Welcome KFMM Fans, and Thank You for coming to Kung fu Movie Madness. I am very excited that you choose to come to this site. 2019-2020 will be a great year for all of us and the year of Kung Fu Movies I’ve been away for a long time and I apologize greatly to the fans who appreciate this fan page. KFMM was hacked and then I had some life issues that sat Kung Fu Movie Madness on the shelf for a moment. But KFMM is back and ready to rock and roll baby.
I’ve been watching a lot of old kung fu movies lately and you know what that does? Instant inspiration so yeah I’m ready to get back into the groove and talk Kung Fu. I’ve been watching a lot of older films that I haven’t seen in a long time while expanding on my library adding older films as well. One of my favorite observations is seeing and learning when a Kung Fu Star began there career and developed through the years. Seeing how many bad guys started out as good guys and vice versa. Kung Fu Movies back in the day in my opinion maybe didn’t have the technology we have today, but the crude yet raw look and style that they were made in are what makes them such classics today. Don’t get me wrong I enjoy the modern kung fu films as well but I seem to always go back to the origin.
I grew up during the beginning of the Hip Hop era so its kind of the same for me today with the music, some of its good but there’s a difference. That’s my preference it’s neither good or bad. So, I say all that to say this site will be mostly dedicated towards the 70s, 80s and 90s films. I will create articles of the more recent films, just not the focus of the site.
Why I created this site you ask? Well, when I was a little lad growing up in the mean streets of Detroit I started out going to a private school then ended up in public school where things were a lot different. I got picked on a lot at that time and my older sister took it upon herself to shift my mindset of fighting. She started outputting a Bruce Lee poster up in her room and so whenever I would walk in her room I would see this Asian guy that looked mean and ripped starring at me. So I asked her who is this dude, She said Bruce Lee I said who? She was like never mind Ill show you. (Oh, I forgot to say my sister was 20 and I was 8 yrs old). Now a week pasted and I”m wondering what she meant by showing who Bruce Lee was, next thing I know she says are you ready and I’m like for what and she’s Like to see Bruce Lee I’m like hell yeah let’s go. She takes me to the Fox Theater to see “Fist of Fury” “Duel of the Iron Fist” and “Chinese MAck”. All of the films I enjoyed but when Bruce Lee came on the screen I like froze in time watching the film. I was stuck in the film watching Bruce’s every move.
After the movie, I’m thanking my sister and jumping around all over the place acting like Bruce Lee and the other martial arts stars. But Bruce had me, had me to the point I became him you know like Bruce Leroy in the 1985 Kung Fu comedy flick “The Last Dragon” I know but I literally became Lee to the point I bought a Kung Fu outfit like Bruce wear in “Chinese Connection”. By this time my father would take me and about 10 of my friend and my sister, have us in the back of his pickup truck to take us to see kung fu movies. Those were special times in my life. They make me happy, so the reason for Kung Fu Movie Madness.
This site was conceived in 2011 my girlfriend at the time Erin Fitzgerald encouraged me to create the site since that’s all she saw me watching at the time of us getting together. It had a good run too before being hacked and other circumstances. So thank you again, Erin, for the inspiration and even after our relationship and being such a great friend and encouraging me to get it back running after 5 years out of commission.
So that’s it about me, Kung Fu Movie Madness is back again but here to stay this go-round. KFMM is a labor of love for me. I hope you all enjoy the site and contribute to it as well. I am grateful to all the fans of kung fu movies that visit because I know you all have some type of story about kung fu movies and how they inspired you.
These movies have had a big impact on how I live my life, on a lot of levels. I was also blessed to have great people in my life to do the same. One, in particular, my sister ‘rest in peace’ Brenda Gail Crosby, thank you for being you and also introducing me to Bruce Lee and Kung Fu Movies.Love you always.