martial arts

Minitrue: Cool Down Videos of Martial Arts “Master”

The following censorship instructions, issued to the media by government authorities, have been leaked and distributed online. The name of the issuing body has been omitted to protect the source. In accordance with unified...

Kung Fu, Tai Chi, Hoohah

Film star Jet Li’s planned promotion of Tai Chi around the world, backed by Chinese Internet entrepreneur Jack Ma, is no mere business venture. Rather, it is an heroic attempt to boost China’s currently feeble...

Reports: Chinese Martial Arts Novelist Liang Dies

From AP: Liang Yusheng, a pioneer in Chinese martial arts novels, has died, news reports said. He was 85. Liang died at his home in Sydney, Australia on Jan. 22, the Australian edition of the Hong Kong newspaper Sing Tao Daily...

‘Kingdom’ Nabs Top China Box Office Opening Ever in US

‘The Forbidden Kingdom’ (功夫之王), the first collaboration between martial arts film legends Jet Li and Jackie Chan, appears to have a set a new record for a “Chinese” film. From Hollywood Today: It was the...

China Foils Fake Kung Fu Masters – BBC

Think China’s art of the fake reached its height with fake eggs? Think again. From the BBC: The Chinese authorities say they have foiled a plot to smuggle immigrants abroad disguised as martial arts performers from the Shaolin Temple. Twelve young men were trained in traditional lion dancing and given fake passports before joining real […]

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