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bodhitree
12-01-2003, 06:29 AM
I really liked the publishers corner in this issue. Gigi Oh did a fantastic job describing exactly what I beleive. I practice mostly traditional but have recently started learning some competative routines. I do think they are all of the same origin, and all have value. There are many people who don't like the sport of wushu just because it is not traditonal. The traditional also came from what was before it.....

Good article

GeneChing
12-01-2003, 02:12 PM
I'll let her know. If you enjoyed that Wushu article with Aiping Cheng (http://store.yahoo.com/martialartsmart/tc-bj004e.html), you'll love the rest of the Wushu in the White House series - we're running it through 2004 as part of the 30th anniversary.

bodhitree
12-02-2003, 05:22 AM
keep up the good work
;) ;)

I also love it when you guys have chinese characters with pinyin and English. Very good!:D

norther practitioner
12-02-2003, 07:56 AM
Picked up the issue yesterday, I do like the piece that Gigi wrote in the begining, and of course I liked the piece with Jimmy Wong and how to throw a succesful tournie. I haven't had the chance to read the rest yet, but what is up with some of these people writing letters.:rolleyes:

GeneChing
12-02-2003, 09:39 AM
We get some pretty amusing letters. We also get an occassional manifesto. Most people just send us emails nowadays (or posts here) so when some one bothers to actually write us a letter, we're flattered, even if it's critical.

bodhitree
12-03-2003, 06:59 AM
There were a lot of critical letters of Lou Reed, wow, I like Lou's music. I felt like writting a letter just to protect Lou from peoples opinions. Gene, if you want to sell magazines you gotta put bodhitree in it, not Nor Prac, Mast Kill, of Miz K. Got it;) :D

GeneChing
12-03-2003, 09:54 AM
Whenever we do anything the least bit experimental, like the Lou Reed cover, it elicits negative response from someone. On the whole, martial artists can be frightfully narrow-minded. But we were very happy with that experiment. We got good cross-over coverage in FHM (http://ezine.kungfumagazine.com/forum/showthread.php?threadid=26080) and Entertainment Weekly (http://ezine.kungfumagazine.com/forum/showthread.php?threadid=25792) which is really what we were aiming for. Also, FWIW, the cover story was interesting, but you can read it for yourself and be your own judge (http://ezine.kungfumagazine.com/magazine/article.php?article=318). Like all our issues, we post the cover stories here on our website.

norther practitioner
12-03-2003, 02:06 PM
I just kinda chuckle at what I call second handed opinions in those letters.

GeneChing
12-03-2003, 04:41 PM
On of our office workers *and I won't say who* thought we shouldn't run those letters because Lou would be offended. Obviously that person didn't know who Lou Reed was. Embarrassingly, only a few people here really know who Lou Reed is. That has made this whole episode particularly amusing for me, personally.