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|Dec-04-12|| ||Strongest Force: This page is entertaining. I thank all for participating. Josh's experience with martial arts may have been akin to real life Karate Kid stuff: a Russian american kid who was/is a kung fu master who started bullying Josh at a pick-up basketball game. That Russian kid lived in the same building as the Kamskys and could have been a GM. He switched from chess to kung fu when he saw Bruce Lee in The Chinese Connection. This is all true as him & Josh were good friends of mine.|
|Dec-04-12|| ||Nightsurfer: <Strongest Force> If one talks of <linking Chess to Martial Arts> and if one mentions <Joshua Waitzkin> in the foregoing context, one should mention as well that the concept of <linking Chess to Martial Arts> has been created by <Adisa Banjoko>, herewith more information about that: http://www.thechessdrum.net/histori...|
<Adisa Banjoko> has founded the Hip-Hop Chess Federation - the link to the HHCF: http://hiphopchess.blogspot.de - , and the HHCF has the vision of merging the cultures of Hip-Hop, Martial Arts and Chess. Herewith a corresponding interview with <Adisa Banjoko> that he has granted to the German daily <"neues deutschland">: http://www.neues-deutschland.de/art...
The HHCF has got stared with a great tournament in 2007, herewith a very entertaining reportage on TV: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FaEL...
<RZA> of the <Wu-Tang Clan> took part in that tournament too, since he is a great fan of chess, please check out the interview as follows: http://chessbase.de/nachrichten.asp...
RZA and his <Wu-Tang Clan> emphasize the connection between Chess and Martial Arts, herewith their famous clip that is an all-time statement on that: http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x2... ...
|Dec-04-12|| ||Nightsurfer: ... that famous quote <"A game of chess is like a sword-fight ..."> that has become the programmatic line of <Wu-Tang Clan>'s song <"Da Mystery of Chessboxin'"> is a quote from the famous movie <"Shaolin and Wu Tang" (1981)>, herewith the movie: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8u4d... ... the scene when they play a thrilling game of chess (though it is Chinese Chess <"XiangQi"> ...) and when they <talk that talk "A game of chess is like a sword-fight ..."> , that talking starts at <15.51 pp.> ...|
Herewith a short clip that just features that very quote: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3uPA... ...
... apart from that: the title of <Wu-Tang Clan>'s song <"Da Mystery of Chessboxin'"> is the title of a whole movie that is dedicated to the idea that Martial Arts and Chess (though it is Chinese Chess <"XiangQi"> in the movie ...) are sisters, namely Chess is the Martial Art of the mind and Kung Fu is the Martial Art of the body, just have a look at the movie: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GgTv... , that movie is amazing, so much CHESS in a MOVIE!
Conclusion: The Godfathers of merging Chess and Martial Arts are those movie producers from the East, and their pupils are <RZA> and <Wu-Tang Clan> and <Adisa Banjoko>: They are the people that run the show!
|Dec-04-12|| ||HeMateMe: "World v. Bob" is still the best ever film with a chess theme.|
|Dec-05-12|| ||Strongest Force: Thx for bringing up that important history <Nightsurfer>. GM M. Ashley is good friends with Josh & actor Will Smith. The GM is a Akido expert & Smith may have introduced Rza & other HH stars to the GM. The Mystery Of Chess Boxing is very important.|
|Dec-05-12|| ||SugarDom: World Tai Chi Push Hands champion|
|Dec-13-12|| ||Nightsurfer: <Strongest Force> One of the supporters of the <Hip Hop Chess Federation (HHCF)> is Emory A Tate , herewith a video that features Emory A Tate giving a lecture at an event of <HHCF> that has been attended by <RZA>, <Rakaa> from <Dilated Peoples> and others: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JH3e... |
BTW, Joshua Waitzkin takes part in <HHCF>-events too, herewith a corresponding clip: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8G0u... ;-)
|Dec-04-13|| ||Penguincw: Happy 37th birthday IM Joshua Waitzkin.|
|Dec-04-13|| ||Strongest Force: How is Josh doing in Brazilian jiu jitsu? Anyone?|
|Apr-09-14|| ||Riverbeast: There are two films on Youtube that were filmed in the chess circle in Washington Square Park in the 1980s, where you can see several of the real characters portrayed in "Searching for Bobby Fischer" |
1) "Men Who Would Be Kings" (a lot of footage of Vinnie Livermore and other park characters mentioned in the book):
2) "For Love or Money" (more footage of Vinnie Livermore, and a quick shot of Israel Zilber who was also portrayed in the film - "$5 to play Man Who Beat Tal")
|Apr-09-14|| ||Strongest Force: RB, where you been dude? :)|
|Oct-24-14|| ||dehanne: Is the final game Mr Waitzkin played in the movie Searching for Bobby Fischer apocryphal?|
|Oct-24-14|| ||MissScarlett: No, it's ahere: J Sarwer vs Waitzkin, 1986|
|Oct-24-14|| ||dehanne: In the movie, though, I remember Waitzkin winning the game with an X-ray check after opposite colour pawns marching to their promotion square.|
|Oct-24-14|| ||MissScarlett: Next you'll be asking if Fred Waitzkin looks like Joe Mantegna.|
|Oct-24-14|| ||dehanne: < Next you'll be asking if Fred Waitzkin looks like Joe Mantegna.>
I don't know. Does he?|
|Oct-24-14|| ||perfidious: I met Fred Waitzkin long ago, but have no idea what Mantegna looks like, so who knows? |
Don't care, either.
|Oct-24-14|| ||wordfunph: <perfidious> Joe Mantegna of my fave tv series Criminal Minds, now on its 10th season.|
|Oct-25-14|| ||perfidious: <wordfunph> Must have seen Mantegna after all, for I have watched Criminal Minds on occasion.|
|Dec-04-16|| ||Kamagong42: happy birthday!|
|Jul-05-17|| ||wordfunph: He wrote a book for the So fans--
|Aug-04-18|| ||technical draw: No kibitzing in 2018. So here goes. I was at a forum where someone asked: Bobby Fischer and Josh Waitzkin at 20. Who would win? Everyone that replied picked Fischer. In fact one ventured to say that if they played 10 games Fischer would win all 10. Waitzkin might at best been a weak IM. Fischer at 20 was a chess monster.|
|Aug-04-18|| ||nok: <Bobby Fischer and Josh Waitzkin at 20. Who would win?> In a fight? Gonna go Josh.|
|Aug-04-18|| ||JimNorCal: Agree, Bobby would mop the floor with 'im.|
|Aug-07-18|| ||pazzed paun: A michael thaler josh waitzkin matchup would make more sense|
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