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Kung Fu Journey to the East

Kung Fu Journey to the East

60-Minute Documentary (2006)

Explore the world of martial arts in China on a journey with two American Kung Fu students. Masters of China’s most renowned martial arts schools will share their knowledge and wisdom with these two determined learners. Instruction will provide a deeper understanding of this ancient Chinese philosophy and tradition, which combines exercise, self-defense, self-discipline, and art.

In this two-week journey, Kristi Jordan and Adam McArthur study a variety of martial arts forms, from Taiqi—a softer, internal martial art typical of Wudang Mountain— to harder, external styles attributed to the Shaolin Temple. How do Kung Fu classes in the U.S. prepare them for this challenge to mind, body, and spirit? Does a visit to the origins of this 1,500-year-old tradition and lessons with Chinese Masters affect their performance and increase their devotion to Kung Fu practice? This feature-length documentary will shed light on these questions, and provide depth and perspective to this ancient, but increasingly popular art form.

TV Programmers:  Visit APT Program Catalog for the online Press Kit.

Press Coverage: “Oakland production company gets a kick out of Kung Fu,” NATAS Off Camera Newsletter, June 2006 (page 2).

Press Coverage
“Capturing China on camera…and on canvas,” Off Camera, September 2005 (page 8.)
“Sketching the Silk Road premieres,” Off Camera, July 2006 (page 8.)
“Nor Cal Producer Going National,” Off Camera, October 2006 (page 7.)
“Sketching the Silk Road wins an Emmy award,” D3 Press Release, May 2007.

Beijing: Kristi and Adam begin their journey in April 2006.

Wudang Mountain: Next stop, Hubei Province – the world’s most sacred Daoist area.

The Shaolin Temple: Final destination, tracing Kung Fu to its roots in Henan Province.

Viewers
If you do not see your local station listed here, contact the TV Programmer at your PBS station to request China: Summer School on the Road.

TV Airing ScheduleThere are no current airing dates.

Title: Kung Fu Journey to the East   Length: 72 minutes   Format: DVD
    Production Year: 2006

Price for home use: $25.00 plus shipping and handling.

(The DVD price is for home-use. If you are ordering for a library, college, business, government agency or other institution, the price is $75.00 per DVD plus shipping and handling fees.)


Availability: In stock.

SHIPPING & HANDLING Usually ships in 3-4 business days.

Shipping and handling in the U.S. is $5.00 for the first DVD and $2.00 for each additional DVD. For international shipments, prices will vary.

PAYMENT METHODS

Cashier’s Check / Money Order 
Send a Cashier’s Check or Money Order for the correct amount (including shipping and handling) to the address below. Make the check payable to “D3 Productions, Inc.” Please indicate the title of the DVD(s) and the number of copies in your order. We do not accept personal checks.

Mail to:

D3 Productions, Inc.
7700 Edgewater Drive, Suite 248
Oakland, CA 94621

Description

60-Minute Documentary (2006)

Explore the world of martial arts in China on a journey with two American Kung Fu students. Masters of China’s most renowned martial arts schools will share their knowledge and wisdom with these two determined learners. Instruction will provide a deeper understanding of this ancient Chinese philosophy and tradition, which combines exercise, self-defense, self-discipline, and art.

In this two-week journey, Kristi Jordan and Adam McArthur study a variety of martial arts forms, from Taiqi—a softer, internal martial art typical of Wudang Mountain— to harder, external styles attributed to the Shaolin Temple. How do Kung Fu classes in the U.S. prepare them for this challenge to mind, body, and spirit? Does a visit to the origins of this 1,500-year-old tradition and lessons with Chinese Masters affect their performance and increase their devotion to Kung Fu practice? This feature-length documentary will shed light on these questions, and provide depth and perspective to this ancient, but increasingly popular art form.

TV Programmers:  Visit APT Program Catalog for the online Press Kit.

Press Coverage: “Oakland production company gets a kick out of Kung Fu,” NATAS Off Camera Newsletter, June 2006 (page 2).

Gallery

Beijing: Kristi and Adam begin their journey in April 2006.

Wudang Mountain: Next stop, Hubei Province – the world’s most sacred Daoist area.

The Shaolin Temple: Final destination, tracing Kung Fu to its roots in Henan Province.

TV Airing Schedule

Viewers
If you do not see your local station listed here, contact the TV Programmer at your PBS station to request China: Summer School on the Road.

TV Airing ScheduleThere are no current airing dates.
Purchase DVD

Title: Kung Fu Journey to the East   Length: 72 minutes   Format: DVD
    Production Year: 2006

Price for home use: $25.00 plus shipping and handling.

(The DVD price is for home-use. If you are ordering for a library, college, business, government agency or other institution, the price is $75.00 per DVD plus shipping and handling fees.)


Availability: In stock.

SHIPPING & HANDLING Usually ships in 3-4 business days.

Shipping and handling in the U.S. is $5.00 for the first DVD and $2.00 for each additional DVD. For international shipments, prices will vary.

PAYMENT METHODS

Cashier’s Check / Money Order 
Send a Cashier’s Check or Money Order for the correct amount (including shipping and handling) to the address below. Make the check payable to “D3 Productions, Inc.” Please indicate the title of the DVD(s) and the number of copies in your order. We do not accept personal checks.

Mail to:

D3 Productions, Inc.
7700 Edgewater Drive, Suite 248
Oakland, CA 94621