Welcome to day three of our Lunar New Year celebrations for the Year of the Hare. On this first #tigertuesday of the year we are coordinating with THE COMIC FU SHOW’s second season celebrations!
Featuring our resident Kung Fu Master Kurtis Fujita –Sifu Kurtis Fujita has the distinction of simultaneously holding the offices of Los Angeles Chairman of the United States Traditional Kung Fu Wushu Federation and the Hung Gar Kung Fu Advisor to the International Traditional Kung Fu Association. He founded Tiger Crane Kung Fu in 2003 and for nearly two decades, has actively taught Martial Arts. Known as an exponent of the Hung Gar Kuen (洪家拳) style, he is also well-versed in Tai Chi, Standing Meditation, and Do Gar (道家) . Fujita’s writing has been featured extensively in Kung Fu Tai Chi Magazineand he has been a guest instructor for the Ventura County Police and Sheriff’s Reserve Officer Academy. He is also the creator of the comic book SHADOW GHOST: THE KUNG FU COMIC BY A KUNG FU MASTER published in 2023.
Do you have a character that uses specific weapons or practices a specific martial arts style? This could be the chance to talk with someone with that very specific expertise. Any comic creator interested in being a part of such a conversation is welcome to send written questions or record a video question, including the details of their own comic work or project.
We drink and serve a lot of tea! It’s a complimentary service that we are happy to offer our community. We collect the best green, white, oolong, non-caffeinated herbal and especially aged pu-erh (fermented) tea that we can find.
Tea has a wide range of benefits for the mind/body and is still considered the elixir of youth and vitality in the east. We study the Qi of tea, along with everything else that goes into it. Come and join us!John Kokko: KokkoWellness.com
Cornelius Boots has now positioned himself at the crossroads of personal expression and divine revelation, exclusively playing bamboo shakuhachi (jinashi/hotchiku) and its baritone brother, Taimu. He is the founder of Black Earth Shakuhachi School, and composes music for The Heavy Roots Shakuhachi Ensemble, the world’s first bass shakuhachi group.
THE COMICS FU SHOW AFTER-DARK
Gene Ching has studied the martial arts since childhood. He was captain of the epee squad for San Jose State University’s NCAA championship fencing team, and bears two fencing master diplomas: a Provost D’Arms D’Escrime from the University San Francisco CA and a Military Provost at Arms from ROTC. In 1991, he was on the “A Team” for AAU to represent America in 1991 Jinan International Traditional Wushu Competition and Demonstration Festival. He placed second in his events, only bested by the mainland Chinese athletes. Gene Ching is a 32nd generation layman disciple of the original Shaolin Temple of China and was the publisher of Kung Fu Tai Chi magazine until it ceased publication in May 2020. He has been writing professionally since 1991. For several years, he earned his entire living making swords and was a weapons expert on El Rey Network’s Man at Arms: Art of War with Danny Trejo. He has been working full time in the martial arts since 1988, doing everything from teaching, school managing, weapon making, antique sword dealing, freelance writing, performing and selling snake oil.