The transcript below is from the video “His kicks broke the ribs of many actors (John Liu)” by OLD COMBAT CINEMA.

OLD COMBAT CINEMA:

Hello friends. Information about the life of film fighter John Liu in various sources is very contradictory. Most of them indicate that he was born on May 20, 1944 in Taiwan, but in his most detailed biography in Spanish it is written that the event took place in Hawaii on July 20, 1944 in the family of a Japanese woman and a Chinese. John’s father was a scientist who worked on NASA’s Apollo program. Thanks to this, the boy received American citizenship at birth. As a child, John had a martial arts mentor.

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This was his uncle, who was a martial artist and monk of the Shaolin Temple. He saved the hyperactive boy from big problems, channeling his energy into a peaceful channel. Mentor Liu died in 1958, but his wisdom continued to inspire John over the years. When John was 13 years old, his parents divorced, and he and his mother moved to their relatives on the island of Okinawa. At that time, the Chinese in Japan were not treated very favorably and John had to engage in hand-to-hand combat more than once , so he entered the karate section without thinking twice.

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His efforts and the lessons of his mentor did not pass without leaving a trace. In 1958, he won the Okinawa Junior Karate Tournament and received 3rd dan. Having failed to adapt to Japan, mother and son moved to Hong Kong, and in the mid-1960s to Taiwan. Here John contacted bad company and amassed such problems that to prevent antisocial behavior the boy had to be sentenced to forced disciplinary imprisonment in the gym. For lack of money, the mother persuaded the master Dorian Tan to accept payment in the form of housework and kitchen work.

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Subsequently, Tang said that the new student at first did not differ in flexibility and stretching. This called into question the information about John’s training from early childhood as a Shaolin monk. However, this fact causes more respect for Liu, since you can imagine what effort and what pain it cost him to achieve his famous stretch in a short time. Of course, action films could not pass by such a master as John Liu. The actor himself said that Bruce himself in 1973 offered him a role in The Game of Death.

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John respectfully refused, since he did not want to play the villain even in the film of the legendary Bruce, who understood everything and did not get angry. In total, John starred in 20 films, and in three of them he acted as a director and director of battles. John also founded the Zen Kwun Do system based on karate and kung fu. The main idea is to break the opponent’s leg or arm in the first attack and not miss the blow. Attacking the eyes and throat is also permissible as it is very effective in real combat. At the moment, the actor does not act in films, but keeps himself in great shape for his age. He has fans all over the world who have watched all of his films and who consider him one of the best martial artists. We like and subscribe to the channel so as not to miss the next video.




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