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Chinese Hercules (The Bolo Yeung Appreciation Thread)

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Brief Biography

Yang Sze was Born on the 16th of February 1943 in Guangzhou China. He became interested in Martial Arts aged ten and studied under various Masters. Of all the styles he has studied the gentle art of Tai Chi appears to be his style of choice. He would also later develop an interest in both bodybuilding and power lifting. Winning the Mr Hong Kong title multiple times in the 1970s. In an amazing feat of strength and endurance Yang Sze swam from China to Hong Kong to escape communism. In Hong Kong he eventually ended up making a living in the film business. With his physique helping him to get minor roles playing thugs and heavies in early Shaw Brothers films in the late 1960's to the early 70's. Appearing in The Heroic One's, Deadly Duo and Angry Guest to name just a few. His friend fellow bodybuilder and Mr Taiwan Chi Yuen helped get him a job in a Winston's Cigarette commercial in 1972. The advert was filmed at Golden Harvest studios, while Bruce Lee was filming his unfinished project Game Of Death. The Little Dragon and Yang Sze would become friends, which wold lead him to one of his iconic roles as Bolo in Enter The Dragon(1973).

He even changed his name to stage name Bolo Yeung after the huge success of the movie. Bolo would go on to appear in countless Hong Kong/Asian productions up to until the early 80's. Directing two movies of his own including Writing Kung Fu(1979) & Bolo(1979) where he staged the fight scenes too. A major role as the lead villain Chong Li in the Martial Arts classic Bloodsport(1988) alongside Belgian star Jean Claude Van Damme. This classic role helped him make the transition to American cinema. Jean Claude Van Damme would later appear opposite Bolo again in the Sheldon Lettich directed Double Impact(1991). The Chinese Hercules would continue to play both heroes and villain in U.S productions. While he appears to semi-retired in terms of his movie career. Bolo still remains physically active today and now resides in Los Angeles Carlifornia, spending time with his family training with his son David Yeung. Who is an established and successful bodybuilder in his own right.

 

Chinese Hercules: Documentary

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This is the story of the bodybuilder, Martial Artist and actor who wrote his own destiny and walked his own path. A legendary tale that's never been told on-screen before. - L.Brown

 

 

 

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Bolo Yeung's official Facebook page Link- https://www.facebook.com/Bolo-Yeung-1506675429619648/

David Yeung a.k.a Bolo Jr official Facebook page Link- https://en-gb.facebook.com/DAVIDYEUNGBOLO/

Feel free to share your Bolo Yeung pictures, information, questions, news, reviews, thoughts and questions, in this thread.

 

(Please note, that some of the older Picture/Video Links may no longer work)

 

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Click on the link above, for my full thoughts, on Bruce & Shaolin Kung Fu Part 1, thank you.

 

 

Bolo and Kong Do in a scene from Bruce & Shaolin Kung Fu.

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Bolo's last movie appearance(for now) will finally be getting a release in the U.K, U.S & Australia. Originally titled The Whole World At Our Feet the film has been re-titled Diamond Cartel. The film had been shelved for some time but thanks to Shoreline Entertainment and Cleopatra Entertainment it will finally see the light of day in early 2017.

Thanks to Ultimate Bolo Yeung FacgeBook page for this information Link- https://www.facebook.com/Ultimate-BOLO-YEUNG-159579510877559/

Diamond Cartel Facebook page Link- https://www.facebook.com/diamondcartelmovie/

 

Some stills from the production of the movie featuring the Martial Arts movie icon.

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Re-posted this old review of Image Of Bruce Lee that was lost when the forums went down. Bolo has a supporting role in this crime themed Ho Chung Tao actioner.

 

For more Bolo related reviews by various talented writers on the Kung Fu Fandom Forums, please click on the link below.

 

Bolo prepares to teach Jean Claude Van Damme a few lessons in self defense in a scene from Double Impact(1991)

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5 hours ago, BiggWill1988 said:

I was thinking does anyone know Bolo's workout routines to get bulky. I dont think he ever said what he does.

It wold be nice to know more about this and his powerlifting/bodybuilding career before he came to the states.

 

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16 hours ago, BiggWill1988 said:

O yea i remember seeing this one a few years back. If i ever see what he did before he came to the States/ bodybuilding including the number of sets and reps.  I would do that one 

He competed in powerlifting events so deadlifts, squats and bench/standing presses must have been a big part of his rountine at some point. There's a scene in Double Impact 1991 where he lifts an oil barrel, and he clearly practiced powerlifting techniques by the way he lifts it. He grabs either end of the barrel and does a really neat standting press with it. His technique is flawless, and hes clearly done it many times before making the movie.

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