By Yeon Hwan Park, Jon Gerrard
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The historical Korean martial artwork of Tae Kwon Do permits its practitioners to arrive actual prowess, ethical improvement, and religious development. Black Belt Tae Kwon Do is designed to satisfy the wishes of scholars who desire to whole their black belt education with a competent learn resource for solitary practice.
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58 Used by detractors, the term ‘wuxia shenguai’ indicated contempt mixed with shame that took on social and even political dimensions. The genre was regarded as a mishmash of superstition, feudalism, knight-errantry, heroism and militarism – an unholy concoction which induced escapism in the audience when China was in the midst of a political crisis in 1931–1932. Henceforth, I will refer to the genre generally as wuxia shenguai to signify its existence as a single genre containing both elements of fantasy and swordplay.
The basis of the genre in the historicist traditions 22 WUXIA FROM LITERATURE TO CINEMA of fantasy gave rise to the feeling that it was beyond the pale of the May Fourth Movement. As to the literary differences between the old school and the new school, some scholars have detected ideological and artistic variations, as the following passage from a Chinese anthology of the genre demonstrates: On the artistic level, the new school lays a greater emphasis on descriptions of characters with the objective of enriching and drawing out their ideological emotions and inner contradictions.
For example, while May Fourth literature spoke of opposition to feudalism and the need for progressive thinking, supernaturalism and fantasy remained embedded in wuxia fiction of the period, particularly the novels of Huanzhu Louzhu (‘Master of the Pavilion of the Returned Pearl’: the nom de plume for author Li Shoumin [1902–1962]). Huanzhu’s novels depict xia as gods and spirits dwelling in caves and mountains, as in his most representative work Shushan jianxia (The Chivalrous Swordsmen of the Szechwan Mountains), which describes creatures and demons battling mortal heroes engaged in a Homer-like quest for gods and spirits to impose law and order on a chaotic and strife-torn earth – this was the basis of Tsui Hark’s Shushan jianxia (Zu: Warriors from the Magic Mountain, 1983) and its sequel Shushan zhengzhuan (The Legend of Zu, 2001).
Black Belt Tae Kwon Do: The Ultimate Reference Guide to the World's Most Popular Black Belt Martial Art by Yeon Hwan Park, Jon Gerrard