Martial Arts and their Headline Action Stars

Mixed Martial Arts

There had not been that many MMA athletes making success in the big screen possibly because the sport is still comparatively new. Georges St. Pierre famously starred in “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” in 2014 but his fighting time on the screen barely surpass that of one round in the octagon.

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A great deal of attention had been given to Ronda Rousey lately for her previous and upcoming movie roles. She is certainly not the first martial artist transiting into the movies career but what made her so special is her extraordinary Martial Arts accomplishments both in Judo and MMA on top of her striking good looks. Apart from Gina Carano, there may never had been any successful female action stars who are equally successful in a martial arts career. Unknown to many, Michelle Yeoh and Zhang Ziyi who made a splash in the West after ‘Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon’ did not have real Wushu or any martial arts background.

Ronda Rousey might never had a MMA fight with Gina Carano, but they might well be in competition to see who will be better received in the ‘Fast and Furious’ franchise (Carano was in ‘6’ and Rousey in ‘7’). Soon enough the fight between two of MMA’s best will be to see who will be the first to achieve unquestionable stardom.

Chingyin Ng, originally from Singapore had lived in London, UK and is now based in Melbourne Australia. She had trained extensively in a variety of martial arts including Muay Thai and Boxing. As MMA gains popularity in Australia and Asia, Chingyin follows all news and progress with enthusiasm and with her unique and bilingual background she is able to provide a different perspective.