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Han Dynasty Fundamentals of the Sword — Internal Wudang Martial Arts

Ancient China – Han Dynasty 206 BC – 220 AD With the appearing of philosophical Taoists in the Han Dynasty one could say the Han Dynasty was a high culture which changed China and the fundamental understandings of many things. The Han swords are the ancestors of the Tang swords (618-907 AD) which were the very […]

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Meiji Jingu — yin yang student

Shinto is called Japan’s ancient original religion, and it is deeply rooted in the way of Japanese life. Shinto has no known founder or single sacred scripture. Shinto is wholly devoted to life in this world and emphasizes man’s essential goodness. The name Shinto comes from Chinese characters for Shen(‘divine being’), and Tao (‘way’) and […]

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The 12 Strikes of Escrima — rufmaescrimador

In this instructional video my check hand (hand with no weapon) was check-happy but the strikes are still correct as to what they taught us at R.U.F.M.A. One way to be familiar with the strikes is to remember that even-numbered strikes are back-handed strikes. Practice the basics, over and over, even without a bag!

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