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TanDao on August 6th, 2013

Good kung fu! Marvel at the amazing expression of human excellence in this video: The Incredible Power of Concentration with artist Miyoko Shida. Be warned, there are no kicks or punches or fighting techniques, but this is an artistic and athletic example of real kung fu – great skill that demands discipline effort over time. […]

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TanDao on March 18th, 2013

With the pop mainstream taste for action movie violence, MMA and practical street defense, the “kick ass” view of martial arts prevails. Sadly, the rich historical, philosophical and cultural dimensions of the martial arts is under appreciated or simply neglected. At TanDao, along with the open palm knockout and dragon choke out, the strategic, tactical […]

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TanDao on February 15th, 2013

In TanDao, we use this famous zen tale as a metaphor for long and winding path to martial arts mastery: The Master’s Three Sons Once upon a time two old kung fu masters were in a tea house. One master asked, “How are your three sons progressing with their martial arts?” “Let’s test them,” said […]

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