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05-06-2003, 09:09 AM
Anyone in China see it?

China Central Television (CCTV5) did a half hour documentary on us for our 10 Year Anniversary (http://store.yahoo.com/martialartsmart/dvdca107set.html) last year. It televeised about two weeks ago. We got a PAL version in last week. It was fascinating to see ourselves throught the eyes of a Chinese documentary. It was also a bit distressing to realize what a mess the office is. There isn't that much CMA in it, though, mostly it's interview and analysis of how we are trying to bring CMA to the U.S.A. They really focused on our non-Chinese perfomers. For more, here is an archivedezine (http://ezine.kungfumagazine.com/ezine/article.php?article=257) piece that mentions the film crew.

norther practitioner
05-06-2003, 10:10 AM
Well, it has to be better than This is Kung Fu's portrayal of foriegners doing kung fu and wushu.

05-07-2003, 09:11 AM
Where did it play?

norther practitioner
05-07-2003, 09:29 AM
This is Kung Fu....

link (http://www.bestbuy.com/movies/productInfo.asp?m=270&e=11014447)

A documentary put out by China (I think)

05-08-2003, 09:00 AM
Even in our new shaolin dvd doc (http://store.yahoo.com/martialartsmart/dvdtz29484.html) there's foreigners. Chinese love foreigners practicing. I guess it's exotic for them.

norther practitioner
05-08-2003, 01:59 PM
They had a bunch of foriegners in the taiji section... a bunch of gapers... it was pretty funny how they would show the worst of the foriegners, then all wushu champs.....lol

05-12-2003, 10:05 AM
...they usually don't pick kme to be one since I'm Chinese heritage, but once a HK news crew filmed my Shaolin master teaching us spear. I had missed the previous lesson because it was the only time I could interview the Abbot, so there I was floundering to learn the moves on camera. Never saw the final program. My only consulation wast that I was wearing a Grateful Dead shirt and maybe some deadhead in HK saw it and said "look at that deadhead at Shaolin! He sucks!"

norther practitioner
05-12-2003, 12:13 PM
deadhead at Shaolin! He sucks!"

Thats what I say to myself every time i hear you are going again.......:eek: :D

05-12-2003, 05:21 PM
yep. me too. :cool: Maybe going to hell in a bucket, but at least I'm enjoying the ride....

norther practitioner
05-13-2003, 12:33 PM
AND learning some **** fine kung fu along the way as well.

05-13-2003, 03:53 PM
if it wasn't for all those memory lapses, i might be good. ;)