kung fu

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kung fu

any of various Chinese martial arts, some focusing on unarmed combat, others involving the use of weapons
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The literal translation of gongfu cha is making tea with effort.
This thousand-year-old hanging scroll known as the Gong Fu Tie Calligraphy is just nine characters long and simply reads: 'Su Shi respectfully bids farewell to Gongfu, Gentleman Court Consultant' (Fig.
The stark contrast between heathen ethnics and Han heroes takes place within a clear narrative arc--the tale's conservative denouement implies that, having abandoned themselves to the pleasures of the flesh, the non-Hans are destined to forever remain inferior in the martial arts, endowed with a partial physical-technical mastery and relying on malicious and devious subterfuge but lacking the mental means, inner strength and spiritual quietude that pureblooded, responsible, and chaste Han heroes are able to commix with their superior gongfu [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII], making them martial arts masters and respected champions of the jianghu world.