What Is Gun FU: Legendary Gun Kata Martial Arts Style Keanu Reeves Will Use in John Wick: Chapter 4

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Chad Stahelski’s John Wick: Chapter 4, has released brand new footage showing Keanu Reeves in a new outlook and surprised the crowd with his new action look and he is back in action again. In 2014, John Wick was a minor box-office success, and the film’s fight scenes earned a cult fandom, leading to a franchise.


The John Wick sequel movie is not just being hyped about because of the return of Keanu Reeves but also because it’s a gateway to the world of gun-fu.

Keanu Reeves as John Wick
Keanu Reeves as John Wick

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Gun-Fu from Kung-Fu:

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John Wick

Gun-fu is originally rooted in Kung-fu, which is a martial arts genre that came out in Hong Kong. Bruce Lee and Jackie Chan are known for Kung-fu back in the 1970s. These movies would be based on martial arts masters fighting off other martial arts masters or comically large hordes of adversaries.

Back in the 1980s, John Woo, the director, took this style of action and added his own spice to it by adding guns and turning it into gangster movies. He made use of slow-motion effects, used two guns, and his movies protagonists and antagonists would expend as many bullets as possible.

John Wick’s director, Chad Stahelski who was a longtime stuntman also worked on The Matrix Series. With the success of The Matrix, there was the born of the gun-fu tradition.


The Raid and Wick franchises — along with a few other movies represented the demand for gun-fu. These heroes were not just martial artists but they were also superheroes, runaway slaves, assassins, and anyone who could just hold a gun.

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John Wick: Chapter four:

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John Wick 4

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The trailer reports say John Wick is back at what he does the best, which is of course getting revenge with the help of any kind of weapons he gets. This movie also includes the same amount of skull-bashing and Gun-fu.

In 2019 John Wick: Chapter 3- Parabellum had seen the formidable assassin and it was a box-office hit. This movie portrayed ninjas on motorbikes, a fight in New York City horse stables, and much more.

Chad Stahelski had previously said that he had no idea how to top the stunts from Wick’s last outing.


Chad Stahelski expressed previously in an interview, “There’s been a couple of days where I’ve decided to do number four and I’ve woken up in a cold sweat going, ‘Horses! How do I beat horses?’”

John Wick: Chapter 4 is set to release on 24th March 2023.

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Written by Kathakali Sarkar

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