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《古裝時代》 Evolution of the Chinese Period Theme Song  by Singaporean group The Teng Ensemble which uses both Western and traditional Chinese instruments.

A medley of Chinese theme songs from Chinese dramas and film from the past to the present. See how many you can recognize! I recognize way too many, it means I’m old :cries: Who is as old as me? :(

歌曲列表  Full List of songs:
1. 書劍恩仇錄The Legend of the Book and the Sword (1976)《書劍恩仇錄》
2. 天龍八部Demi-Gods and Semi Devils (1982)《兩忘煙水裡》
3. 射雕英雄傳The Legend of the Condor Heros (1983)《世間始終你好》
4. 西遊記Journey to the West (1986)《敢問路在何方》
5. 笑傲江湖The Swordsman (1990)《滄海一聲笑》
6. 黃飛鴻Once upon a time in China (1991)《男兒當志強》
7. 新白娘子傳奇The Legend of White Snake (1992)《千年等一回》
8. 六指琴魔Dreadful Melody (1994)《天龍八音》
9. 梁祝The Lovers (1994)《梁山伯與祝英台
10. 神鵰俠侶The Condor Heroes (1995)《神話.情話》
11. 還珠格格 Princess Pearl (1998)《當》
12. 水滸傳 Water Margin (1998)《好漢歌》
13. 臥虎藏龍Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon (2000)《月光愛人》
14. 英雄 Hero (2002)《For the World theme》
15. 十面埋伏House of Flying Daggers (2004)《佳人曲》
16. 功夫 Kungfu Hustle (2004)《東海漁歌》
17. 神話 The Myth (2005)《美麗的神話》
18. 滿城盡帶黃金甲Curse of the Golden Flower (2006)《菊花台》
19. 霍元甲 Fearless (2006)《霍元甲》
20. 葉問 Ip Man (2008)《Maestro》
21. 步步驚心Scarlet Heart (2011)《三寸天堂》
22. 后宮甄嬛傳Empresses in the Palace (2011)《紅顏劫》
23. 一代宗師The Grandmaster (2013)《一代宗師》
24. 武媚娘傳奇The Empress of China (2014)《無字碑》
25. 刺客聶隱娘 The Assassin (2015)

Someday I want to...

Have the power and the conditioning of a traditional Karateka

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The flexibility of Taekwondo

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The kicks of Muay Thai

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The defense and speed of Wing Chung

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(not to mention those crazy punches!)

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Have the grace and fluidity of Kung Fu

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The precision of Iaido

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Throw like a Judoka

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Have ground game like Jujitsu

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And be as hilarious as Master Ken!

8 eps into Iron Fist and I gotta say it...

So I’m 8 episodes into Iron Fist and for a Martial Arts Superhero Show. The fight scenes are trash tbh.

 I mean after watching films like
The Raid

Originally posted by dario-lucio


Ip Man, 

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Classic Jackie Chan films 

Originally posted by taichi-kungfu-online



the choreography in this Martial Arts show is really lackluster. 

Though now come to think about it THE RAID ruined Mainstream movie fights for me lol because that movie is on a whole nother level. 

Originally posted by whiteguykarate

honestly after watching this video it shows you the difference between Mainstream & Asian Martial Arts films

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Contrary to popular belief, Wing Chun in movies didn’t start with Donnie Yen. Not only was Sammo Hung making Wing Chun films in the early 80′s, Cecilia Wong was busting out Wing Chun forms in 1977.
in fact, in the film (Stranger from Shaolin), Cecilia plays Yim Wing Chun, the founder of the style.
Is this the earliest example of Wing Chun in the movies? Nope. A year earlier, Ip Man’s real life son, Ip Chun, portrayed his father in the Bruceploitation film, Bruce Lee the Man, the Myth.
I’m sure there were even earlier examples of Wing Chun being used. None pop into my head at the moment though.

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The Grandmaster ( 一代宗师) dir. Wong Kar-wai. 2013. 

My father would always say, people who practice martial arts go through three stages: seeing yourself, seeing the world, seeing all living beings.

Based on the life story of wing chun master Ip Man, The Grandmaster is an award-winning Hong Kong-Chinese martial arts drama starring Tony Leung as Ip Man and Zhang Ziyi as Gong Er. The film encapsulates Ip Man’s life, from his peaceful marriage in Foshan to his escape to Hong Kong after the Second Sino-Japanese War and rounding out with his founding of a successful martial arts school. 

The Grandmaster can be considered an unorthodox action film. Rather than focus solely on the commercial thrill of violence, it depicts wing chun as an art of caution and intelligence and the personal battles of morality that define true fighting. For instance, when Ip Man challenges the martial arts grandmaster Gong Yutian, they engage in a battle of philosophy and wits, not fists. Ip Man is later challenged by Gong’s daughter, Gong Er, and the two clash in a fight of delicacy and precision, with the terms that whoever breaks a piece of furniture during the fight loses. Gong Er’s grapple with the values behind fighting insidiously tainted by wartime’s sprawling fear is front and center in the film. Wong showcases Ip Man’s intellectual and spiritual prowess, underscoring the thoughtful fluidity lurking beneath each swift movement.

In terms of production, The Grandmaster is known for having an extensive development time. Leung reportedly spent years training in wing chun for this movie and broke his arm in the process. The Grandmaster is Wong’s most expensive production to date, and Wong cites the quickly expanding Chinese film industry as the impetus driving the dissemination of more structurally advanced Sino features around the world.

“They say I spread wing chun throughout the world. I hope that’s true. I didn’t do it to acquire renown. The martial arts should be open to all, everyone should walk the same route. It all comes down to two words: Horizontal, Vertical.”My father would always say, people who practice martial arts go through three stages: seeing yourself, seeing the world, seeing all living beings.” 

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