Kung Fu Motion


S1 Ep5 - Beijing Opera

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Beijing Opera - One of the cultural icons of Beijing is its Opera. Harry Yuan gets a chance to learn the moves of the Monkey King or Sun Wukong, a beloved character featured in the Opera. Under Master Zhang Si Quan, Harry learns that being Sun Wukong isn’t simply monkeying around. He is required to memorise his steps, and learn to move facial muscles just to ape the characters actions. He has to do this to live music played by a Chinese orchestra. (S.1,Ep.5) (From the US, in English and Mandari...

S1 Ep4 - Man Juggling

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Man Juggling - Harry Yuan arrives in Jinan, the capital of the Shandong Province and home of the famous Shandong Acrobatic Troupe. Under Master Yao Jian Guo, the troupe has won an international reputation for its man juggling act. This stunt requires the juggler to toss, flip, and flick his team mates high into the air, using leg power and a fine sense of trajectory. After five days of training, Harry hopes to perform with the troupe as they build a towering pyramid of men. The troupe has a rep...

S1 Ep3 - Lion Dance

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Lion Dance - Harry Yuan travels to Foshan, the hometown of Bruce Lee and Ip Man to learn the riveting style of Lion Dancing. His teacher, Master Zhong Dao Ren, trains a troupe in the village of Deiba and Harry harbours the hope of performing at the troupes 190th anniversary celebrations. In order to do that, he has to abide by traditional dance etiquette, master a series of prescribed moves and search for his inner lion. He cross-trains in one of the key martial arts styles, Wing Chun, and lear...

S1 Ep2 - Rolling Oil Lamp

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Rolling Oil Lamp - Harry Yuan arrives in Sichuan, the western province of China. He wants to learn Bian Lian, the ultra-quick mask changing act that is a signature of Sichuan opera. The master declines as the secret is never taught to outsiders. Disheartened, Harry accepts the offer of learning the Rolling Oil Lamp skit. This is a comic sketch in which the main character balances a burning oil lamp on his head, while making rubbery moves with his body, and crawling under low lying benches. The ...

S1 Ep1 - Hip Hop Stilts

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Hip Hop Stilts - From novice to master in just five days - this is what challenges Harry Yuan. A Californian native and an extreme athlete, Harry journeys to China, the home of his ancestors and the land of extreme moves. Here he gives himself five days to learn some iconic stunts as seen in Chinese acrobatics, opera and dance. Starting as a novice, Harry has to acquire advanced skills in time for a performance to an audience at the end of training. In the first episode, Harry travels to a sma...