Instructional martial arts feature. Kung fu, the almost mythical art of Chinese combat, has been handed down from master to student through the mists of time. Until recently, kung fu was shrouded in mystery and kept secret from the West. Created to protect priests and peasants from the warlords of China, kung fu has developed into many styles as demonstrated in this programme. Some of the top Chinese martial arts masters explain and display the awesome skill, speed and power of this ancient art.