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PostPosted: Tue Apr 16, 2002 9:35 pm
by Al_fayyed
Does Tina's fighting stance exist?

Well, to the best of my knowledge, maybe.

Back when I took Tai Chi (before I learned it was tougher than Yoga), I learned a stance in the Simplified Yang 24 that looks a lot like what Tina is doing. I believe it's called "Golden Rooster Stands on One Foot."

Generally, though, they make it up in kung fu movies, too, so I wouldn't worry about it too much.

- Akhmed Al-Fayyed

PostPosted: Wed Apr 17, 2002 6:41 am
by Justinpie
You mean "Monkey Drinks the Master's Wine" isn't real?

PostPosted: Wed Apr 17, 2002 10:48 am
by Al_fayyed
Actually, if you're looking for improbable martial arts forms, you should check out the young Wong Fei-Hong in <i>Iron Monkey</i>, who in one scene is just naming forms as he makes them up as far as I can tell.

Not to mention the fight with the umbrella that's just like the one in the first <i>Once Upon a Time in China</i>. No matter what they say about folding chairs in <i>God of Cookery</i>, folding chairs and umbrellas are not standard weapons in northern or southern kung fu.

- Akhmed Al-Fayyed

PostPosted: Thu Apr 18, 2002 6:53 am
by Justinpie
what about the occasional baseball bat tossed in by a helpful member of the audience?

PostPosted: Thu Apr 18, 2002 7:49 am
by Al_fayyed
That's covered by its own martial art, described in this site for an organization founded by an old college buddy of my uncle. Close enough, anyway.

- Akhmed