Is "Kung Fu Fighting" by Carl Douglas funk or disco?

Here's the thing: I always thought that the song "Kung Fu Fighting" by Carl Douglas was funk, given its inclusion on a funk compilation my mom bought for us back in the late 90's. However, I've seen several sources refer to it as a disco song, and after repeated listens, I can understand why, given that not many - if any - funk tracks have string sections. Still, to me, it has the right attitude for funk. What do you folks think?

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