Cub Tiger From Kwan Tung (HK Title) Gwong Dung siu lou fu (HK Title) The Little Tiger Of Canton (HK Title) The Snake Fist Fighter (Int. Title) La Rage du vainqueur (French Title) Der Meister mit den gebrochenen Händen Ten Fingers Of Death
Impetuous young child Jackie wants to learn kung fu but cannot afford to pay for lessons. He finds a willing teacher in the form of a scraggly beggar (the great Simon Yuen Siu-tien in his signature role), known as "The Man Who Isn't There," who just happens to be a martial arts master. After several years of instruction, Jackie (now played by Chan) is quite proficient but his father (Tien Feng) abhors violence and forbids him to use his talents. The young waiter's temper, however, is constantly tested by some local hoods and his father's punishments grow more and more severe, culminating in Jackie being forced to plunge his right fist into broken glass. The beggar is able to heal his pupil's wound and Jackie is once again making trouble for the local ganglord, foiling his henchmen and destroying their dockside extortion racket. The triads burn down his home in retribution, killing Jackie's father, and setting the stage for a final blindfolded duel between the lad and the main villain (Korean fighter Kwan Yung-moon).