The clawlike structure of the enormous wave that threatens to crash down upon the three fishing boats conjures up images of mythical dragons and other dangerous beasts. The drama of the print is enhanced by the placement of Fuji in the hollow of the wave’s angry crest. Like the helpless boats, Fuji too appears on the verge of obliteration.
For over a decade now, the Kung Fu Nuns have been making international headlines with their inspirational work. Based in Nepal, the Kung Fu Nuns are part of the Drukpa Lineage of Indian Buddhism, which has a millennium-old history that traces back to the Indian Buddhist Mahasiddha Naropa. As part of their practice, the nuns study Kung Fu for self-cultivation and to fortify themselves for their missions.
Asian Books Blog: Wuxia and xianxia, guest post from Alice Poo Alice Poon is currently based in Vancouver. After a childhood spent devouring Jin Yong’s wuxia novels, Alice has, over the years, fed herself a steady diet of modern wuxia / xianxia and Chinese history and mythology masterpieces. Since the release of her two historical Chinese novels, The Green Phoenix and Tales …
Wude is an important part of the culture of the Chinese martial arts. Morality is very important to the practice of martial arts in general and this idea of Wude is extolled by Kung Fu masters. It is the criteria on how students are judged by their masters, and whether or not they are deemed worthy to be taught.