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  • Shaolin Kung fu

    Shaolin  Kung fu

    Shaolin Kung fu is one of schools of Chinese material arts with a long history. The aim is to reach the highest level of combination of Zen and Wu(Kung fu). The ShaolinTemple was the cradle of zen Buddhism. Zen Buddhism was to have a quiet and clear mind and deeply think over everything in the world until they understand the real meaning of life. In the theory of Buddhism, zen meditation is exactly the right thing to do,While the skills of Quan are the last thing to consider. The monks can progressively concentrate their minds on Buddhism in process of practicing Kung fu. In the meantime, they also train their body and reinforce the ability to keep the temple safe.

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    Brief introduction

    Shaolin temple

    Sport : Kung fu

    Place: Song Shan

    Found time: A.D.495

    The number of people: around 6000

    Founder: the empire Xiao Wen

    Famous people: bodhidharma, Hui Ke, Yi Jing

    The contents of Shaolin Temple

    1. The cultural heritages

    2. The nouns of Buddhism

    3. The Shaolin Kung Fu

    The system of Kung fu

    Zen and Quan

    The Song Shan Temple

    The zen of Kung fu

    The spirit of Shaolin

    The regulations of Shaolin

    4.The representative figures

    Shi Yanwu

    Shi Yongxin

    5. Films

    6. The explanation of Kung fu

    7. Songs

    The fundamental information

    Songs and lyrics

    The introduction of singers

    8. The Kung fu actors

     

    1. the cultural heritages

    When it comes to Chinese Kung fu, people will immediately think the Shao Lin Kung fu. Obviously, Shaolin Kung fu has become the symbol of Chinese material arts. Shaolin Kung fu means a kind of Kung fu formed in the special situation of the Song Shan Temple,whose core belief is the king of Jin Na Luo and performing style is based on the Kung fu showed by those monks in that temple. It is a complete system of epitomizing the wits of traditional Buddhism culture. As a saying goes All material arts in the world come from the Shao Lin Temple. When it comes to Chinese Kung fu, almost all people will immediately think the Shaolin Kung fu. In 2005, Chinese Kung fu applied “Human oral and non-material cultural heritage masterpiece”. The Shaolin Temple applied the Kungfu rather than the WuShu. The Kung fu is studying the zen. Practicing Kung fu is to change ones personalities, qualities and behaviors. The monks in Shaolin Temple train kung fu for the sake of the studying.

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    2. the nouns of Buddhism

    kung fu is a word originated in Chinese culture. It has the same meaning as Wu Shu. Wu Shu, was once a system of Taoism. Those Taoists desired to become the fairy by practicing Wu Shu. From the earliest TuNa, Ying Daoshu, it progressively evolved into a kind of movement of exploring the myths of human body. Combined with the realistic needs, it gradually developed into a sort of special culture. Why do we say Kung fu is a kind of special culture with Chinese characteristics? That is because, in China, kung fu is not only some kind of body movement, but it also has a deep connotation. For instance, the Taoism is aimed at practicing Kung fu, while the Buddhism is aimed at medicating the zen.

    Zen belongs to religion, its also a philosophy, which is a mainstream for human seeking feeling fulfillment. Since the Han dynasty, Buddhism developed very well in China and exerted a profound influence on Kung fu. So traditional kung fu had a close connection with zen.

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    3.Zen master Shi Xing  The master of Qi Gong  The initial creator of international Shen Da Qi Gong

    He was the 32th successor of Shaolin Kung fu. He learned Shaolin Kung fu for over ten years and grasped the essence of Shaolin Kung fu. His internal work was very strong and his Shaolin Kung fu was extremely excellent. Owing to working as a safeguard and material arts coach for many years in Shenzheng, he had abundant teaching and practical experiences.

    He grasped many stunts such as Jin Zhongzhao, Tie Bushang, Yin Qigong, Er Zhichan, Acupuncture and Tie Shazhang,ect( Chinese names about these stunts). He could break iron and stone only by hands, use nunchakus like lightning with eyes covered and fight fast and maliciously with eyes closed. He was the coach of Tie Shazhang training school, the dean of the material arts association, the coach of Chan Wu Qi Gong training school, the director of Peng Shi film and television production company, and the director of Xing Yuan Xiang Zong Cultural Transmission company.

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    4.The introduction of the master

    He was born in one of Chinese cultural cities Chong Qing in 1974. At an early age, he was ambitious and dreamed to an outstanding master. He started to learn Kung fu at an very young age,but he was very diligent. He stressed emphasis on morality and respect to others. What more impressed is that he devoted himself to study ancient material arts books for many years, at last he successfully summarized a series of unique secrets of Kung fu. He found out the book Shaolin Da Li Jinggang Yin Qi Gong once only succeeded by the abbot in the temple which has been lost for more than 300 years since the Yuan dynasty. The method was considered as the secret method which was used to guarantee Shaolin Temple safety. It surely had a sublime influence on home and abroad. Up until now, about 20,000 students were taught successfully, which has made a great contributions to Shaolin Kung fu.

    Zen master Shi Xing has got more than 300 champions in some international or domestic contests. It exerted a great effect on the world. His students were also very outstanding, most of who have won honorable awards in big contests. Many students were invited to act as coaches or teachers in training schools. Nowadays, Yin Qi Gong has stepped towards the global world, which provoked a hot wave of studying it, many masters of different schools sent their excellent students to learn from zen master Shi Xing. The zen master strongly opposed to strong body and simple brain. He required his students not only to train Kung fu but also to study cultural knowledge and social experiences. At the same time, he put emphasis on remembering those lessons in history. Zen master once educated some guilty men not to do bad things again and learned to be kind people. What he did indicated that he was brave and wise, he touched our hearts by means of his special personality charm. Therefore, he was respected by his students and was thought highly of his performance.

    In particular, his wits of zen was wisely recommended. He often told people that the highest level of knowledge was Confucianism and the highest level of wisdom was Buddhism. We must firstly be a good man and then learn to do good things. Only when you were a good man, everything would be easy to do well. Learning Buddhism was to cultivate our mercy as well as big and extensive heart.

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    5.Shaolin Kung fu

    Shaolin Kung fu was well-known to Chinese people as a kind of culture of the humanities as well as a sort of human body culture particularly in keeping fitness, fighting against enemies, and competing in sports activities, which has been considered as a valuable Chinese cultural heritage.

    6.The system of Shaolin Kung fu

    Shaolin Kung fu was a huge system which was not a general “school” or “ Quan”. Shaolin Kung fu was complicated and had many schools, among which were Shaolin Quan in China’s middle areas, the Nan Quan in the eastern coastal areas, the North Shaolin in Beijing, Tianjin provinces, and Wing Chun in Guang Dong areas. All of these schools were famous for their long history, complete structures, and superb technical skills.

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    7.The Combination of Zen and Quan

    Shaolin Kung fu was a huge system with all different kinds of technical skills.

    Shaolin Temple was distinguished for its combination of zen and Quan throughout the world. “the Quan got the same name as the temple, while the temple was famous for its Quan”. It developed into a special Kung fu system with practical experiences of the monks of every generation in this temple.

    The Shaolin Quan stressed emphasis on “ Da”, which meant a clear understanding of how to bring yourself to the best, particularly in those body gestures of arms and legs.

    Shaolin kung fu was a kind of comprehensive system. The most important is that zen was a fundamental and significant basis of improving Kung fu skills. The basic meaning of zen is keeping silence, thinking deeply, quietly, and carefully. Therefore, Shaolin Kung fu was different from other schools of Kung fu because of its combination of zen and Quan.

    8.Song Shan Shaolin Temple 

    As a saying goes “ All material arts come from the Shaolin Temple”. Undoubtedly, it was a truth. When I traveled to the Song Shan Shaolin Temple, along the road to the temple, I heard loud “yelling”(monks were training) at a far away distance. Luckily, I had a good chance to see a Shaolin Kung fu performance in the second biggest Kung fu training school---Shaolin E Po Material Arts professional school.

    About 20 young monks run from the back of the stage. Hou Quan(like monkey), Tang Lang Quan(like mantis), She Quan(like snake), Yin Qi Gong( a king of internal works), five gun sticks were pierced into their bodies, and using two fingers supporting the whole body, ect. Little monk named Jia Shuai who has practiced Shaolin Kung fu for anout three years chopped five thick bricks in a row, which truly amazed all of audiences there. Actually, he was a five- grade student of a primary school. However, he has been to Germany, Thailand and Indonesia, ect.

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    Staffs in local travel agency stated that there were about 75 certified material arts training schools at the foot of the Song Shan Mountain, where always remained approximately 60,000 students learning Shaolin Kung fu. Among those students, most were from foreign countries. In order to learn Shaolin Kung fu well, they stayed in China for about four or five years or even longer. During the course of the Beijing Olympics, Shaolin Kung fu was approved to be one of the specific programs showing in front of the worldwide people, which definitely attracted more and more people to learn Shaolin Kung fu in Shaolin Temple.

    It is said that people who lived in Deng Feng city had a traditional interest, that is, enjoying training Shaolin Kung fu. As we all know, Deng Feng was exactly the city where Ren Changxia, the local chief police officer, once worked. Owing to people’s loving for Shaolin Kung fu, social security there would be better than other areas.

    9.The zen of Shaolin Kung fu

    Zen not only belongs to religion, but it’s also attributed to the category of philosophy, which is a mainstream for humans to seek feeling fulfillment in history. Since zen was transmitted into China in the Han dynasty, zen has been a synonymous word with Buddhism in the period of about one thousand years. Traditional Shaolin Kung fu was originated from the Shaolin Temple, which had a close connections with zen as well as Buddhism.

    It was because zen didn’t put much emphasis on the skills of Kung fu while paid attention to zen as the basis of Shaolin Kung fu that made monks in Shaolin Temple were accustomed to training Shaolin Kung fu in a quiet and carefree state. They stayed away from those problems of the outside world, had no intention of competing against others, and totally applied themselves to Shaolin Kung fu. Combined with traditional advantages of Shaolin Kung fu, many monks in Shaolin Temple were able to reach a high level of zen and Buddhism, which to the extent we had to owe to the profound influence of zen.

    The application of zen in Shaolin Kung fu was exactly providing learners a way to reach the highest level of Chinese Kung fu. The ultimate aim of Shaolin Kung fu was to train a strong heart which remained unmoved by outside matters and in the meantime keep a calm performance. Only by staying unmoved within heart and external calm behaviors can we grasp the essence of Shaolin Kung fu.

    Zen applied in Kung fu was not confined to the use of legs and arms. The real pure Shaolin Kung fu was not possibly to reach the highest level of unmoved hearts. The real objective of applying zen in Shaolin Kung fu was to learn it by means of zen (that is keeping a clam and unmoved heart in the process of practicing Shaolin Kung fu) rather than require the learners to reach the ultimate aim of Buddhism--zen. If the Shaolin Kung fu learners forgot to train in a unmoved and carefree state, they wouldn’t learn Shaolin Kung fu well.

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    Owing to the accumulation and development of over thousand years, the zen and Shaolin Kung fu have been well combined together. The Wu of Shaolin Kung fu has been blended into the zen of Buddhism, which was exactly the difference from other systems of Kung fu. The strength of zen in Shaolin Kung fu was that it had formed a concrete and detailed training system. When it comes to practice Shaolin Kung fu, learners immediately realized that the importance of zen in use of Shaolin Kung fu. In essence, advocation of real value of zen in Shaolin Kung fu provided people with a concrete way to learn and train Shaolin Kung fu.

    China stressed emphasis on the protection of non-material cultural heritages. Therefore, on May20th,2006,it was added on the list of first National Non-material Cultural Heritages.

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    10.The spirit of Shaolin Kung fu

    Nowadays, many scholars asked why the Shaolin Temple could overcome so many difficulties and still remained prosperous. Contrary to most people’s views, Chinese traditional culture---the Shaolin kung fu of the Shaolin Temple was popular all over the world. Perhaps, we were curious about the real reason for its popularity. In essence, it depended on the core spirit of Shaolin Kung fu which was succeeded and carried out by thousands of Shaolin monks in history.

    What is the spirit of Shaolin Kung fu? In fact, the spirit of Shaolin Kung fu was the rules and regulations of the Shaolin Temple which have been used for thousands of years. There were some records about the spirits of the Song Shan Shaolin Temple, for instance, practice Shaolin Kung fu for keeping healthy and defending our country against emeries; protect the Shaolin Temple; respect the old and help out the poor and the disable; support families and help parents; aid people in trouble and blow the bad; remain a clam heart and stay away from carnality, ect.

     

     

  • Bruce Lee

    Bruce Lee, his original name was Li Zhengfan, who was born in San Francisco in 1940. His Ancestral home was the Jun An town of Shun De city in Guang Dong province. He was the worldwide revolutionary pioneer of material arts, the boxing king , the philosopher of Kung fu, the initial creator of UFC, the father of MMA, the master of Kung fu, the initial creator of Kung fu movies, the founder of Jeet kune do, Chinese Kung fu actor, the first worldwide promoter of Chinese Kung fu, and the first Chinese actor in Holly Woods. His four films in Hong Kong broke many records for three times. Among the films, the fury of the dragon broke the Asian boxing records. Another film Enter The Dragon worked with the Holly Woods took $ 230 billion at the box office.

    In 1962, Bruce Lee established the material arts museum of Zhengfan. In 1967, he created Jeet kune do by himself. On 20th July, 1973, he was died in Hong Kong, only 33 years old. In 1979, the date 6th August was identified as the anniversary of Bruce Lee by municipal government of San Francisco. In 1993, America released the commemorative coin in remember of the 20th anniversary of Bruce Lees death. TheCelebrity avenue in Holly Woods was decorated with stars of Bruce Lee. At the same year, he got the credit of The LifetimeAchievement Award at the Hong Kong Films Awards. In Oct, 1998, he was awarded as the superstar of Kung fu films by the Chinese Wu Shu Association. In 1999, the Times made a list of the heroes and idles in the twentieth century. Bruce Lee, together with the died princess Diana and the former president Kennedy were all on the list. In the election of outstanding figures in 20th century held by seven electronic media companies in Hong Kong, Bruce Lee was honorably on the top one. In 2000, America released a series of the 60th anniversary commemorative stamp.This was third superstar awarded for the honor, followed by Marilyn Monroe and 007. He was also the first Chinese. The American magazine Black Belt released the commemorative album of the 30th anniversary of Bruce Lee death--- Bruce Lee had a profound influence on American material arts. In Oct, 2008, the worldwide memorial museum was started in the Ancestral home Jun An town in Shun De city. It covered an area of about 37000 square meters.

    Representative works  

    The Big Boss

    the fury of the dragon

    Enter The Dragon

    Jin Wumen

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    The brief introduction of Bruce Lee   

    Chinese name: Li Xiaolong(Li Zhengfan)

    English name: Bruce Lee

    Nationality: China, Han nationality

    Constellation: Sagittarius

    Blood type: O

    Height :173cm

    Weight :62kg

    Born place: San Francisco

    Born date:  27th Oct, 1940.

    Death date: 20th July, 1973.

    Profession: Kung fu master, actor, film maker, film writer, philosopher, philanthropist

    The brokerage company: Yuan Jiahe

    Representative works: The Big Boss, the fury of the dragon , Enter The Dragon ,Jin Wumen ,the Game of Death.

    Achievements: create Jeet kune do,nunchakus method

                  The best acting skill award of Taiwan's Golden Horse Awards

                  The LifetimeAchievement Award at the Hong Kong Films Awards

                  The legend Award of English Media Association

                  One of the ten masters of material arts in Black Belt

    Ancestral home: the Jun An town of Shun De city in Guang Dong province

    Cemetery: Seattlrye lake view cemete in America

    Wife : Linda.Murray

    Children: Li Guohao, Li Xiangning

    School: Wing Chun, Jeet Kune do

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    The contents  

    1. life experiences

    Happy childhood

    Set up material arts museum

    Step towards globalization

    2. private life

    3. Main works

    TV series

    Films

    Books

    4. Main achievements

    Jeet Kune do

    Cun Quan

    nunchakus 

    Records of boxing

    5. The records of awards

    6. Figure anecdotes

    Teachers and friends

    7. Views on figure

    8. Figure memory

    Memorial service

    Cemetery

    Former residence

    Memorial museum

    Memorial activities

    Memorial works

     

    1. life experiences

    In 1941, Bruce Lee who was only three months old played in a film named Jin Mennv. In 1946, he went to school. In 1948, Bruce Lee in the name of Li Xin played in a film called Wealth was clouds. When Bruce Lee was at an young age, his father wanted him to build a fit body, so he was required to learn Tai-Chi Quan at an age of 7 years old. In 1949, he studied in Xin De school in Hong kong, then was transferred into the NaSha academical school and the Sheng Fangji school. Bruce Lee was into playing Cha-Cha dance, during the course of his living in Hong Kong, he often learned Quan from Shao Hansheng(a famous master of Quan) by the means of teaching him dance in turn.

    In 1945, he played the film Xi Luxiang as a male leading role, in which he played as an orphan

    from a good man to a bad one, then from a bad one to a good guy. At last, audiences all thought highly of his performance.

    On 12th April, 1951, Bruce Lee joined the premiere of the film The beginning of human. Then in 1954, he became the student of the master Ye Wen, learning Wing Chun Quan very hard. Besides, he also learned Tang Lang Quan, Hong Quan, Shao Lin Quan and Jie Quan, which laid a solid foundation for his Jeet keen do.

    In 1957, he won the champion Charlie Owen who kept the victory record for three years on the row in Sheng Fangji School. On 29th ,March, 1958, he became the champion in the Cha-Cha dance contest when he was in Sheng Fangji senior high school. At the same year, he acted a role of A san in the film of A solitary guy in a sea of people.

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    At evening ten o’clock, April 29th, 1959, Bruce Lee left his homeland for America. During the course of May, he often fought with other students and resulted in bad academic grades. Therefore, his parents sent him to his born place in America. From September 3th, 1959 to December 2th, 1960, he was tutored in Edison Technical School in Seattle. Actually, Bruce Lee lived a hard life in Seattle.

    After going to the college, he devoted himself to learn Kung fu except his academic studies. He organized a “Chinese Kung fu team” at his college. They often trained and performed in front of teachers and students, thus obtaining the consistent high praise. Bruce Lee learned “Li San Jiao”, “Cun Quan” and “Gou Lou Shou” after his hard training. Bruce Lee was a generalist. He was not only good at all different kinds of Quan, but he was also well in using different sticks such as long stick, short stick, and shuang jie gun. At the same time, he studied Internal work (Qi Gong) and Yin Gong. In order to promote Chinese Kung fu, Bruce Lee rent a parking lot in the college to act as material arts museum when he was a sophomore student. Outside the parking lot, he raised a flag with a slogan of “ carry forward Chinese Kung fu”. In the meantime, he trained himself and taught others. Hard work ultimately paid back. He made a great progress in skills, especially the skills on legs.

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    In his museum, he made an acquaintance with a medical girl named Linda who was also interested in learning Chinese Kung fu. The film A solitary guy in a sea of people broadcast in 1960 was his last Cantonese film before his studying abroad. Bruce Lee went to the Washington University in Seattle. And his major was drama, at the same time, he also studied courses such as philosophy and psychology. During his studying in the university, he won the Judo world champion Mu Cun Zheng Yan( a Japanese man). In 1961, he set up a dojo in his school to carry forward Chinese Kung fu. In March27th, he went to the university, subsequently he beat the karate world champion Shan Ben Gang Fu( a Japanese man).

    In order to improve his boxing skills, Bruce Lee not only learned all different kinds of Chinese Quan Shu, but he also studied foreign Quan. At that time, he saved money to take part in the foreign training school and buy some video documentaries about the boxing world champion Louis. By watching these video documentaries, he grasped his gaits and other methods. Besides, he often took part in some boxing contests to obtain abundant practical experiences. On the basis of his hard work, he created his own Jeet kune do.

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    In April, 1962, 21-year-old Bruce Lee taught Chinese Kung fu in Seattle. At the same time, he set up a material arts museum, then he beat the boxing champion of the black market Thornton nim. The material art museum he established exerted an increasingly influence on people. Bruce Lee took part in many contests in different areas such as Seattle, Orlando, and Los Angeles, ect. In the meantime, he also established many material arts museums in those places to teach students who were interested in Chinese Kung fu.

    In 1963, he published a book A basic method of Chinese Quan, which was the only one book finished when he was alive. At that time, he met Linda, then in March 26th, he came back from America to see his parents and relatives. In August, he exempted from military services because of his unqualified body conditions. In October5th, his Kung fu performance was firstly designated as one of those performances on the opening day of the university. After 20 days, the relationship between Bruce Lee and Linda was determined.

    In the Autumn of 1964, Bruce Lee closed the Material Arts Museum in Seattle, then he left Seattle for the Broadway on July 19th. He took part in the International Karate Tournament on August 2th. The next day, his material arts museum restarted again. On August 12th, Bruce Lee was married with Linda. On 17th, they held their wedding in the local church. After their marriage, both of them dropped out of school in order to run the material arts museum better. At that time, Bruce Lee  honorably became the champion of Karate.

    In 1965, Bruce Lee accepted Huang Zeming’s challenge and won the competition, then he continuously taught foreigners to learn Chinese Kung fu. He beat Janice Berrer and became the world champion of Jiu-Jitsu at the same year. Later on, his son Li Guohao was born in Oakland, California on February 1th. Three days later, he joined the audition of the film named Chen Richard’s Eldest Son. On February 8th, his father was died from heart attack in Hong Kong. Then he hurriedly went back to his hometown and stayed there for about four months. Until September 21th, he formally signed the contract with the Hollywood film company. In September, they went back to Seattle to pay a visit to Linda’s parents and stayed there for four months.

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    In the March of 1966, Bruce Lee headed for Los Angeles to play the film Green Hornet. Then on April 30th, he signed the formal assignment with film company and started to take a formal training about the film for about two months. On June 6th, the film started to be on and September 9th, it was firstly broadcast in America. At the end of October, it was turned to broadcast on the 23th floor of the Pakistan Building.

    On January 27th, 1967, Bruce Lee played a role in the film Bat Man. On May 6th, he performed in the National Karate Contest. On June 24th, he took part in the Opening Competition of Karate in America and he also performed Chinese Kung fu. On July 9th, he created his style Jeet Kune Do. Five days later, he played in the film The Invincible Iron detective. On July 30th, he attended the International Karate Tournament.

    In 1968, he beat the world champion of Tae Kwon Do---Li Junjiu. In July 5th, he acted as the action director of the film the Destruction of the Army. The next month, he played a role of a Asian killer in the film the Scandal Bounty. On November 12th, he played in lovely woman, and next he played in the Bride is Coming on 15th-22th of November.

    In January 1969, he wrote a book named “ My firm goal in my life”. On April 19th, his daughter Li Xianglin was born in California. In the same year, he beat the king of the boxing Joe Fraziar. In 1970, Bruce Lee made full use of Jeet Kune Do beating all masters of those countries in the international boxing contest. Eventually, he won the world champion.

    In April, 1970, he went back to Hong Kong to visit his relatives with his son. He received the interview of Happy Tonight. On 15th, he went back home and rested because of his injury on his waist. In the summer, he traveled in Thailand and accepted the challenge of Nai Fu( the champion of Thailand).Undoubtedly, he beat him in a short time. With the improvement and development of his material arts museums, many worldwide action movie stars came to learn from Bruce Lee. For instance, the famous superstar Steve in Hollywood was also his disciple. The world boxing king Ali once came to his home to communicate about practical experiences. Many different schools of material arts in America often to challenge or learn in his material arts museums, which gradually reached a good effect once expected by the means of “ meet and communicate via material arts”.

    Stepping towards globalization

    In January, 1971, Bruce Lee cooperated with others to conceive the film No Sound Flute, but they didn’t make it at last. During the period of 24th, June to 1th, July, he played in the film Blindness. On 12th, July, he played in the film Tang Shan Brothers in Thailand, Bruce Lee hit the rival’s stomach,head and face for three times on the row during only 18 seconds. On 3th, September, he finished the film and received the interview of the program Huan. On 11th, October, Bruce Lee took his wife and children back his hometown Hong Kong. In the meantime, he also joined to play in Jing Wu Men and accepted some interviews. On 3th, December, he took part in a charitable activity. On 8th, December, he joined the Chinese Film Festival and then received a specific TV interview by Pierre Burton.

    In the summer of 1971, Bruce Lee was invited by Jia He film company in Hong Kong to play in two films which would paid for him 15,000 dollars. The first film was Tang Shan Brothers, actually at that time, the total calculated cost of this film was only 100,000 dollars. The film script was written and revised when the film was being produced. On that condition, the film ultimately achieved a big success and took 3000,000 Hong Kong dollars at box office, which has reached the highest record of box office since the beginning of film production in Hong Kong.

    In 1972, Bruce Lee played the film sequel of Jing Wu Men for Jia He film company. This film increased to double costs in budget than Tang Shan Brothers. Undoubtedly, the film then evoked a greater response among people and ultimately broke the past highest box office in Asia. Bruce Lee’s heroic spirit and amazing fighting skills displaying in the film, especially “Li San Jiao”, “Di Tang Quan”, and nunchakus, received high praises from nearly all audiences. In 29th July, his whole family moved to their private villa named Xi He Xiao Zhu in No.41 Jinbalun street of Jiu Longtang. In the same year, Bruce Lee who was the initial creator of Jeet Kune Do was chose as one of celebrities of an international authoritative magazine Black Belt, indicating that Jeet Kune Do created by Bruce Lee was recognized by international material arts. Subsequently, Bruce Lee played the films The Way of The Dragon, The Game of Death. Both of them were popular worldwide. Then he acted as the leading actor in the film Enter the Dragon which was produced by Hollywood Warner Bros film company. Enter the Dragon at that moment was very popular with American people and took a surprising box office there, even outperformed many Hollywood blockbusters broadcast in movie theaters at the same time . Since then, it has evoked a booming wave among foreigners to learn Chinese Kung fu.Also, action movie hereafter came into people’s sight in Hollywood.

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    In March 1973, in order to cooperate with Hollywood Warner Bros film company, Bruce Lee temporarily stopped the film The Game of Death and started to play Enter the Dragon. In June of the same year, he finished the film and continued to play the film The Game of Death in Hong Kong. When he came back and continued his unfinished film, Bruce Lee suddenly passed away in Hong Kong in July 20th, 1973. What a pity that he was only 33 years old at that time. In July 31th, Bruce Lee was buried at Seattle Lake View cemetery in Washington.DC. His son Li Guohao was also buried there. Bruce Lee’s death was still a myth up to now. Hollywood film company felt very pity losing such an outstanding action movie actor, so they adopted a variety of ways in honor of him.

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    Personal life

    When Bruce Lee was still alive, he had a very ambitious dream that he wanted to the first Chinese action movie superstar in America who had the highest rewards,Since the beginning of 1970, he started to get a worldwide good reputation, after the year of 1980, he would had 15 million dollars in total, at that time, he together with his family would live a happy life.

    The wife of Bruce Lee was Linda, who was a Ireland girl and also from the Washington University. In 1963, she made acquaintance with Bruce Lee, and then her good friend Sue Ann Key introduced her to join the material arts museum set up by Bruce Lee. Since then, Linda became one of Chinese Kung fu Learners. Actually it was not easy for their combination. At the beginning, Bruce Lee had a girl friend from Japan named Amy. Their good appearance was received much attention in the University, unluckily, Bruce Lee broke up with Amy. Then Linda started to come up to Bruce Lee’ life. In 1963, they knew each other, next year, they got married in America. In 1965, Linda delivered a boy baby named Li guohao. In April,1969, their daughter Li Xiangling was born. On July20th, 1973, Bruce Lee was dead in a woman star’s family, doctor gave the reason for his sudden death was that he was diagnosed with hydrocephalus. But up until now, his death was still a myth for most people actually.功夫1

     

    In 1988, Linda—Bruce Lee’s wife was remarried to the writer Tom Brick who was a student as well as a good friend of Bruce Lee. In 1991, Linda remarried to a stockbroker Bruce Calder Will. His two children, a daughter and a son. The former continued his father Bruce Lee’ career, working in Hollywood. She mainly acted as a actress and a singer, later on she got married. In 1993, his son Li Guohao who was unfortunately shot by accident and died in the process of playing a film in north Carolina. He was shot on the abdomen by a misloaded prop gun when only 28 years old.

               

      

  • Wing Chun

    Wing Chun Quan

    Wing Chun Quan belongs to one of the Nan Quans( originate from the southern aeras of China) in Chinese traditional Quan Shu. It is said that Wing Chun Quan was derived from the middle time of Qing dynasty. At the early times, it was popular in Guang Dong, Fu Jian and other areas. It formed a set of practical course Wing Tsun by its widespread all over the world. We can learn  Wing Chun at the platform Wing Times by studying online and being taught offline. Fei Xiang Sui yue provide a good platform for us career development and planning in the field of Material arts training.

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    The origin of Wing Chun has three different views: one is Yan San Niang who lived in Wing Chun town of Fu jian province; one is the monk of Shao Lin Temple ZhiShan took it from Fu Jian to Guang Zhou; one is it was created by Fang Wingchun himself. Wing Chun is a very special Quan besed on the line theory, whose Tao Lu(routine) include Xiao Nian Tou, Xun Qiao and Biao Zhi.

    In Dec, 2014, Wing Chun was chosen into national non-material cultural heritage.

    The brief introduction of Wing Chun

    Chinese name:Wing Chun Quan

    Foreign name: Wing Tsun Wing Times

    Popular areas: Asia, Europe, America

    Initial creator: Wu Mei Shi Tai

    Famous figures: Ye Wen Li Xiaolong Ye Zhun

    Sort: Wing Times

    Course : Wing Chun training course

    Program: Fei Xiang Sui Yue

    Address:the center of sport in Kung fu city in Shenzheng

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    The contents of Wing Chun

    1.Wing Chun promotion rules

       Students promotion rules

       Teachers promotion rules

    2.history

       The lessons and experiences of teachers

       The origin of WT

    3.WT Wing Chun Wing Times

    4.WT figures

    5.The skills of WT

    6.The characteristics of WT

    7.Common Quan Shu

    8.The contents of Quan

    9.Famous figures

    10.Films actors

    11.Worldwide cultural heritage

    1.WT promotion

    The system of WT( Wing Times.net) is divided into students promotion and teachers promotion in a form of professional class, Kung fu class, and coach class. Wing Chun Times teaches us Wing Chun in an international standard. It provides those Wing Chun amateurs a relaxed and comfortable stage and show Wing Chun masters personal charm. At the same time, we put emphasis on students understanding and deep thinking as well as practical usage towards Wing Chun. We also focus on exploring what kind of value that traditional material arts culture has on modern society, so that we can find good solutions to solve the confrontations among those different schools of Kung fu. We hope all kinds of schools of Kung fu can blend together harmoniously.     

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    Student promotion system

    The student promotion system is measured in a unit of “Jie”, its has 12 units in total. It uses different color badges to represent different stage or level of their students.

    Coach promotion system

    The coach promotion system is measured in a unit of “Ji”, which is divided into 12 Ji of 3 stages in total. Every stage is classified as 4 “Ji”. On the first stage, it takes about two or three years to get a promotion of one “Ji”. On the second stage , it need spend more time to make it. On the third stage, it’s mainly used to evaluate the feats and qualifications of the WT system in the process of its development.

    The History of Wing Chun

    1. The lessons and experiences of teachers

    2. The origin of Wing Chun

    Wing Chun is a branch of Chinese traditional Nan Quan. It is said that Wing Chun was originated from the middle times of the Qing dynasty. At the very beginning, it was prevalent in Guangdong and Fujian provinces. Wing Chun was created by Yan Sanliang who lived in a small village named wing chun in Fujian Province. Then people called it as Wing Chun. It is also said that Wing Chun was created by the material arts master Wu Mei and later on he taught it to his student Yan Yongchun(Yan Sanliang). So it was called as Wing Chun.

    At the early times of the Qing dynasty, the secret organization named Tian Di Hui( Hong Men)with a slogan of “overthrowing the Qing dynasty while supporting the Ming dynasty and enforcing justice on behalf of heaven” was severely suppressed by the Qing government, thus resulting in those Hong Men brothers escaped and homeless. Yan Er, the father of Yan Yongchun, was excellent in Quan. He was the director of Hong Men in Quanzhou city. Owing to wanted by the government, he took his daughter Yan Yongchun from his hometown to the town Lian Cheng(the origin place of Lian Cheng Quan). They made a living on selling tofu there. One day, an old man saw her practicing Kung fu, the old man came up to teach. The old man thought she  had a talent ,so he decided to teach what has mastered to him. Subsequently, Yan Yongchun combined what the old man taught with his father’s method, then created her own style--Wing Chun. Since then, Yan Yongchun continued to escape until she came to the southern areas. She ultimately taught students in Guang Dong province. Then her students continued to teach what she taught to other students, which made a major contribution to the widespread and development of Wing Chun.

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    In the period of Tai Ping Rebellion, at that time(1954), Li Wenmao led his forces to fight against the Qing dynasty, which resulted in Cantonese Opera was banned for more than 15 years. Er Ti once learned Hong Quan(it was changed into Shaolin Quan later). According to the book The Summary of Wing Chun Bai He Quan, Bai He Quan was created by Fang Qiliang in the period of 1644-1662 in Fujian province. One day, Fang Qiliang saw a white crane flying in the blue sky and then rested on the roof of her house. The white crane performed different kinds of postures against her attacks. Eventually, she was deeply touched by the white crane and decided to create a sort of Quan on the basis of those postures. After many years’ research and development, she ultimately created Bai He Quan.

    Bai He Quan had a most profound influence on the town Wing Chun and there were the largest number of people who learned it in the town Wing Chun. Therefore, Bai He Quan theoretically and technically formed a special system with Wing Chun town’s humanistic and geographic characteristics. Because most people were from the town Wing Chun, people gave it the name Wing Chun Bai He Quan. Actually, Wing Chun was originated from Bai He Quan. Bai He Quan firstly created by Fang Qiniang has been improved by three generations and then was succeed by Wu Mei.

    As the Origin of Wing Chun (written by Ye Wen) recorded, Wu Mei was a famous master. After Shaolin Temple was firing, the five masters in the South Shaolin Temple made their living at different places. It is said that zen master Zhi Shan left for Guang Dong Province. Therefore, he became the initial master of Wing Chun in Guang Dong areas. There was a story in relation to his disciple Liang Erti about “exchange Quan with gun stick”. In a word, it has been proved that Wing Chun was a typical Quan derived from the South Shaolin Temple. In essence, some other schools of The south Shaolin such as Hong Quan, Cai Li Fo Quan, Liu Quan and Mo Jia Quan were all originated from Fo Shan city of Guang Dong province rather than Fujian province.

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    Later on, material arts was severely prohibited on China’s continent, so Wing Chun as wel as Chinese traditional material arts were gaining a booming development in Hong Kong. Wing Chun which was well summarized by Liang Ting and its effective means of transmission resulted in a widespread of Wing Chun throughout the world in the next 40 years. Up until now, Liang Ting’s Wing Chun was continuously developing by means of WT material arts training schools. Its rapid development gradually stimulated the formation and development of other kinds of nationwide material arts training schools, which were warmly welcome by the masses.

    Wing Tsun  WT  Wing Times

    Wing Tsun was the English name of Wing Chun. When bringing Wing Tsun into China, in order to distinguish Wing Tsun and Wing Chun originated in China, Wing Tsun developed by means of WT training school( a platform named Wingtimes.net).

    In the middle times of 1960s, Bruce Lee introduced Chinese Kung fu on American material arts magazines. He has referred to Wing Chun which was spread in America and Canada. At that time, Bruce Lee did not consciously introduce the origin of Chinese Kung fu, but he stepped into the Hollywood and successfully became a movie actor because of his prominent performance of Chinese Kung fu.

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    Later on, Wing Chun Athletic Association was established in Hong Kong. The short name for Wing Chun was WC, however, in English world, WC commonly referred to as water closet, ultimately it was turned into another name Ving Tsun Athletic Association. Therefore, at early times, Wing Chun Athletic Association was promoted in name of Ving Tsun.

    However, there was also no “v” in Guang Dong dialects. After the Wing Chun master Liang Ting left Wing Chun Athletic Association to set up his own material arts groups, he called its English name Wing Tsun.

    In 1973, when Liang Ting formally registered Wing Tsun Leung Ting Material Art Association. Subsequently, it changed many times to adapt to international needs. So far, it became International Wing Tsun Association( a nonprofit organization in Hong Kong).

    Then all students used the name International Wing Tsun Association to transmit and promote Chinese Wing Chun in worldwide. Up to now, it has become the largest international Wing Chun organization and the biggest Wing Chun group in the world. Actually, most people often used Wing Chun and Wing Tsun at the same time. There was no difference between them.

    The figures of Wing Chun

    When it comes to the origin of Wing Chun, there existed several different sayings.

    There was no confirmation about the origin of Wing Chun. As Ye Wen said, Liang Bochou married Yan Yongchun in Yun Nan province and then he learned Wing Chun from his wife.

    The successive history of Wing Chun was following: Wu Mei Shi Tai taught to Yan Yongchun, then Yan taught his husband, next her husband taught Liang Langui, then he taught Huang Huabao, after that there appeared clear records about its development as well as successive history. Liang Huabao taught Liang Erti, Liang Erti taught Liang Zan, then Liang Zan taught Chen Huashun, Chen Huashun taught Ye Wen, next followed by Liang Ting who spread Wing Chun all over the world.

    Wu Mei Shi Tai, was one of the five masters in Shaolin Temple. Chen Wenwei set fire on Shaolin Temple for sake of his own benefits, then the five masters had to leave the Shaolin Temple. In the course of escape, Wu Mei Shi Tai saw fierce fighting between a fox and a white crane. A brilliant idea flashed her mind. From animals’ fighting, she thought how to find the quickest way to defend against enemies. Then Wing Chun came into being.

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    The initial creator Yan Yongchun was married to salt merchant Liang Boqiu. And then she taught this kind of Quan to his husband. Then her husband taught it to Liang Langui. One day, Ling Langui asked him what name of the kind of Quan was. Liang Boqiu didn’t know what name it was, either. He only said that it was a kind of Quan of Yong Chun. Next, Liang Langui taught it to Huang Huabao and told him it was exactly Yong Chun Quan. After a period of time, this kind of Quan was named Wing Chun.

    Huang Huabao was retired when he was 60 years old. Then he was lived in Qingyun street of Kuaizi city in Foshan. There was a very famous doctor named Liang Zan who was a great master in traditional Chinese medicine. He was kind to his patients and tried his best to save the dying people. Therefore, the local people respected him and named him Mr Zan. While Mr Zan made good friends with Liang Huabao. Mr Liang was very relaxed because of his retirement, so he spent much his time in chatting and drinking with Mr Zan. Later on, he talked Wing Chun to Mr Zan and taught it to him.

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