Dojo Podcast: John Kreng (part 4)

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Hello fellow Fu-fanatics! Welcome to the the last part of our conversation with veteran fight choreographer, actor, stand up comedian, and stuntman John Kreng. A holder of black belts in Tang Soo Do and Daito Ryu Jujitsu as well experience in other diverse art as Wing Chun, Siu Lum ( Shaolin), American Karate, Tae Kwon Do, Hung Gar, Kickboxing, Shotokan, Okinawan Kenpo, Kali, and several others. John is also a film historian, has done mo-cap(motion capture) work in the video game industry, and has worked with some very famous names like Jet Li, Tsui Hark, Yuen Cheung-Yen, David Carradine, and Roger Corman. John has written an excellent book Fight Choreography: The Art of Non Verbal Dialogue, which provides excellent information on this often neglected form of movie storytelling (at least in the West). On today’s podcast we discuss the differences between the place of the fight choreographer in the East and the West, Dirty Harry, Blaxplotation, Eastern vs Western movie sensibilities, important chapters in John’s book being edited out,  fight scene rhythm, advice for aspiring fight choreographers, and more. Prepare for another education in the art of fight scene choreography in this edition of the Dojo Podcast.

John’s website(click on picture)



John at the Black Belt Magazine’s MMA Expo(2009)



John Kreng and Melissa Tracey- Fight Design for Filmmakers (follow link)

 Blaxplotation Action




Western Martial Arts fight scene ( James Lew vs Don Wilson)

Eastern Fight Scene (Yuen Biao vs Dick Wei)


Fight Choreography in Dragon: The Bruce Lee story


Tong Gai ( Tang Chia fight scene)-Vengeance (1970)


Arrow Fight Scene ( Ra’s al Ghul vs Oliver Queen)


Battle B Boy ( John Kreng choreographed movie-really fun and creative)



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