martial arts

Juergen Teller : The last time we spoke, you were practicing karate. Are you still doing it ?

Björk : I’m doing kung fu at the moment.

Juergen Teller : What’s the difference ?

Björk : For me the distinction between martial arts isn’t so much the style as it is in the teacher. Maybe that’s because I always pick up on the emotional side of things. But I’d say kung fu is similar to dancing. It’s very flowing, with soft, filigreed, gorgeous movements. When sixty people are in the room, all doing it, kung fu feels almost like ballroom dancing. Whereas karate is very brutal and explosive-in a good way.

Index magazine, june/july 2001