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The Sifu: Kung Fu Redemption is an action documentary reality show about personal transformation through the Tao or Way of Kung Fu
The Sifu: Kung Fu Redemption is an action documentary reality show about personal transformation through the Tao or Way of Kung Fu
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The Sifu: Kung Fu Redemption TV Show take viewers on an epic journey into the Way of Kung Fu.  The powerful drama and explosive action will entertain viewers as they watch initiates to kung fu struggle to adapt to the challenges of kung fu redemption.  At the Kung Fu Temple, the Sifu and his excellent staff of instructors help our guests have a transcendent experience - transforming them into more balanced human beings and their empowerment transforms the world around them.  

People come to learn kung fu for a variety of reasons: they want to learn self defense, or find the idea combat via martial arts to be a great fun. But others have serious problems they are dealing with – drug addiction, a feeling of purposelessness, or, as is the case in the first episode of this series, a returning soldier having trouble with anger and getting back into civilian life. 

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Bill, showcased in the first episode of The Sifu: Kung Fu Redemption signed on for ten hours a day for ten days to go through an intensive training program to guide him towards greater inner peace and balance.  You will admire him for putting in the hard work his Sifu demanded of him. He did it because of his determination to transform his life, and his journey was recorded and is now ready to be cut and edited into a fantastic episode - absorbing, challenging, mixing fun, struggle, and action in equal amounts - will Bill be able to make it through the course?

The Message of The Sifu: Kung Fu Redemption?

"How do you transform a lump of coal into a diamond? Put pressure on it."

More Show Details

Each hour-long episode of The Sifu: Kung Fu Redemption will showcase a different student or students on his or her journey into the Way or Tao and its Power.  

Kung Fu Redemption will allow viewers to follow and become inspired by the transformational journeys of the students showcased in each episode.

Their background stories will be interspersed with their current journey, as they are taught a variety of Chinese martial arts such as Hsing-I, Splashing Hands, Poison Fingers, Iron Hand, Chinese Weapons, Chen Tai Chi and other exotic styles, as well as the complimentary and perhaps even more important arts of qigong, meditation and healing practices.

Each episode will be a combination of action and exploration, which viewers from around the world will enjoy.

What We Need

The first episode of The Sifu: Kung Fu Redemption has been filmed, but there is a shortfall of funds to complete that episode, after which we will then be able to shop it to a variety of cable channels , websites, or create our own site.  We will also be working on future episodes.  

Breakdown of Funds needed

$2500 To finish editing episode one

$3500 For beginning work on future episodes Two and Three

$200- producing DVDs and Blu-Rays

$1000 - branding and marketing and the other rewards.

$800 Amazon.com, this site, and other online stores

Stretch Goals

With the initial funds, we'll be able to complete the pilot episode and lay the ground work for episode two and three.

As we receive additional funds, they'll go towards completing subsequent episodes. We funded most of episode one, out of pocket but without Kick Starter and your help we will not be able to continue.  For every $10,000 we raise past our initial funding goal we will produce another episode of The Sifu: Kung Fu Redemption. 

There is no limit to finding people who need Kung Fu Redemption and we will cover many topics.  On the front burner for future episodes is Kung Fu Rockstar Redemption and Kung Fu Science Break Through.

We are open to your suggestions for interesting people who need Kung Fu Redemption.

Who am I?

I am Sifu Richard Baron, and I own the Little Nine Heaven Kung Fu School Chicago and Northshore branch located in Deerfield, Illinois (also known as Kung Fu Power!).

Since I founded this school, I have been proud to be able to teach and guide hundreds of students through a powerful and transformative journey into Kung Fu.

Students come to me for a variety of reasons. They’ve seen a martial arts movie, for example, and want to get in on the fun. Or they come simply for the exercise and to get fit. Or they have some issue in their lives – they lack self-confidence, they have issues with anger management and so on – and feel that learning the way of Kung Fu can help them center and balance themselves in order to better meet life’s never-ending challenges.

The Impact

Life today is more challenging than ever, and people are under more stress today than ever before, because of the poor economic climate, the drastic change taking place in our healthcare system which will affect every part of our lives, the stresses from the volatile situation in various other countries of the world... all this impacts the young and old.

The SIfu: Kung Fu Redemption will expose a wide audience to the power and potential of Kung Fu and how it can help anyone and everyone to learn discipline, self-respect, strength, self-confidence, and of course, self-defense.

Other Ways You Can Help

Please share our campaign on your social media platforms, and with anyone whom you feel might be interested not only in an action-packed reality TV series, but also in the healing power of Kung Fu itself.

A Closer Look at Our Rewards

Early Bird Special 1 of 2

A Spirit Painting
A Spirit Painting

As an early bird, if you pledge this amount before October 31 and you’ll receive a unique individualized Dragon Spirit abstract painting. Please identify the three colors you would like. Each painting is spirit-driven and all are unique. Painting size is at least 16 inches by 20 inches. In addition to the Director's Cut DVD, exclusive Opening Sequence link and the pilot.  Limited to 15

Early Bird Special 2 of 2

Sample Chinese Sword
Sample Chinese Sword

If you pledge this amount before October 31 and you'll receive a Chinese Broad Sword and a special invite to a weekend Chinese Shaolin Broad Sword seminar to learn to wield it with Kung Fu style, grace, and lethality. In addition to name in credits, Director's Cut DVD, exclusive Opening Sequence link and the pilot.  Limited to 5.

Pledge $1 and you’ll receive a personal shout out on our Facebook page, and you'll score an exclusive The Sifu: Kung Fu Redemption Facebook or Desktop wallpaper!

Pledge $10 and The Sifu will provide a personal phone call (USA) with a Kung Fu consultation, or a Skype conversation for international backers. In addition to the Opening Sequence link, shout out, and wallpaper.

Pledge $25 and you'll be among the first to preview the pilot episode of The Sifu: Kung Fu Redemption. In addition to the Opening Sequence link, along with the Sticker of Badassness and the Postcard of Gratefulness.

Pledge $40, You'll receive an extremely cool The Sifu: Kung Fu Redemption 11 X 17 poster, and an exclusive link to preview our first episode online, along with the Opening Sequence link.

Pledge $60, You’ll receive a Silky Dry Wik Sifu T-Shirt of Dragon Warrior Badassness and a link to the first episode of The Sifu: Kung Fu Redemption online, in addition to the Opening Sequence link.

Pledge $75, You'll receive the Directors Cut DVD of The Sifu: Kung Fu Redemption Episode 1, complete with outtakes and behind the scenes footage and a preview of Episode 2. The DVD will be autographed by the Sifu. In addition to the exclusive Opening Sequence link.

Pledge $99 and you will receive two tickets to the premiere of episode one and the after party, held at the Temple of Kung Fu. In addition to the Director's Cut DVD, exclusive Opening Sequence link and the pilot.

Pledge $300 and as an Early Bird, if you pledge this amount before October 31 and you’ll receive a unique individualized Dragon Spirit abstract painting. Please identify the three colors you would like. Each painting is spirit-driven and all are unique. Painting size is at least 16 inches by 20 inches. In addition to the Director's Cut DVD, exclusive Opening Sequence link and the pilot.

If you missed our Early Bird Special, you can Pledge $350 and your name or business will appear in the credits of our pilot episode, and you'll receive a spot on our revolving thank you sponsorship/supporters banner on our website. In addition to the Director's Cut DVD, exclusive Opening Sequence link and the pilot.

Pledge $500 and you will be given a special walk-on part in a future episode of The Sifu: Kung Fu Redemption. In addition to name in credits, Director's Cut DVD, exclusive Opening Sequence link and the pilot.

Pledge $1,000 and You’ll receive an two-day Kung Fu or Tai Chi weekend of training at our Kung Fu Temple. Lodging included! In addition to name in credits, Director's Cut DVD, exclusive Opening Sequence link and the pilot.

If you missed out Early Bird Special, Pledge $2,000 and you'll receive a Chinese Broad Sword and a special invite to a weekend Chinese Shaolin Broad Sword seminar to learn to wield how to it with Kung Fu style, grace, and lethality (USA Only). In addition to name in credits, Director's Cut DVD, exclusive Opening Sequence link and the pilot.

Pledge $2,500 and will go behind-the-scenes to attend a day of filming of The Sifu: Kung Fu Redemption. You’ll also receive a producer’s credit on the episode's credits. In addition to Director's Cut DVD, exclusive Opening Sequence link and the pilot.

Pledge $5,000 and you will receive a 5-Day Kung Fu, Qigong and Tai Chi Seminar with the Sifu. In addition to executive producer credit, Director's Cut DVD, exclusive Opening Sequence link and the pilot.

Pledge $10,000 and you receive a 5-week live-in Tai Chi course. This will take place in January 2015. In addition to Producer's credit, Director's Cut DVD, exclusive Opening Sequence link and the pilot.

or...

You receive a 5-week live-in Hsing-I and Splashing Hands Live in training course.  Lodging included.  (This will take place in June 2015.)  In addition to Producer's credit, Director's Cut DVD, exclusive Opening Sequence link and the pilot.

or...

You will be collaborating with the Sifu and the creators on a future episode, such as who will appear on the show, and we will dedicate the episode to you or someone you love! (You must arrange your own transport to our set.) In addition to receiving executive producer credit, Director's Cut DVD, exclusive Opening Sequence link and the pilot.

Sifu Baron and Students

Sifu and Students
Sifu and Students
Sifu and Students
Sifu and Students

Risks and challenges

The challenge steps for the show include finding a powerful television network or popular website to host our show that will align itself with our intentions to spread the idea that a journey into Kung Fu can bring about balance and transformation. We want them to unite with us in spreading that message.

Our other challenge will be to find students who wish to learn the Way and its power. The Sifu: Kung Fu Redemption will develop a following and among our audience will be many in need of Kung Fu Redemption on or off camera. In the fullness of time we hope to develop an even larger Kung Fu Temple to take on large numbers of live-in students.

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