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10 Martial Arts Movies To Watch If You Like Shang-Chi

The Marvel Cinematic Universe has managed to keep its movies from feeling stale and formulaic by exploring new genre frameworks. Ant-Man is a heist movie, Guardians of the Galaxy is a space opera (and a little bit of a jukebox musical), and Captain America: The Winter Soldier is a ‘70s-style paranoid conspiracy thriller.

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The latest MCU movie, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, is the franchise’s first martial arts movie. There are plenty of great movies in that genre – both timeless classics featuring legendary stars such as Bruce Lee and modern gems that can be found on streaming services – for fans of Shang-Chi to check out.


10 Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000)

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon

One of the most gloriously stylized wuxia movies ever made, Ang Lee’s Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon broke the record for the most Oscar nominations for

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What Martial Arts Does Captain America Use? Steve Rogers’ Fighting Style Explained

Captain America is one of the best hand-to-hand combatants in the MCU. Steve Rogers actually uses 11 different fighting styles throughout the movies.

Captain America (Chris Evans) uses almost a dozen different martial arts styles in his many fights throughout the Marvel Cinematic Universe. As America’s first super soldier, Steve Rogers was granted enhanced strength, speed, and endurance but he also perfected multiple combat disciplines, as evidenced by his epic fights with the Winter Soldier (Sebastian Stan), Batroc (Georges St-Pierre), Crossbones (Frank Grillo), his other enemies, and even his fellow Avengers.

During Captain America: The First Avenger’s World War II, Steve Rogers exhibited a more rough-and-tumble fighting style where he relied on his enhanced abilities. But as Steve acclimated to the 21st century as part of S.H.I.E.L.D. in Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Rogers began learning modern fighting styles. Sam Wilson (Anthony Mackie) even joked that Steve

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North Texas arts groups prepare for new gun law

Editor’s note: As local arts venues are still dealing with how to keep guests safe from COVID, add one more concern: guns. A new Texas law goes into effect Sept. 1 that allows people 21 and older to carry a gun in public without a permit. KERA and The Dallas Morning News are collaborating to learn how venue leaders are preparing for this change.

Mary Pat Higgins, president and CEO of the Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum, is concerned.

“This new law has us — has me — concerned about the safety of Texans in their daily lives,” says Higgins, referring to one of the hottest talking points now enveloping the Lone Star State: the sweeping new gun law that takes effect today.

The law, signed by Gov. Greg Abbott in June, will allow permitless carry of handguns for citizens 21 and older — if they have

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Waynesboro music festival features bands, arts, food trucks

The Arts Alliance of Greater Waynesboro’s Destination ARTS! will present a music and arts festival on Sunday, Sept. 5 from 1 to 7 p.m. at Main Street Park in Waynesboro.

Jammin’ in the Park features nine area musical acts playing throughout the day on two stages, including Lucky Punk, Mountain Air, Loose Screws, Big Whiskey, The Note Riders, Greg and Mare, [email protected], Christian Harper and Sussman, Jankura & Hepfer.

“The groups will perform a wide variety of musical styles including classic and indie rock, Americana, folk, jazz, blues and many unique blends and mixtures,” said Jonathan Ingels, Music Makers committee member and event organizer.

The event is family-friendly, with free activities for kids and a variety of arts and crafts vendors.

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