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Kicking Butt with Tony Jaa

Newcomer Tony Jaa (actually Panom Yeerum), the Thai kick-boxing hero of “Ong Bak,” is a man of few words, even when filtered through the friendly translation of a Thai interpreter. Trained in both Muay Thai and Buddhism, Jaa makes such an impression that he’s being hailed as the Bruce Lee of kick-boxing. using the story of a martial arts-trained student of the local Buddhist master sent by his village to recover the head of their scared Buddha statuette stolen by a member of a criminal gang based in Bangkok. Fans of this film are already pumping for a sequel of this created by director Prachya Pinkaew to showcase his talents,

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