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    Hi, Yen! Welcome to the forum. Yes, it is a...

    Hi, Yen! Welcome to the forum.

    Yes, it is a beautiful track, but I don’t know the name of it, or if it’s even been posted online. If I ever find it, I will be sure to post it here. Or maybe...
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    Having seen the documentary “I Am The White...

    Having seen the documentary “I Am The White Tiger,” I rate it as excellent. Mark Houghton’s story is an amazing one; just seeing him in his movie appearances is not enough to truly appreciate his...
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    My condolences.

    My condolences.
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    Maybe he ate them all. He should also be...

    Maybe he ate them all.

    He should also be charged with fraud for implying in his poster that he could teach kids to defy gravity and run upside-down on the ceiling. Or that he could teach anyone...
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    Gene, It probably wasn’t her TKD she used, as...

    Gene,

    It probably wasn’t her TKD she used, as the description of the fight is that she “started throwing punches.” More likely she was using her boxing or karate training. Older-style (ITF?) TKD...
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    Mark Houghton interview

    I have tons of respect for Mark Houghton, and this interview is very insightful:

    https://kungfufilmfan.wordpress.com/2018/10/05/dojo-interview-master-mark-houghton/


    Also, here is the trailer...
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    Do you mean Share K. Lew?

    Do you mean Share K. Lew?
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    Finally saw it. I liked it more than I thought I...

    Finally saw it. I liked it more than I thought I would. IMO, it’s the best sequel of the Ip Man franchise.

    Interestingly, Chris Collins, who plays the senior karate guy, is portrayed as a...
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    In actuality, TKD was Korean karate. General...

    In actuality, TKD was Korean karate. General Choi had been a 2nd dan in Shotokan and based his TKD off of it. Quite unlike the Olympic TKD now.

    IMO, a seven-year sentence isn’t nearly enough for...
  10. James Hong definitely deserves his star on the...

    James Hong definitely deserves his star on the Walk of Fame. He should have gotten it years ago.

    I saw James Hong once in person, at the 1997 Tat Wong International tournament in SF. The only...
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    657 - Nongcun Jiu Ge (“Countryside Wine Song,”...

    657 - Nongcun Jiu Ge (“Countryside Wine Song,” from Taiwan Folk Songs, Vol. 2, 1978, by Li Tai-Hsiang).

    A faster version of this song (also by Li Tai-Hsiang) is heard in:
    The Victim

    ...
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    Hanging from a pull-up bar, or doing pull-ups, is...

    Hanging from a pull-up bar, or doing pull-ups, is a great way to work grip strength and other things. I haven’t done those in years, because I have no access to a pull-up bar.

    The type of...
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    For the most part, I still have my hand speed and...

    For the most part, I still have my hand speed and reaction timing, and my strikes haven’t lost any power, I just don’t train as much as before, and now I listen to my body and don’t take it for...
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    Hi, PalmStriker and T.D.O: I’m not a Wing Chun...

    Hi, PalmStriker and T.D.O:

    I’m not a Wing Chun practitioner (I’m a CLF practitioner, among other things), but I thought I’d share. I have been using a similar-sounding hand conditioning method of...
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    Interesting Sammo Hung interview

    This is from last year, but offers great insight into Sammo and how he views his work.

    Sammo is my all-time favorite Hong Kong martial arts action star, as well as my favorite Hong Kong movie...
  16. Thread: RIP John Saxon

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    RIP, John Saxon. Why is it when a celebrity...

    RIP, John Saxon.

    Why is it when a celebrity dies, others always follow soon after? In this case, first in this latest cycle was Regis Philbin (AFAIK).
  17. Thread: Kill Bill 3

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    Personally, if it’s gonna be Tarantino’s last...

    Personally, if it’s gonna be Tarantino’s last film, I’d rather see his take on a supernatural horror film (not the boring ‘torture porn’ type horror like Eli Roth does).

    It’s stupid for...
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    I’d hate to be a China/Hong Kong celebrity. It...

    I’d hate to be a China/Hong Kong celebrity. It seems they’re stuck between a rock and a hard place. They’re probably encouraged (or expected) to support the government. Then he or she loses any...
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    I agree with her 100% that Seagal is a dirtbag. ...

    I agree with her 100% that Seagal is a dirtbag.

    However, I’d be careful about judging his ability to actually fight based on some Aikido demonstrations. From what I’ve heard from some very...
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    Gene, I am so sorry to hear this. I really got a...

    Gene, I am so sorry to hear this. I really got a lot out of Kung Fu/Tai Chi magazine (or by the various names it went under) since the early ‘90s. I want to express my thanks to you and all the...
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    Unfortunately, in regards to manufacturing,...

    Unfortunately, in regards to manufacturing, companies the world over have ‘put all their eggs in one basket’ in China, and now we will (most likely) see the dire consequences of that. I realize that...
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    Glad you’re OK, Gene. This forum was highly...

    Glad you’re OK, Gene.

    This forum was highly active until 2013 or so. Many people believe that discussion forums are dying. I would say that’s true of most martial arts discussion forums. I’ve...
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    Good question. It’s a possibility, at least for...

    Good question. It’s a possibility, at least for awhile. It’s hard to tell what the overall effect will be on any service-based businesses that requires close physical interaction, period, whether...
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    650 - Dawn of the Dead (1978)* *an addition to...

    650 - Dawn of the Dead (1978)*

    *an addition to entry # 315

    Ai Margini Della Follia (by Goblin).

    Heard in:
    The Buddha Assassinator
    And others...
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    I get their stuff in the mail quite often, and I...

    I get their stuff in the mail quite often, and I see their ads on TV a lot as well. The mailers go straight into the recycle bin.

    Falun Gong’s beliefs around Trump remind me of when I heard some...
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