Shaolin Warriors VS Jabbawockeez – Real Live Battle

This was a real life battle between the Shaolin Warriors and the acclaimed Jabbawockeez during a joint performance in Hollywood. All it took was one move to provoke a real life battle between both groups. Take a look at them in action.


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Wushu Shaolin Entertainment is world renowned for producing International Chinese Cultural showcases featuring the most creative cultural artisans in the industry. The team has performed in Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Dubai, and throughout the United States for countless distinguished guests. Each show takes months of preparation combining music, dance, Wushu, Shaolin Kung Fu, and elaborate Chinese Cultural Costumes.
The live show production company offers professional Lion Dance, Dragon Dance, and Wushu Shaolin Kung Fu performances. Each show features the leading Chinese Cultural Artisans in the industry to provide clients with the most professional demonstration troupe in the world. Current performers include Shaolin Temple Kung Fu Monks, Black Belt Martial Artist, and industry standard Lion and Dragon Dance performers.

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The Shaolin Warriors Poster for a Live Showcase featuring Shaolin Monks from China.

The Huading Film Awards, China’s No. 1 entertainment kudos fest, took place in the U.S. for the first time on Sunday evening at the Montalban Theater in Hollywood.

International film stars including Lucy Liu, Halle Berry and Orlando Bloom were among the honorees in attendance at the bilingual event, which reached over one billion viewers via broadcast as well as another 400 million viewers online. The award recipients were determined based on the votes of 80 million fans, allowing the Chinese public to celebrate their favorite films and thesps.

Don Mischer, the ceremony’s exec producer, is no stranger to the awards show scene, having produced both the Oscars and Emmys in past years. Though bringing the awards to Hollywood posed some challenges, Mischer said this was only the beginning and he looks forward to future collaborations between the world’s two top film markets.

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The Shaolin Warriors Battling it out with the Jabbawockeez during the Huading Awards in Hollywood, California.

“I view this whole thing as kind of a first step – almost like a baby step,” Mischer said, adding, “There’s much more of a cooperative exchange going on now between the cinematic communities in China and those in the United States… This thing could catch on and it could really build into something more significant because you’ve got the two largest movie markets in the world here.”

Following an introduction by co-hosts Liu and Olivia Xu (who translated the English portions of the ceremony into Chinese), “Sons of Anarchy” star Charlie Hunnam took the stage and was the first to be decorated with a golden sash as he received the best global emerging actor award.

Hunnam said he’d love to shoot a sequel to Guillermo del Toro’s “Pacific Rim” and also explained that, though he’s currently filming the final season of “Sons of Anarchy,” “I really don’t know how it’s all going to play out.”

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The Shaolin Warriors live at the Hollywood venue during the Huading Awards.

Del Toro was also recognized with the award for best global director and recalled visiting Hong Kong for the first time when he was 22.

“I thought, ‘One day I’ll put it in a movie,’” del Toro said of his experience in China. The helmer also expressed his interest in maintaining a cinematic partnership with China.

“As long as our partnership is one where we find common ground and we admire and learn from our differences, I think it could be incredibly enriching,” he said.

Del Toro also expressed his gratitude to the “vast and loving” Chinese audience, saying, “A film for a filmmaker is like a child. So it’s 80 million people saying they like my child.”

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The Shaolin Warriors poster for the live showcase featured at the Huading Awards in Hollywood, California.

DreamWorks Animation CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg was on hand to accept the best global animated film honors on behalf of “The Croods,” and discussed the studio’s entertainment complex to be built in Shanghai as well as the third installment of the “Kung Fu Panda” franchise, slated to premiere in December 2015.

Though she didn’t talk to the press, Berry did say a few words upon receiving her global icon award, calling to mind her visit to Shanghai a few years ago and the warm welcome she received from Chinese fans.

“I felt like I was an original Beatle when I got off that airplane,” Berry said. “I hope that I will continue to be able to make movies and entertain the Chinese audience and I’m so glad that we get to have an interpersonal relationship with all of you.”

Lifetime achievement honoree and Oscar-winning composer Hans Zimmer also kept his comments brief, but suggested, “Let’s call it the getting started award” when discussing his prize.

Orlando Bloom was honored with the global actor icon award and the British thesp expressed how “humbled” he felt, explaining, “I never thought I’d make films all over the world.”

Jeremy Renner was voted best global supporting actor, but thanked his Chinese fans via video message as he was unable to attend.

Jordana Brewster and Tyrese Gibson accepted the final award on behalf of Universal’s “Fast and Furious 6,” voted best global movie of the year. Both actors noted a change in the atmosphere on the set of the franchise’s seventh film following the death of co-star Paul Walker.

“It’s really hard for all of us to genuinely celebrate on the level that we all should be expected to because we didn’t do any of this without our brother and friend Paul Walker,” Gibson said. “Moments like this become bittersweet.”

The evening also featured three exclusive performances by “America’s Best Dance Crew” winners Jabbawockeez, martial artists the Shaolin Warriors and Summer Jikejunyi, winner of “The Voice” China.

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Walt Disney Music Concert Hall – Los Angeles Philharmonic Theater Orchestra

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Wushu Shaolin Entertainment Dragon Dance Team performing at the Walt Disney Music Concert Hall, Home of the Los Angeles Philharmonic Theater Orchestra. 

The Walt Disney Concert Hall is a premiere destination and home to the official Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra, considered by many as forward thinking, innovative, venturesome and admired. According to Salonen, “We are not interested in re-creating the glories of the past, our intention has been to integrate 21st century music into the orchestra today.

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Wushu Shaolin Entertainment Dragon Dance team featuring the Monkey King. 

Since the opening of the Walt Disney Music Concert Hall on October 23rd of 2003, The orchestra has presented countless world premieres. It was a true honor and joy producing this presentation together with all of the amazing artisans involved. Here are just a couple of the photographs from this remarkable event featuring our artisans performing at the concert hall.

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Lion Dance and Dragon Dance Team. 

Accompanying the orchestra was a unique collaboration between Wushu Shaolin Entertainment and the University of California Los Angeles Chinese Cultural troupe. Together there was a full ensemble of musicians, Lion Dancers, Dragon Dancers, and even a Monkey King artists.  For everyone who was there, it was a sensational presentation to behold.

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Wushu Shaolin Entertainment is world renowned for producing International Chinese Cultural showcases featuring the most creative cultural artisans in the industry. The team has performed in Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Dubai, and throughout the United States for countless distinguished guests. Each show takes months of preparation combining music, dance, Wushu, Shaolin Kung Fu, and elaborate Chinese Cultural Costumes.

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Wushu Shaolin Entertainment is proud to present the leading International Dragon Dance teams in the industry for domestic and international bookings.

The live show production company offers professional Lion Dance, Dragon Dance, and Wushu Shaolin Kung Fu performances. Each show features the leading Chinese Cultural Artisans in the industry to provide clients with the most professional demonstration troupe in the world. Current performers include Shaolin Temple Kung Fu Monks, Black Belt Martial Artist, and industry standard Lion and Dragon Dance performers.

American Airlines Lion Dance LAX 2017

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It was a pleasant surprise for all of the guests at the American Airlines terminal recently.  As a special commemoration, American Airlines treated everyone at the Lax Los Angeles International Airport with a Lion Dance Performance. People quickly started recording on their telephones capturing photographs and videos from every angle.  The performance was a very last minute assembly to commemorate a special occasion.  Please take a look at some of the videos and photographs attached to this blog.

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American Airlines Lion Dance Performance

Lion dance (simplified Chinese: 舞狮; traditional Chinese: 舞獅; pinyin: wǔshī) is a form of traditional dance in Chinese culture and other Asian countries in which performers mimic a lion’s movements in a lion costume. The lion dance is usually performed during the Chinese New Year and other Chinese traditional, cultural and religious festivals. It may also be performed at important occasions such as business opening events, special celebrations or wedding ceremonies, or may be used to honor special guests by the Chinese communities.

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The Chinese lion dance is sometimes mistakenly referred to as dragon dance. An easy way to tell the difference is that a lion is normally operated by two dancers, while a dragon needs many people. Also, in a lion dance, the performers’ faces are only seen occasionally, since they are inside the lion. In a dragon dance, the performers’ faces can be easily seen since the dragon is held on poles. Chinese lion dance fundamental movements can be found in most Chinese martial arts.

There are two main forms of the Chinese lion dance, the Northern Lion and the Southern Lion. Both forms are commonly found in China, but around the world especially in South East Asia, the Southern Lion predominates as it was spread by the Chinese diaspora communities who are historically mostly of Southern Chinese origin. Versions of the lion dance are also found in Japan, Korea, Tibet and Vietnam. Another form of lion dance exists in Indonesian culture, but it may be of a different tradition and can be referred to as Singa Barong.

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There has been an old tradition in China of dancers wearing masks to resemble animals or mythical beasts since antiquity, and performances described in ancient texts such as Shujing where wild beasts and phoenix danced may have been masked dances. In Qin Dynasty sources, dancers performing exorcism rituals were described as wearing bearskin mask, and it was also mentioned in Han Dynasty texts that “mime people” (象人) performed as fish, dragons, and phoenixes. However, lion is not native to China, and the Lion Dance therefore has been suggested to have originated outside of China from countries such as India or Persia, and introduced via Central Asia. According to ethnomusicologist Laurence Picken, the Chinese word for lion itself, shi (獅, written as 師 in the early periods), may have been derived from the Persian word šer. The earliest use of the word shizi meaning lion first appeared in Han Dynasty texts and had strong association with Central Asia (an even earlier but obsolete term for lion was suanni (狻麑 or 狻猊)), and lions were presented to the Han court by emissaries from Central Asia and the Parthian Empire. Detailed descriptions of Lion Dance appeared during the Tang Dynasty and it was already recognized by writers and poets then as a foreign dance, however, Lion dance may have been recorded in China as early as the third century AD where “lion acts” were referred to by a Three Kingdoms scholar Meng Kang (孟康) in a commentary on Hanshu. In the early periods it had association with Buddhism: it was recorded in a Northern Wei text, Description of Buddhist Temples in Luoyang (洛陽伽藍記), that a parade for a statue of Buddha of a temple was led by a lion to drive away evil spirits.

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American Airlines Chinese New Year Celebration Lion Dance Performance LAX

Dragon Dance International Live Show bookings 

Wushu Shaolin Entertainment is revered for producing the most professional Chinese cultural live showcases.  One of the most revered productions features our very unique Chinese Dragon Dance costume which was recently featured for the Walt Disney Los Angeles Philharmonic Music Center.  

In addition to the Chinese Dragon Dance Costume, we have a wide selection of unique Lion Dance costumes that meet the highest standards in exellence.  

Legend of the Dragon is one of our finest attractions, blending chinese artistry with rich cinematic music and production elements. To book a show today please visit us online. 

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We are already receiving bookings for 2017.  If anyone is interested in booking a lion dance , dragon dance , wushu , Kung fu , or shaolin monk performance,  please be sure to contact us as early as possible.  Dates will fill up quickly. 

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Wushu Shaolin Entertainment is proud to present the Chinese cultural evening showcase at the Ramona Bowl Amphitheater on behalf of the Bank of Hemet who sponsored the event. The presentation was a unique cultural experience featuring Chinese Martial Arts. For many in attendance, it was an eye opening experience set in the beautiful scenic sunset of the San Jacinto Valley in Riverside County, California. The city is best known for being home of the fictional character Ramona, which is the title of an 1884 American best selling novel written by Helen Hunt Jackson.

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The Chinese Female Ribbon Dance and Fan Dance are a crowd favorite. These presentations have been performed in China for thousands of years.

In China classical dance has a long history of thousands of years within the imperial palace and ancient theater and opera venues. After millennia, these dancing arts have developed profound wisdom featuring unique movements, rhythms, and value. Each dynasty would propel Dance forward with traditional aesthetic principles leading to the dawn of a new era.

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The Chinese Female Fan Dance is a beautiful experience for everyone. For centuries the traditional Fan dance has been a source of pride for the Chinese people.

Classical dance practices can trace as far back as 5,000 years and is rich with expressive powers. Dancers bring out the inner meaning of intrinsic thoughts and feelings, reflecting the peculiarities of human nature, morals, value, and religious divinity. The art is a big part of Chinese Culture and all of humanity as a whole. It was left to all of us by the ancients who came before. Its profound value and beauty can be shared by all of humanity.

Chinese culture is subdivided into many ethnic traditions that are represented by a vast assortment of traditions. From indigenous folk dances to distinct ribbon, fan, umbrella, and flag dancing, Chinese Ethnic identity is still being passed down through dance and art. Each performance provides a rare insight into ancient Chinese customs, culture, and even religious traditions. These instances of traditional Chinese Life are embedded into the dance itself and are inspiring.

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Wushu Shaolin Entertainment is known for producing some of the most beautiful Chinese Female Dance presentations in the industry. Please book our team today.


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Wushu Shaolin Entertainment is world renowned for producing International Chinese Cultural showcases featuring the most creative cultural artisans in the industry. The team has performed in Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Dubai, and throughout the United States for countless distinguished guests. Each show takes months of preparation combining music, dance, Wushu, Shaolin Kung Fu, and elaborate Chinese Cultural Costumes.

The live show production company offers professional Lion Dance, Dragon Dance, and Wushu Shaolin Kung Fu performances. Each show features the leading Chinese Cultural Artisans in the industry to provide clients with the most professional demonstration troupe in the world. Current performers include Shaolin Temple Kung Fu Monks, Black Belt Martial Artist, and industry standard Lion and Dragon Dance performers.

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Taiji – Kung Fu – Wushu – Shaolin Warriors – Bookings Services

Taiji (simplified Chinese: 太极; traditional Chinese: 太極; pinyin: tàijí; literally: “great pole”) is a Chinese cosmological term for the “Supreme Ultimate” state of undifferentiated absolute and infinite potential, the oneness before duality, from which Yin and Yang originate, contrasted with the Wuji (無極, “Without Ultimate”).

The term Taiji and its other spelling T’ai chi (using Wade–Giles as opposed to Pinyin) are most commonly used in the West to refer to Taijiquan (or T’ai chi ch’uan, 太極拳), an internal martial art, Chinese meditation system and health practice. This article, however, refers only to the use of the term in Chinese philosophy and Taoist spirituality.

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Taiji is the supreme martial art given to us from Ancient Chinese Practitioners who paved the way for health, joy, and profound wisdom. Practicing Taiji Quan is a very spiritual process and one that helps to build solidarity inside and out.

The word 太極 comes from I Ching: “易有太極,是生兩儀,兩儀生四象,四象生八卦,八卦定吉凶,吉凶生大業。”

Taiji (太極) is a compound of tai “great; grand; supreme; extreme; very; too” (a superlative variant of da “big; large; great; very”) and ji “pole; roof ridge; highest/utmost point; extreme; earth’s pole; reach the end; attain; exhaust”. In analogy with the figurative meanings of English pole, Chinese ji 極 “ridgepole” can mean “geographical pole; direction” (e.g., siji 四極 “four corners of the earth; world’s end”), “magnetic pole” (Beiji 北極 “North Pole” or yinji 陰極 “negative pole; cathode”), or “celestial pole” (baji 八極 “farthest points of the universe; remotest place”). Combining the two words, 太極 means “the source, the beginning of the world”.

Common English translations of the cosmological Taiji are the “Supreme Ultimate” (Le Blanc 1985, Zhang and Ryden 2002) or “Great Ultimate” (Chen 1989, Robinet 2008); but other versions are the “Supreme Pole” (Needham and Ronan 1978), “Great Absolute”, or “Supreme Polarity” (Adler 1999).

Shifu Sal Redner is a leader in Chinese Martial Arts, helping to produce live presentations that inspire and educate the world about the benefits of arts like Shaolin Kung Fu and Taiji Quan.
Shifu Sal Redner is a leader in Chinese Martial Arts, helping to produce live presentations that inspire and educate the world about the benefits of arts like Shaolin Kung Fu and Taiji Quan.

 

Taiji is understood to be the highest conceivable principle, that from which existence flows. This is very similar to the Daoist idea “reversal is the movement of the Dao”. The “supreme ultimate” creates yang and yin: movement generates yang; when its activity reaches its limit, it becomes tranquil. Through tranquility the supreme ultimate generates yin. When tranquility has reached its limit, there is a return to movement. Movement and tranquility, in alternation, become each the source of the other. The distinction between the yin and yang is determined and the two forms (that is, the yin and yang) stand revealed. By the transformations of the yang and the union of the yin, the 5 elements (Qi) of water, fire, wood, metal and earth are produced. These 5 Qi become diffused, which creates harmony. Once there is harmony the 4 seasons can occur. Yin and yang produced all things, and these in their turn produce and reproduce, this makes these processes never ending. (Wu, 1986) Taiji underlies the practical Taijiquan (T’ai Chi Ch’uan) – A Chinese internal martial art based on the principles of Yin and Yang and Taoist philosophy, and devoted to internal energetic and physical training. Taijiquan is represented by five family styles: Chen, Sun, Yang, Wu(Hao), and Wu (NQA {Meeting}). There are also many other and/or more modernized styles

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This photograph features Shifu Sal Redner delivering a riveting performance at the Ramona Bowl Theater. For more information regarding our live presentations, please feel free to contact us below.

Taiji references are found in Chinese classic texts associated with many schools of Chinese philosophy.

Zhang and Ryden explain the ontological necessity of Taiji.

Any philosophy that asserts two elements such as the yin-yang of Chinese philosophy will also look for a term to reconcile the two, to ensure that both belong to the same sphere of discourse. The term ‘supreme ultimate’ performs this role in the philosophy of the Book of Changes. In the Song dynasty it became a metaphysical term on a par with the Way. (2002:179)

Zhuangzi[edit]

The Daoist classic Zhuangzi introduced the Taiji concept. One of the (ca. 3rd century BCE) “Inner Chapters” contrasts Taiji 太極 “great ultimate” (tr. “zenith“) and Liuji 六極 “six ultimates; six cardinal directions” (tr. “nadir“).

The Way has attributes and evidence, but it has no action and no form. It may be transmitted but cannot be received. It may be apprehended but cannot be seen. From the root, from the stock, before there was heaven or earth, for all eternity truly has it existed. It inspirits demons and gods, gives birth to heaven and earth. It lies above the zenith but is not high; it lies beneath the nadir but is not deep. It is prior to heaven and earth, but is not ancient; it is senior to high antiquity, but it is not old. (tr. Mair 1994:55)

Huainanzi[edit]

The (2nd century BCE) Huainanzi mentions a Daoist Zhenren “true person; perfected person” and the Taiji “Supreme Ultimate” that transcends categories like yin and yang, exemplified with the yinyang fusui and fangzhu mirrors.

The fu-sui 夫煫 (burning mirror) gathers fire energy from the sun; the fang-chu 方諸 (moon mirror) gathers dew from the moon. What are [contained] between Heaven and Earth, even an expert calculator cannot compute their number. Thus, though the hand can handle and examine extremely small things, it cannot lay hold of the brightness [of the sun and moon]. Were it within the grasp of one’s hand (within one’s power) to gather [things within] one category from the Supreme Ultimate (t’ai-chi 太極) above, one could immediately produce both fire and water. This is because Yin and Yang share a common ch’i and move each other. (tr. Le Blanc 1985:120-1)

I Ching[edit]

Taiji also appears in the Xìcí 繫辭 “Appended Judgments” commentary to the I Ching, a late section traditionally attributed to Confucius but more likely dating to about the 3rd century B.C.E.[1]

Therefore there is in the Changes the Great Primal Beginning. This generates the two primary forces. The two primary forces generate the four images. The four images generate the eight trigrams. The eight trigrams determine good fortune and misfortune. Good fortune and misfortune create the great field of action. (tr. Wilhelm and Baynes 1967:318-9)

This two-squared generative sequence includes TaijiYin and Yang (two polarities) → Sixiang (Four Symbols) → Bagua (eight trigrams).

Richard Wilhelm and Cary F. Baynes explain.

The fundamental postulate is the “great primal beginning” of all that exists, t’ai chi – in its original meaning, the “ridgepole”. Later Indian philosophers devoted much thought to this idea of a primal beginning. A still earlier beginning, wu chi, was represented by the symbol of a circle. Under this conception, t’ai chi was represented by the circle divided into the light and the dark, yang and yin, Yin yang.svg. This symbol has also played a significant part in India and Europe. However, speculations of a Gnostic-dualistic character are foreign to the original thought of the I Ching; what it posits is simply the ridgepole, the line. With this line, which in itself represents oneness, duality comes into the world, for the line at the same time posits an above and a below, a right and left, front and back – in a word, the world of the opposites. (1967:lv)

Taijitu shuo – Zhou’s Taijitudiagram

The Song Dynasty philosopher Zhou Dunyi (1017-1073 CE) wrote the Taijitu shuo 太極圖說 “Explanation of the Diagram of the Supreme Ultimate”, which became the cornerstone of Neo-Confucianist cosmology. His brief text synthesized aspects of Chinese Buddhism and Daoism with metaphysical discussions in the I ching.

Zhou’s key terms Wuji and Taiji appear in the opening line 無極而太極, which Adler notes could also be translated “The Supreme Polarity that is Non-Polar!”.

Non-polar (wuji) and yet Supreme Polarity (taiji)! The Supreme Polarity in activity generates yang; yet at the limit of activity it is still. In stillness it generates yin; yet at the limit of stillness it is also active. Activity and stillness alternate; each is the basis of the other. In distinguishing yin and yang, the Two Modes are thereby established. The alternation and combination of yang and yin generate water, fire, wood, metal, and earth. With these five [phases of] qi harmoniously arranged, the Four Seasons proceed through them. The Five Phases are simply yin and yang; yin and yang are simply the Supreme Polarity; the Supreme Polarity is fundamentally Non-polar. [Yet] in the generation of the Five Phases, each one has its nature. (tr. Adler 1999:673-4)

Instead of usual Taiji translations “Supreme Ultimate” or “Supreme Pole”, Adler uses “Supreme Polarity” (see Robinet 1990) because Zhu Xi describes it as the alternating principle of yin andyang, and …

insists that taiji is not a thing (hence “Supreme Pole” will not do). Thus, for both Zhou and Zhu, taiji is the yin-yang principle of bipolarity, which is the most fundamental ordering principle, the cosmic “first principle.” Wuji as “non-polar” follows from this.

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