Black Kungfu Experience, The
Black Kungfu Experience, The Previous Broadcasts
KQED World: Wed, Feb 10, 2016 -- 7:00 AM
This program introduces kungfu's African-American pioneers, men who challenged convention and overturned preconceived notions while mastering the ancient art. The four martial artists profiled include Ron Van Clief, an ex-Marine and Vietnam veteran who starred in more than 40 kungfu films and earned the nickname "Black Dragon" from Bruce Lee. Their compelling stories illustrate how kungfu began as - and remains - a unique crucible of the black experience. In particular, kungfu's themes of the underdog triumphing against the odds resonated in black communities across the United States.
- KQED World: Mon, Feb 15, 2016 -- 1:00 AM
- KQED World: Wed, Feb 10, 2016 -- 1:00 PM