Black Dragon (02:41)
Ron Van Clief recalls becoming interested in kungfu movies as a child. He traveled to Hong Kong to make movies of his own.
Black Pride (03:01)
Dennis Brown was inspired by movies he saw in New York City's Chinatown. Oso Tayari Casel started with karate and moved into Chinese martial arts.
New Techniques (01:59)
Donald Hamby is the chief instructor at his own school in Los Angeles. He recalls racism and the Civil Rights Movement.
Violent Hate Crime (04:11)
Van Clief experienced racism in the Marine Corps while stationed in the South. He recalls the day he refused to sit in the back of the bus.
Bruce Lee (02:53)
Brown remembers the death of Martin Luther King Jr. and the race riots that followed. Hamby watched movies in Chinatown.
Black Hero (02:35)
Van Clief went by the Name "The Black Dragon" in his films. The nickname was given to him by Bruce Lee.
Becoming a Matial Artist (02:40)
Brown learned kungfu from Will Lyn before opening his own school.
Hung Gar (03:30)
Hamby was motivated to be the best at his art. He talks about breath control and stances.
Combined Cultures (02:48)
The African fusion martial art performed by Casel embraces community and promotes culture.
Competition and Success (02:07)
Casel has been competing nationally since 1967. Brown may have been the first African American to train in mainland china.
Community Effect (02:57)
Brown teaches strategies for gaining control of an opponent. Children who participate in kungfu do better in school. Hamby shares his teaching philosophy.
Father Son Training (03:14)
Hamby taught his son Odell to defend himself with martial arts. The pair uses breath control to bend steel.
Snake Groundfighting System (03:18)
Casel integrates African dance into martial arts. He uses a real snake to instruct students.
Self Defense (01:27)
Van Clief practices on the beach in the Virgin Islands.
Kung Fu Family (05:27)
Hamby travels to Hong Kong to learn and pay tribute every couple of years. He describes the Shaolin 5 Animal Set.
U.S. Capitol Classics (03:34)
Brown began a national tournament. It is now held at the Washington D.C. Convention Center.
Shackle Hands (01:49)
Bakari Alexander teaches at Casel's school.
Casel and Alexander purchased land to build an outdoor training area for martial arts.
Credits: The Black Kungfu Experience (01:01)
Credits: The Black Kungfu Experience
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