Fong Sai-Yuk (Chinese: 方世&#29577)
pinyin: Fāng Shy;
Yale Cantonese: Fong1 Sai3 Yuk6)

In most versions of his legend, the Chinese folk hero was trained in the martial arts by his mother Miu Tsui-Fa, daughter of Miu Hin, one of the Five Elders who escaped the destruction of the Shaolin Monastery by the Qing Dynasty.

Ever since Sai-Yuk's birth, Miu Tsui-Fa would bathe him in the Chinese herbal liniment dit da jow?, making him practically invulnerable.

While he was still in his early teens, he accepted an open challenge from Tiger Lu and killed him.

The Death

As the legend says, Fong Sai-Yuk was killed by Bak Mei (white eyebrow), the notorious kung-fu warrior in a battle embedded with revenge. [by]

Fong Sai-Yuk: The Movie

1993 saw the release of Fong Sai-Yuk (North American title: The Legend), a Hong Kong-made martial arts film starring Jet Li and directed by Corey Yuen. The film has strong comic elements that dovetail with the mischievous reputation of its hero, a young kung-fu master who spends his days playing around with his friends instead of learning. He slowly comes to learn that his father is the head of the Red Flower Society, an anti-Qing rebel group (cf. Tiandihui). The rest of this film follows Fong Sai-Yuk as he matures into the legendary Chinese warrior he comes to be. In the film, Fong Sai-Yuk's mother is a main character and Tiger Lu is the father of Sai-Yuk's love interest and a figure of amusement rather than a menacing villain. Fong Sai Yuk also portrayed as a mama's boy. More than once he is saved by her. There is also a sequel.

Box Office

The Fong Sai Yuk movie was a box office hit on Hong Kong, grossing HK $30,666,842. As a result, a sequel was commissioned immediately.

See also

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