Tag Archives: Kung Fu

Urban Shogun

Urban Shogun

One of the things that was really cool about the 1970’s was the Kung Fu flicks that I used to watch on TV and in the theaters. I recently discovered a really cool martial arts based online comic series called Urban Shogun. The minute I saw this work, created by Mase, I knew it would be a great fit for the Aesthetic Grooves blog.

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RZA’S Man With The Iron Fists Trailer

RZA’S Man With The Iron Fists Trailer

The Man With The Iron Fists is on a short list of films that I am really excited about seeing. Here is the trailer for the upcoming kung fu flick written by, directed by and starring RZA. It is produced by Quentin Tarantino. It will be in theaters on November 2nd.

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Blaxploitation And Kung Fu

 

1973 marked the beginning of the one-two combination of Blaxploitation and Kung Fu. It happened when taekwondo champion Jim Kelly appeared in Bruce Lee’s film Enter the Dragon. Kelly proved to be a popular character actor who would sign with Warner Brothers for a few more action films, thus creating the first crossing over of these two prolific genres.

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Jim Kelly Exhibition

 

Blaxploitation And Kung Fu

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David Carradine – Funk On TV

David Carradine – Funk On TV

Kung Fu was FUNK on TV. From David Carradine to Bruce Lee to the Wu-Tang to Jet-Li to Ang Lee to QT aka Quentin Tarantino, the Martial Arts is steeped in FUNK. David Carradine’s death came as a shock to many.

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