Comiconners, Here Are Your Guest Stars!

Yup, we’re doing it again: for the 17th time in fact. But as always, the San Diego Comic Con needs my Kung Fu Extravaganza blurb for their program book long before we can lock in our special guest stars (because of their busy schedules). So, because the 150,000+ attendees are also all set long before
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Martial Arts in Media Summer 2014

Notice anything different about the headline? Yes, the day has finally arrived. Although I have maintained this monthly column for Inside Kung-Fu magazine and on this site for decades, the martial art movie is in such dire straits — from Chinese Government interference to American studio sabotage, as well as the general creeping generic action
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Ithacalling Black Dragons!

I had been studying martial arts since 1978 — and was beginning to seriously doubt I’d ever be able to match up what I saw in Liu Chia-liang movies and what I saw in hundreds, if not thousands, of dojos, gyms, and studios throughout the world — when I was lucky enough to be sent
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