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Friday, September 6, 2013

Corey Yuen

Corey Yuen
Birth name: Ying Gang-ming
DOB: 2/15/1951
Where: Hong Kong, China

-Mainly speaks Cantonese; does not speak English very well
-Attended the China Drama Academy along with Jackie Chan. While there, had the name Yuen Kwai and was a member of the Seven Little Fortunes theatre troupe. And like Jackie Chan, Sammo Hung Kam-bo and Yuen Biao, they spent days training in a harshly disciplined school run by Master Yu Jim-yuen

Jackie Chan

Yuen Biao

Sammo Hung Kam-bo
-He is an action choreographer, director.
-In both Hong Kong and the US, Corey Yuen is one of the top names in action directing. In 1981, he made his directorial debut with Ninja in the Dragon's Den, starring Hiroyuki Sanada. His American directorial debut came in June 1985, when he directed No Retreat, No Surrender, which also marked the debut of Belgian-born martial arts actor Jean-Claude Van Damme
-In 1993, he started becoming good friends with Jet Li. He directed most of Li's films, including Fong Sai-yuk I & Fong Sai-yuk II, The Bodyguard from Beijing, My Father is a Hero, The New Legend of Shaolin. He also provided choreography on two of Li's films: High Risk and The New Legend of Shaolin
-When Li gained worldly attention starring as Triad snakehead Wah Sing Ku in Lethal Weapon 4, Yuen also gained attention in the West. He provided work on the 2000 movie X-Men. And he also provided martial arts and action choreography on 6 of Li's other American movies: Romeo Must Die, Cradle 2 the Grave, The One, War, The Expendables

The Expendables

The One

Cradle 2 the Grave

Romeo Must Die


-One of his trademarks for action choreography is the ability to mix hand-to-hand combat with gun fighting, two things not normally used in Hong Kong cinema. But in the US, mixing martial arts and gun fighting in movies can sometimes be referred to as 'Gun-fu", something Chow Yun-fat is best known for

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