Why Black People Love Kung-Fu/Karate Movies


Actually, I do not know why black people love kung-fu/karate movies. Let me backtrack; I do not want to make gross generalizations especially since blackness is not monolithic, though many believe the contrary.

I like kung-fu/karate movies because of the action. I recently saw The Raid: Redemption because…well…the action looked unbelievably amazing. AND. IT. WAS.

Additionally, I love the bits of knowledge, words of wisdom that are shared between fight scenes. The best was Bruce Lee!

Below are some of my favorite quotes; hopefully, you will find one that inspires you:

Always be yourself, express yourself, have faith in yourself, do not go out and look for a successful personality and duplicate it.

A goal is not always meant to be reached, it often serves simply as something to aim at.

As you think, so shall you become.

I’m not in this world to live up to your expectations and you’re not in this world to live up to mine.

If you spend too much time thinking about a thing, you’ll never get it done.

It’s not the daily increase but daily decrease. Hack away at the unessential.

Mistakes are always forgivable, if one has the courage to admit them.

Notice that the stiffest tree is most easily cracked, while the bamboo or willow survives by bending with the wind.

Empty your mind, be formless. Shapeless, like water. If you put water into a cup, it becomes the cup. You put water into a bottle and it becomes the bottle. You put it in a teapot it becomes the teapot. Now, water can flow or it can crash. Be water my friend.

Those who are unaware they are walking in darkness will never seek the light.

Simplicity is the key to brilliance.


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