The autumn leaves are falling like rain. Although my neighbors are all barbarians and you, you are a thousand miles away, there are always two cups at my table.

T’ang Dynasty poem

Ten thousand flowers in spring, the moon in autumn, a cool breeze in summer, snow in winter. If your mind isn't clouded by unnecessary things, this is the best season of your life.

~ Wu-men ~


Friday, August 05, 2011

Who Needs Fiction: The Flying Fists of Kung Fu

An article in The Economist. The original article may be read here.

Hong Kong Airlines

Kung Fu flight attendant

Apr 21st 2011, 11:32 by A.B.

NEXT time you travel with Hong Kong Airlines, you might want to think a little harder about behaving loutishly. The carrier's cabin crew have been given compulsory training in wing chun, a form of kung fu that is ideal for close-quarter combat.

A spokeswoman for the airline told the Sunday Morning Post about a recent in-flight application of the new skills:
One of the passengers was sick but he was probably drunk and felt unwell. The crew member attended to him and she realised her fitness was helping her, especially because the guy was quite heavy.
Normally, a female cabin crew can't handle a fat guy, especially if he's drunk, but because of the training, she can handle it quite easily.
An article on Wing Chun wouldn't be complete without a video of Bruce Lee, would it? 


1 comment:

Tao1776 said...

You just have to love Bruce Lee! Dude!