Olisi Films presents the U.S. national premiere of “The Bladed Hand” on Friday, Oct. 12, at 8 p.m. at the Aratani Japan America Theatre in Little Tokyo.
Filmaker Jay Ignacio strives to preserve the legacy of Filipino martial arts (FMA) in this documentary, which shows FMA as a global phenomenon that for at least 30 years has been considered the most effective weapon-based fighting system both by military and law enforcement systems.
FMA has also been the martial art of choice for Hollywood’s top fight choreographers, such as Jeff Imada (“The Bourne Identity,” “The Book of Eli,” “Lethal Weapon”), Robert Alonzo (“Mission: Impossible 3”) and Jon Eusebio (“The Bourne Legacy”).
FMA was first introduced to Hollywood in 1973 by Bruce Lee in the film “Enter the Dragon” after he learned it from the famed master himself, Dan Inosanto.
General admission: $15 (service fee applicable). All ticket sales are final; no refunds or exchanges. For more information, call (213) 628-2725 or visit www.jaccc.org.