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“Jian”

Nov
16
2013

WeaponsSpace Part 1

There is a resurgence of interest in weapons training, at least in some martial arts schools. For anyone wanting to really understand the nature of the martial arts, I think this is nothing but good. Weapons have for many centuries been a part of martial training and, I think they should remain so. After all, […]

Sep
28
2013

A Fine Martial Hand

A few weeks ago, we were in San Francisco and stopped at one of our favorite shops, Brendan Lai Supply Co. Brendan, sadly, has been gone for several years, but the shop continues to operate under the experienced and expert guidance of his wife, Esther, and son, Al. A single post does not offer the […]

Aug
24
2010

Complete Jianshu: The Review

My first impression upon cracking open “The Complete Jianshu” was that this was professionally done…

Dec
4
2009

Wu Dang Sword Lineage

For those who have seen any version of the Wudang sword performed well, the experience is a perfect example of beauty and function combined…

Jul
20
2009

Vocabulary: Chun Yang

Thus Lu’s flying weapon has been considered an inspiration for martial artists for centuries,