The Wisdom of Kwai Chang Caine

“I seek not to know all the answers but to understand the questions.”

14 comments on “The Wisdom of Kwai Chang Caine

  1. enjoyed that tv show while in high school.
    a mix of eastern wisdom and question clarifying kung fu πŸ™‚

  2. I enjoyed the clip. πŸ˜† I’m a huge fan of Bruce Lee. I like the general principle behind Jeet Kune Do – take techniques that work for you from different styles and form your own style from them. I get more from the inner arts, though. Moral courage, discipline, a calm demeanor and most of all stillness and a lack of fear. I like the idea of flowing like water around obstacles so you don’t need to fight them.

    As far as the television show, I believe that I probably wouldn’t have enjoyed a show with Bruce Lee as much as the show the way it was (though I still would have enjoyed it). I like the calmness David Carradine brought to the role despite the fact that he wasn’t a martial artist when he started the show. The show used more Karate in the beginning because the martial arts coordinator was David Chow. Kam Yuen came in as, I believe, an assisstant to David Chow, and brought authentic Kung Fu. He took over as technical advisor and became David Carradine’s sensei and friend for decades. I was 11 years old when the pilot aired and, at the risk of sounding cliche’, it had a huge impact on me. It’s still my favorite TV show. I own the entire series on DVD and watch a few episodes once in a while. πŸ˜€

    Thanks for the comment. πŸ˜€

  3. Loved that show Kung Fu from the 70s!

  4. thanks for sharing your connection to the show. i’ve not seen it since ’75, but i remember thinking Carradine was good in the role. the kung fu song was another memory from those days, and just happened to have Bruce Lee. enjoy the reruns πŸ™‚

  5. How could you not love it? πŸ˜† There was nothing else like it on television. Each episode was a moral play with philosophy and action.

  6. The theme song is great, written by Jim Helms. I believe it inspired Steve Vai when he wrote his amazing song, “For The Love Of God” which is a beautiful yet very intense rock instrumental.

  7. This is the essence of the unsurpassed Nirvana.

  8. πŸ˜€

    Thank you for the comment. Your perspective is welcome here.

  9. i am edward i would like to know more about you

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