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“sparring”

Oct
12
2018

Adam Hsu on Sparring

In my own teaching, I frequently apply lessons derived from Sifu Adam Hsu’s observations. Having trained with Hsu Sifu, I have had the experience, more than once, of “aha” moments. Sometimes the “aha” was not pleasant, but in every case the thinking was logical and truthful. So it is with great pleasure that I announce, […]

Mar
16
2014

Kung Fu Theater: Adam Hsu Shows Weapons

Here’s another memorable 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 […]

Apr
10
2012

Everything About the Guard Stance Except Guarding

I love to teach the guard stance because it brings the students’ minds into focus on the whole idea of self-defense.

Sep
2
2011

INB #24: Modes of Locomotion

The problem isn’t going through the first grade, the problem is being stuck in the first grade forever.

Mar
25
2010

The Tao of Retreat

Back and forth, advance and retreat. In the early days of freestyle I often thought that most sparring was an excuse to practice dancing…

Feb
22
2010

The Fragrance of Distance

Some ideas challenge us because they are so counter-intuitive.

Apr
2
2003

Borrowed Energy

Now here’s the paradox: every night when I come home my cat, Carthage, who has been listening at the door, plops herself down in the middle of the rug, and wants to play. Other than the essential petting the idea of play takes the form of sparring.