' Jet Li? Oo's that ? Ah loov Van Damme me! '
Take a look at the following website :
Like many of these kinds of martial arts schools in the UK, its a franchise. The website states the following:
"The BCKA is a non-elitist organisation that caters for all. Students of all ages, abilities and either gender are welcome to train with the BCKA and maximise their potential in whichever side of the BCKA they choose to concentrate, whether this be kickboxing for sport or martial arts in its pure form. With top quality instructors, upcoming and proven fighters and unrivalled choice - opt for the BCKA for a true martial art experience."
Non-elitist? This implies that it doesn't matter if the founder isn't Chinese despite being called a British Chinese Martial Arts Association as its open to all. But if its open to all why doesn't it say the word ' races' above? Is it assumed? Does that mean its okay for a British Chinese to enrol?
Well looking at the website, it doesn't look like it...
'Fo' Queen and Country ey oop smell mi chip fat armpits lad'
'Fo me next trick Um gonna poonch dat daft coont out at the local Chinky'
'Ow did dat fookin Paki lad get in da photo?'
British Chinese martial arts as a euphemism for White English barbarianism ?
Whilst Chinese in the UK are scrambling to be accepted by British elitism, Chinese culture is being abused and appropriated in whatever way as seen fit. If 'British Chinese Kickboxing' is just a technicality, they could at least have renamed it ' White English Kickboxing Association guest-starring South Asian janitor.' The example of this school in the north of the UK is not special, it is the same all over the UK - its usually white people teaching Chinese martial arts, there's never a Chinese in sight. Or if its run by a Chinese, the assistants are usually either White or Black.
Kickboxing as we know isn't Chinese, its based in Korean martial arts tae kwon do, most Chinese martial arts that's taught in the UK is Wing Chun. But in the instance that a school can call themselves 'British Chinese' shouldn't it bother British Chinese?
What if those same Chavs used martial arts against you? Wouldnt that be ironic?
There are enough BBCs who want to be White, so why aren't there any BBCs exclusively exploiting White culture?