A Practical Guide to Self Defence

Wednesday 09 November 2022 to Saturday 12 November 2022

Overview

A marvelous mashup of martial arts, storytelling and illustration in a deeply personal tale. By Hung-Yen Yang A Practical Guide to Self Defence is a witty and action-packed account of growing up…

A marvelous mashup of martial arts, storytelling and illustration in a deeply personal tale.
By Hung-Yen Yang

A Practical Guide to Self Defence is a witty and action-packed account of growing up Asian in ‘80s Australia. Part play, part instructional guide, it is sprinkled with practical demonstrations, like how to trip and how to fall as we hurtle towards our existential contradiction–defeating the beast within.

Wollongong-born Australian-Chinese playwright Hung-Yen Yang deftly blends creative storytelling, martial arts and multimedia, as he takes us on a time-travelling journey with his younger self to witness his unlikely transformation from pacifist, asthmatic geek to brutal fighting machine.

Starring three-time Australian Champion Martial Artist and host of SBS PopAsia Andy Trieu, this modern, funny and deeply relatable play examines the tension between good and evil that exists within us all.

“A practical tip: beware the enemy within!”

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