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“kung fu”

Sep
5
2013

Hand Talk

For some reason the offerings today have to do with hands. We open our own hand with two en face bilingual editions in Chinese and English. Each of them is also accompanied by a VCD demonstrating the contents; not a bad bid. The first is a very popular VCD which is now explained in English: Wu […]

Aug
27
2013

Secrets

In the early days, some of the early students of the Jun Fan club started by Bruce Lee were required to sign non-disclosure statements before they were allowed to study…

Aug
3
2013

A Brain in the Belly

For many centuries, martial artists, monks and scholars have devoted special practice to concentrating not only their breathing but their intent on the area of the lower stomach. This section has influenced much of Asian culture, so that many expressions use the term “belly” as westerners might use the word “head.” And lo, we find […]

Jun
24
2013

Training: The Arrow Punch

This form of punching has many skills all wrapped up into one package.

Jun
19
2013

Information vs. Knowledge

The Chinese doctor of old was trained on a very different mode than we use in current medicine…

Jun
15
2013

More on Hong “Red” Boxing

A reminder that, as far as out VCD collection of Long Fist is concerned, we find Hong a particularly beautiful and strong style.

May
22
2013

Retreat

There are times when the only way to advance is to back up…

Apr
7
2013

Two Areas of Special Interest

We have a lot of new material coming for our Chinese division and I thought we would start with a couple of unusual items…

Feb
21
2013

INB#26: Slapping Your Foot

To the student this is often just a neat effect, not to mention a little test of timing. But to the instructor it has more meaning, and therein may lie a lesson.

Feb
4
2013

Wan Lai Sheng’s Six Harmony Boxing Style

Very sensible, well-structured and explosive style is documented with many forms and applications in this large book on the Wan Lai Sheng branch of the art.

Jan
13
2013

Book Go Round

Another quick post about a few Chinese books that have temporarily returned; we always say “temporary” because, for the most part, every time we get these in we don’t know if it’s their last time ’round. While there is certainly a growth in the quantity of literature on Kung Fu, a lot of the classics […]

Jan
6
2013

Terrible Terrain

“Under everything is the land” may sound like the slogan of a professional real estate organization but it is also the truth of martial practice. Thousands 0f years ago it was pointed out by one of the first major military writers, Sun Zi: “The natural formation of the country is the soldier’s best ally…”

Dec
25
2012

Martial Arts: How Good Can You Get?

Of course children rarely wonder. When you are nine just about anything is possible…

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…

Nov
29
2012

Body Conditioning: The Kung Fu Way

Especially for the younger Kung Fu student, this could be one of the DVDs we sell with the most fun AND a very strong workout…