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  • Martial Arts Influence

    makers. They noticed the beauty of Shaolin and the skill required to perform it. Soon, directors began to script movies with this type of martial arts in their films. Shaolin had a huge impact on the genre of martial arts films. Chinese opera consisted of elaborate and graceful moves, which made moviemakers decided to input some of these moves into their movies. Shaolin was one of the first forms of martial arts and was similar to the acrobatic moves in Chinese opera; therefore, filmmakers placed these two together and formed the genre of martial art films. So what makes martial arts films the genre it is today? Many popular figures in history have changed the course of the genre, and made it the way it is today. Bruce Lee, Jackie Chan, and Jet Li are all examples of people who have steered the path of martial arts into a better direction. Bruce Lee, born in 1940 and died in 1973, is one the most widely known martial artists in the world. He was also a philosopher, and played a revolutionary role in transforming the martial arts film genre. His father was involved in Chinese opera; therefore, Lee was introduced to cameras early in his life and became an actor at an early age. Bruce Lee was born in San Francisco. He moved to Hong Kong, and while there, he began studying wing chun, a form of martial arts. Bruce Lee was heavily involved in gang violence and protected himself using wing chun. He later moved back into the United States, bringing his newly learnt martial arts. He…

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  • John H. Johnson: Most Influential African-American Activist

    John H Johnson was one of the most influential African-American historian that I've ever studied because he started his own company in a black community full of poverty which was often invaded by white supremacists. In his magazine, he supported black civil rights leaders by writing about the struggle for the children and businesses. Though he grew up in poverty, he tried very hard to get a good education this lead him to write and read extremely well. He started Jet magazine with a 500 dollar…

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  • Circadian Clock Essay

    The Circadian clock which is the 24h day and night cycle is having an effect on the psychological activity of all organisms. These processes involve activities such as the wave pattern of the brain, melatonin, and other biological aspects. Melatonin is a hormone in the brain that helps our body to control the sleep and wake cycles. A small portion of it can be found in some certain food such as meat and fruits. Our internal “clock” in our bodies that controls the sleep and wake cycles can also…

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  • Cixi's Reform

    In the late nineteenth century to the early twentieth century, many elites, new intellectuals and reform-minded Chinese had realized that the existing political and social systems which lasted for more than thousands years should be changed immediately, or the Qing Empire would collapse quickly. The actual ruler of the Empire, Empress Dowager Cixi, who oppressed the Reform of 1898, recognized the urgent needs for reform as she felt gradually losing control, respects and confidence over both…

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  • Prosthodontic Engineering: Personal Statement

    It was dentistry and particularly prosthodontics. It offers a sense of autonomy. It involves engineering and many challenging cases. It gives me the opportunity of having a direct impact on someone’s health in a timely manner, and most of all, it expresses my characteristics as a person who finds satisfaction out of caring for others. I carefully determined to pursue a prosthodontics program because of my skills as a design engineer and my desire to work with restorations and cosmetics. My…

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  • Performance Analysis Of Centrifugal Blower

    To identify the preferred rotation direction, a blower performance analysis is needed. A blower is usually an enclosed multiblade rotor that compresses air to a higher discharge pressure. Blower is also known as fan, but, traditionally, blowers do not discharge air at low pressure as some fans do. Figure 1.6 – CENTRIFUGAL BLOWER Dryers use centrifugal blower, where air is radially discharged from the impeller, (or fan wheel), so turns 90° from its inlet to its outlet (Figure 1.6). Air…

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  • Personal Narrative: Broken Leg

    vacation. My brother,Alex, and me were on the dock checking on the fishing poles they had set out. We reeled all the poles in because we were getting ready to go jet skiing. There was nothing on the poles. We went back up to the condo that we were staying in and changed into our swimming trunks.We waited about a half an hour for our parents to get ready. While we waited we watched golf. It was probably the most boring half hour of my life.…

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  • Circadian Desynchrony

    The human circadian rhythm is a vital part of a person’s internal clock system. “Circadian desynchrony, is a sleep disorder where there is a mismatch with the body’s natural circadian rhythm and external environment.” (Choy & Salbu, 2011) This argues the fact that by switching time zones and environments that the body is not accustomed to will lead to irregular sleep cycles. Specifically when the body is moved across over two time zones it will lead to the perceived symptoms of jet lag (Choy &…

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  • Descriptive Vacation

    For example, when I visit Santa Cruz I do not dare to go in the water because it is numbingly cold, but in Mexico the water is enjoyable at a lukewarm temperature. The stairway leading down to the beach felt like a mile long, but it was worth it once we got down. There was not much room to stand if not in the water; the tide came right up to the first step of the stairs. Since the waves slammed up against the big rocky cliff, it would drag down many small rocks onto the sand that made it painful…

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  • Jet Aircraft Impact On Society Essay

    The Effects of Jet Aircraft On Maritime Warfare A dawning of a new age in maritime warfare was brought upon the world when the jet aircraft entered the battlefield of the open seas. The development of a faster, deadlier, and more effective type of aircraft led to jet aircraft ruling the skies; Also many profound effects have stemmed off as reactors. Jet aircraft had effects on maritime warfare by the secondary technology advancements it caused, new strategy and tactics, and foreign policy of…

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