When Taekwondo Strikes

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When Taekwondo Strikes
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Directed by Feng Huang
Ng Sek
Sammo Hung (action)
Produced by Raymond Chow
Written by Feng Huang
Starring Jhoon Rhee
Angela Mao
Anne Winton
Sammo Hung
Wong In Sik
Kenji Kazama
Carter Wong
Cinematography Danny Lee
Edited by Peter Cheung
Distributed by Golden Harvest
Release date
  • 1973 (1973)
Running time
91 minutes (South Korea)
95 minutes (U.S.)
Country Hong Kong
Language Cantonese

When Taekwondo Strikes (also known as Sting of the Dragon Masters and Taekwondo Heroes) is a 1973 martial arts film directed and written by Feng Huang, produced by Raymond Chow.[1] The exception with this film is the collective martial arts experience of the cast and the high quality fight choreography. The film features experienced and well known martial arts actors such as Angela Mao, Jhoon Rhee, the father of American Taekwondo, Wong In Sik (Ing-Sik Whang), Carter Wong, Kenji Kazama, Sammo Hung, Biao Yuen and Golden Harvest producer Andre Morgan. This was Jhoon Rhee's only film.


The story is about the Korea under Japanese rule during World War II. A Korean nationalist played by Carter Wong gets into a fight with some non-Korean Japanese people and is chased into a church. The priest there is captured and tortured. Trying to secure his release, the leader of the resistance, Jhoon Rhee is himself captured and tortured by the Japanese. Carter Wong, Angela Mao and Anne Winton have to now try and rescue him. This leads to an explosive climax with the heroes having to fight the likes of Wong In Sik (Hwang In-Shik), Sammo Hung and Kenji Kazama.



The movie has a mixed reception from critics.[2][3]


  1. ^ Alex Gillis (2008-11-20). "A Killing Art: The Untold History of Tae Kwon Do". Books.google.co.uk. Retrieved 2016-02-27. 
  2. ^ "Reviews - When Tae-Kwon Do Strikes". Far East Films. 2010-11-27. Retrieved 2016-02-27. 
  3. ^ James Mudge (2008-01-05). "When Taekwondo Strikes (1973) Movie Review". BeyondHollywood.com. Retrieved 2016-02-27. 

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