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Black Kungfu Experience


he Black Kung fu Experience is a documentary about African-American martial artistsí journey in the 1960ís and 1970ís. During these decades kung fu amongst blacks grew in Washington, DC. Los Angeles, The Virgin Islands, Jamaica, and Hong Kong. Both African American and Chinese had different experiences and yet came together in unique ways thru kung fu. Both were challenged politically and dealt with prejudices. The Chinese dealt with oppressive rule in China and British colonialism in Hong Kong. In America racism plagued black kung fu martial artists. This film focuses on pioneers in the black culture that became respected masters in kung fu; a martial art dominated by Chinese and whites. The story illustrates how kung fu was and still is an import part of the black culture. Community, identity, and various cultures coming together overshadows flash, kicks, and punches.

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