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THE REAL MIYAGI (Kevin Derek, 2014, documentary)

Postby Jox on 31 May 2013, 10:43

Dolph will be featured interviewed among others in THE REAL MIYAGI, a documentary film about Fumio Demura, a legend of Shito Ryu Karate who notably doubled Pat Morita in THE KARATE KID. He was involved in many movies including SHOWDOWN IN LITTLE TOKYO (fights coordinated by Pat Johnson who also did ENTER THE DRAGON and THE KARATE KID).

Many people involved in this documentary from Steven Seagal and Michael Jai White to Isaac Florentine, Bill Wallace, Billy Blanks and other legends of martial arts and movies.

http://www.therealmiyagi.com
https://www.facebook.com/FumioDemuraTheMovie
https://vimeo.com/38880367
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2313306/combined


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Re: "The Real Miyagi", documentary on Karate Sensei Fumio De

Postby Jox on 18 Jul 2013, 22:37

Fumio Demura The Movie
The editing has begun! Over 170 hours of footage that needs to be cut down to 90mins!

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675,000 views since Aug 31 already!
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Re: "The Real Miyagi", documentary on Karate Sensei Fumio De

Postby Jox on 28 May 2014, 23:05

I truly believe Dolph Lundgren sums it up perfectly in these words, “He’s a true Martial Artist and that’s the bottom line, and there are not many of those guys still around”. Mr. Lundgren is correct Sensei Demura is a Karate pioneer and will forever be remembered as the man who brought Karate to the United States and then continued spreading it around the world. Mr. Lundgren is a true Karate-Ka and a wonderful human being. When we visited him at his beachfront property in L.A. he greeted us warmly, and shared his personal experience and how Sensei Demura made an impact on his life as a young man. Sensei Demura’s students had been in his movie Showdown in Little Tokyo.

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Postby Jox on 02 Feb 2015, 21:25

Screenings in Anaheim, CA in presence of Sensei Demura himself on February 20th,

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Postby Jox on 17 Feb 2015, 21:11

Events will honor karate master with 'Karate Kid' connections, famous students
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Postby Jox on 20 Feb 2015, 22:14

The Real Miyagi Honors Martial Arts Legend With Two Screenings TONIGHT
http://blogs.ocweekly.com/navelgazing/2 ... onight.php
Before Bruce Lee brought karate to the masses through his kung fu films in the 1970s, there was Fumio Demura. Sensei Demura's amazing martial art skills have long been chronicled by fans of the sport and Hollywood's action star elite, including Lee, Chuck Norris, Steven Segal, Wesley Snipes, and even Hilary Swank, who have all learned karate under the master. Demura's name might not be as well recognized as Lee's, but Irvine International Film Festival director and filmmaker Kevin Derek hopes to change that with the premiere of his documentary The Real Miyagi that screens today as part of a weekend-long celebration in honor of Demura's 50th anniversary of teaching in the United States.

For fans of martial arts, Demura is a legend; for the uninitiated, Demura is more than a karate teacher, he is the ULTIMATE karate master, earning not one but two places in the Black Belt Hall of Fame, literally writing the book on karate (several, actually). He gained prominence for his early demonstrations of armed and unarmed combat all over the world, years after arriving in Santa Ana in 1965 (with only $300 and the clothes on his back, according to the film). Demura went go on to convert a small house to a dojo where thousands of students have since walked in to learn from the Sensei. It still sits today in Santa Ana, across from Santa Ana College, but is still under threat of getting demolished for the city's street expansion plans.
But as badass as Demura is, he's faced his share of struggles-- language barriers, culture shock and racism among them. Post-War America was still reeling with anti-Japanese distrust in the '60s, so it wasn't uncommon for a student of Demura's to ask for his money back because of their parents' prejudices.

Still, Derek's film presents a humble and dedicated teacher who rose above those challenges and inspired students with his magnanimous spirit. Longtime friend Pat Morita based his character Mr. Miyagi off of Demura for the 1984 film The Karate Kid, from Demura's approach to teaching to his mannerisms, earning him an Academy Award nomination for the role (Demura also acted as stunt double for Morita in the film). The two maintained a close, brotherly friendship until Morita's passing in 2005.

This weekend marks the 50th anniversary of Shihan Demura's teaching in the United States, and the celebration will commence with two screenings of The Real Miyagi at 6pm and 8pm at Ultra Star Theaters in Anaheim, where filmmaker Derek and producer Oscar Alvarez will be on hand to discuss the film, with Demura alongside them. A formal banquet engagement featuring special guests, is scheduled for Saturday at the Hilton Hotel in Costa Mesa.
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Re: THE REAL MIYAGI (Kevin Derek, 2014, documentary)

Postby Jox on 27 Apr 2015, 18:43

THE REAL MIYAGI won the Best Feature Award at the 15th Annual DC Asian Pacific American Film Festival.
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