For those of you playing along at home, this means no films or shows featuring Chinese martial arts used by actors who aren’t Chinese.
Chuck Norris, Kareem Abdul Jabbar, who were both personally trained by Bruce Lee? Nope. Robert Downey Jr. uses Wing Chun in Iron Man 3 and the Sherlock Holmes series, and that must be stopped. There goes the Blade series and any other Wesley Snipes film. Jason Statham
Come to think, Jason Bourne uses Filipino kali and Jeet Kune Do, so we’ll have to change that too. And don’t even get me started on Michael Jai White.
Also, the Iron Fist story is about martial arts and nothing else, not a white kid being raised in a foreign culture and returning to America to claim his birthright. I mean, it’s not like the tv show and comic [SPOILERS] shows that he’s not remotely the first Iron Fist, and the people who trained him are multicultural, right? It’s not like his rival, who is a usually a native of Fantasy Asian Martial Arts Land, is played by an Indian-British actor, right?
This is one way in which technology can preserve traditions for future generations! Welcome to the new way of producing Kung Fu ( or any art) manuals. While there is no substitute for an actual teacher this is a great way to chronicle the arts. Thoughts?