The Martial Arts Master-Jackie Chan

“Do not let circumstances control you. You change your circumstances”-Jackie Chan

 

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The eminent person I choose is Jackie Chan; comedian, actor, singer, and a stunts man. I got to know him in summer 2017 when my dad showed me one of Jackie Chans movies. It was called ‘The Drunken Master’, and it was one of my dad’s favorites, and from then on, it also became one of my favorite movies because it was an action-packed movie, but it also incorporated comedy, which made it very fun to watch. I found out that Jackie Chan was a martial artist and he did Hapkido, Taekwondo, Judo, and Kung-Fu. I have done Taekwondo a long time ago, even though I stopped once I got my brown belt. Jackie Chan knows eight languages, while I speak four if you count French. But Jackie Chan had something I didn’t have, ambition. The ambition he had was the thing that drove Jackie Chan, and what made him so famous. It got him to become a comedian, actor, stunts man, and even a singer. It was also what made him learn eight whole languages. I want to learn from Jackie Chan and try to become more of an ambitious learner at school.

 

Even though it looks like Jackie Chan had everything handed to him, that’s not what happened. Jackie Chan had to go through many different hardships, and one of the difficulties he had was that he was born with parents who were both refugees from the Chinese Civil War and were suffering from poverty. Since his family was very poor, they couldn’t support his dreams of stardom. He was also dyslexic, which made him fail ‘normal’ school, and he had to enroll in a Chinese drama academy instead. Even with all these disadvantages, he became a world-famous actor and a role model for many different people. I think a barrier I might have connecting to Jackie Chan will be how we were born in different generations and how our culture is different in our countries.

 

Jackie Chan was one of the first famous Asian actors in the North American big screen. You can see him show up in other movies like the Karate Kid, and The Foreiner. I think he opened up the way for many other Asian actors, and he also made action-comedy a big thing. You can see an example of this by looking at some famous actors/movies we have today. Dawne Johnson, for example, plays in many action movies, but he also includes comedy in all his movies. I think Jackie Chan will be remembered for a long time because even though he has money and fame, he always remained humble and because he was a good entertainer that many people look up to. He will also be remembered for his movies, which are still watched, even to this day. I think a want Jackie Chan had was to become famous. I think he tried to achieve this by looking for jobs that made him stand out like acting and singing. A fear he probably had was that he was going to be forgotten once he stopped making movies, and an obstacle he faced was that he was often compared to his role model; Bruce Lee. I think Jackie Chan overcame this obstacle by learning from Bruce Lee’s mistakes and achievements.

 

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A goal I made from researching about Jackie Chan is that I want to become more of an ambitious learner like him.

 

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https://www.forbes.com/sites/zackomalleygreenburg/2015/06/29/big-bucks-for-big-brother-why-jackie-chan-is-the-worlds-second-highest-paid-actor/#1af6f4931fde

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Digital Footprint Assignment

1. How might your digital footprint affect your future opportunities? Give at least two examples.

Digital footprints can effect us is many ways. The first way is that it can be used against or for you when you apply for a job. The second way is that you might post something that you might think is ok about someone else, but that other person might find it offensive.

2. Describe at least three strategies that you can use to keep your digital footprint appropriate and safe.

  1. Use the THINK rule
  2. Proof read it so you can make sure that you don’t post something that you wouldn’t want to post
  3. You can ask a friend to check on what you do online incase you accidentally post something you didn’t want to post

3. If you could go back in time, is there anything you would do differently online? Think of what type of advice you would pass on to your younger self or other students. How could you go about explaining it to them?

I think it is very important to keep a good digital footprint as is can also help you for your future career and much more. It can also help you meet new people that you might have not met if you didn’t have a digital footprint. But it is very important to MAINTAIN that good digital footprint, as it can also be used against you, if you used it in a bad way.

Training Post

You are now going to create your very first post. In a separate tab or browser window, go to your Dashboard on the left and go to  Posts -> Add New.

1) Title – Create a title for your blog post. Your title will be: Digital Footprint Assignment

2) Body – This is where you place your content of the post – text, videos, pictures, etc. Follow the instructions on the Digital Footprint Assignment page to see what questions you need to answer here.

3) Tool Bar – In your toolbar you can “Add Media” and “Add Documents” into your posts, this is the best way to create visual representations. You can also change fonts, hyperlink, etc.

4) Publish – Here is where you control what items are public and private. You can also control when they are published to your website.

5) Categories – Here is where you choose where you want your post to go. This is your digital binder with all of your subjects. Make sure to categorize each post with the relevant subject. E.g. Categories -> English

6) Tags –  Here is where you tag posts with one or two of the most readily applicable Core Competencies. These tags can help you find things quicker on your blog and help you stay organised. E.g. Tag -> creativethinking

7) Publish – When you are done, simply “Publish” it. If it has been edited, press “Republish” to update with the latest version of the content.