I KNOW KUNG FU
An Illustrated Tribute to Kung Fu Movies, Moves and Masters
By Rex Koo
Known for its deft stunt-like movements, ‘kung fu’ is a form of Chinese martial arts that originally referred to any study requiring patience, energy, and time to complete. Over the last few decades, it has exploded in mainstream culture, due to its influence and appearances on Western screens, as well as the proliferation and growing interest in Eastern cinema. In fact, it has been said that the definition of ‘kung fu’ as we know it today can be attributed to mistranslations of subtitles or dubbing!
I KNOW KUNG FU takes an intriguing look at the stars and shows that have made it what it is through the bold and characterful drawings of Hong Kong cult illustrator Rex Koo, who was inspired by ‘kung fu’ flicks from the 1980s and 1990s. Coupled with bite-sized information on famous techniques/weapons and comic strips, it is a must-have collectors’ item for old and new fans of the martial art and those who wish to know more about it in a unique way.
Specs: 185 x 255 mm, 288 pp
Format: full colour, hard cover (two cover options)
Release date: January 2023