Travel back to the 1970s for an exclusive interview with David Carradine from the set of the Kung Fu TV series in this FREE download!
Kung Fu TV Series Flashback: Behind the Scenes With David Carradine (“Kwai Chang Caine”)
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Dear Kung Fu Fan,
Kung Fu flickered across TV screens from October 1972 to April 1975.
The groundbreaking martial arts TV show won two Emmy Awards and made David Carradine a household name thanks to his breakout role as “Kwai Chang Caine.”
And now, in this FREE DOWNLOAD, BlackBeltMag.com brings you an exclusive Kung Fu flashback!
In this FREE digital presentation of archival pages from the June 1974 issue of Fighting Stars, David Carradine talks about filming Kung Fu (which was near the height of its popularity at the time) and the nuances of his signature character!
What Was It Like on the Set?
In this new FREE download — Kung Fu TV Series Flashback: Behind the Scenes With David Carradine (“Kwai Chang Caine”) — you’ll get a behind-the-scenes look at how this landmark martial arts TV show was made! How were the scenes shot? How was the action choreographed? Find out for FREE!
How Much Kung Fu Experience Did David Carradine Really Bring to the Character of Kwai Chang Caine?
Just like Keanu Reeves and Laurence Fishburne in The Matrix, David Carradine worked with an on-set choreographer to bring his smooth-moving kung fu character to life.
In this FREE Guide — Kung Fu TV Series Flashback: Behind the Scenes With David Carradine (“Kwai Chang Caine”) — learn about kung fu stylist Kam Yuen, the martial arts adviser on the Kung Fu set who helped the young actor perfect his martial arts moves for the cameras.
What Was David Carradine Like When the Cameras Weren’t Rolling?
“Between takes,” says Fighting Stars magazine writer Rick Shively, author of the article featured in our FREE download, “[Carradine would] often run into the sunshine where he frolics and leaps in a manner bespeaking a young carefree animal rather than the usual image-haunted Hollywood actor.”
Snapshots like this paint a picture of the actor as a post-“flower power” free spirit, but further investigation in this FREE download reveals a man dedicated to honing his craft and getting that perfect action take for the TV cameras.
The Student-Teacher Relationship Behind the Scenes
What many don’t know is that during the show’s run, David Carradine’s involvement with martial arts training was not in a dojo but chiefly during production of Kung Fu.
Therefore, it fell on Chinese kung fu stylist Kam Yuen to finesse the actor’s natural abilities into forms that looked good on camera.
“The thing with Kung Fu is to try to mirror forms,” David Carradine said during the 1974 Fighting Stars interview. “[It’s important] to make it look like not only can I take care of myself, but like I was training in this particular art. Before Kam Yuen came [on board], I had spectacular things that I used to do, but none of them had anything to do with kung fu. … Now I’m learning forms.”
And in this FREE Guide from BlackBeltMag.com, get the inside details on how David Carradine learning kung fu forms from Kam Yuen on the set of the Kung Fu TV series influenced the development of his famous character!
A Natural Athlete With a Philosophical Side!
In this FREE Guide — Kung Fu TV Series Flashback: Behind the Scenes With David Carradine (“Kwai Chang Caine”) — learn how the actor brought not only a natural grace and physicality to the role of Kwai Chang Caine but also a natural curiosity about the nature of life itself.
“I just graze along,” David Carradine said in his 1974 Fighting Stars interview. “I’m always picking up a book and reading, finding out it’s something that I’m doing. When I read Siddhartha, it was like that. It’s just curious to me that somebody would write a book about it when that’s how it feels [to me] all the time.”
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