Kim A.

THE FIGHT STUFF: THE KID WITH THE GOLDEN ARM

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Welcome to The Fight Stuff, a column where we will explore the fighting styles and skills of favorite old school characters. Note these are spoiler filled, so if you haven’t seen the film, please do not proceed. “The only reliable weapon is oneself.” Character: Golden Arms, Grand Master of the Chi Sha (performed by Lo Meng) Styles: Golden Armor …

Ti Lung Top 5 Kung Fu Films Birthday Tribute

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The words most often used to describe Shaw Brothers kung fu acting legend Ti Lung (a.k.a. Tommy Tam Fu-Wing, Dick Loong, 狄龍) are majestic, regal, stoic, serious, and heroic. Indeed, his roles often feature characters that have these traits, but it is the charisma, energy, and dedication of the real man coming through which makes these fictional men come …

THE FIGHT STUFF #1: BROKEN OATH’s Zhao Cai

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Welcome to The Fight Stuff, a column where we will explore the fighting styles and skills of favorite old school characters. Note these are spoiler filled, so if you haven’t seen the film, please do not proceed. My thanks to Kung Fu Bob for his fu based corrections and additions to this piece. In this edition of The Fight Stuff we explore the Eagle Claw techniques of Zhao Cai.

Two Events For Martial Arts Film Fans

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As part of the SENI weekend in London, Eastern Heroes will take once again take part hosting their Bruce Lee Years series of events. As part of their tribute to Bruce, noted Kung Fu actor and practitioner Hwang In-Shik will appear for an Q&A and Autograph session, with an additional seminar on Sunday July 17th …

Lo Meng Special Events

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Beloved Shaw Brothers actor and martial performer Lo Meng (FIVE VENOMS, INVINCIBLE SHAOLIN) and HKSA Bobby Samuels (RED WOLF, DON’T GIVE A DAMN), will be appearing at L.A.’s Wing Chun Temple next Friday for a Shaw Brothers living legend meet and greet. Signal Hill California’s Wing Chun Temple will host a meet and greet …

LONE WOLF AND CUB Remake Coming

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According to Variety, SP International are planning a live action, English language remake of LONE WOLF AND CUB: FINAL CONFLICT, a retelling of the 1993 film Kozure Okami: Sono Chisaki Te Ni. The film plans to shoot in 2017 with a predominantly Japanese cast. First published in Japan in 1970, the Lone Wolf and Cub manga, created by writer …

Marc Olden’s THE BLACK SAMURAI Coming To TV

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Multi-hyphenates RZA and Common are preparing to join forces in the television adaptation of Marc Olden’s The Black Samurai. Black Samurai will not shy away from tackling the subject of race, as the title character Robert Sand constantly battles against prejudice, terrorists and other foes. Author Olden was a martial artist himself …

Cool Ass Cinema Kuo Choi Interview

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Noted Kung Fu and cult film journalist Brian (a.k.a. Venoms5) from Cool Ass Cinema recently conducted an interview with the Lizard himself, Kuo Choi (aka. Kwok Choi, Phillip Kwok Chun- Fung, and many other iterations). Their discussion spans from Kuo Choi’s opera and street performer beginnings to his current work behind the camera …