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“kung fu forms”

Jul
6
2019

The Evolution of Forms Practice

A form is a traditional set of significant actions where you can shine brilliantly in impeccable performance, or balk so that nothing moves. Forms are what you work to perfect, aware that form is not perfectible; aware that there are countless wrong turns possible; aware that the forms themselves improve you, even if you are […]

Mar
6
2016

Another Modest Proposal

Through my entire martial career I have been listening to everyone’s questions and problems with traditional forms. For most people, it all centers on practicality. For some people, the answer lies in detailed analysis of the forms and what self defense and fighting treasures are hidden therein. For still others, it’s a lost cause and […]

Oct
27
2013

The Faces of Forms

…so many people believe that all forms are created equal, and are equally obscure when it comes to fighting…

Aug
13
2012

Training: 8 Tips on Memory

There is probably not a martial arts teacher on the planet who has not had a thousand students complain about the difficulty of memorizing “all those moves.” It’s to be expected…

Oct
6
2011

The A-List

Just about any way you can think of bending, twisting, kicking, spinning or wrestling, has at some time or another been represented in Chinese martial arts. There’s very little new under the Kung Fu sun.