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US Wushu Team competes at 2010 Sport Accord Combat Games

Monday, August 30th, 2010
Alfred Hsing Sport Accord Combat Games

Alfred Hsing Sport Accord Combat Games

The US and Canada national teams were in attendance at the 2010 sport accord combat games held in Beijing China among many other countries such as Russia, China, Malaysia, Macau, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Brazil, and Japan. The US Team sent veteran wushu athletes Sarah Chang, Peter Dang, and Alfred Hsing.

Aug 28 Changquan Alfred Combat Games Wushu Competition

Aug 28 Changquan Alfred Combat Games Competition

Changquan was the first event of the entire Combat Games held at 9am on August 28th, 2010. There was significant media coverage and the event was in part sponsored by Samsung. US athlete Alfred Hsing was 2nd to take the stage. Hsing had a dominant performance that impressed the crowd, however minor technical deductions set his score back. Hsing says “I didn’t make any major mistakes and given that I have been focusing on work in Beijing the past 2-3 months I am pretty happy with my performance today. This will probably be my last major wushu tournament and I am glad I got to share it with my good friends and teammates in Beijing – the land of wushu and where I always dreamed I would be on the main stage competing in front of hundreds. My dreams as a wushu athlete were finally completed today.”

Alfred Hsing Longfist – 2010 Sport Accord Combat Games

Alfred Hsing Athlete Interview with Tom.com (in Mandarin Chinese)

Other notable achievements were made by US team member Peter Dang who took 3rd in the staff competition beating worthy adversaries such as Russia and 2 other Asian countries. In attendance this trip was US team leader Li Su Dong who has in prior years organized Junior and National Wushu Team Trials.

13 Combat Games Ambassadors

13 Combat Games Ambassadors

In addition the Opening Ceremony held on the evening of the 28th spared no expense as a dazzling display of physical prowess and beautiful music filled the stadium main floor. 13 Ambassadors for each sport were in attendance – among the ambassadors were Don “the dragon” Wilson, mma fighter Fedor “the last emperor” Emelianenko, Jet Li, and many other legends of martial arts. The final closing song of the evening was sung by Jackie Chan who was surrounded by dancers and acrobats as the ceremony came to a close.

There are many more events such as kick boxing, sambo, jiu jitsu that are still occurring since the Combat Games just started. Look forward to these amazing sports broadcasts featured online.

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Tiger Claw Shark City Nationals Tournament – June 12th!

Saturday, May 29th, 2010
Tiger Claw Kung Fu Magazine Tournament

Tiger Claw Kung Fu Magazine Tournament

  • Over 200+ Traditional Kung Fu and Contemporary Wushu Divisions
  • 24 Separate Chinese Martial Arts Grand Champion Divisions for Chinese Styles
  • Over $15,000 in CASH & AWARDS
  • Prize money given to all Overall Adult Advanced Grand Champions
  • Over 50+ Grand Champion Divisions
  • 6ft Trophies to all first place winners in all BASKA Divisions
  • 1st through 8th places awards in all divisions
  • First timer divisions for inexperienced Sport Karate, Kung Fu and Wushu athletes – all first timer division competitors receive participation trophies
  • More than 350+ kata, sparring, weapon and self defense divisions
  • 5 OVERALL BLACK BELT GRAND CHAMPIONSHIPS AWARDS
    The Coveted Italian Silver Cups!
    13- Overall Forms
    14-17 Overall Forms
    18 + Overall Forms
    18+ Overall Women Fighting
    18+ Overall Men Fighting
  • On Saturday, June 12th, 2010, KungFuMagazine.com, will be holding their second annual championship. They have many new exciting changes for this year. They are adding new divisions for Wing Chun and Tai Chi Push Hands. They are planning separate Grand Champions for modern wushu and traditional kung fu to encourage more traditional competitors. As we are cooperating with Tiger Claw and Shark City Nationals again, this tournament will showcase both Chinese Martial Arts and Karate. They will be separating the Grand Champions for these arts this year instead of combining them. Chinese style competitors will be able to compete with the Karate competitors and in their new WildAid Tiger Champion division. This special division promotes WildAid’s campaign to save wild tigers

    Shark City Nationals is part of the Bay Area Sport Karate Association (BASKA) and is promoted by Tony and Theresa Kattengell. This historic cooperative event offers Cash Awards, Custom Grand Champion Trophies, Special First Time Competitors Divisions and of course magazine coverage.

    Tiger Claw’s KungFuMagazine.com Championship will return to the luxurious San Jose McEnery Convention Center, in the heart of downtown San Jose, California. The Convention Center is Silicon Valley’s premiere venue for such events, large enough to accommodate a Karate tournament alongside a Chinese martial arts tournament, and is within walking distance of hotels, restaurants, bars, theaters and shopping, all the best that San Jose has to offer!

    Please come out to support!

  • Over 200+ Traditional Kung Fu and Contemporary Wushu Divisions
  • 24 Separate Chinese Martial Arts Grand Champion Divisions for Chinese Styles
  • Over $15,000 in CASH & AWARDS
  • Prize money given to all Overall Adult Advanced Grand Champions
  • Over 50+ Grand Champion Divisions
  • 6ft Trophies to all first place winners in all BASKA Divisions
  • 1st through 8th places awards in all divisions
  • First timer divisions for inexperienced Sport Karate, Kung Fu and Wushu athletes – all first timer division competitors receive participation trophies
  • More than 350+ kata, sparring, weapon and self defense divisions
  • 5 OVERALL BLACK BELT GRAND CHAMPIONSHIPS AWARDS
    The Coveted Italian Silver Cups!
    13- Overall Forms
    14-17 Overall Forms
    18 + Overall Forms
    18+ Overall Women Fighting
    18+ Overall Men Fighting
  • Exclusive Forbidden Kingdom Interview with Jackie Chan

    Saturday, March 6th, 2010

    THE FORBIDDEN KINGDOM – 2-DISC SPECIAL EDITION DVD REVIEWEXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH JACKIE CHAN.

    Originally posted September 7th, 2008

    Interview and review by Emilio Alpanseque
    Courtesy of LIONSGATE
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    In theaters, the Forbidden Kingdom was a funhouse of a movie with non-stop action and lots of special effects. The teaming up of Jackie Chan and Jet Li had everyone in the martial arts community full of eagerness. The addition of Yuen Woo-Ping as the fight coordinator raised the expectations bar even more. And the result lives up to the promise of what you would anticipate from these exceptional martial artists.

    This September, LIONSGATE releases The Forbidden Kingdom 2-Disc Special Edition on DVD and Blu-ray in North America, and along with the film come a good number of thrilling bonus features including multiple behind-the-scenes, a blooper reel, deleted scenes, audio commentary and more. A Digital Copy of the feature film is also included on a separate disk. This comes handy for those that want to bring the movie with them on a hard drive, or play it on their Ipod.

    If you end up buying this DVD, you’ll be pleased with the quality of the transfers as they are all top notch. The 2.40:1 widescreen format is superb with vibrant colors and sparkling details. The definition is so good that you can zoom several times and still get a clear image. With the audio, two options are at your disposal: English 5.1 Dolby Digital EX and English 2.0 Dolby Digital. Both are crystal clear without any distortion. The box says the movie runs for 104 minutes; however you have my word that the full 113 minutes of the theatrical release are in it, divided in 24 chapters which will allow easy navigation to your favorite scenes.

    The DVD & Blu-ray special features include:

    • Audio commentary with director Rob Minkoff and writer John Fusco. This offers a lot of interesting information about the movie. At times serious and others time humorous, Minkoff seems more technical while Fusco reveals his love and respect for martial arts.
    • “The Kung Fu Dream Team”. A remarkable view at the team that makes this movie what it is, including interviews and a behind-the-scenes look at some of the action and stunts in the film.
    • “Dangerous Beauty”. Interviews and behind-the-scenes introducing Liu Yifei and Li Binbing.
    • “Discovering China”. A revealing exploration of spectacular the natural locations used for the film.
    • “Filming in Chinawood”. A look at the Hengdian World Studios, the largest film studio in Asia located in the Zhejiang Province. Both, Modern Boston and Ancient China scenes where filmed there.
    • “Monkey King and The Eight Immortals”. John Fusco’s own journey into world of Chinese culture and Kung Fu philosophy. There is a break down of one of the synopsis of the film. An introduction to the Monkey King, the Eight Immortals, Drunken Kung Fu and more.
    • Pre-Visualization Featurette. This takes the viewer from the storyboards through pre-production animation footage to the final finished look for selected scenes throughout the film, accompanied by commentary from Rob Minkoff.
    • Blooper reel. A few accidents, missed dialogue and a lot fun.
    • Deleted scenes with audio commentary by Rob Minkoff and John Fusco. Six scenes that did not make the final reel, but maybe should have?

    In summary, the long awaited “J&J Project”, which became a reality and was a box-office smash, is now available on this bursting 2-Disc Special Edition. Don’t miss this opportunity to see Jackie and Jet perform together in the comfort of your own home!

    Now, let’s get the obvious out of the way: Yes, we all have watched the movie. We’ve seen Jackie and Jet in action. We’ve seen the homage and allusions to the characters from Chinese legends and Kung Fu movies. We’ve learned about the real meaning of “Kung Fu”. But for those who wanted to hear about it from the “Drunken Master” himself, this is your opportunity. Enjoy this exclusive interview!
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    Emilio Alpanseque: Jackie, we were looking forward to seeing the first collaboration between you and Jet Li. how was it working with him?

    Jackie Chan: We really enjoyed it, as if we were two kids playing. Lots of people said that he became more active when I was around him. He usually was very quiet. Not like me. I liked to joke around, sweep the stage, kill flies, etc. I did lots of things. He just sat there by himself (mimic his Buddhist Chanting) – “A Mi Tuo Fo”. He told me some Buddhism stories during the movie shooting. I was only interested in 3 of them, not the other 7 (laughs). I learned a lot from the three stories. Buddhism teaching has its own philosophy. After all it teaches the basics of being a good person. It is very useful.

    EA: The fighting scene between you two was very impressive. How do you feel about it?

    JC: I had not had that great feeling for a long time. It was great. I had that experience when I worked with Sammo Hung and Yuen Biao. When I worked with other people, either I had to compromise a little bit, or they had to compromise if I had to fight with lots of people. If I fight with those not knowing how to fight, I have to compromise in the fighting. If I fight with those knowing how to fight well, they may have to slow down for me. But Jet Li and I did not have to do anything like that for each other. I still remember the first day I saw him on the set, it did not feel like it was the first collaboration between us, it was more like we just finished a movie together.

    EA: How would you compare Jet Li’s fighting style with yours and how was it to finally shoot a fight scene together?

    JC: Our fighting style, we are basically the same. We know “Bei Pai” – northern style Chinese martial arts. I first learned northern style, then learned southern styles like Tiger and Crane, Wing Chun, Pak Mei, but also practice Karate, Hapkido, Boxing; during those years those other kinds of martial arts were not practiced in China yet, China was closed, but we did have them in Hong Kong. So, my style has become more of a “Chop Suey” style. I can do everything. For our fight scene together, Yuen Woo-Ping had choreographed the first action sequences and Jet and I went to take a look at them. Two stuntmen did the demonstration, once they finished I asked him to show me the sequence one more. Then I said, “OK, let’s shoot it. We do not need a rehearsal”. Jet Li said “sure, let’s do it.” So, we did not do any rehearsal. Hey, that was a long fighting scene, no rehearsal. Once we are doing the moves, I looked at Jet Li and said, “you go faster, let’s see who is faster”. We were competing, showing off. It was fun at that moment. I told him to slow down. He said to me “you slow down”.

    EA: As you said, Yuen Woo-Ping is the Wushu instructor for this movie. But since you usually design your own fight scenes, was it weird for you?

    JC: It felt weird. It was. Why? I usually design the choreography of my fight scenes with the Jackie Chan Team and teach others how to fight. From the stunt team of this movie, Yuen Woo-Ping and his younger brother, we know each other. The others used to be just kids, we used to call them “little ghosts”. But now they teach me how to fight. Actually they were not teaching me how to fight. They did not dare to teach me. They just showed me the moves. Some of them are left handed, but I am right handed, it’s different. It’s like my experience of teaching Chris Tucker. He never got it easy, since he was left handed and I was right handed. So I had to adjust to his left-hand habit to show him the moves, it was not comfortable. Some of the moves they showed me, if I do it, I would do 1, 2, then lower down my head, done. Those are basics. I did not change the sequence they put together. I did whatever they showed me. Because I knew if I changed, they would be messed up. I also needed to give Yuen Woo-Ping my respect. Also, if I did not say anything, Jet Li would not say anything either. If Jet Li had no comments, I would not have comments either. So we both kept quiet. It was just like that.

    EA: So the sequences were choreographed as you were going on?

    JC: They had their beginning and ending points, some ideas. Yuen Woo-Ping would say “we respectively ask the two big brothers out for a break” so Jet and I would go out to chat until they finished choreographing the new fight scene. Then, they would ask us to come in again. We would go in and stand there so they could slowly show us the sequence of moves. Right after that, we would say “OK, let’s shoot”. Then we shoot. It was just like that, very fast. Those moves were so easy for us.

    EA: This movie has many characters such as the Monkey King, the Eight Immortals, the Bride with White Hair all combined in the same story. What is your opinion about it and what do you think the reaction of the western audience will be?

    JC: About this movie, we knew that the story was ridiculous when we were making it. But the story was about a young kid, who was just like any kid from France, German, Russia, or USA and loved Chinese Kung Fu. It is about a young kid who loves Chinese Kung Fu and culture. What he wanted everybody was to practice Kung Fu, Kung Fu, Kung Fu. He fell into a hole, a deep hole; he was falling deeper and deeper. With that in mind, I can accept the story. But nobody would make such a movie in China. Also nobody would write up such a story in China. We could have a story about Monkey King. But how come Monkey King dreamed about Drunken Fist, then the Eight Immortals, then the Jade Emperor. It’s totally a mess. But for foreign audience, they do not know who is Monkey King, what is Drunken Fist. They don’t know them. Anyway it’s fine to have them all together. I think as long as the movie can make Chinese culture look interesting, it works. Wow, what is it? What is Monkey King?

    EA: Lastly, how did it feel to do “Drunken Boxing” after all these years?

    JC: Sometimes, I feel very embarrassed! I refused to do it in a couple of movies already. Rush Hour director Bret Ratner asked me “just drink a little bit and then do some Drunken Boxing”, I said no, no more of that. But in the Forbidden Kingdom is a good opportunity to showcase different styles like mantis, tiger, etc. So it was a good idea. Show the spirit of martial arts, Chinese culture, respect, and those kinds of things. Combine comedy, excitement and education.

    Original link: http://www.wushukicks.com/blog/13.html

    Epic Wushu Displayed in the Movie “Wushu” – Just watch!

    Monday, August 31st, 2009

    This clip runs through the various major events and weapons in professional wushu competitions.

    Check it out!

    This is a movie with Sammo Hung produced by Jackie Chan.

    The weapons they use include spear (qiang in chinese), straight sword (jian), staff or cudgel (gun), and open hands in the fight set (dui lian).

    Jackie Chan’s ‘Shinjuku Incident’ in Japan and China

    Tuesday, January 20th, 2009


    Jackie Chan‘s Shinjuku Incident, filmed last year in Japan and China, will premiere at this year’s Hong Kong International Film Festival (March 22 – April 13). The movie, produced by Emperor Dragon Movies and directed by Derek Yee, is a serious drama about a Chinese immigrant in Japan. Shinjuku Incident is scheduled to open in Hong Kong in early April.

    Since Jackie wrapped filming of The Spy Next Door at the end of December, he has been back in China keeping very busy. On New Year’s Eve he joined friend Emil Chau to sing at a concert in Shanghai. Back in Beijing, he attended a press conference to announce that his 2005 film The Myth will be made into a television drama which will air in China and which Jackie will produce. Jackie said that he had thought about making a film sequel to The Myth, but felt that a television series would better be able to play out his many ideas for the story. At the ceremony, Jackie presented actor Hu Ge with one of General Meng Yi’s outfits from the movie. Hu Ge was surprised and honored at receiving such a valuable gift. Last year, one of these outfits was auctioned off in China to benefit Jackie’s Dragon’s Heart Charity. Jackie announced that Police Story would be made into a television drama, also to air in China.

    Jackie was joined by popular Mainland singers Tan Jing and Chang Shilei to record “Zhong Guo Nian”, a song for the Chinese New Year. Jackie said that he hoped the song would be a greeting to all the people of the world.

    Finally, The Disciple finalists and winners (known as the New Little Fortunes) have recorded a special song just for Jackie. The title of the song, “Sifu” means “teacher.”  The group will sing the song to Jackie at a special Chinese New Year celebration sponsored by CCTV in Beijing at the end of January.

    Filming for Jackie’s next movie is set to begin next month in China.

    Hong Kong Actor Close Up: Jackie Chan

    Cool info on Jackie Chan, including pictures, videos, news, biography, photos, stats, and wallpapers.

    Name: 成龍 / Cheng Long
    English Name: Jackie Chan
    Real Name: 陳港生 / Chan Kong-Sang
    Profession: Actor, director, producer, and singer
    Date of Birth: 1954-Apr-07
    Birthplace: Hong Kong
    Family: Wife, son/actor Jaycee Chan