Best Fight Scenes: Chinese vs. Japanese Martial Arts

Best Fight Scenes: Chinese vs. Japanese Martial Arts
Despite historical conflicts between the two cultures, Chinese martial arts have significantly influenced those of Japan especially in the evolution of Karate. Many Hong Kong Kung Fu films often depict the Japanese martial artists as either the antagonists or side characters (which isn’t surprising considering which ethnicity the movies are primarily based on and thus favoring). Of course, Japanese films have also portrayed their own martial arts albeit usually with a more minimalistic style of fight choreography utilizing less, more economical moves in contrast to the extravagant yet intricate forms of Hong Kong films. I’m not a martial arts expert but a fan of awesome fight choreography so I decided to delve a bit deeper and research some of the fighting styles used in certain fight scenes.

Here are links to short films featured in this video:
Da Uomo a Uomo (From Man to Man) Vol. 2:

Dragon Lady:

List of movies and martial arts styles featured in order of appearance:
1. Ip Man (Wing Chun vs. Shotokan Karate & Judo)
2. Da Uomo a Uomo/From Man to Man Vol. 2 (Dragon-Tiger-Crane Fist vs. Shotokan Karate)
3. Fearless (Three-Section Staff Wushu vs. Kenjutsu)
4. Five Element Ninjas (Choy Li Fut vs. Kenjutsu)
5. Fist of Legend (Fanziquan vs. Kenpo Karate, Judo, & Aikido)
6. Dragon Lady (Drunken Fist vs. Shotokan & Shorei-Ryu Karate)
7. Heroes of the East (Hung Ga & Drunken Fist vs. Sino-Okinawan Karate, Jian (Chinese Straight) Sword Wushu vs. Kenjutsu, Qiang (Chinese Spear) Wushu vs. Sojutsu)
8. The Wrath of Vajra (Shaolin Fist vs. Gojo-Ryu/Uechi-Ryu Karate)
9. The Legend is Born: Ip Man (Wing Chun vs. Shotokan Karate, Judo, & Jujutsu)
10. Ninja in the Dragon’s Den (Long Fist & Wing Chun vs. Kyokushin Karate & Shorinji Kempo)
11. War (Dao (Chinese Saber) Wushu vs. Kenjutsu)
12. Ghosts Galore (Luohan Fist vs. Shotokan Karate)
13. Bad Blood (Rope Knife Wushu vs. Shotokan Karate)