During the American occupation of the Philippines in 1900, a respected elder called "Amigo" helps the residents of a rural village deal with the foreign invaders and the rebel forces that resist the occupation.
Yang travels to Chen Village to learn a powerful form of Tai Chi. Though villagers are forbidden from teaching outsiders, Yang becomes their best hope for survival when a man arrives with a plan to build a railroad through the village.
When the mother of his infant son unexpectedly passes away, struggling actor Mark grapples with fatherhood and his inability to grow up. And when he sparks with a single mother, he learns how his choices have real-life consequences.
In 1920s China, Japan has become the most powerful force in Asia, taking over Northern Shanghai. Into this turmoil enters Chen Zhen, who at night takes to the street as a masked warrior, determined to subvert the Japanese invasion.