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Maturing in Kung Fu: The Proprioception Principle, Part 2

If you've ever spent time learning kung fu you quickly come to realize that the movements aren't dependent on a single portion of the body and its muscles; for example, we don't throw a punch with tension, utilizing specific muscles from the shoulder and/or arm only.  It is a mindful, whole body motion that utilizes… Continue reading Maturing in Kung Fu: The Proprioception Principle, Part 2

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Maturing in Kung Fu: The Proprioception Principle

Earlier today I released a blog as an introduction into some of the principles embraced and exercised in kung fu.  (If you've not read that blog, I encourage you to do so.)  It highlighted a key component to kung fu that a practitioner taps into: the created self has an integrity to it that must… Continue reading Maturing in Kung Fu: The Proprioception Principle

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As We were Created, so We Be!

There are (and have been) a lot of garbage regurgitated about kung fu, making it look like something out of a comic book rather than what it really is.  While some of these practices go back many decades (e.g., the Boxers, of the Boxers Rebellion, believed that with the right training and concoction the swords… Continue reading As We were Created, so We Be!

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Self Defense in the Wabash Valley – Really!

A Terre Haute, Indiana man recently inquired about self-defense lessons in the Wabash Valley, commenting: Most of the schools around here seem to cater to children or sports.  I want something I can use if I'm attacked with my kids or wife. Do you guys offer that? The short answer to that question is: Yes. … Continue reading Self Defense in the Wabash Valley – Really!

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World Wushu – KungFu Day

2018 meant the start of something new, and something exciting for martial art practitioners, wushu and kung fu practitioners, as well as sports fans.  As per the resolution from the International Wushu Federation (IWUF), on August 11, 2018 people from Bucharest, Romania, Shanghi, China, even Terre Haute, Indiana celebrated the first annual World Wushu -… Continue reading World Wushu – KungFu Day

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A Failure to Adapt

I, recently, met a young man, about thirty years of age, who had everything (and to everyone) in the world to brag about his Jiu Jitsu accomplishments against wrestlers, judo practitioners, and other Jiu Jitsu practitioners.  He went on and on about this and that rolling competition he'd been in and how he'd won all… Continue reading A Failure to Adapt

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The Amount of Flowing vs. Consolidated Force in Praying Mantis Kung Fu?

How would you relate the amount of flowing and consolidated force in Praying Mantis Kung Fu? For people with an innate skill, I would relate the two as 40:60, but most people who start (in any kung fu) do not have that kind of natural skill, and the condition of their forms and applications (of… Continue reading The Amount of Flowing vs. Consolidated Force in Praying Mantis Kung Fu?