This is a fun quiz. See if you can match the western expression to its Chinese counter part. For instance, instead of “casting pearls before swine” a Chinese person might end up “playing music to oxen.” See how you do on matching the rest… 1. Biting off more than you can chew. 2. The truth […]
Here’s the answers to our “adage quiz.” If you got more than 12 write, “You may leave the temple, grasshopper.” and spread the light of Kung Fu over the word. 1. Biting off more than you can chew. K. Rising a tiger then finding it hard to dismount. 2. The truth will out. O. Paper […]
Here’s another memorable entry from that great period on TV when Tat Mau Wong hosted Kung Fu Theater? Sifu would interview a different guest each week and then the teacher would go out on the floor and demonstrate his specialty. If you do remember, here it is. And if you don’t you are in for […]
Here’s another entry from that great period on TV when Tat Mau Wong hosted Kung Fu Theater? Sifu would interview a different guest each week and then the teacher would go out on the floor and demonstrate his specialty. If you do remember, here it is. And if you don’t you are in for a […]
There is even a small—very small—contingent of people who believe that Kung Fu started in and around Greece …
Anyone remember that great period on TV when Tat Mau Wong hosted Kung Fu Theater?
For thousands of years the Chinese character has celebrated those arts known as martial. Hundreds of thousands have studied it, written martial novels, performed martial routines in opera, sung brave songs dealing with bandits and heroes, wrote drunken poems about the joys of swordplay, painted contests in open matches and dreamt heroic dreams. A combination […]
Well, Shaolin Grandma was SUCH a success that we are moving on to the next choice video found by Intrepid Video Hunter, Gary Shapiro. This Japanese game show pits QI against Qi, and who comes out the winner is anyone’s guess… Want to share with a friend? embedded by Embedded VideoYouTube Direkt Luckily, Gary […]
We rarely sell anything but martial arts videos and book but we were so charmed by Diana’s cards..
Plum’s intrepid correspondent, Gary Shapiro, scours the web, finding gems and treasures for our mutual entertainment. After receiving numerous links to these fine films, we finally decided we needed to share these with you, and offered to give him his own occasional column. These may not ever make it to a theatre near you, but […]
The Chinese got some hard lessons in the latter half of the 19th century.
1. You will receive a body.
You may like it or hate it, but it will be yours for the entire period this time around.
Bruce Tegner, one of the first Kung Fu men…?
OK, we admit it: sometimes amid the stacks of books to catalogue or translate, the folder of emails to answer, the DVDs and VCDs to review, the new projects to film or write or edit, the back-end machinations to upgrade and improve the site…we just play hooky! But playing hooky when you own a camera […]
Anyone who has studied martial arts knows that, even if you like it a lot, you should keep your day job.
Not among the most forgiving: that can only be stated about martial artists. After all, art is long and life is short
The story of the role of Secret Socities in everything from revoution to tableware…
We don’t have much choice. Someone’s got to save all those silly faux-kimonos.