And it's good for us to know that we now have an established expert on martial arts matters as part of our forum crew. Welcome.Originally Posted by Rene Ritchie
What? Where? *looks behind, strikes ward-off ninja pose*And it's good for us to know that we now have an established expert on martial arts matters as part of our forum crew. Welcome.
This place is awesome, thanks for the fantastic site!
I am offended sir.Originally Posted by Ken Cheng
Kidding I'm a newbie.
Last edited by SkineePanda; 01-13-06 at 06:56 PM.
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Heh. With all due respect to our other regulars, we're all mainly (to different degrees and in different areas) knowledgeable fans. Rene has the distinction of having co-authored a published book on the subject, so yes...that does put him somewhat ahead of us.Originally Posted by SkineePanda
It's just part of the learning process. Even if you come out with total junk (which I'm sure many feel I have), the organization and forced intensity of research is valuable. In my case, Complete Wing Chun helped me figure out how different branches of Wing Chun fit together in broad strokes. Yuen Kay-San Wing Chun Kuen let me see how one branch built its foundation training in more specific detail. Legends of Wingchun forced me not only to learn how to write fiction, but to figure not only how all the different Wing Chun myths could co-exist in one happy family, but how Wing Chun in general fit into the far more extensive fabric of Chinese MA folklore. (It also let me pay homage to, and hopefully not offend too severely, my love of the wuxia tradition--not to mention sneak in all the stuff I couldn't in previous books because everyone just thinks fiction is made up anyway )
hey rene, a quick question, are u chinese? because i went to ur website and saw ur pic, and u dont look chinese, but the preview of ur book is SO good, as good as other wuxia novelsOriginally Posted by Rene Ritchie
SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS 2010 and 2012 CHAMPS
Most days I am lucky to pass for human! I'm not Chinese, but in an age where Tarantino can film Pai Mei, and Jim Lee can draw Superman, I'm inspired to think that creative integrity, combined with lots of study and deep respect for the cultral source, will encourage people to at least give it a try anyway.
Here's some more preview material from the first few chapters