Synopsis by Mark Deming
Japanese martial arts legend Sonny Chiba stars in this action-packed drama. In Karate Bear Fighter, Chiba plays Masutatsu Oyama, a karate master whose "take no prisoners" style ultimately proves too brutal for the other fighters in his dojo. Oyama turns his back on his fellows and becomes a body guard for an old army buddy who has since become a member of the yakuza (the Japanese Mafia). But when Oyama discovers the true nature of his old friend's business, he realizes he must use his skills to fight for right. Karate Bear Fighter was originally released under the title Kenka Karate Kyokushin Burai-Ken.
bodyguard, gangster, karate, martial-arts, tournament