My new e-book on Kung Fu, Secrets of Kung Fu Mastery: The Fundamentals, is hot “off the press” from Amazon. This 50-plus page e-book, with numerous photos and images, provides a brief overview of Kung Fu history, the importance of stances, conditioning, kicks, hand and other strikes, forms training, and Kung Fu weapons. Be sure to […]
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Kung Fu is one of the oldest martial arts which have flourished in China. In accordance to some Martial Arts historians, it may be traced back from an Indian Brahmin, Bodhidharma who came to China and taught the Buddhist monks who had been being pressured defenselessly via the marauding dacoits. As time passed by means […]
In the age of social media, many people train for a body they perceive looks attractive to other people. When I was training at the Shaolin Temple, we didn’t even have a camera. Nothing was documented. We trained to conquer our mind and body and become the best we could in our chosen art form. Since […]
Wing Chun (mandarin: 詠春; pinyin: yǒng chūn; secara harfiah berarti “nyanyian musim semi” atau mandarin : 永春; secara harfiah berarti “musim semi abadi”), juga dieja sebagai Ving Tsun atau Wing Tsun adalah seni bela diri Cina dan bentuk bela diri yang mengkombinasikan penyerangan dan pergulatan dan spesialisasi di pertarungan jarak dekat. Wing Chun lebih banyak diceritakan […]
Improvised fan form by a Wudang student.
Yi Jin Jing 易筋经 The YiJinJing is a very old and very famous hard qigong practice that is generally kept secret, what follows is an excerpt from my upcoming book “Secrets of Drunken Boxing :Volume 3 :Internal Alchemy & Qigong. This is information about the muscle tendon changing classic that was written in my […]
A remarkable footage shows an 87-year-old woman completing the splits with ease after she took up Kung Fu to recover from a stroke.
Check out this great film by Patrick Watkins featuring Sifu Leo Au Yeung (choreographer for the Ip Man movies). It is a great mix of History and how to.
(reproduced from http://shaolin.org/shaolin/greatest.html)
Shaolin Kungfu is the greatest martial art in the world because it has produced the largest number of generals and masters in history, has the most extensive techniques, skills and philosophy, enriches people’s life and leads to spiritual fulfilment.
Shaolin Kungfu is the greatest martial art in the world! Understandably, exponents of other kungfu styles or martial systems will vehemently oppose this claim, but if they care to read on, are prepared to discard provincial prejudice and reason intellectually, they may even agree. I must clarify that I am far from originating the claim of Shaolin Kungfu as the greatest martial art. A statement to this effect has already been popular in China since the Tang Dynasty more than 1000 years ago!
Great Generals and Empire Builders
Many great generals were trained in the Shaolin tradition
What criteria should we…
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