Friday, June 5, 2009


David Carradine: Half Badass, Half Dance Machine

SAN DIEGO (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Late Kung Fu legend David Carradine not only had a gift for kicking butt, the man could also bust a move.

Carradine, who was found dead in his hotel room in Bangkok, Thailand, this past Wednesday (Jun. 3), told FlashNews last fall that he was a trained dancer in tap, ballet, and jazz long before his breakthrough on the 1970s TV series Kung Fu.

Due to his dance training, he was able to learn martial arts quickly, and the balance and choreography of it was a breeze for the agile Grasshopper.

He revealed to FlashNews that his favorite way to practice for fight scenes in films like Kill Bill was to not practice at all.

Carradine said, “I don’t rehearse the moves until right before we shoot.”

He’d sometimes pick up the martial arts moves during his lunch breaks on the set, and for the big fight with Uma Thurman in Kill Bill, he learned the moves the very morning they shot it.

Carradine also dreamed of writing an American opera, since he studied music in college.

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