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Intercepting Fist

Author : Jack Hunter
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Illustrated analysis of all five Bruce Lee movies including the 'lost' Game of Death footage. Contains an overview of Bruce Lee biopics and Bruce Lee exploitation genre, as well as a survey of Bruce Lee's life, career and mysterious death. Focus on 1970s stars and directors including Gordon Liu, Jimmy Wang Yu, Angela Mao etc, as popularised by Tarantino's Kill Bill. This new edition includes many more film stills and film posters, film reviews and filmography - with an eight-page colour section of martial arts action and posters.

The Way of the Intercepting Fist

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Theorizing Bruce Lee

Author : Paul Bowman
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"Bruce Lee is a complex and contradictory figure, and it's a formidable task to take on the multiple facets of his legacyûfighter, film star, philosopher, nationalist, multiculturalist, innovator. With an approach as multidisciplinary and iconoclastic as Lee's approach to martial arts, Bowman provides an original and exhilarating account of Lee as 'cultural event'. No one has done a better job of explaining why the martial arts 'legend' remains such an important and provocative figure."ûLeon Hunt (Brunel University), author of Kung Fu Cult Masters: From Bruce Lee to Crouching Tiger. "Taking on Martin Heidegger and Slavoj ÄiPek as well as drawing on Jacques Derrida, Michel Foucault, Guy Debord, Jacques RanciFre, Rey Chow, and Stuart Hall, among others, Bowman shows how Bruce Lee 'speaks' to the philosophical debates that frame our understanding of global popular culture today. Although Bowman may not be able to resolve the philosophical battles surrounding our ability to 'know' Bruce Lee, he does a remarkable job of articulating why Bruce Lee remains an essential force within not only world cinema but global culture û both 'high' and 'low.' Armoured with his philosophical nunchakus, Bowman goes to battle with anyone who may doubt Lee's ongoing importance, and this book will undoubtedly become essential reading for everyone (from philosopher to kung fu practitioner) interested in popular culture and Asian cinema."ûGina Marchetti (University of Hong Kong), author of Romance and the "Yellow Peril": Race, Sex and Discursive Strategies in Hollywood Fiction, and From Tian'anmen to Times Square: Transnational China and the Chinese Diaspora on Global Screens, 1989-1997. Theorizing Bruce Lee is a unique work, which uses cultural theory to analyse and assess Bruce Lee, and uses Bruce Lee to analyse and assess cultural theory. Lee is shown to be a major 'event' in both global film and global popular culture û a figure who is central to many intercultural encounters, texts, and practices. Many key elements of film and cultural theory are employed to theorize Bruce Lee, and Lee is shown to be a complex û and consequential û multimedia, multidisciplinary and multicultural phenomenon. Theorizing Bruce Lee is essential reading for anyone interested in Bruce Lee in popular culture and as an object of academic study.

Black Belt

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The oldest and most respected martial arts title in the industry, this popular monthly magazine addresses the needs of martial artists of all levels by providing them with information about every style of self-defense in the world - including techniques and strategies. In addition, Black Belt produces and markets over 75 martial arts-oriented books and videos including many about the works of Bruce Lee, the best-known marital arts figure in the world.

The Art and Science of the Way of the Intercepting Fist

Author : Joseph Powell
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The Principles Theories Practice of Jun Fan Gung Fu Jeet Kune Do

Author : Sifu Panayiotis Argyridis
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First, before I started writing my book, I considered that people would like to know the opposite. The reason for this is, most of the times we would really like to know and define things and subjects to their right side, as we always do! For example, what is this, and what is the difference between this and the other facts or things that creates the comparison.

Black Belt

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The oldest and most respected martial arts title in the industry, this popular monthly magazine addresses the needs of martial artists of all levels by providing them with information about every style of self-defense in the world - including techniques and strategies. In addition, Black Belt produces and markets over 75 martial arts-oriented books and videos including many about the works of Bruce Lee, the best-known marital arts figure in the world.

Bruce Lee

Author : Bruce Thomas
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'This belting read pulls off the nifty trick of making the kung fu legend's spiritual and combat ideas accessible' Maxim 'Truly gets under the skin of this iconic figure' Film Review In the 1970s Bruce Lee emerged as the world's greatest fighting star - an accolade he has kept ever since. He battled to succeed in America in spite of the racial prejudice that denied him a starring role, eventually making films in Hong Kong that turned him into a star - the highest-paid movie star of his day. His controversial death, at the age of thirty-two when he was at the height of his powers, has given him a James-Dean style enduring appeal. In Bruce Lee - Fighting Spirit, Bruce Thomas has written a complete account not only of Lee's life and death, but of the fighting philosophy he developed (jeet kune do) which made him the greatest exponent of martial arts in modern times. In this updated edition he reassesses Lee's skills and examines the enduring impact of his legacy - on action films and martial arts today. As an icon Bruce Lee's popularity continues to grow and this book is a fitting tribute to an extraordinary man whose achievements have never been surpassed. 'An endlessly stimulating account of Lee's life and times' Loaded

Beyond Bruce Lee

Author : Paul Bowman
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In order to understand Bruce Lee, we must look beyond Bruce Lee to the artist's intricate cultural and historical contexts. This work begins by contextualising Lee, examining his films and martial arts work, and his changing cultural status within different times and places. The text examines Bruce Lee's films and philosophy in relation to the popular culture and cultural politics of the 1960s and 1970s, and it addresses the resurgence of his popularity in Hong Kong and China in the twenty-first century. The study also explores Lee's ongoing legacy and influence in the West, considering his function as a shifting symbol of ethnic politics and the ways in which he continues to inform Hollywood film-fight choreography. Beyond Bruce Lee ultimately argues Lee is best understood in terms of "cultural translation" and that his interventions and importance are ongoing.

Cinemas of the World

Author : James Chapman
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The cinema has been the pre-eminent popular art form of the 20th century. In Cinemas of the World, James Chapman examines the relationship between film and society in the modern world: film as entertainment medium, film as a reflection of national cultures and preoccupations, film as an instrument of propaganda. He also explores two interrelated issues that have recurred throughout the history of cinema: the economic and cultural hegemony of Hollywood on the one hand, and, on the other, the attempts of film-makers elsewhere to establish indigenous national cinemas drawing on their own cultures and societies. Chapman examines the rise to dominance of Hollywood cinema in the silent and early sound periods. He discusses the characteristic themes of American movies from the Depression to the end of the Cold War especially those found in the western and film noir – genres that are often used as vehicles for exploring issues central to us society and politics. He looks at national cinemas in various European countries in the period between the end of the First World War and the end of the Second, which all exhibit the formal and aesthetic properties of modernism. The emergence of the so-called "new cinemas" of Europe and the wider world since 1960 are also explored. "Chapman is a tough-thinking, original writer . . . an engaging, excellent piece of work."—David Lancaster, Film and History

Karate s History Traditions

Author : Bruce Haines
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A classic text treasured by martial artists for over twenty years, Karate's History & Traditions was long recognized as the most authoritative source on martial arts history and technique. Now Bruce Haines, historian and martial artist, has updated this rich source to reflect changes that have taken place in the last two decades. This detailed but well–rounded martial arts guide covers the history of the Asian fighting arts from antiquity to modern times, answering many of the questions currently being debated by martial artists around the world. Each chapter describes the fighting arts of masters in many areas, including: Okinawa Japan China India Indonesia Malaysia Thailand Cambodia Vietnam Korea The Philippines Undertaking years of arduous research using the most reliable historical data, Haines has filled in many of the gaps in the histories of the fighting arts and has proven false many popular myths.

Martial Arts Legends

Author : Clive Gifford
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Introduces martial artists from around the world.

Remembering the Master

Author : Sid Campbell
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"Remembering the Master is a glimpse into the lives of Bruce Lee and James Yimm Lee, related through the memories of those closest to them during the Oakland years, where they changed the course of martial arts history with the creation of Jeet Kune Do"--

Ink

Author : Dante Ralik
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Ebony, Ebony. Are you ok? I heard you scream. Ebony slowly begins to stir. Her mother stands over her with a concerned look on her face. Ebony sits up and rubs the lengthy scar on her right forearm. What a dream. I havent dreamt of how I got this scar in years. Ebony groggily looks at her mother. Did I scream out loud? She embarrassingly inquires in that husky morning voice people have when just waking up. Mildred starts toward her daughters closet. No dear, you didnt. Now please, pull yourself together. We do have a funeral to attend. Ebonys mother searches through her closet. She keeps a firm grip on her emotions during times like this but she couldnt help a tear streaming down her face as she pulls her daughters black satin dress out of the closet. Mildred wipes the tear off her cheek before turning to face her daughter. Here, you can wear this. Ill just put it over on the chair. She retrieves Ebonys black two inch heel shoes from under the bed. They are the appropriate kind. She places the shoes in front of the chair. I know this is a trying time for you. Mildred says as she sits at the foot of the bed. I just want you to know that your father and I are here for you; no matter what. Ebony begins to tear. Mildred moves closer to her daughter and comforts her. Its ok, baby. Go ahead, let it out. She says as Ebony sobs even harder. I wish I could take all your pain away. Just then, a small black bird perches outside of the window. With no sunshine in sight, its shadow slowly creeps into the cozy little room.

The Reality of Fighting

Author : R. J. Defaye
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What Chinese Want

Author : Tom Doctoroff
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Today, most Americans take for granted that China will be the next global superpower. But despite the nation's growing influence, the average Chinese person is still a mystery - or, at best, a baffling set of seeming contradictions - to Westerners who expect the rising Chinese consumer to resemble themselves. Here, Tom Doctoroff, the guiding force of advertising giant J. Walter Thompson's (JWT) China operations, marshals his 20 years of experience navigating this fascinating intersection of commerce and culture to explain the mysteries of China. He explores the many cultural, political, and economic forces shaping the twenty-first-century Chinese and their implications for businesspeople, marketers, and entrepreneurs - or anyone else who wants to know what makes the Chinese tick. Dismantling common misconceptions, Doctoroff provides the context Westerners need to understand the distinctive worldview that drives Chinese businesses and consumers, including: - why family and social stability take precedence over individual self-expression and the consequences for education, innovation, and growth; - their fundamentally different understanding of morality, and why Chinese tolerate human rights abuses, rampant piracy, and endemic government corruption; and - the long and storied past that still drives decision making at corporate, local, and national levels. Change is coming fast and furious in China, challenging not only how the Western world sees the Chinese but how they see themselves. From the new generation's embrace of Christmas to the middle-class fixation with luxury brands; from the exploding senior demographic to what the Internet means for the government's hold on power, Doctoroff pulls back the curtain to reveal a complex and nuanced picture of a facinating people whose lives are becoming ever more entwined with our own.

Kungfu Basics

Author : Paul Eng
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Get your training off to a great start—from basic kicks to training and tournaments—this book is a perfect introduction to kung fu for beginners. It's everything you need to get started in kung fu! Are you eager to learn kung fu, but don't know where to begin? Are you intimidated by the unfamiliar terms or the variety of styles? With Kungfu Basics you'll become an expert in this Chinese martial art in no time! Whether you are considering taking up this martial art, or you've already started, Kungfu Basics offers an easy, yet comprehensive introduction to everything you need to know to feel confident and be successful. You'll learn about: The origins of kung fu—philosophy, history and different styles What really happens in a kung fu class—invaluable tips on choosing the right school, getting ready for your first class, and basic training methods The essential elements of the style—stances, footwork, kicks, and hand techniques, with tips on common mistakes and how to get the most power out of each move Drill and conditioning exercises—exercises to compliment your training Effective ways to improve your kung fu technique—traditional teaching advice of Chinese masters Resources—help further develop your knowledge and understanding of kung fu

The Complete Guide to American Karate Tae Kwon Do

Author : Keith D. Yates
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"Covers the development of the arts of karate and tae kwon do in the United States"--Provided by publisher.

Asian Cinemas

Author : Dimitris Eleftheriotis
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Asian cinema is an area of increasing interest in Anglo-US film studies while Asian films are now widely distributed and popular with western audiences. The fascination with Asian cinema must be examined in the context of a complex and often problematic relationship between western scholars, students, viewers and Asian films. This book, therefore, examines a number of detailed case studies (such as the films of Ozu, Bruce Lee, Hong Kong and Turkish cinema, Hindi melodramas, Godzilla films, Taiwanese directors and Fifth Generation Chinese cinema) and uses them in order to investigate the limitations of Anglo-US theoretical models and critical paradigms. By engaging the readers with familiar areas of critical discourse (such as postcolonial criticism, 'national cinema', 'genre', 'authorship' and 'stardom') the book aims to introduce within such contexts the 'unfamiliar' case studies which will be explored in depth and detail. The advantage of such an approach is that it works with the dynamics of familiarity/unfamiliarity and resists the temptation to construct Asian cinemas as a gallery of exotic objects that might be particularly fascinating but remain deeply distant and foreign. Book jacket.

Bruce Lee s Jeet Kune Do

Author : Sam Fury
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Teach Yourself Jeet Kune Do! Bruce Lee's Jeet Kune Do is more than a bunch of martial arts techniques. It is a usable Jeet Kune Do training manual covering all aspects of Bruce Lee's fighting method. Unlike other martial arts, Bruce Lee developed Jeet Kune Do to be a practical form of self-defense. Use these techniques and strategies to beat your opponent as quickly as possible. Start training yourself in Jeet Kune Do, because this is one of the most practical martial arts around! Get it now. Bruce Lee's Jeet Kune Do Includes * Offensive and defensive Jeet Kune Do techniques * Learn a martial art made for street fighting * Train in the way of the intercepting fist * Learn Jeet Kune Do foundations and fighting strategy * Increase personal fitness * Become lightning fast * Increase power in all your strikes * Easy to follow descriptions with clear pictures * Progressive lessons so you can learn at your own pace * Develop the ability to instinctively escape/react to any situation ...and much more! Train in the Way of the Intercepting Fist * The fundamental lead straight punch and all the important lessons that go with it * How to deliver punches your opponent will never see coming * Simple explanations of the principles of economy of motion * Details the 5 ways of attack and how to apply them in your fighting strategy * Learn about the centerline and how to use it to your advantage * The On-Guard Position * Development of power and speed * The fastest strike you can do and how to make it (and all other strikes) as fast as possible * The most powerful strike you can do and how to make it (and all other strikes) as powerful as possible * Jeet Kune Do footwork including the shuffle, quick movements, circling, bursting, etc. * A modified Wing Chun Kung Fu-Jeet Kune Do version of Chi Sao Offensive and Defensive Jeet Kune Do Techniques * Evasive movements * Parries * Counterattacks * Trapping * Jeet Kune Do kickboxing skills including punches, kicks, and combinations * Interception * Sliding Leverage * Knees and Elbows Learn Jeet Kune Do Fighting Strategy * Discover the use distance in fighting. Includes simple explanations of fighting measure, closing in, the four ranges, etc.* * Understand the use of broken rhythm, cadence, and other timing concepts. These will give an otherwise slower person the upper-hand. * Learn how to create openings in your opponent's guard using feints, false attacks, and more. * Breaks down the 5 ways of attack for complete understanding and use in fighting strategy. A Perfect Accompaniment to The Tao of Jeet Kune Do The Tao of Jeet Kune Do is Bruce Lee's own book on his fighting art. It has techniques, strategy, and philosophy, but it is not a Jeet Kune Do training manual. Unlike other Jeet Kune Do books, this one fills that gap. Includes 4 Free Bonuses! Get your copy of Bruce Lee's Jeet Kune Do today and you will also receive: * A never-ending Jeet Kune Do training schedule. * The 16 principles of self-defense. Fundamental lessons to protect yourself from violent attacks. * A critical first aid guide including an emergency first aid cheat sheet. * Special Report: How to run up walls. Teach yourself one of the most street-effective martial arts ever invented, because this is Bruce Lee's Jeet Kune Do! Get it now.