4-18-2018 – Dr. Hildy®: Donnie Yen – From Monkey Kung Fu to Frozen in Time

~Donnie Yen:  From Monkey Kung Fu to Frozen in Time ~

 “I am one with the Force, and the Force is with me.” 

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 – 1:00-3:00PM PDT
(2-4pm Mountain; 3-5pm Central, 4-6pm Eastern)

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Donnie Yen

Monkey Kung Fu

Chinese martial arts



“I am one with the Force, and the Force is with me.”

Though he is perhaps most famous to western audiences as Chirrut Îmwe, a Rebel spy in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Donnie Yen has had a long and prosperous career in cinema, spanning more than three decades. This week on One Cell, One Light Radio, Dr. Hildy and guest Veronica Hendricks will discuss Yen’s career, his use of varied martial arts styles, and what lies in Yen’s future.

Born in Guangzhou, China in 1963, Donnie Yen is the son of a kung fu master and a newspaper editor. When he was eleven, his family moved to Boston. Here he learned a great love of music as well as learning martial arts from his mother, a pioneer for Chinese martial arts in America. In time, he became a serious practitioner of modern Wu Shu, and his parents decided to send him to Beijing to train at the Chinese capital’s famed Wu Shu academy. It was when Yen returned to Hong Kong en route back to Boston that he met the famed martial arts movie director Yuen Woo-ping.

Donnie Yen exploded onto the Hong Kong movie scene when he was cast in the lead role of director Yuen Woo-ping’s Drunken Tai Chi. His debut film immediately established him as a viable leading man, and Yen has remained a major figure in Chinese action cinema to this day.

Yen’s career blossomed, including roles in over 70 movies and tv shows, including 1993’s Iron Monkey, Yimou Zhang’s 2002 masterpiece Hero, and the Ip Man series, of which a 4th movie is filming right now. He has also been in many American movies, such as the aforementioned Rogue One, Blade II, xXx: The Return of Xander Cage, and a live-action remake of Disney’s Mulan, scheduled for release in 2020, which will also star Jet Li.

Join Dr. Hildy and her guest, Film Producer Veronica Hendricks, as they discuss Donnie Yen on One Cell One Light Radio!




Dragon US Release TRAILER (2012)-Donnie Yen, Takeshi Kaneshiro Movie HD

Once Upon a Time in China II – TRAILER

Iron Monkey – TRAILER

Monkey King – TRAILER

Wu Xie (Dragon)– TRAILER  

Body Guards and Assassins – TRAILER

14 Blades – TRAILER (this film brings out the various Martial Arts Weapons) 

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny (2016) Featurette – Action – Donnie Yen, Michelle Yeoh,

Tomorrow Never Dies Movie CLIP – Chopper Trap (1997) HD – Roger Moore, Michelle Yoeh

~~IP Man Series~~







Dr. Hildy is offering A BUNDLE of goodies from Integrative Health Systems to the first person to call 323-466-2599 with the correct answer to the questions below. (Leave a message with your name and number.) Only one prize per person. 

Grand Prize Question:
Donnie Yen played in two movies with the name of Monkey.  What are the names of the movies?

Grand Prize: Chinese Dragon Tea Set, 5 Donnie Yen Movies which include ICEMAN and 14 Blades; Tribute to Asian Legends (4) Baci Mi Gels, Tea, 3 of Dr. Hildy’s Books,  a Cricket the Cat Fishing Line, guaranteed to catch a cat every time and a special Chinese Story book from the Dragon Gate Bookstore.

Dragon Gate Bookstore Bonus Prize Question:
What is the name of the movie in which Donnie Yen’s character is frozen in time for centuries?  (Clue:  The number 2 version is coming out in April 2018)

Bonus Prize:  Chinese Dragon Tea Set, 1 Donnie Yen movie, Tribute to Asian Legends (4) Baci Mi Gels, Tea, 3 of Dr. Hildy’s Books, a Cricket Cat Fishing Line, guaranteed to catch a cat every time and a special Chinese or Japanese Story book from the Dragon Gate Bookstore.


~~ Dragon Gate Bookstore ~~

Hildy’s favorite store to order DVDS and Books starring Takeshi Kaneshiro, Donnie Yen and other Asian Stars.

See new website:  https://dragongatebookstore.com/ 

Dragon Gate also carries all 3 of Dr. Hildy’s books.  Located at:   100 N Beretania St. A120, Honolulu, Hawaii  96814 eMail:     emilyng@hawaii.rr.com   Tel:  (808)-533-7147 

See details here: From the Desk of Dr. Hildy® – March 1, 2018
DRAGON GATE Bookstore, Honolulu, Hawaii

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