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The Wisdom of Kwai Chang Caine

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

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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 🙂

  2. I enjoyed the clip. 😆 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. 😀

    Thanks for the comment. 😀

  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 🙂

  5. How could you not love it? 😆 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. 😀

    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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