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Theatrical Combat

Fresh, funky & fast

Next Sunday marks the 16th Standard Chartered Hong Kong marathon. A total of 70,000 people have signed up to compete in the 10km, half (21km) and full (42km) races.

Sunday, 29 January, 2012, 12:00am

Wuxia warriors return to Dragon Gate Inn

Once upon a time in China, Jet Li and Tsui Hark collaborated on a series of films that became a cornerstone of wuxia - martial arts dramas. The result was Once Upon a Time in China, three movies based on the life of a kung fu master.

14 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Chinese takeaway

In the 2010 book, The Father of Hollywood, author Gaelyn Whitley Keith recounts how a Chinese man helped name Hollywood. Her great grandfather, H.J. Whitley, one of the area's earliest developers, was reportedly gazing out at the barren land when he came across a Chinese immigrant.

10 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

Injured stuntman seeks HK$5m

A stuntman injured in a body-double act while making the Andy Lau Tak-wah movie Running on Karma is seeking more than HK$5 million in compensation.

Chan Shek claims he was hurt falling to the floor when a wireman pulled a table away too soon.

26 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

Street Fighter to take another swing at movie-goers with a little local help

It didn't fare too well originally as a Jean-Claude Van Damme vehicle, but movie producers are giving the old-school video game Street Fighter another shot as a martial arts action franchise - and this time some of it will apparently be shot here.

7 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

Lost legend of kung fu movies still packs a punch with the fans

She left Hong Kong's movie scene in the mid-1970s, and since then Angela Mao Ying has become something of a lost figure. Even now, it's taken over a month for this small news item to surface - even though she was one of the pioneer female martial artists at Golden Harvest, and even co-starred with Bruce Lee in Enter The Dragon.

15 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

Celebrated career as martial arts novelist helps introvert turn a page

As a weak, bookish and introverted teenager, Sichuan native Xiang Qigang could never have imagined the public attention he now attracts following the sale of tens of thousands of copies of his martial arts novels.

2 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

Raymond Lam Fung proves himself a man in motion - and manages to escape injury

Volar hosted the launch party for the Hugo Boss Man In Motion limited edition fragrance. And as the main attraction, actor Raymond Lam Fung wasn't hired just to show up and look pretty - the TVB star was actually put into motion.

27 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

Art of wrestling

Wrestlers on TV often give the impression that all they care about is violence, as they toss tables and chairs at each other.

But in reality, knowing how to protect your body and that of your opponent is by far the most important skill for these athletes.

12 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

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