1. Are there any martial arts schools in your area? In this city?
  2. At what age do you think it is best to begin training in martial arts?
  3. Can you name any Japanese/Chinese/Korean martial arts?
  4. Can you name some Japanese, Chinese, and Korean martial arts? Describe them for your partner.
  5. Do you believe that martial arts masters of the past were actually able to fly?
  6. Do you ever watch martial arts on TV?
  7. Do you know any good martial arts websites?
  8. Do you know anything about martial arts history? What?
  9. Do you know how to use any traditional weapons?
  10. Do you know of any interesting training methods?
  11. Do you know the names of different kicks, punches, and stances?
  12. Do you know the names of the different kicks/punches/stances?
  13. Do you like fighting?
  14. Do you like Hong Kong kung fu movies? Do you like martial art movies of other countries?
  15. Do you often fight?
  16. Do you think it’s important to preserve traditions in martial arts?
  17. Do you think it’s useful to study martial arts to defend yourself in today’s world?
  18. Have you ever been in a fight of any kind? Did you win? Do you like fighting? Do you know anyone who does?
  19. Have you ever been in a fight? Did you win?
  20. Have you ever seen or heard of the Shaolin monks and their abilities?
  21. Have you ever studied a martial art?
  22. How does Kung Fu, Tae Kwon Do, or Aikido compare to western boxing?
  23. How does kung fu/tae kwon do/aikido compare to western boxing?
  24. How many different kinds of kung fu have you heard of? For example, do you know the difference between traditional kung fu and modern wushu?
  25. How much should a person train in a martial art to become successful?
  26. How much should you train?
  27. If you have trained in a martial art, was it difficult? What did your teacher ask you to do? What level of ability did you attain? Did you ever take part in a competition?
  28. What age is best to start training in martial arts? At what age do you think it is best to begin training in martial arts?
  29. What are belts and sashes for?
  30. What are forms or katas for?
  31. What are the benefits of studying martial arts? (health, self-discipline, etc.)
  32. What do you know about aikido?
  33. What do you know about judo?
  34. What do you know about karate?
  35. What do you know about kendo?
  36. What do you know about martial arts history?
  37. What do you know about tae kwon do?
  38. What do you think “the art of fighting without fighting” (Bruce Lee) means?
  39. What do you think Bruce Lee’s comment that Kung Fu is “the art of fighting without fighting” means?
  40. What is your favorite kung fu movie?
  41. What’s the coolest Kung fu animal style?
  42. What’s the difference between traditional kung fu and modern wushu?
  43. What’s the most important thing in a fight?
  44. What’s the most important thing in a martial arts competition?
  45. What’s your favorite fighting technique?
  46. Which martial art is best in your opinion? Why?
  47. Which martial art uniform do you like best?
  48. Which traditional weapon do you think is the coolest?
  49. Who’s your favorite kung fu movie actor? What do you know about Jackie Chan?

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