A previously unpublished interview with action star Jackie Chan from 1997 revealed just how much he looked up to martial arts icon Bruce Lee.
The king of martial arts: The interview, conducted by journalist Richard James Havis, shed light on the actor’s early days as a stunt choreographer when he witnessed Lee’s rise to global fame, reported South China Morning Post.
Vietnamese pride: ‘Shang-Chi’ breakout star Andy Le taught himself martial arts after being bullied as a child
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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.
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In the 1970s, a Taiwanese martial artist made waves in the U.S. to become known as the “female Bruce Lee.”
Angela Mao, who now runs restaurants in New York, did so well that one of her films even knocked Lee’s “Enter the Dragon” off the top of the box office for a week — while also starring as the sister of Lee’s character in the latter.
As the powerful and lightning-quick Wing Chun saga of the “Ip Man” tetralogy starring Donnie Yen reached its conclusion, the location featured in the fourth film was none other than San Francisco in the ’60s.
While the “Ip Man” films dramatized incidents that end up in confrontations, the racism depicted in “Ip Man 4” drew some influence from real-life instances where anti-Chinese sentiment ran rampant and added to the Chinese diaspora and struggle.
A martial arts coach in China set a new Guinness World Record for hitting 32 table tennis balls using only a nunchaku, a traditional weapon consisting of two sticks connected by either a chain or rope.
Xie Desheng, a 28-year-old martial arts coach in the Shanghai paramilitary police, was able to hit 32 table tennis balls with his nunchucks, setting a new world record, according to Shanghaiist.
Ip Ching, the second son of the great kung fu master Ip Man, passed away on Jan. 25, the first day of Lunar New Year, at the age of 83.
Ip Ching was also a practitioner of Wing Chun, a martial arts style that was popularized by his father which uses strong legs and quick arm movements, according to AsiaOne. Legendary martial artist Bruce Lee was once a student of Ip Man.
An old phone call unearthed from 1972 has perfectly captured the timeless passion Bruce Lee had for martial arts.
Uploaded to YouTube back in 2016, Lee can be heard talking to a friend and martial arts student named Dan Lee in the audio clip.
Different variations of martial arts are present in every Asian country — it’s practically a part of our DNA.
While UFC has become a hit in the western world, Singapore-based ONE Championship has dominated Asia by showcasing their talented Asian athletes while also respecting the real tradition of martial arts and its values of integrity, discipline, respect, and humility.
“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.
When you look at 29-year-old Bi “Killer Bee” Nguyen, you would never know the hardships she has had to endure during her life.
She is a professional mixed martial artist for Asia-based ONE Championship. However, on the road to becoming a beacon of hope, Nguyen experienced mental and physical abuse.