The Evolving Martial Artist –our new web series is out!
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Today weekend seminars that specialize in gun and knife disarms are common. These seminars are “fun.” Fun? What do you mean? This is life and death. Exactly, it can be deadly – for you. Decades ago, I studied under Sifu Chan Poi (Grandmaster of Wah Lum Northern Mantis) traditional kung fu weaponry: sword, staff, three […]
One of our Facebook fans asked this relevant question: How does one train to prepare for the real violence that happens in the world? First awaken to the fact that violence is ugly, brutal and always bad karma – even for the victor. Here are six points to give serious consideration to: 1. Walk Tall: […]
I recently viewed an internet martial art video made by a young master – as he calls himself. A truly contemporary master. No gi or kung fu uniform, not even athletic sweats; he wore casual shorts. A young woman, who seems at best, a novice, demonstrated self defense against his two arm front choke. Excellent […]
The traditional southern Shaolin salutation an open left hand covering a clenched right fist is a traditional sign of respect routinely performed at the beginning and ending of a kung fu form. This hand gesture also has symbolic meaning. One of the essential ideas encoded behind this physical salutation is best expressed by Theodore Roosevelt’s […]