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Run Run Shaw, father of the kung fu film, dies aged 106

Run Run Shaw, father of the kung fu film, dies aged 106

Run Run Shaw, the billionaire film pioneer hailed as the inventor of the kung fu genre and who launched a media empire that stretched from Hong Kong to Hollywood, died Tuesday at the age of 106. The colourful mogul, whose flagship Shaw Brothers Studio…

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Namibian Karatekas Return With Grades From Ct

History was made in karate in Namibia when a trio of local karatekas underwent a difficult test in Cape Town last weekend in pursuit of advancement in the newly established and first ever karate-style Shuto Ryu, better known as Ryushin Kan Karate-Do. The trio went through an extensive four-day training session that lasted six hours […]

Traditional martial arts Wushu Sanda to turn professional

Representatives of Chinese Sanda fighters participate Wednesday’s news conference. [Photo provided for chinadaiy.com.cn] One-to-one unarmed combat Wushu Sanda will turn professional next year as the nation’s Wushu sport administrator announced the first professional league will be unveiled in January in Beijing on Wednesday. “World of Sanda”, China’s Wushu Sanda Pro League, will select the nation’s […]

4 Reasons Children Should Learn Martial Arts

Children more than ever before need more stimulation. If you look across the landscape today, you will find that children more than ever before are watching television, focusing on tablets, playing video games and are not exercising or even moving often. With some schools even taking recess away from students, you’ll find that kids today […]

Kung fu films make inroad into mainland with touring show

Men and women flying with swords in hand amid bamboo trees swaying in the wind are images from kung fu films that many Chinese born in the 1970s and ’80s still cherish. But for the later generations, who missed them on the big screen, an ongoing show titled Flashing Swords, Flickering Shadows – a Revisit […]

Kayyali brothers win Jiu-Jitsu World Children’s Cup

  AMMAN – Three ambitious brothers with a desire to be the best put their minds and all their effort into participating in the world’s biggest jiu-jitsu championship and ended up landing two gold medals as a result of their determination. 16-year-old Laith Kayyali, 15-year-old Hazem Kayyali and 10-year-old Zaki Kayyali represented Jordan at the […]

Kung fu show celebrates 10 years with new technology

Kung fu show celebrates 10 years with new technology

  Performers of Chun Yi: The Legend of Kung Fu, which celebrates its 10-year anniversary, wow the audience. [Photo provided to China Daily] If Bruce Lee and Jackie Chan introduced Chinese kung fu to the world, then Chun Yi: The Legend of Kung Fu further explains the ancient philosophy behind the strength and muscle-defying feats […]