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Kung Fu

Saturday, July 27, 2019

Kung Fu, 72-73 Set in the mid-1900’s.
David Carradine played Kwai Chang Caine, an orphan from an American man & a Chinese woman. He entered the Shaolin Monastery and was trained as a Shaolin priest and in martial arts. When his mentor, Master Po, was killed by the Emperor’s nephew, Caine killed him in retaliation.With a price on his head, he left China to go to the American West, searching for his half-brother & his long lost family. He tried to be unobtrusive, but his ethics & moral training forced him to protect the underdogs & the abused. He would then move on. This was a real family affair - his father played a preacher, & his brother played a mute assistant. There were more Carradines listed in the cast list.



We see flashbacks to Caine’s training by Master Po. The line I remember best from the show was Master Po calling him “Grasshopper”.




Kung Fu Fighting, Carl Douglas, 1974




Everybody was kung-fu fighting
Those kicks were fast as lightning
In fact it was a little bit frightening
But they fought with expert timing



They were funky China men from funky Chinatown
They were chopping them up and they were chopping them down
It's an ancient Chinese art and everybody knew their part
From a feint into a slip, and kicking from the hip



Everybody was kung-fu fighting
Those kicks were fast as lightning
In fact it was a little bit frightening
But they fought with expert timing



There was funky Billy Chin and little Sammy Chung
He said here comes the big boss, lets get it on
We took a bow and made a stand, started swinging with the hand
The sudden motion made me skip now we're into a brand new trip



Everybody was kung-fu fighting
Those kicks were fast as lightning



In fact it was a little bit frightening
But they did it with expert timing



Make sure you have expert timing
Kung-fu fighting, had to be fast as lightning




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