I Know Kung Fu
Inspired by classic kung fu flicks from the 1980s and 1990s, Hong Kong-based cult illustrator Rex Koo pays tribute to the heroes from his childhood in I KNOW KUNG FU – an art book that celebrates the much-loved shows and stars that have made Chinese martial arts into the global pop-culture phenomenon that it is today. Drawing from the popular kung fu movies – “Once Upon a Time in China” series, “Shaolin Soccer”, “Kung Fu Hustle”, and “The Grandmaster” – Koo brings to life the legendary tales and lore behind fan-favorite fighting techniques such as the “Wing Chun”, “Magic Power of Toad”, and “Tai Chi Fist” in his distinct, nuanced style.
Readers can expect over 250 pages of compelling and character-filled illustrations depicting featured moves and film stills. The final section of the book features biographies and iconic depictions of the actors and producers that have made a mark on local and international kung fu cinema including Bruce Lee, Jackie Chan, Michelle Yeoh, Donnie Yew and Jet Li, to name a few.
2023; hardcover; 7.4 x 10.2 inches; 208 pages; ISBN: 9789887462903