36 Styles consist of designs either I’ve created using Photoshop along with other graphic tools, as well as designs that were hand-drawn by Kung Fu Bob O’Brien. After seeing some …
About 36 Styles
In 2008 the prep work began for an idea I had for an apparel line that paid homage to classic martial arts films. August 2, 2011, was when 36 Styles made its official public launch with its original 4 designs; Invincible Armour, Snake in the Monkey’s Shadow, Dance of the Drunk Mantis & The Hot, The Cool and The Vicious.
Many more designs came soon after the initial first 4, and in the way the shirts were made in the beginning, this led to many designs selling out. At one time we had roughly 100 unique designs available for sale. Since the launch of this site at the end of 2019, we began to focus on limiting the number of designs and offer some in limited quantities.
Greetings from the confines of 36 Styles. My name is Raymond, but I go by the moniker of ‘SMK’ on this site, which is an abbreviation for Shaolin webMaster Killer. This name derives from the U.S. titling for the classic Shaw Brothers film, ‘The 36th Chamber of Shaolin‘. Since I am a shy person and one who is not fond of taking pictures of himself, who better to take on the persona of than the #1 Shaolin monk in all the kung fu cinema world which is of course played by the legendary Gordon Liu.
Kung Fu Bob’s temple is a secret underground lair somewhere in Pennsylvania, where he collects posters, movies, and weaponry. When he’s not chilling in there, he spends time with his family, gets crazy with the nunchaku, and works as an artist.
YOUR NAME HEREWriter
KUNG FU BOB O'BRIENArtist / Designer
YOUR NAME HEREGraphic Designer
Buddha Bless You
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