Sword-fighting Classics

Today’s Chinese sword-fighting shows have all lost the human touch, replacing real action by hardworking, dedicated and risk-taking actors with special effects and CGI. This video is an excellent example of what Chinese sword-fighting shows ought to be like. These HK actors of the 1970s and 1980s were not martial arts experts, but they trained hard and they performed well. Even the late Kwan Hoi-san (关海山) did not use age as an excuse.