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Interview

Jan
12
2016

Paul Eng Interview Excerpt

Master Paul Eng, who passed away in January, 2015, was a well known instructor specializing in the Tai Mantis style. A long time practitioner and teacher he has produced many fine students. He started his training at the age of six. After coming to America in 1949 he acted as Chief Instructor for the Fu […]

Dec
29
2015

Adam Hsu Interview, Complete: Parts 1 – 8

All episodes now available! Watch and listen to our extensive (and intensive) interview that we conducted in Taipei with Adam Hsu. No stranger to controversy, Adam Hsu discusses usage, teachers and the problems of teaching, “spreading the word,” and what is necessary for practice in Parts 4 and 5. As always, expect to hear a […]

Dec
28
2015

Adam Hsu Interview, Part 8

Topics for part 8 of our interview include Internal Training, when and how to teach young people, and how one adapts for aging. Want to watch all (Parts 1-8) on youtube? Want to watch Part 1 on this site? Want to watch Part 2 on this site? Want to watch Part 3 on this site? […]

Dec
28
2015

Adam Hsu Interview, Part 7

Two interesting topics: sparring and Nei Gong training. Want to watch all (Parts 1-8) on youtube? Want to watch Part 1 on this site? Want to watch Part 2 on this site? Want to watch Part 3 on this site? Want to watch Part 4 on this site? Want to watch Part 5 on this […]

Dec
28
2015

Adam Hsu Interview, Part 6

Part 6 of the interview deals with the difficulties of training, and we discuss three special forms developed to modernize classical training. Want to watch all (Parts 1-8) on youtube? Want to watch Part 1 on this site? Want to watch Part 2 on this site? Want to watch Part 3 on this site? Want […]

Nov
12
2015

Adam Hsu Interview, Part 5

This session concentrates on “the Kung Fu Instructor,” and spreading the word. Adam Hsu gives a little insight into his many decades struggle with practitioners and agencies to promote authentic Kung Fu. Want to watch ALL (Parts 1-8) on youtube? Want to watch Part 1 on this site? Want to watch Part 2 on this […]

Nov
12
2015

Adam Hsu Interview, Part 4

In Part 4 of our interview, Adam Hsu makes some critical comments on what he sees in Kung Fu usage and applications. He speaks further of the goals and methods for Kung Fu training. Want to watch ALL (Parts 1-8) on youtube? Want to watch Part 1 on this site? Want to watch Part 2 […]

Oct
18
2015

Adam Hsu Interview, Part 3

Continuing our discussion on weapon’s practice, the interview moves to the topics of Kung Fu forms, and where they fit into the curriculum. Want to watch ALL (Parts 1-8) on youtube? Want to watch Part 1 on this site? Want to watch Part 2 on this site? Want to watch Part 4 on this site? […]

Oct
14
2015

Adam Hsu Interview, Part 2

Learning “true basics” is at the core of Kung Fu. In this session, Part 2 of our interview, Adam Hsu talks about communicating and the practice of Kung Fu Weaponry. Want to watch All (Parts 1-8) on youtube? Want to watch Part 1 on this site? Want to watch Part 3 on this site? Want […]

Oct
13
2015

Adam Hsu Interview, Part 1

In Part 1, our interview starts with a question about Kung Fu’s true DNA. Discussion follows, on the Kung Fu experience, and what that means, and what makes Kung Fu absolutely unique as a martial art. Part 2 (on this site) Part 3 (on this site) Part 4 (on this site) Part 5 (on this […]

Jun
9
2015

A Conversation on Yiquan

As promised, here is our 15 minute interview with C. S. Tang on his insights into Yiquan. Simple explanations for some of the more opaque concepts of this practice, like “Why Stand?” Also, a great story about that little-known association between Yiquan founder Wang Xiang Zhai and famous kendo master Kenichi Sawai. Click picture to […]

Jun
9
2015

Insights Into Yiquan: A Conversation with C. S. Tang

For more on C. S. Tang and his new book, The Complete Yiquan, CLICK HERE

Mar
16
2014

Kung Fu Theater: Adam Hsu Shows Weapons

Here’s another memorable entry from that great period on TV when Tat Mau Wong hosted Kung Fu Theater? Sifu would interview a different guest each week and then the teacher would go out on the floor and demonstrate his specialty. If you do remember, here it is. And if you don’t you are in for […]

Mar
2
2014

Exclusive Interview: Adam Hsu

Interview with Shifu Adam Hsu on his book: Lone Sword Against a Cold Cold Sky   Q: How do you see the place of reading in the study of Kung Fu? A: Reading is important, as in any other body of discipline. Initially you can go to a lot of different sources: study directly from […]

Mar
22
2012

Interview: The Shifting Patterns of Bagua

Q: You’re at the end of your new book on Bagua , just about to send it to the printer; what inspired you to write this book in the first place? A: A lot of people who bought my Bagua DVD asked me to write a book. That’s what we call “a clue,” Spencer. Also, […]

Jun
28
2011

Sifu Interview: Liu He Mantis and Practice

Linda Darrigo is a Sifu. But, more importantly, she is a long time student of Chinese Martial Arts with a highly invested background of time spent perfecting her art. For more than thirty years she has been practicing hard to develop a deep understanding of the art from the point of view of someone who […]

May
11
2011

Martial Talk: Jason Tsou and Arthur Schonfeld

We’re just leaving LA right now (Debbie had a reunion with all the fine people who shared her lawn back in high school) and had time to hook up with Jason Tsou and Arthur Schonfeld. After being treated to a great lunch we went to Arthur’s house and talked martial arts for hours.

Apr
18
2008

Age and Kung Fu

For instance, let’s take the martial aspects. I teach people in their sixties to do the martial part. Why? To enliven them.

Mar
12
2008

The Crooked Line

If you are carrying on the work of developing, say, super string theory it helps to copy the equations accurately. But even correct equations are meaningless if you don’t understand them.

Apr
22
2006

Interview: Is Tai Chi a Martial Art?

When is a martial art not a martial art?” Well, the apparent answer, at least according to posters tacked to telephone poles, videos in drugstore spinning racks, and ads where instructors hug redwood trees is “When it’s T’ai Chi”.