China News Service, Hong Kong, February 2nd, title: "Martial Arts Master" Xian Linwo: Aberdeen "beat" into a movie star
China News Agency reporter Han Xingtong
"Aberdeen! Come on, win the championship and become a big star!"
In 1973, the 19-year-old Xian Linwo went to Malaysia and stood on the court of the Southeast Asian Wushu Challenge Invitational. He heard this encouraging words from the audience.
In a few decades, the all-powerful "Martial Arts Master" became the vice chairman of the Hong Kong Muay Thai Council. When Xian Linwo was interviewed by a reporter from China News Agency, he inadvertently thought of this sentence and was happy.
It may not be enough to change Xian Linwo's life, but at least it miraculously foreshadows some kind of fate trajectory-after the teenager won the championship, he began to emerge in the film industry, which can be described as a rising star in martial arts.
Xian Linwo claims to be a "street boy".
There are many brothers and sisters in the family, and the living space of a hundred feet or so is inevitably cramped.
Since he was a child, he has been used to wandering on the streets, fighting for strength, and naturally he hasn't played less.
In the late 1960s, Xian Linwo was serving as a waiter in the restaurant next to the Baile Theater. He saw a thin and short man all day long, accompanied by a few sturdy men who came to drink tea.
He observed secretly and speculated on gossip: "Did this person set up a gambling stall?"
He laughed and said that at the beginning he "want to be crooked" and that he was unpredictable. Later, he heard that the short man was Chen Xiuzhong, who won the Southeast Asian ring championship in 1969 and was a big sage.
As a kind of national martial arts, Dasheng Pigua belongs to the northern martial arts. According to legend, it is a martial arts school of Shaolin Temple, dating back to the Ming Dynasty.
The enviable Xian Linwo admired Chen Xiuzhong's sect, and learned martial arts as a teacher.
"Master asked me if I was daring enough to compete in the ring? I said, of course, I was daring enough. I used to be one-on-one and one-on-one in the street. Now, what are you afraid of?" Teenagers are most enthusiastic, Xi Wu also said that after practicing.
Only when there is energy is power, otherwise, no matter how many moves, it will be nothing but empty talk.
In order to train physical fitness, Xian Linwo ran uphill along Tin Hau Temple Road every day, passed a pond, swam twice back and forth, and then continued to run around the Admiralty Government Headquarters today.
"When I was boring to run alone, I chased the bus. When it arrived at the station, I chased it, and then it surpassed me." He never tires of the drudgery in the eyes of others. the way".
Speaking of martial arts museums, people of that era always wore colored glasses, "I think it is a'rotten boy museum', it is a base for recruiting troops and gangs." Xian Linwo lamented that although "the tree is big with dead branches", there are still many decent people , Upright martial arts hall.
"Master often tells us, don't bully people just because you know martial arts. If you win, you have no money, if you lose, you have no face. If you want to fight, you can fight in the ring." To learn martial arts, he must first learn morality. He still remembers. The same was passed on to his apprentices many years later.
When Xian Linwo was 19, he played for the first time and returned from Malaysia to win the championship. He rose to fame and caught up with the wave of action film development in Hong Kong. He soon signed a contract with a film company and became active on the big screen.
Is acting fun?
Xian Linwo nodded and showed a simple smile, "It's fun, but it's hard work." That was the era of the film machine. There were no post-editing and special effects. There were many actions in a shot, and it often took more than ten or twenty times.
In the movie "Best Partner: A Thousand Miles to Save the Chaplain", there was a scene where he confronted Xu Guanjie, "He wants to fly from the side, I pounce on it, then bounce off, fall to the ground with a'bang' and react by myself .But he is next to me and I can’t see him. I just glanced at it from the corner of the eye. It’s difficult for everyone to grasp the timing. This shot was repeatedly kicked a dozen times. The tiles on the ground were all cracked. ." But in the end the director still used the first one.
Xian Linwo didn't mind, but instead laughed and said, "It's usually like this when making movies."
By the mid-1980s, the full-contact kickboxing sport became more and more popular and ushered in a rare period of prosperity.
Unfortunately, the good times did not last long. The government subsequently implemented a "one size fits all" regulatory system, requiring fighters to wear armor and headgear, which greatly affected the performance of fighters and the appreciable degree of competition.
Xian Linwo also has an insight into the general trend of fighting, knowing that traditional Chinese martial arts will not be suitable for the new development direction of fighting, such as the change of the ring from cordless to corded.
So he led a group of disciples to switch from Chinese martial arts to Muay Thai fighting, and successively fought many classic battles, with a record of knocking down opponents in 27 seconds.
In front of the ring surrounded by orange and blue, several sandbags were hung from the ceiling.
Sitting in the open space between the sandbags, Xian Linwo talked a lot about old things, with a gentle smile on his face.
At this time, the reporter asked him to show a few tricks. He excitedly got up and jumped onto the ring, put on his gloves, his eyes were sharp, his punches were sharp and sharp, and he went down forcefully.
At this time, he matched up with the boy who fisted and made handsome moves in the old picture on the wall, rekindling his fighting spirit and returning to his youth.