Donnie Yen Handbook - Everything you need to know about Donnie Yen
Donnie Yen Ji-dan (born 27 July 1963) is a Hong Kong-based Chinese martial artist, film director and producer, action choreographer, and world wushu tournament medalist. Apart from being a well-known film and television actor in Hong Kong, Yen has also gained international recognition for appearing in many films together with other prominent and internationally-known actors such as Jackie Chan, Jet Li and Michelle Yeoh. Yen is widely credited by many as the person responsible for popularizing the traditional martial arts style known as Wing Chun. He played the role of Wing Chun grandmaster Ip Man in the 2008 film Ip Man, which was a box office success. This has led to an increase in the number of people taking up Wing Chun, leading to hundreds of new Wing Chun schools to be opened up in mainland China and other parts of Asia. Ip Chun, the eldest son of Ip Man, even mentioned that he is grateful to Yen for making his family art popular and allowing his father's legacy to be remembered. Yen is considered to be Hong Kong's top action star, director Peter Chan mentioned that he ",is the 'it' action person right now", and ",has built himself into a bona fide leading man, who happens to be an action star.", Yen is widely credited for bringing mixed martial arts (MMA) into the mainstream of Chinese culture, by choreographing MMA in many of his recent films. Yen has displayed notable skills in MMA, being well-versed in boxing, kickboxing, taekwondo, Muay Thai, wrestling, karate, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Judo, Wing Chun, and Wushu. Seen as one of the most popular film stars in Asia in recent years, Yen is currently one of the most highly paid actors in the whole of Asia. This book is your ultimate resource for Donnie Yen. Here you will find the most up-to-date information, photos, and much more. In easy to read chapters, with extensive references and links to get you to know all there is to know about Donnie Yen's Early life, Career and Personal life right away. A quick look inside: Donnie Yen, 12th Hong Kong Film Awards, 23rd Hong Kong Film Awards, 25th Hong Kong Film Awards, 26th Hong Kong Film Awards, 27th Hong Kong Film Awards, 28th Hong Kong Film Awards, 30th Hong Kong Film Awards, 31st Hong Kong Film Awards, All's Well, Ends Well 2012, B-boying, Beijing Wushu Team, Blade II, Bow-sim Mark, Chen Zhen (fictional character), Chinese martial arts, Ching Siu-tung, Donnie Yen filmography, Dragon Tiger Gate, Drunken Tai Chi, Fist of Fury, Fist of Fury (TV series), Flash Point (film), Highlander: Endgame, Hip-hop dance, Hong Kong Film Award for Best Action Choreography, Ip Man (film), Iron Monkey (1993 film), Legend of the Wolf, Once Upon a Time in China II, SPL: Sha Po Lang, Seven Swords, Shanghai Knights, T'ai chi ch'uanand more pages!Contains selected content from the highest rated entries, typeset, printed and shipped, combining the advantages of up-to-date and in-depth knowledge with the convenience of printed books. A portion of the proceeds of each book will be donated to the Wikimedia Foundation to support their mission.
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