Trivia for The Art of Self Defense
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- This movie was shot in Kentucky
- Jesse Eisenberg's first comedy movie since "American Ultra" (2015).
- This was to be a comedy remake of the karate kid.
- DOJO RULES: 1. No shoes on the mat. 2. No food or drinks on the mat. 3. Bow when stepping on/off the mat. 4. Always bring your belt. 5. Wash your gi. 6. Respect your opponent. 7. Tap or hear it snap. 8. Tap or take a nap. 9. Stay hydrated. 10. If it works, use it. 11. Guns are for the weak.
- Writer and director Riley Stearns trains and teaches Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.
- In the photograph of the master in the dojo you can see, behind the master, a picture of Morihei Ueshiba Osensei the founder of the martial art of aikido. This implies that the master trained as an Aikidoka. Aikido loosely translated mains 'The Way of Spiritual Harmony'.
- Jesse Eisenberg and Imogen Poots both appeared in "Vivarium".