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Gentle Thunder

This month’s self-defense strategy is Gentle Thunder. Following our theme from last month, this attack is again a rear attack. Last month we used a Horse Posture to the side to avoid a rear attack. This month, we use a Lunge Posture  and the quick pivot of the waist to handle a rear attack.  This…

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Master’s Club – The Nunchaku

Nunchaku are two wooden sticks tied together with a small rope. There were originally a farm implement that was used to knock rice off the rice stalks. The farmers turned using these sticks into a self-defense system that they could use to protect themselves from bandits. In this class, you’ll learn the fun forward and…

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The Art of Kung Fu

The term kung fu doesn’t generally mean the fighting arts in Chinese, but rather means skill, ability and hard work. It also is comprised of three major areas of development: self defense, health and fitness, and character training.   Kung fu and Chinese martial arts in general encompass a wide variety of subjects for study. …

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Why Kung Fu is Good for Kids

With the huge increase in media attention, interest in the martial arts is at an all-time high. As you read this short article, you will understand that the martial arts are far more than the sport you may have seen on television. The martial arts are a proven and powerful method of personal and physical…

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The Theory of 1000

Learning basics. This is one of the most important aspects of Kung Fu training. Without proper guidance and repetition of the basic techniques, we could not perform our self defense, forms, sparring, and weapons routines. Usually after the first couple of months, most individuals find basic training drills tedious and feel confident in their ability.…

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8 Steps for Improving Flexibility

Before fitness training, one must give importance to doing warm-up or stretching exercises to prevent accidents or to enhance the output during the training. There are also a number of precautionary measures and tips to serve as guidelines when doing fitness exercises. Here are some of them. 1. To increase your flexibility and to avoid…

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10 Rules for Tai Chi

In Yang tai chi we have several old writings called the Classics.  The Classics are compiled writings of famous tai chi practitioners.  Included among the classics is a treatise by Yang Cheng-Fu, grandson of the founder of Yang tai chi chuan.  It’s called Ten Important Points for Tai Chi Chuan. These ten points describe how the tai chi…