0 out of 0 users found this helpful The First Martial Artist
Carradine's Caine introduced the grace and deadly precision of martial arts to the broad spectrum of the American public for the first time. The series showed the introspection and patience prevalent in both Buddahism and the Occidental mind. As a result, many young men and women wanted to learn this new art -- and schools sprang up everywhere. Sadly, many simply taught the blows and throws rather than the deep philosophy behind the art. Some, however, taught the 'why' of the art and that it was originally developed for defense, not to kill. Many of the latter exist today.
As for the series, often the plots were predictable and hackneyed, but we watched to see Caine perform the graceful Kung Fu moves and for the flashbacks to the temple where the young "Grasshopper" learned his faith and his art. I enjoyed the journey immensely.
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