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    Hero Character Analysis

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    and martial art. In today’s day some of the technique has not changed, the writing system, and learning martial arts. The Chinese writing system is very unique; and it has complex signs instead of alphabets as we see in any other languages. The sign represents a word and traditionally it is written in columns and it can be read from top to bottom. The movie display the writing system taught in school from their Shifu (master). The writing was practiced on the sand with the use of wooden stick and sometime with the brush and paint on the paper. Chinese writing system is particularly fascinating and its signs are beautiful. A writing system is one of the essential components of a culture as it plays a commutative role in expressing the culture. It gives expression of people’s value and their respect to their own…

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    Ip Man Film Analysis

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    In order to understand and accurately analyze how directors illustrate honor in Chinese martial arts film, it is imperative that we understand honor’s origin, meaning, and modern connotation. Historically, honor has been an incredibly intricate and important concept in Chinese martial arts and it has its roots in some of China’s most revered philosophers. Honor in martial arts has evolved from two primary philosophies; loyalty and universal love. Loyalty is the sense of devotion to a group i.e.…

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    Bruce Lee was a huge influence on American society through his martial arts. He was one of the first pioneers of mixed martial artist by his own developed fighting style and inspired many American fighters. By choreographing his own martial arts in his movies, he changed the perspective of Chinese culture and exposed it in America. Bruce lee overcame much diversity between his American culture and his Chinese and fought to expose his philosophy and martial arts. Martial arts were Bruce lee’s…

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    Martial Arts Influence

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    Martial art films today are popular, especially in the US. Audiences love the action, and skill, and the grace that all come with the genre. Martial art films seem like just another movie genre for some people. However, martial art films holds an interesting history, going all the way back to China. One can argue that the genre of martial arts films made martial arts and the appreciation of Asian culture more apparent in U.S society. American filmmakers usually casted Asian crew members because…

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    Taiko Drumming History

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    establishing a working rhythm while performing labor to martial arts and military cadence. Often noted as one of Japan 's core reflections of traditional Japanese culture, Taiko has evolved from its traditional roots into a popular contemporary sport. This paper would explore the origins of Taiko drumming, its applications in various ritualistic practices, and how Taiko rhythms and movement have transmitted this information across generations. Attention will be paid to a wide range of Taiko…

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    In addition to the physical aspects of any martial arts, i.e. combat and self-defense, their spiritual aspects such as meditative practice and healing dimensions are fundamental. The nature and importance of “internal energy” (qi, ki, prana) has been among the many topics,* discussed by serious practitioners. However, the emphasis on the mystical transformation (altering an individual’s customary [what does this word mean here?] experience and self-awareness in the world) associated with the…

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    Who Is Jeet Kune Do?

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    curing anxiety are becoming more and more popular within the last decade. Bruce Lee invented the martial art Jeet Kune Do with an idea in mind that the martial art is built around the aspects of a combination of body, mind, and soul. This martial art is built on the idea that…

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    In the past I’ve shared about the impact of the books you “choose” to read, the people you “choose” to meet, and the places you ‘choose’ to visit. My life changed this summer because of where we chose to go, China! After the death of my father in 1988, I buried my head in the world of martial arts. I became a ‘dojo rat’ as they say. All day it was practice, practice, practice. Once I had somewhat developed my skills I was taught to teach, but it really wasn’t teaching, it was learning as I…

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    Dystopian Film

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    Somehow I find pure joy in watching two men or women display their superior ass kicking skills on one another. So much so that I endure movies with painfully corny and cliché story lines, all to watch Keanu Reeves in a well tailored suit show off his impressive mixed martial art abilities and military grade handling of assault rifles (John Wick). What the movie lacks in its plot more than graciously substitutes in for its incredibly stylish persona of John Wick, as well as a more than healthy…

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    Many people may argue that MMA and boxing are similar because they both teach skills in self- defense. Although the bear some superficial similarities, The differences between MMA and boxing are very clear if you ever watched or performed in any of these sports. MMA is also known as (Mixed Martial Arts), In MMA they use smaller gloves with openings in the fingertips and are light weight. The gloves are actually used for protection for the knuckles and the opponent's face and body. These…

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