Add to that list Tony Jaa, Scott Adkins, Dolph Lundgren, Dave Bautista and Sammo Hung and you've got yourself a party! Check out these fun sneak peeks!

On Wednesday, August 27, 2014, we posted a behind-the-scenes video of martial artist and film/TV actor Michael Jai White during his off time working with young students at Victory Dojo & Fitness in Burbank, California. That post was a huge hit! Thanks to everyone who liked the post on BlackBeltMag.com and on the Black Belt Facebook page, it's become one of our most "viral" videos in recent memory. It's no wonder, then, that the Black Belt editors chose Michael Jai White as the cover story for the magazine's upcoming October/November 2014 issue! Until that issue comes out in late September, though, here are some sneak peeks of upcoming martial arts movies featuring not only Michael Jai White but also a veritable smorgasbord of martial arts legends! Among these martial arts movie offerings you'll find MMA fighter Georges St-Pierre, Don "The Dragon" Wilson, Cynthia Rothrock and Donnie Yen.


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Michael Jai White in "Falcon Rising" — Release Date: September 5, 2014

According to the Falcon Rising Facebook page, Michael Jai White stars as John "Falcon" Chapman, an ex-Marine anti-hero tortured by a terrible secret. When he learns his sister has been brutally beaten in Brazil, he delves into an underground world of drugs, prostitution and police corruption to hunt down and destroy her attackers.

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Dolph Lundgren, Tony Jaa and Michael Jai White in "Skin Trade" — Release Date: 2015

Skin Trade plunges viewers into the harsh world of human trafficking. After his family is killed by the Serbian boss of a global crime syndicate, New York City detective Nick Cassidy (portrayed by Dolph Lundgren) teams up with Bangkok cop Tony Vitayaku (Tony Jaa) to get revenge and take down the sinister organization.

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Donnie Yen and Sammo Hung in "14 Blades" — U.S. Release Date: August 22, 2014

More than four years after opening in Asia, the Donnie Yen film 14 Blades finally debuted in America on August 22, 2014. According to TwitchFilm.com, the release will be brief and small scale, followed by a home-video release shortly thereafter. This kung fu thriller set during the Ming dynasty centers on a secret service agent (Yen) in the emperor's court who is betrayed and then hunted by his colleagues, according to the film's IMDb page.

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Georges St-Pierre, Tony Jaa, Scott Adkins and Dave Bautista in "Kickboxer" — Release Date: 2015

According to Vice.com offshoot Fightland, this reboot of the 1989 Jean Claude Van Damme movie Kickboxer will be filmed in 3-D. Additionally, its impressive cast will potentially bring 20 different disciplines of traditional martial arts training to the screen!

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Don "The Dragon" Wilson and Cynthia Rothrock in "The Martial Arts Kid" — Release Date: 2014

According to the IMDb page for The Martial Arts Kid, the plot of this Kickstarter-funded film stars Don "The Dragon" Wilson and Cynthia Rothrock focuses on a troubled teen from Cleveland (played by Jansen Panettiere) who learns martial arts to gain confidence and self-defense skills to protect himself against relentless bullies. According to the film's Facebook page, the film also features Bill "Superfoot" Wallace!

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