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I am writing a screenplay in which there are many Kung Fu scenes. Obviously I don't know Kung Fu. so how can I write the fight scenes for my screenplay? Thanks.


Glenn Bossik, Editor-in-Chief:
My recommendation would be for you to buy a martial arts book containing photographs of Kung Fu moves. I've seen such books at Barnes & Noble, and they usually contain very good descriptions under each photo shown.

Also, check out the following page on

Another excellent way to learn how to effectively describe martial arts moves in a script is to study the script of The Matrix:

It's always best to find a screenplay that uses the techniques you're trying to emulate.

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