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  1. There's a long history of kung fu done for...

    There's a long history of kung fu done for performance in similar venues. The history of Wing Chun inevitably brings us back to the Red Junk Opera Companies, and well before that Marco Polo describes...
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    That's the best article I've seen in a while. I...

    That's the best article I've seen in a while. I love substituting unlikely objects into traditional weapon forms, but when it comes to street-fighting against knives, I seem more inclined to use...
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    Now wondering if Stacey is a man or woman...

    Now wondering if Stacey is a man or woman...
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    Uh, one of my students also has the Chinese name...

    Uh, one of my students also has the Chinese name Jiaqi that sounds like Jackie, so she spells it that way here in America, even though its not short for Jacqueline. Its much closer than Xin Di and...
  5. Thread: Comic Cons

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    I am also not a big fan of plastic or foam swords...

    I am also not a big fan of plastic or foam swords but I will buy them at these shows in the rare case that they have a Chinese style ones because they are the only kind I use indoors at home without...
  6. So true. Just noticed that video "Shi De Yang's...

    So true. Just noticed that video "Shi De Yang's latest version of Zhao Yang Quan" you posted in 2020. Well done!
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    That's okay. Probably effeminate looking when...

    That's okay. Probably effeminate looking when some dancers take just five weeks absorbing it. Now if it was martial artists taking 5 weeks to mashup some dance, then I'd really want to see it...
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    Sure, just watched the first 2 episodes. They...

    Sure, just watched the first 2 episodes. They should have called it MMA Panda since there's not much kung fu. There's now a rumor that Kung Fu Tigress is also going to get her own series doing twerky...
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    The "cemented" tradition you mention may be in...

    The "cemented" tradition you mention may be in part because of film and video became available but were expensive to start with. Now it may be the opposite, because one can now see all over the...
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    Well said "To step outside your school, you must...

    Well said "To step outside your school, you must first step inside of it".

    That said, I would add, search the variations for things that were lost from one's school.

    Would love to see any...
  11. Wonder while standing for an hour if one could...

    Wonder while standing for an hour if one could get the same benefits while watching or listening to something else.
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    Sometimes string them all together. Funny thing...

    Sometimes string them all together. Funny thing is later after doing that, when I walk (normally) through a crowd, like an airport or a mall, the residual chi seems to just clear a path in front of...
  13. Thread: Biangan

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    Very interesting that a "no-soldier policy gave...

    Very interesting that a "no-soldier policy gave rise to the prosperity of stick martial arts, and sword skills were gradually integrated into it, with sticks instead of swords becoming normalized"....
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    When all 5 animals are done in one form it...

    When all 5 animals are done in one form it usually for demonstration, performance, or its a dragon form that contains all 5 animals. I don't know what's the case for the style you mentioned, but what...
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    There's probably more info on one of those old...

    There's probably more info on one of those old video tapes. It would probably be easy to tell if they were just making stuff up, or had some historical sources, or some mix of both. Either way, I'm...
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    Found some evidence of squirrel style in Kung Fu...

    Found some evidence of squirrel style in Kung Fu Magazine, of all places! Perhaps Gene could tell us where we could find Yuanming Zhang or Johnny Jang these days:
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    Nice to some of Lau Bun's CLF in action! The...

    Nice to some of Lau Bun's CLF in action! The following clip a couple people have verified as his form. What do you think?
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    This one's nuts about kung fu:

    This one's nuts about kung fu:
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    They've made him look like a kpop idol! At least...

    They've made him look like a kpop idol! At least there's a fan-girl that can use a fan as a weapon, haha
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    Gene also had an article Cirque du Soleil...

    Gene also had an article Cirque du Soleil Auditions Wushu Champs as far back as the July/Aug 2003 in Kung Fu Magazine. I just happened to stumble across that old magazine the other day.

    I wonder...
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    There are many commentaries on that kind of...

    There are many commentaries on that kind of subject in the Chuang Tzu in regards to the chapter on the archer and the game warden...
  22. Thread: Kung Fu Panda

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    That's awesome that they are keeping the legend...

    That's awesome that they are keeping the legend of awesomeness going...
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    That's great work he does! There were many kung...

    That's great work he does! There were many kung masters in history that were disabled. Also movies, like the Master of the Flying Guillotine (that was defeated by the One-Armed Boxer). There is also...
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    That's very interesting given K-Star's connection...

    That's very interesting given K-Star's connection to CIRQUE DU SOLEIL and location in Vegas!
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    Once, many years ago. The artists were good but...

    Once, many years ago. The artists were good but it was awkward being a captive-audience to the politics between each performance!
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