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Southern Kung FU

Jun
4
2014

Favorites, Southern this time…

“Any favorites among the Southern styles?” This question followed my last piece on some of the style less-represented in VCD format. Of course, in the over 1500 VCDs (video compact disks) we offer there are bound to be some gems. I just wrote about some lesser-known Northern styles so, as Stan Meador suggests, I now […]

May
22
2014

The Boxing of the Five Ancestors (Updated!)

Though there is a lot of “cross-pollination” in the Northern styles of Kung Fu, it sometimes seems that the Southern boxing forms are particularly adaptable to hybrid forms. Is this possibly because their fighting envelopes are so close to one another? Here are two new books on one of the major hybrids known as the […]

Dec
20
2013

Kung Fu Theater: Wing Lam

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 […]

Dec
18
2013

Seeking Soft and Hard

I want to compare two styles that most people might consider to be extremely opposed to one another. But Tai Chi and Hung Gar kung fu are not really that antithetical…

Jul
10
2012

The Power of Jow Ga

Here is the first book on the Jow Ga style of Kung Fu by noted practitioner and competitor, Ron Wheeler…