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PermalinkDavid Carradine narrates WWI documentary
Inecom Entertainment Company announced that David Carradine has completed narration for the upcoming production "World War 1 - American Legacy." The 112-minute high-definition documentary vividly tells the many forgotten stories of the American men and women who served in the Great War, reminding viewers of their impact that can still be felt today...

...Preorders are being accepted at Amazon.com and other Internet retailers. The DVD will be on sale at video stores, Internet retailers, educational and institutional distributors and large retail chains on December 5, 2006.

David Carradine Completes Narration of "World War 1 - American Legacy," Set for December Release

PermalinkEnglish guy teaches Wing Chun
A british guy teaches Wing Chun kung fu in southern California.

Alan Lamb is featured in this article:

An Englishman's Kung-Fu Journey

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PermalinkShaolin martial arts practitioners in China today
Shaolin martial arts practitioners perform during a grand ceremony to greet guests from home and abroad to the second World Traditional Wushu (martial arts) Championships (WTWUC) near the Shaolin Temple in Dengfeng City, central China's Henan Province Oct. 17, 2006. On both sides of the 1,500-meter-long road leading to the gate of Shaolin Temple, the birth place of Chinese martial arts, 15,000 local martial arts practitioners showed their Kung-fu skills during the ceremony on Tuesday...

15,000 martial arts practitioners show Kung fu skills

PermalinkKung Fu Meets Physics
The BBC has a piece on how physics has everything to do with martial arts...

BBC NEWS | Magazine | Kung Fu? Meet Physics

PermalinkIn Bruce Lee's Shadow
Asians Struggle to Create New Hollywood Images
"'Before [Bruce] Lee's time, Asian men had been largely depicted as emasculated and childlike -- coolies, domestics, etc. -- in American popular culture,' said Hye Seung Chung, a postdoctoral fellow at the Department of Asian Languages and Cultures at the University of Michigan. 'Lee proved that the image of the Asian man can be tough, strong and sexy. However, the Bruce Lee craze of the 1970s created a new stereotype of the Asian man: namely, the martial artist, which still permeates in Hollywood cinema.'"

ABC News: In Bruce Lee's Shadow: Asians Struggle to Create New Hollywood Images

PermalinkShaolin kung fu to apply for world's intangible heritage
Preparations have begun for Shaolin kung fu's application to be placed on the World Intangible Heritage list, a cultural official of central China's Henan Province said Thursday.

An official with the Henan Provincial Cultural Bureau said thatthe listing application has to be approved by the Chinese Ministryof Culture before a final submission is presented to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).

Shaolin Temple, built in 495 in the period of the Northern and Southern Dynasties (420-581) and located in the Songshan Mountain area in Henan Province, is the birthplace of the Shaolin kung fu.

The ancient Shaolin transcripts documented 708 groups of "kung fu", 545 groups have survived...

Xinhua - Shaolin kung fu to apply for world's intangible heritage

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