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Jonty Kershaw

who has written 7 posts for KaiMen.

Mar
17
2010

A Useful Analogy

As a traditional martial artist who insists on everything I study passing the test of combat, I spend a lot of time around full-contact fighters who don’t understand the point of the traditional arts.

Feb
20
2010

Differences between the two Green Dragon Forms

This article briefly covers the differences between the two versions of the Green Dragon Form: That offered in my book, and that offered on the Kunlun Four Shapes VCD (VCD#1059). By the way, these VCD’s are very good, and Master Huang Shuangqing really knows his stuff. The applications sections are a little weak, but he […]

Feb
10
2010

Comparison of the two Wisdom Fists

This is a comparison of the two versions of the Wisdom Fist/Wise Hammers form–the one in my book, and the one in the Imperial Yang VCD.

Feb
2
2010

Outside Looking In: How to choose an application

This is one of the most common questions I am asked: When you are doing Taiji, how do you decide which application to do?

The simple answer is…

Jan
20
2010

Daoist Naming Conventions: Hidden Meaning in Movement Names, Part 3

Section III: Internal Medicine One of the main areas of study in Daoism is health and longevity. The Daoists have developed quite a collection of tools in this area. Above is a picture of the Neijingtu, or “Internal Classic Diagram.” On the surface, we see a stylized map of a mountain range. If you look […]

Jan
14
2010

Daoist Naming Conventions: Part 2

Just like Shàolín, the Daoist martial arts have animal styles. They tend to be much less imitative than Shàolín arts, and these days you won’t see many specific animal forms.

Dec
29
2009

Daoist Naming Conventions

Hidden Meaning in Movement Names, Part 1 Introduction There is a lot of lost information in the world of the martial arts. Those of us who study it face the prospect of having to gather as much knowledge as we can from the meager sources available and sift through it, trying to find the secrets […]