Kickboxer 2 (also known as Kickboxer 2: The Road Back) is a 1991 American martial arts film directed by Albert Pyun and written by David S. Goyer. It is the first sequel to the 1989 film Kickboxer, and stars Sasha Mitchell in the role of David Sloane, the brother of Kickboxer’s lead character Kurt, portrayed by Jean-Claude Van Damme.
One year after the events of the first film, it is revealed that kickboxing brothers Kurt and Eric Sloane have been killed by Tong Po in Thailand. David Sloane (Mitchell), the last surviving brother, struggles to keep the family kickboxing gym afloat. Although his will to compete has waned since the loss of his brothers, financial problems eventually force Sloane to fight again in a new organization run by a crooked promoter. His surprising comeback ultimately attracts the attention of Po (Qissi) who, having been defeated by Kurt, seeks to defeat David in the ring and regain his honor. But when Sloane announces his retirement after the bout, Po’s manager Sanga (Tagawa) hires a group of thugs to burn down the gym, injuring Sloane and killing one of his young students.
While recovering in the hospital, Sloane is visited by Xian Chow (Chan), who trained his brother Kurt in Thailand. Though David initially wants nothing to do with him, he finally relents and allows Xian to nurse him back to health. Meanwhile, one of Sloane’s most promising students has secured a championship bout and invites Sloane to watch the fight. However, the champion is unexpectedly replaced by Po, who brutalizes the young man and kills him in the ring despite Sloane’s efforts to talk the young fighter down. Now with no other recourse, Sloane is forced to accept Po’s challenge. In a bloody bout reminiscent of the “ancient way” of fighting in Thailand, Sloane exacts his revenge and defeats his rival. He then vents his frustration on Sanga and soon rebuilds his gym.