Thread: Korean Movie Stars of My Youth
6/05/2008 7:05pm, #31
Vacation boredom strikes again.
Remember, shapes ruled my world so, kicking took a back seat until HJL appeared in the earlier mentioned movie.
Many of you Remember Wutang Clan. They had good lyrics but, what struck a cord was their liberal use of Kung Fu movie samples. What this did was build a sudden resurgence for bootlegs in stores especially, out West. Instead of specialty stores, Target, Kmart, hell low end Mom and POP stores had movies from 3-10 dollars.
Well, I encountered my next kicker in a Shaolin (yeah) movie. One of the funniest movies I had seen at that point. Don't get me wrong JC movies were great but, I didn't expect any comedy in this movie.
I loved the shapes he used so his kicks were little used. Yet, when they were he showed that he might have been a HJL level kicker. He just showed up a little to late and never got that big break.
Shaolin vs Lama ( Genius GZA: Liquid Swords, Shadow Boxing Sample comes from this movie):
YouTube - Shaolin vs Lama (Part 9 of 9)
But wait he barely kicks WTH am I talking about? Well, he used the triple kick that by this time I noticed the Korean Kickers do.
So I started searching for anything he did.
5 fighters from Shaolin
YouTube - Chang shan v mark long 常山
My favoritre for kung fu and kicks.
7 steps of Kung Fu:
YouTube - kung fu seven steps of kung fu
Now he is one of my favorites due to Choreography. He mixed kicks with shapes almost better than HJL and his often used Eagle Claw.
His kicks were also thrown very similar to the HJL and CW. Maybe you guys can pick out the pattern since, I now have two people waiting for TTL and JL.
This is the one that did for me and moved him up my list for kickers.
Shaolin Temple Strikes Back:
YouTube - Shaolin Temple Strikes Back (Part 12 of 12)
Again he shows the little kicking techniques that I enjoyed but, more shapes than kicks.
6/06/2008 7:12am, #32
Dude, I haven't seen Shaolin vs. Lama in like a decade...
6/06/2008 8:00am, #33
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what do you mean they use shapes in the movies.
this Thred is awsome
6/06/2008 8:14am, #34
Shapes. You don't know shapes?
What, did you fail high school geometry?
Buddha, what do they teach kids these days?
6/06/2008 8:30am, #35Originally Posted by svt2026
Someone like Angela Mao, John Liu, and Tan Tao Liang rarely used shapes.
6/06/2008 8:40am, #36Originally Posted by Errant108
"Thank you for the chicken"
"Allow me to Demonstrate the Skill of Shaolin..... The Special Technique of Shaow boxing."
"You're a traitor to Shaolin So you can't say we're brothers."
"Why don't you fight back..."You are my Master you strike the First Blow."
Oh and have kids you'll revisit old ****. My oldest son loves Godzilla and kung fu Movies.
Flag of Iron is his favorite:
YouTube - Venoms Mob - Kuo Chue Fight Clips From Flag Of Iron
My youngest loves Godzilla movies. They both love superhero movies and hate the new Star Wars movies.
I am content.
6/06/2008 9:02am, #37
I wanna have kids.
6/06/2008 9:09am, #38
Here's something everyone finds funny, even women.
I never wanted boys. I only wanted girls.
6/06/2008 9:12am, #39Originally Posted by Errant108"Face punches are an essential character building part of a martial art. You don't truly love your children unless you allow them to get punched in the face." - chi-conspiricy
"When I was a little boy, I had a sailor suit, but it didn't mean I was in the Navy." - Mtripp on the subject of a 5 year old karate black belt
"Without actual qualifications to be a Zen teacher, your instructor is just another roundeye raping Asian culture for a buck." - Errant108
"Seriously, who gives a **** what you or Errant think? You're Asian males, everyone just ignores you, unless you're in a krotty movie." - new2bjj
6/06/2008 9:16am, #40
"Shape" is another way to translate "Xing" as in Xingyi or Wuxingquan.