Kung Fu

Video: English-language kung fu manual aims to boost global popularity of Hung Kuen

Hung Kuen master Lam Chun-fai, 73, and his son Oscar Lam Chuen-ho, 28, demonstrate their craft. Photo: Felix Wong

International fans of the martial-arts style made famous by kung fu legend Wong Fei-hung will find it easier to learn with the publication of its first English-language manual.

Wednesday, 15 May, 2013, 6:00pm

American who idolised Bruce Lee and trained at Shaolin writing star's biography

Martial arts expert Matthew Polly in front of a statue of Bruce Lee in Tsim Sha Tsui. Polly, who dropped out of Princeton to become a Shaolin apprentice, is writing the late star's biography. Photo: Edward Wong

Matthew Polly knows about being an introvert and an extrovert. When it's suggested he must be an extrovert, he doesn't deny it but confesses he used to be a skinny, nerdy boy, always too shy and geeky to communicate. Back then, he found it was always the suave and outgoing people who tended to lead or become popular among girls in the US, and he wanted to be one of them.

20 Apr 2013 - 3:37am

Disabled get chance to click with people in online TV

Hong Kong audiences from today can tune into a new online television station, featuring parenting, cookery and lifestyle shows. Nothing unusual there - except that all the hosts are blind, deaf or physically disabled.

27 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

hot picks

Shreya Thapa, 12, St Margaret's Co-educational English School

cd: Doo-Wops & Hooligans by Bruno Mars contains the hit Just the Way You Are and loads of other catchy tunes.

dvd: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1. Great special effects, epic part 1 to the end of the saga.

18 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Return of the cuddly warrior - Kung Fu Panda 2 (Film)

Many years ago, the peacock villain Lord Shen (voiced by Gary Oldman) made plans to take over all of China by harnessing the power of fireworks. But a goat soothsayer (Michelle Yeoh) warned him that 'a warrior of black and white' would ruin his plans. Shen assumed the warrior was a panda and wiped out a whole village of the cuddly bears.

5 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Pandtastic follow-up to Po & co

Many years ago, the peacock villain Lord Shen (voiced by Gary Oldman) made plans to take over all of China by harnessing the power of fireworks. But a goat soothsayer (Michelle Yeoh) warned him that 'a warrior of black and white' would ruin his plans. Shen assumes that warrior is a panda, and wipes out a whole village of the cuddly bears.

24 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Game plan falls flat

Need is one thing, get is quite another. The last thing Hong Kong cinema needs is another romantic-dromedy starring pin-up girl Chrissie Chow. What we get is exactly that.

Sharon (Chow) and Rachel (Teresa Fu) live on the island of Pui Long Bay. Their lives revolve around working at their uncle's beach restaurant, where they learn kung fu and play beach volleyball.

14 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Channel hop

Families tucking into supper and a television movie this evening may have to choose between two highly entertaining films with multigenerational appeal. Both revolve around standing up to bullies, but how each arrives at that message couldn't be more different.

19 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Varied benefits

Wan Kei-ho, who teaches kung fu in Western, shares his views on traditional Chinese martial arts.

What should parents consider?

Parents must determine if children are interested in learning martial arts, as it requires dedication and hard work.

Are there any styles of kung fu that suit youngsters of different ages?

30 May 2011 - 12:00am

Fighting spirit keeps me going

There is not much Caroline Mak doesn't know about the retail business. As regional director, north Asia, and CEO, China for the Dairy Farm Group, she oversees about 2,600 stores - the number keeps growing - serving and supplying millions of consumers a month.

9 Apr 2011 - 12:00am


Public housing a must for life

I think the government should restart the Home Ownership Scheme. I don't think suspending it has helped the city's economic development in any way.

14 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

Q&A: Jin Au-yeung

Miami-born rapper Jin Au-yeung became the first Asian inducted into the Freestyle Friday Hall of Fame in the United States after he won seven rap battles in a row on 106 & Park, a popular show on America's Black Entertainment Television network. That landed him a contract with major hip hop label Ruff Ryders and he released the album The Rest Is History six years ago.

19 Jun 2010 - 12:00am

HK gets a kick out of martial arts

There's no better place to get to grips with Chinese martial arts than right here. Hong Kong has been, and still is, home to the world's greatest martial arts experts. One of the greatest, Bruce Lee, was raised here, and Hollywood superstar Jackie Chan still calls Hong Kong his home.

3 Apr 2010 - 12:00am

Exhibition charts rise of Chinese martial arts over the past century

The Arts Centre has become a martial arts centre thanks to a new exhibition in the Pao Galleries. As part of the Hong Kong International Kung Fu Festival, a display called 'Spirit of a Nation' went up on Thursday, presenting the history and development of Chinese martial arts over the past century.

27 Jul 2009 - 12:00am

Life on the dark side

Most people may know model-turned-actor Daniel Wu Yin-cho best as a charming face that appears in skin care adverts, but having acted for more than a decade, Wu has proved that he is more than just a mannequin, but an actor with morals and instincts.

26 Jul 2009 - 12:00am