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Oct
17
2013

All Things Staff

You’ve found our page on All Things Staff. Check back every once in a while to see more tutorials, recommendations, articles and comments on the Kung Fu Staff. Our new book… Staff: Kung Fu Weapon of Skill     Below are some video tutorials for rolling the staff. All videos might take a minute to […]

Dec
15
2012

Tutorial: Spear Lesson #6 More on the Dragon

The last spear lesson left you halfway through a new move …

Dec
8
2012

Tutorial: Spear Lesson #5, The Dragon’s Tail

We begin the next stage of spear training with the first compound shape, the Dragon’s Tail, a low deflection action that “bites back” immediately…

Aug
19
2012

Spear Tutorial #4: The Big Ghost

The thing I love about spear practice is that it reinforces both empty hands and weapons skills. Traveling with the spear, for instance, gives the added bonus of coordinating hands, feet, open, close and a pointy stick.

Jul
19
2012

Spear Tutorial #3: Spiral and something new…

Why do we love the spear? You may get a hint as I demonstrate the Spiral movement and, for the first time…

Jul
3
2012

Spear Tutorial #2: Three Circles

Continuing our tutorial series on how to practice the basics of the Kung Fu spear. This time we take on the techniques of circling and thrusting.

May
7
2012

Video Tutorial: Primary Spear Moves

Here’s another of our video tutorials about the King of the Weapons…Learn the “Ghost Shakes Body” exercise…spearvid1 (This might take a minute to load.)

Dec
31
2011

Training: Arms like Banners

This may sound like I am a candidate for the Wrong Way Corrigan Award but I sort of like that about Kung Fu practice. It reinforces that very true statement that the direct route is always nice, if you can get it. But there is no guarantee.

Dec
28
2011

QA: Tai Chi Ball

Q: I have what I hope is a quick and easy question for you.  I see that you and Ted are fans of tai chi ball training.  What advice would you have on the kind of ball one should use for starting out and then as one progresses as far as weight, size and material […]

Apr
13
2011

Tan Tui Video Tutorials…Yikes!

One of our good Plum friends (and an astute observer) pointed out to us today that there were some problems with some of the most recent Tan Tui video tutorials…apparently, our server was munching on them and managed to bite some good size holes in them, making the watching impossible in a couple and uncomfortable […]

Apr
5
2011

Tan Tui Tutorial Road #12 and last

Whew! You made it! The 12th Road, deceptively simple as it seems, is here to give you one last challenge.

Mar
29
2011

Tan Tui Tutorial Road #11

The eleventh Road brings a sweeping kick, turning steps and a rather unusual overhead punch all together.

Mar
26
2011

Video Tutorials: 12 Road Tan Tui with Applications

Here’s our first Free Video Tutorial. Hope you like it.

Mar
22
2011

Tan Tui Tutorial Road #10

The tenth Road of the 12 Road Tan Tui is here.

Mar
15
2011

Tan Tui Tutorial Road #9

We’re getting up there now with our 12 lesson Tan Tui program. The 9th Road introduces the double palm and what in Tai Chi is known as Lieh or Splitting Energy.

Mar
9
2011

Tan Tui Tutorial: Road #8

… and here you legs will indeed have to “spring” a bit.

Mar
2
2011

Tan Tui Tutorial: Road #7

We are now in the second half of the famous 12 Road Tan Tui free tutorial series.

Feb
22
2011

Tan Tui Tutorials: Road #6

We teach the sixth road of Tan Tui and show the applications…

Feb
16
2011

Tan Tui free tutorial Road #5…

The fifth Tan Tui Road in our free tutorial is relatively easy…

Feb
8
2011

Tan Tui Tutorial: Road #4 is tough!

The fourth road of the Spring Leg is now online!..