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Tuesday, February 24, 2009
Kungfu Fight -vwv

I happened to chance across this video of the classic fight between two kungfu masters in 1954. This was a big event in Hong Kong and Macau back then. It happened when the 33-year-old Chen Kefu of the Tibetan White Crane style challenged the 53-year-old Wu Kung-i of Wu Style Tai Chi.

It's quite an amusing video, seeing that the fight looks less like a Wong Fei Hong movie and more like a children's brawl. I guess it's one thing to know the moves but another to actually apply them under the pressure of a real fight.

Emotions were running high with the media fanning the flames. Before long, both parties were violating all the rules (no kicking allowed) and the referee had to end the fight with a draw (give face lah) before anyone got seriously hurt.

Interestingly, the fight resulted in more students for the martial arts schools and indirectly brought forth the modern era of wuxia novels.

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Yiheng made
10:16 PM


hmmm.. their fightings were just throwing fits at one another... and slapping moves..
By Anonymous jiangzheng, at 10:56 AM  

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