Bruce Lee

TanDao on November 27th, 2013

Seventy three years ago in the year of the dragon (1940) during the hour of the dragon a martial arts legend was born. Bruce Lee, nicknamed the Little Dragon, has joined the pantheon of mythic and pop heroes like Hercules, Achilles and Superman. Bruce Lee is undoubtably the most famous martial artist that ever lived. […]

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admin on September 10th, 2013

In the mid seventies, while studying Damo Animal Kung Fu in Taiwan, Master Li Min-Ching showed me secret dragon stepping techniques. A series of quick steps employing an intricate pattern of movement using traditional twisted stance. It was impressive as far as chop socky fantasy fighting goes. Otherwise it was bullshit! As a student of […]

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TanDao on August 2nd, 2013

Received a comment and question from Ofir, who is part of our growing TanDao Clan: “Hi Master Tan, you’ve got great clips, very inspiring, I’ve got a question: how do you bridge the gap between Bruce Lee so called anti-forms theory and 5 animals kung fu forms that you show?” Great question! There is a […]

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TanDao on March 22nd, 2013

“Be formless, shapeless, like water,” said Bruce Lee, echoing the words of the ancient Chinese philosopher Sun Tzu. Written over two thousand years ago, Sun Tzu’s classic treatise Art of War uses water as a metaphor for strategies in managing conflict. The theme of this year’s World Water Day is Water Cooperation. We are facing […]

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TanDao on December 12th, 2012

Our lives are filled with shifts: seismic, paradigmatic, geographical, sociological, personal, and spiritual shifts. And our lives are filed with sound: rhythm, and repetition – music, chant, song, verse, and spoken word. Endings. Beginnings. Today has the feeling of a shift. We are aware of the date, and we are in the moment: 12/12/12. Some […]

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