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  • Kung Fu Quest

  • Every Tuesday from Mar 6th at 9:00pm, 8:00pm BKK/JKT
  • National Geographic Channel

DESCRIPTION

Chinese Kung Fu has developed over time and is flourishing till now. It has a very long history and its practitioners are scattered over different places in China. Owing to distinctive geographical and subtle cultural differences within China, Kung Fu has developed into different beliefs with their very own orders, styles and systems. Kung Fu has also penetrated into arts, such as different kinds of literature, movies and dramas. Chinese Kung Fu has gained international exposure and become one of the significant ways for foreigners to learn about Chinese culture. Chinese Kung Fu is not only a local cultural heritage for China; but it is also a shared culture for the world to appreciate this unique practice of martial arts in China.

The 7 hosts of this show, featuring Chan Koon Tai, an experienced Hong Kong Kung Fu action star, will take the audience to have a closer look at the five major beliefs of Kung Fu, Wudang, Shaolin, Wing Chun, Kuen Quan and Tai Chi in the hope to gain a better understanding of the real Kung Fu and the underlying meanings behind their practices. It is important to understand that Kung Fu is not only the studies of skills and strategies of attacking and defensing; but it is also a spiritual journey and cultivation of mind for its practitioners. This show probes into the experience of how people, through practicing Kung Fu, get to know, challenge and finally outdo themselves.

EPISODE GUIDE

  • Kung Fu Quest: At the Apex of Wudang
    Two Hong Kong martial arts practitioners traversed throughout the Wudang Mountains to unveil the secret of Chinese NeiKaquan, internal martial arts.
  • Kung Fu Quest: Zen Combatant - Shaolin
    Shaolin is the origin of Kung Fu. Shaolin Kung Fu embodies the Martial Arts of Zen. In this episode, we will find out its origin – Shaolin Monastery.
  • Kung Fu Quest: Wing Chun the Real Art
    Martial art enthusiast Vinz will explore Wing Chun from different angles in the hope of revealing its features and secrets in terms of its attacking skills.
  • Kung Fu Quest: Authentic Hung Kuen
    In this episode, we will have different masters and important figures telling their own and Hong Kuen-related stories.
  • Kung Fu Quest: Real Combat - Taichi
    In this episode, we will visit different Tai Chi masters and reveal Tai Chi little-known attacking and defensing skills.
  • Kung Fu Quest: The Origin of Xing Yi Quan
    The Xing Yi Quan is one of the three major Wudang styles of Chinese martial arts. We now follow how it had gone through various transformations.
  • Kung Fu Quest: Three Types of Martial Skills
    Since the early 13th Century, wrestling, horse-riding and archery have been the "three martial skills” of Mongolians. What's the wisdom behind that?
  • Kung Fu Quest: The Awe-Inspiring BajiQuan
    BajiQuan, a martial art known for its aggressiveness and power. We will look at how the martial style evolves from one generation to another.
  • Kung Fu Quest: Northern and Southern Praying Mantis
    Praying Mantis Boxing established over 300 years ago; can the style be developed into mix of martial arts, gymnastics and choreography?
  • Kung Fu Quest: White Crane Boxing
    Since the opening of sea-ports, the White Crane Boxing has spread its influence to Taiwan and Japan; where in Japan, it became Karate.
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