Chinese Card Sharp Uses Kung Fu Techniques
Posted on May 25, 2011
It would seem that the martial arts form known as Kung fu has gone even further than expected, as via its techniques other objects could function as knives.
Here is the cutting tale of a Chinese man who has carved a niche for himself by transforming his playing cards into hurling knives.
In reality, in China, the word kung fu can also relate to non-martial arts contexts and can come to mean any individual accomplishment or skill cultivated through long and hard work.
Bai Dengchun, age 23, who hails from northern China’s Shandong Province, can throw cards with such force and accuracy that from as far as 16 feet away he can slice a cucumber or burst a balloon. He can also crack an egg or knock off the end of a lit cigarette from a smoker’s mouth.
Bai’s parents respected his right to have a hobby but ultimately believed he was wasting his time. They changed their minds when a slot opened on the popular television show, China’s Got Talent. Below is a video clip from his amazing performance on that show.
Bai has been practicing kung fu since he was as a child, and ironically was always a very poor poker player. So he decided to throw the cards and win instead of playing them and lose.
“When I was young I loved playing poker but I always lost… The cards are like darts to me. I can precisely hit any target within a five meter (some 10 feet) radius,” said Bai.
He practiced the art of hurling cards as weapons every day for three years.
In the video below, Bai Bengchun amazes an audience by cutting cucumbers with cards.
Good Knife, everyone.