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Dec
11
2017

The Passing of Porf Jou (Jou Po Fu)

It is with great sadness that we belatedly report the passing of Shifu Porf Jou, who died back in October. Jou Shifu was well-known in at least two areas: as a martial artist and teacher, and also as a  writer. From a martial perspective, his training was traditional, but he brought an original eye and […]

Sep
16
2016

Ark Yuey Wong: 01/11/1900 to 01/11/1987

Grandmaster Wong Ark Yuey was born in Canton. His home village was Toysun Tien Cum Chien. His grandfather, the head of the family, wanted all males learn Kung Fu. His well-to-do family was worried by the persistent threat of bandits in the area. A family dispute had precipitated the rule that each Wong member would […]

Jun
16
2016

Fifty

Today I celebrate fifty years in the martial arts. It has been long enough now to seem natural that it became my fate or, at least, a “way of life,” as everyone calls it. People ask me what could possibly be the attraction. I have to tell the truth and admit that I always believed […]

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 […]

Apr
4
2015

Wang Zi Ping

Wang Zi Ping (1880-1973) Hero and Master Wang was born in Cang Xian (Cang County) in Hebei, one of the prime martial arts areas in the world and a core location for the Hui (Chinese Muslim) population since the Song dynasty. The Hui were particularly drawn to martial practice not only as an extension of […]

Apr
16
2013

Li Shu Wen, Spearman Extraordinaire

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.

Feb
11
2013

The Passing of Fred Spencer

Long time friend  of the Chinese martial art community, Grandmaster Fred Spencer passed away on December 18, 2012. Sifu Spencer was a strong advocate of Chinese martial arts and a highly knowledgeable practitioner of the Hung Sing Choy Lai Fut style as well as Yang style Tai Chi Chuan. He studied under Jew Long for […]

Nov
27
2011

Al Novak Passes

Much respected, many practitioners treated Novak as a kind of Kung Fu gandfather.

Jul
2
2011

Chang Dong Sheng: Wrestler Extraordinary

Chang Dong Sheng (1905-1986 ) commanded great respect for his Shuai Jiao (Chinese Wrestling) in the 20th century.

Jun
5
2011

Chu GuiTing: fighter and teacher

Not only did he become one of Yang’s top ten disciples but, later in life, he stood as Yang’s chosen fighter to take on challenges to the school.

Feb
27
2011

Sha Guo Zhen and Sha Style

From his childhood he studied numerous styles of Kung Fu. Early on his acquired the technique of the Six Harmony Spear (Liu He Jiang) which he continued to refine his entire life.

Feb
17
2011

Zhang Jian Ping: XY expert

Zhang Jian Ping was born in CangZhou, Hebi. 

Nov
15
2010

Yin Fu

In general the Yin style does not emphasize the lower and upper basins…

Feb
18
2008

Kang Ge Wu, Professor and Historian

Kang Ge Wu was born in Zhaotong, Yunnan Province in 1948.

Feb
3
2008

The Martial Arts of Wan Lai Sheng

  Wan Lai Sheng (also known as ChangQing or nick named XuanWei) was born in FuZhou, Hubei province. He graduated from PeiPing Agricultural University. He was known as a master of the Liu He (Six Harmony), Ziran (Natural) and Shaolin branches of martial arts. He was the disciple of Du XinWu, chief inheritor of the […]

Jan
24
2008

Willy Lin and Heaven Mountain Style

Continuing with his promotion of the martial arts he sponsored touring companies for the performance of Tian Shan Pai including local and national demos and TV appearances.

Jul
7
2007

Bio: Yue Fei 1103-1141

Yueh Fei was also named Yue Peng-Chu. He was born in Honan province at Tang-Yin. At the age of 20 he joined the army assigned to General Tsung-Tse. His went on mission against pirates on both the Yellow River and the YangTze River. In honor of his exceptional skills the Emperor Kao-Tsung wrote in his […]

Jan
24
2007

ESPY TV

ESPY TV has concentrated on the Eastern seaboard and covered many fine teachers and active schools there.

Jan
24
2007

Ted Mancuso

Head Instructor at the Santa Cruz Academy of Martial Arts, Ted Mancuso, has been teaching for over forty years.