Self Defense

TanDao on December 18th, 2013

Want to add to your striking arsenal? Although most self defense employ boxing and punching moves, kung fu animal techniques are overlooked. In this weeks Evolving Martial Artist video, I am introducing four unique techniques for extreme self defense. These effective fighting moves are concealed behind our TanDao Crane Form. I realize that mma and […]

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TanDao on October 29th, 2013

  Martial arts, in a word, is about power. Most basic is physical power. Whether a punch, hook, cross, palm or tiger claw, we want more power. Right? Of course we practice hitting and kicking the bag, and focus mitts. We also develop our strength with relentless pushups and weight training. What else? Here are […]

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TanDao on October 22nd, 2013

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: […]

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TanDao on October 15th, 2013

Taiji masters use “fajing” a slight motion, to send an attacker flying. The equivalent of this is when Muhammad Ali employed a controversial “phantom punch” to knock out the powerhouse Sonny Liston. Both demonstrate how destructive power comes from skillfully blending one’s body mass with a strike.

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TanDao on October 8th, 2013

I love martial arts. Like a magician who revels in providing wonder and awe to audiences, I love to share with others my passion for martial arts. When I was a young martial artist, I would ask non-martial artists to grab me or punch me and then I would dazzle them by unleashing my self […]

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