An African form of unarmed combat introduced in Brazil by slaves from Angola. It has become a ritual dance with clear vestiges of combat, especially kicking techniques.
Cha Quan Wushu
Related to the 'internal method' (Neija) of the Shaolin-si, established during the Chinese Ming dynasty (1368-1644).
Comparable to a Medieval European weapon, an iron ball chained to a wooden staff, used against warriors armed with a sword.
Chinese Connection ***
Action-packed import, in which Bruce Lee plays a martial arts expert, out to avenge the death of his mentor. Bruce Lee, Miao Ker Hsio. Director: Lo Wei. 1979.
Crouching Tiger Hidden
In old China lives the martial warrior and hero Li Mu Bai. He owns a magical sword called the "Green Destiny". Because Li Mu wants to give up his life as a warrior, he decides to trust his sword to his fellow warrioress Yu Shu Lien, his unspoken love. Yu Shu must give the sword to master Té. But during the night the sword is stolen and Li Mu is forced to fight at the side of Yu Shu to get the "Green Destiny" back. The rest is a film full of suspense with dazzling images. Chow Yun Fat, Michelle Yeoh, Zhang Ziyi, Chang Chen, Lung Sihung, Cheng Pei Pei. Director: Ang Lee. The awsome fighting sequences were choreographed by (The Matrix). Winner of 4 Oscar Awards, one for Best Foreign Movie (2000).