A Fistful of Stances

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A Fistful of Stances
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Genre Costume drama
Martial arts
Created by Lee Tim-shing
Written by Cheung Wah Biu
Chan Ching Yee
Starring Kevin Cheng
Kenneth Ma
Natalie Tong
Yuen Qiu
Tavia Yeung
Nancy Wu
Shirley Yeung
Kara Hui
Jacky Heung
Dominic Lam
Selena Li
Chung King-fai
Theme music composer Yip Kai Chung
Tang Chi Wai
Opening theme "Thinking Under the Snow" (雪下思) by Kevin Cheng
Country of origin Hong Kong
Original language(s) Cantonese
No. of episodes 24 (Hong Kong)
25
Production
Executive producer(s) Lee Tim-shing
Location(s) Hong Kong
Camera setup Multi camera
Running time 42 – 45 minutes
Production company(s) TVB
Broadcast
Original channel TVB Jade
Picture format 576i (SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
Original run March 17 – April 18, 2010
External links
Website
A Fistful of Stances
Traditional Chinese 鐵馬尋橋
Simplified Chinese 铁马寻桥

A Fistful of Stances (Chinese: 鐵馬尋橋) is a 2010 TVB television drama from Hong Kong produced and created by Lee Tim-shing. The Chinese title, literally meaning "Iron Horse Seeks Bridge," defines a person who is able to finally use his high potential to learn powerful techniques.

Synopsis[edit]

Au-Yeung Wai-Lan (Yuen Qiu), owner of a martial arts training school, is reunited with her long-lost son Ku Yu Cheung (Kevin Cheng) after years of agonizing separation. On his return home, Yu-Cheung is shocked to find that his younger brother Koo Yu-Tong (Kenneth Ma) has been critically ill and that his father was murdered long ago by Wing Tak (Dominic Lam), the existing director of a pharmaceutical company and a bitter old foe of the Koos.

Pinning all the family hope on Yu-Cheung, he later learns a special set of kung fu skills, and register for the Seven States Martial Arts Championship Tournament. Out of the blue, Yu-Cheung's opponent in the final turns out to be Wing Man-Kwan (Jacky Heung).

After the tournament, Yu-Cheung and his family found evidence to prove to everyone that Wing Tak is guilty. Wing Tak began to use cruel ways again to save himself.[1]

Cast[edit]

Ku family

Cast Role Description
Chung King-fai Au-Yeung Biu
歐陽彪
Au-Yeung Wai-lan's father
Ku Kin-shing's father-in-law
Killed by Wing-Tak
Eileen Yeow Hau Ho-fa
侯荷花
Au-Yeung Wai-lan's stepmother
Au-Yeung Biu's 2nd Wife

Killed by Wing-Tak
(Semi- Villain)

Tavia Yeung Au-Yeung Wai-Lan
歐陽惠蘭
Mother of Ku Yue-chang, Ku Yue-tong, Ku Yue-yan, Ku Man-kuen, Ku Yue-leung
Yuen Qiu
Kevin Cheng Ku Kin-shing
顧堅誠
Au-Yeung Wai-Lan's husband
Father of Ku Yue-Cheung, Ku Yue-Tong, Ku Yue-yan, Ku Man-kuen, Ku Yue-Leung and Ying Ngan-Ming
Killed by Wing-Tak, witnessed by Au-Yeung Biu's apprentice, Pai Jeung (排 長)
Ku Yu Cheung
顧汝章
Before identity was Law Siu Dong (羅小冬)
Au-Yeung Wai-Lan and Ku Kin-shing's long lost son and first child
Love triangle with Ying Ngan-Ming and Chow Bing-Bing
Wing Tak's sworn enemy
Chow Bing Bing' ex-boyfriend
Ying Ngan-Ming's love interest
Kenneth Ma Ku Yue-tong
顧汝棠
Au-Yeung Wai Lan's Second Child
Has Asthma since 19 years old
Wing Tak's sworn enemy
Stephen Wong Ka-Lok Ku Yue-yan
顧汝仁
Love triangle with Ku Yue-leung and Wing Tsz-Yau
Au-Yeung Wai Lan's Third Child
Shirley Yeung Ku Man-kuen
顧文娟
Au-Yeung Wai Lan's Fourth Child
Twins; elder sister of Ku Yue-leung
Ho Ho-yin's ex-girlfriend
Alex Lam (林子善) Ku Yue-leung
顧汝良
Love triangle with Ku Yue-yan and Wing Tsz-Yau
Au-Yeung Wai Lan's Fifth Child
Twins younger brother of Ku Man-kuen
Natalie Tong Ying Ngan-Ming
應雁鳴
Love triangle with Chow Bing-bing and Ku Yue-cheung
Au-Yeung Wai Lan's Adopted Child
Was raped by Tam Chung
Likes Ku Yue-Cheung
Lee Shing-Cheung Au-Yeung Cheung
歐陽昌
Au-Yeung Wai-Lan's brother

Chow family

Cast Role Description
Ram Chiang Leung Cham
梁湛
Master/Mentor of Ku Yue-Cheung
Chow Fong Fong's husband
Angela Tong Chow Fong-fong
周芳芳
Chow Bing-bing's older sister
Leung Cham's wife
(Semi villain)
Nancy Wu Chow Bing-bing
周冰冰
Love triangle with Ying Ngan-Ming and Ku Yue-cheung
Chow Fong-fong's younger sister
Kwan Hung's ex-wife
Ku Yue-cheung's ex-girlfriend
(villain)

Wing family

Cast Role Description
Dominic Lam Wing Tak
榮 德
Killed Au-Yeung Biu, Hau Ho-fa and Koo Kin-shing
(Main Villain)
Kara Hui Cheung Sheung-chu
蔣上珠
Wing tak's wife
Shot Koo Kin-shing and injured him
(Semi-Villain)
Selena Li Wing Tsz-ching
榮芷晴
Doctor
Wing Tak's first child
Jacky Heung Wing Man-kwan
榮萬鈞
Killed Ah Kwong
Wing Tak's second child
(villain)
Angel Chiang (蔣家旻) Wing Tsz-yau
榮芷悠
Wing Tak's third child
Ku Yue Yan's girlfriend

Other cast

Cast Role Description
Jack Wu Ho Ho-yin
何浩然
Ku Man-kuen's ex-boyfriend
Eric Li Tam Chung
譚忠
Wing Man Kwan's mentor
Rapist of Ying Ngan-Ming
(Villain)
Helen Ma Chan Kiu
陳嬌
Abducted Ku Yue-cheung and attempted to abduct Ku Yue-tong
Lily Li Aunt 12
十二嬸
Helped Cheung Sheung-chu frame Tam Chung

Awards and nominations[edit]

TVB Anniversary Awards (2010)

  • Nominated: Best Drama
  • Nominated: Best Actor (Kevin Cheng)
  • Nominated: Best Actress (Natalie Tong)
  • Nominated: Best Supporting Actor (Dominic Lam) Top 5
  • Nominated: Best Supporting Actress (Kara Hui) Top 5
  • Nominated: Best Supporting Actress (Selena Li)
  • Nominated: My Favourite Male Character (Kenneth Ma) Top 5
  • Nominated: Most Improved Actor (Alex Lam)
  • Nominated: Most Improved Actress (Selena Li)
  • Won: Most Improved Actress (Natalie Tong)

Viewership ratings[edit]

Week Episodes Average Points Peaking Points References
1
March 17–19, 2010
1 — 3
28
30
[2]
2
March 22–26, 2010
4 — 8
29
[3]
3
March 29 - April 2, 2010
9 — 13
30
32
[4]
4
April 5–9, 2010
14 — 18
31
33
[5]
5
April 12–16, 2010
19 — 23
32
[6]
April 18, 2010
24 — 25
37
43
[6]

References[edit]

External links[edit]

  • TVB.com A Fistful of Stances - Official Website (Chinese)
  • K for TVB A Fistful of Stances - Series Synopsis