Legend of a Fighter

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Legend of a Fighter
Legend of a Fighter.jpg
DVD cover art
Traditional 霍元甲
Simplified 霍元甲
Mandarin Huò Yuánjiǎ
Cantonese Fok3 Jyun4 Gaap3
Directed by Yuen Woo-ping
Produced by Ng See-yuen
Written by Ng See-yuen
Leung Lap-yan
Wong Jing
Starring Bryan Leung
Yasuaki Kurata
Yuen Yat-choh
Philip Ko
Yuen Cheung-yan
Brandy Yuen
Steve Lee
Music by Stanley Chow
Cinematography Ma Goon-wah
Release date
  • 12 February 1982 (1982-02-12)
Running time
89 minutes
Country Hong Kong
Language Cantonese
Box office HK$1,875,117

Legend of a Fighter is a 1982 Hong Kong martial arts film based on the story of Chinese martial artist Huo Yuanjia (Cantonese: Fok Yuen-kap). Directed by Yuen Woo-ping, the film starred Bryan Leung as the lead character.


Bryan Leung is portrayed as the historical figure Fok Yuen-kap in this action film. As the fourth of Fok Yan-tai's children Fok Yuen-kap was born weak and susceptible to illness. Fok Yuen had asthma at an early age and contracted jaundice; his father discouraged him from learning martial arts.

His Father hires Kong Ho-san (Yasuaki Kurata), a tutor from Japan, to teach his son academics and moral values. But Kong secretly learns the Fok family's style of martial arts, mizongyi. Fok wants to learn martial arts against his father's wishes. He observes his father teaching his students martial arts during the day and secretly practices at night with Kong. After some time, Kong leaves Fuk and advices him to practice Martial Arts.

Fok grows up and is challenged by a Japanese Fighter Sanaka. Fok defeats Sanaka and his Japanese swordsman. Sanaka commits suicide because of the defeat and his father sends the Top fighter from Japan to challenge Fok in China.

It is revealed that Kong Ho-san is the Japanese Fighter with whom Fok is supposed to fight. Kong willing his student (Fok) to do his best, imposters as that he hates Fok Yuen and all the Chinese people. At the end it is revealed after Fok Yuen defeats Kong Ho-san.


  • Bryan Leung as Fok Yuen-kap
    • Yuen Yat-choh as young Fok Yuen-kap
  • Yasuaki Kurata as Kong Ho-san
  • Philip Ko as Fok Yan-tai
  • Yuen Cheung-yan as pipe smoker
  • Brandy Yuen as Bucktooth
  • Steve Lee as Sanaka Jr.
  • Lau Hok-nin as Fok's assistant
  • Charlie Chan as Eagle Claw school representative
  • Fong Yau as Sanaka Sr.
  • Huang Ha as master defeated by Sanaka
  • Feng Feng as boxing promoter
  • Fung Hak-on as Bow Tie
  • San Kuai as Shantung Yellow Tiger
  • Lee Fat-yuen as Japanese swordsman
  • Tai San
  • Lau Fong-sai
  • Hoh Tin-shing

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