You Too Kung Fu

If you’ve ever seen or heard me — at conventions, seminars, colleges, on TV and DVDs, or even read my books or saw my film — you may already know how much I appreciate what I consider “real” kung fu (you know, the self-improvement kind, not the hurt others [and yourself] kind). And you also
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Fanim(e)ania!

It’s no secret I love FanimeCon. Brought there by the great Jason Ebner (“Blame Ebner!”) to represent Chinese Kung Fu amidst the mass of Japanese anime and manga loving fans, its fun, friendly, and festive spirit immediately won me over. Now, five conventions later, it’s still my favorite, and here’s my top five list as
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Martial Arts in Media 5/12

Things are happening. Not now. But they’re happening. As the Chinese movie audience swells, and mainland cinemas are being erected almost as fast as the populace can buy cars to drive to them, more locally-grow films are being demanded to fill the nationalist need. And, of course, the one thing the Chinese do better than
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A.V. Clubs Films of Fury DVD

Well, actually no, unless the beloved A.V. Club “clubbed” the Films of Fury DVD with a wreath of roses, minus the thorns. In fact, I thought the site’s review of The Kung Fu Movie Movie was so spot-on, I looked to see if I had written it in an Ambien-induced haze. But since I don’t
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Audiences Assemble!

Entertainment Weekly had a “point/counterpoint” with its two film critics regarding Marvel’s The Avengers with the thesis “Is Fun Enough?” As usual with 21st century “noose Medea,” they missed the point. Of course fun is enough — when the “fun” is this smart, loving, and exciting. I cannot tell you the last time I’ve felt
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Attack of the G4 FoF DVD

So I’m just sitting around on May 1st at 7pm, checking the various FaceTweets with G4’s Attack of the Show playing in the background when I hear Playmate of the Year Sara Underwood run down what was on the show that day…. “And on DVDuesday, Chris Gore will review Haywire, Films of Fury, and…!” Much
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