t know that. Very interesting!

stuey-

I agree with you.

[quote]4est wrote:
Holy Hell!

He was 50 at the time Bloodsport was filmed.[/quote]

Impressive indeed.

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