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Stone
GOLD Member since Jun 2001

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Location: Melbourne, Australia

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Posted:Ever wondered where those brilliant Chinese acrobats come from?

Well, I saw a story on Chinese acrobats last nigh on Foreign Correspondent, an Australian ABC show. There is not a lot in the transcript, but here is a link to some more info Wuqiao Home of Chinese Acrobatics

A gem from the story was One minute on stage needs ten years of practice.

Cheers


If we as members of the human race practice meditation, we can transcend our fear, despair, and forgetfulness. Meditation is not an escape. It is the courage to look at reality with mindfulness and concentration. Thich Nhat Hanh

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Dentrassi
GOLD Member since Apr 2003

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Location: Brisbane, Australia

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Posted:oh well.... it looks like my performances should be limited to 12 seconds in the future.....

at least ill be consistent.... ubbangel


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Penguin Sven
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Posted:My best guess, Chinese acrobats.....hopefully come from China, correct me if im wrong.

yeah I know :P What every one else was thinkin.

ubbidea


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musashii


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Posted:funny no mention of the chinese opera, a huge breeding ground for acrobats/martial artists. I know Jackie Chan came from the opera background, who else?

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Stone
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Location: Melbourne, Australia

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Posted:Thanks musashii, I had no idea Jackie Chan came from the opera background. Though, I suspected there was probably more than one centre of acrobatics.

Chinas a big place Crow, correct me if Im wrong wink Fair point though.


If we as members of the human race practice meditation, we can transcend our fear, despair, and forgetfulness. Meditation is not an escape. It is the courage to look at reality with mindfulness and concentration. Thich Nhat Hanh

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Posted:Written by: musashii

funny no mention of the chinese opera, a huge breeding ground for acrobats/martial artists. I know Jackie Chan came from the opera background, who else?



Samo Hung, Yuen Biao, Yuen Mo, Yuen Tai, etc.


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Penguin Sven
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Posted:Hahaha, yeah good Stone,

Idon't know much of this so probly shouldn't have said any thing for the topic.

:P Sorry

steve


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Twirly


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Shoryuken!
Location: Hexham, Newcastle, England

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Posted:Written by:
A gem from the story was One minute on stage needs ten years of practice.



So by the time they're sixty, they'll still only have a 6 minute show? Not worth it methinks.


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Stone
GOLD Member since Jun 2001

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Location: Melbourne, Australia

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Posted:Methinks a talented person like yourself nilid69,
would be multiskilled, and would probably practice many tricks



wink


If we as members of the human race practice meditation, we can transcend our fear, despair, and forgetfulness. Meditation is not an escape. It is the courage to look at reality with mindfulness and concentration. Thich Nhat Hanh

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Shoryuken!
Location: Hexham, Newcastle, England

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Posted:Nah man, I'm gunna three-beat till I'm the greatest three-beater in the world. And then some!

Davy


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musashii


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Location: Seattle, WA

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Posted:I thot NYC had that title? Oi, and he does it _really_ fast too, better keep practicing methinks wink

First intention, then enlightenment..
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Twirly

Shoryuken!
Location: Hexham, Newcastle, England

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Posted:Give me another five and a half years man, christ!

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bender
GOLD Member since Nov 2001

still can't believe it's not butter
Location: Melbourne, Australia

Total posts: 6979
Posted:I'm part Chinese, and one day i will be an acrobat.
:fingers crossed:


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Stone
GOLD Member since Jun 2001

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Location: Melbourne, Australia

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Posted:
Hi bender,

I think you already have great acrobat skills.

smile


If we as members of the human race practice meditation, we can transcend our fear, despair, and forgetfulness. Meditation is not an escape. It is the courage to look at reality with mindfulness and concentration. Thich Nhat Hanh

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bender
GOLD Member since Nov 2001

still can't believe it's not butter
Location: Melbourne, Australia

Total posts: 6979
Posted:The problem with aspirations is that unchecked they cloud the mental location of satisfaction. Sometimes thems is a warped lens that reduce your mountain to a molehill smile
partly to be more self effacing, partly to attempt humility, and partly due to broken limb, i do not believe ima true acrobat yet. Not enough spendex heh heh ubblol


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