Now climb, young grasshopper, so your Kung Fu won't be weak.— Ilona Andrews
Unpopular Kung Fu quotations
Treat every moment as a gift, that is why it is called the present.
Tomorrow is a mystery. Today is a gift. That is why it is called the present.
Today is a gift from God - that is why it is called the present.
There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them.
Your story may not have such a happy beginning, but that doesn't make you who you are. It is the rest of your story, who you choose to be.
Kung fu lives in everything we do. It lives in how we put on a jacket and how we take off a jacket. It lives in how we treat people. Everything is kung fu.
I did kung fu up until two weeks before Benjamin was born, and yoga three days a week. I think a lot of people get pregnant and decide they can turn into garbage disposals. I was mindful about what I ate, and I gained only 30 pounds.
I need something to do when I'm not working, or I crawl up the walls.
So I've just taken up kung fu. I was looking for some kind of calming, relaxing activity. I tried yoga, but it wasn't really me.
I want to make a good, solid kung fu movie.
When I was a kid, I would make kung fu movies with the kids in the neighborhood, and I would be the guy behind the camera directing everybody, but they were all very silly little shorts and comedy bits.
To make a kung fu film is like a dream come true, because I'm a big fan of kung fu movies and I'm learning kung fu for a long time.
Someone like Jean-Luc Godard is for me intellectual counterfeit money when compared to a good kung fu film.
One of the things we love about Po [Kung Fu Panda] is that he's vulnerable.
He's someone that we can all identify with because he has those insecurities. He's an outsider feeling guy.
A kung fu man lives without being dependant on the opinions of others, and a master, unlike the beginner, holds himself in reserve. He is quiet and unassuming, with no desire to show off.
A kung fu man who was really good was not proud at all.
Pride emphasizes the superiority of one's status. There has to be fear and insecurity in pride, because when you aim at being highly esteemed and achieve such status, you automatically start to worry about losing status.
The Lord is my shepherd. I shall not want for nothing. He makes me lie down in the green pastures. He greases up my head with oil. He gives me kung-fu in the face of my enemies. Amen
I fell in love with Bruce Lee after I watched his movies, and I wanted to become a kung-fu practicer, and I would like to be someone like Bruce Lee. That's why I learned kung-fu, and that's why I picked the wing chun style, because it's his style. That's why I decided to be an actor, to go into show business, because of him.
I didn't want a guru or a kung fu master or a spiritual director.
I didn't want to become a sorcerer or learn the zen of archery or meditate or align my chakras or uncover mast incarnations...I was after something else entirely, but it wasn't in the Yellow Pages or anywhere else that I could discover.
It is true that the mental aspect of kung-fu is the desired end;
however, to achieve this end, technical skill must come first.
If you trust yourself, any choice you make will be correct.
If you do not trust yourself, anything you do will be wrong. - Kung Fu, The Legend Continues -
There are a lot of movies that take place internationally, like Kung Fu Panda portraying a little bit of China, and Ratatouille portraying a little about Paris, but it's hard to find a movie that portrays Rio or Brazil.
I'm speaking of the pursuit of excellence in all things.
All things! Presence of mind and devotion to craft. A great artist has these. A great chef. A great master of tea. There's powerful kung fu in a well-built house or an eloquent letter, but the limit of your imagination is bones breaking and bullets flying.
I don't know any real jiu-jitsu or judo or anything.
I do movie kung fu. With that, you can fake a punch, but you can't really fake a judo throw. You can get help from the person who you're throwing because they can kind of launch themselves.
I want to build up my philosophy... my philosophy with kung fu is to respect people.
First, you have stereotypes, and that will be the black drug dealer, the east Asian kung fu master, the Middle Eastern terrorist in 'True Lies.' Then you have stuff that takes place on culturally specific terrain, that engages with it, but actually subverts assumptions. 'Smashes' stereotypes. That's where I've come into the game.
When you see all of the pandas in this movie [Kung Fu Panda 3], they are rolling because that is exactly what they do. Not only were we able to watch the pandas play but we had free range to walk around and get a feel for the architecture and get a sense of where they lived ,so there's a lot of firsthand exploration.
I think it's because Po [from Kung Fu Panda] is such a geek, and he is so relatable. He is so excited by life and is excited to learn new things. I think that accessibility is something that we all can relate to, there are so many things we wish we could do but don't have the means to achieve it.
... but to remain historically accurate, I would have had to leave out an important question that I felt needed to be addressed, which is, 'What if Jesus had known kung fu?
I train my muscles, and I do a lot of stretching, and try to kick higher.
But for me, practicing kung-fu is a way to relax myself.
But the funny thing is, I broke my finger not on set doing kung fu.
I broke my finger when I fell down the stairs prior to going on set.
We did two films [Kung Fu Panda], because the first two films were so embraced by the Chinese audiences we wanted to make something we could push further and since this is a co-production, it seemed like the perfect time to create something that felt native to Chinese audiences.
The only thing that matters is what you do now, here.
Hurdling is like Kung-fu. Everyone comes from a different school. And everybody says 'my Kung-fu is better than your Kung-fu.' You have to find the technique that best fits your body size.
I was involved in a web cartoon of Kung Fu with WB a few years back.