“LAST NIGHT I DREAMT OF A KUNG FU MASTER…” booms a voiceover-ready narrator over Kodak Black’s ZEZE. So starts the social meme catching fire across TikTok and Instagram Reels, where martial arts and kung fu has once again been thrown into pop culture.
The roughly two-minute meme, called #AwakenYourHero Challenge, is made of two shots. In the first, the creator awakens from a sleep state, having presumably dreamt of a kung fu master. With a quick cut, the creator breaks into serious martial arts moves.
A martial arts master from Juntun village in central China is hoping to preserve their ancient technique of “iron crotch kung fu,” where practitioners get their scrotum hit by logs to train their weak spots.
The style, one of the branches of Tongbeiquan kung fu, has been practiced in the village for 300 years, according to 65-year-old Wang, the head of the Juntun Martial Arts Academy, Reuters reported.
“Legacies” star Olivia Liang has landed the starring role in the reboot of the 1970s hit TV show “Kung Fu.”
Inspired by the show created by Ed Spielman, the reboot will be penned by television writer Christina M. Kim (“Lost,” “NCIS Los Angeles”). With Liang as the female lead, the new show from the CW promises an exciting new take on the original series, reported Deadline.
A 28-year-old kung fu practitioner who can “jump on water” has impressed millions of viewers online in China.
Zhang Chengqiang, who hails from Chongqing province in southwestern China, went viral on local social media for his gravity-defying feats of athleticism. A video capturing his unique skills shows him hopping then appearing to step on water while still floating in the air.
“Kung Fu League,” a martial arts movie that is basically the “Avengers” of kung fu films, is set to become available on Blu-ray and DVD next month.
After getting knocked down three times, a kung fu “master” hit back at his kickboxing opponent with an eye poke while shaking hands.
Wu Liang, who practices the traditional martial art of Xingyi (or Xing Yi Quan), challenged Zhang Wensheng, who fights for Glory Kickboxing, to a match at a gym in Shenzhen, China last month.
A Chinese court ordered mixed martial artist Xu Xiaodong to pay a hefty fine and apologize in public for insulting Chen Xiaowang, a tai chi “grandmaster” with a long list of accolades.
Xu, also known as “Mad Dog,” is known for his quest to expose “fake kung fu,” beating supposed “masters” in recent years.
After being defeated by MMA fighter Xu Xiaodong in January, 56-year-old kung fu “master” Tian Ye stepped inside a ring once again only to be beaten by another younger fighter.
Tian, whose name translates to “Wild Fury,” went up against Chinese black belt taekwondo fighter Zhang Long in Karamay, Xinjiang over the weekend.
A very rare interview of the legendary celebrity, Bruce Lee, has recently been released that shows the martial artist before he became world-renowned.
The clip, which was released by the Center for Sacramento History, shows Lee being interviewed by Harry Martin, who is considered to be America’s pioneering celebrity reporter, sometime around 1966, according to South China Morning Post.
Xu Xiaodong also known as “Mad Dog,” the famous Chinese Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) who likes to take down “fake” Kung Fu masters, has expressed criticism towards one of Bruce Lee’s most famous videos, saying it was just “a performance.”
Many were stunned by the dazzling performance of the students from Henan Shaolin Tagou Martial Arts School at this year’s Spring Festival Gala hosted by China Central Television (CCTV).
A kung fu master who took his student out of balance with one smooth kick has gone viral on Instagram this week.
Meet Shifu (Master) Shi Yanjun, a Shaolin warrior monk from southern China.