Rarely has an instructor in a field like Chinese Martial Arts (CMA) had such a wide influence. Adam Hsu, within the first year of coming to the West, was singularly honored by being voted Instructor fo the Year simultaneously in the two major martial magazines, competitors at that, Black Belt and Inside Kung Fu. This […]
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 […]
Here’s another 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 a […]
…there is the added attraction of hundreds of photos of his teacher—Grandmaster Liu Yun Chiao, considered one of the greatest of Baji Practitioners…
The Bear and the Tiger was one family. The Eagle and the Monkey (or some say the Snake) was another family. Once they had all been intermarried but at one point in history they split and lived in two villages: Mong and Luo.
In 1992 an historical event in Chinese martial arts took place…
We may be crazy but we love the Tan Tui form. Sifu Jason Tsou and Arthur Schonfeld, the creators of the Jian Shu sword fighting text, have returned with a complete 10 Road Tan Tui package that includes the form from the Han Ching Tan to Adam Hsu lineage along with a DVD and some […]
Bill Hsi (Xi Jia Jun), a long time martial practitioner from Taiwan, has just issued this little treasure. It is a work showing the famous Liu Yun Chiao demonstrating the Bagua Qigong of the Gong Bao Tian style. Beside introductory notes there is a straightforward breakdown of the sections with full page photography. A Qigong […]
As most of you Bajiquan practitioners know, there is just not enough published on this powerhouse art.
There seems to be a growing and deepening interest in the legacy left by…
We have long trained in Chinese fencing and are delighted to see…
If you’ve ever seen high quality Baji Quan…
For those who have seen any version of the Wudang sword performed well, the experience is a perfect example of beauty and function combined…
Mi ZONG (Yan Qing) Boxing: The Lost Track Not every famous style thrives forever. Mi Zong for instance has been very popular for a long period of Chinese history even extending beyond China’s borders. Yet now Mi Zong is has become less common and “pure” Mi Zong rarer still.