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September 2011 Blog Posts (4)

Martial Art Actors

Being a martial artist and in the business I tend to think about this often.



I have seen that over the years that the only two martial art actors that have gone past say 10 years are Jet Li and Jackie Chan.

It seems that all other martial art actors have seem to fade out of the spotlight and others disappeared all together. Why have Li and Chan had such staying power over 20 years while others have been lucky to have 10.?!

What has made Van Dam, Segal and others just fade… Continue

Added by Daniel McCullar on September 23, 2011 at 12:05am — 9 Comments

"Forget about this kung fu stuff"...

A friend of mine just sent me the following email. He's in London and I had mentioned to him that if I come visit London, I want to check out a certain martial arts instructor. He replied:

 

"Forget about this kung fu stuff. You are not doing any good to your body which is a gift from God; it also needs rest and so does your brain. If I were you then I would come here and explore and see new places rather than taking part in kung fu. Sorry, but I feel that you are obsessed with…

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Added by Wael on September 20, 2011 at 10:42pm — 2 Comments

Feeling like a crazy person

The most important things in my life are my daughter and my faith. My writing brings up the rear. And I don't know how to place martial arts in the picture, because it's not a necessity of life, and yet it occupies my waking and sleeping thoughts, and a good portion of my time.

 

50% of my thoughts are…

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Added by Wael on September 11, 2011 at 10:00pm — 2 Comments

Friendly Kempo School

I found myself recently in a small Valley town called Chowchilla, population 17,000. I was there to pick up my daughter, who was visiting her aunt. When I got there no one was home. I got a text message that they were out and would be back in about an hour and a half.

 

I drove around Chowchilla, then parked on the dilapidated, sun-baked main street and walked. A dollar store, a Mexican restaurant, a shuttered antique shop, a closed-down cafe', a bank... This is a town that has…

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Added by Wael on September 11, 2011 at 9:10pm — 4 Comments

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