Category Archives: Wushu

Chinese martial arts and a few esoteric practices…

A New Year Approaches – Enter The Four Dragons of Dao Yin

Enter The Four Dragons of Dao Yin – a set of Baguazhang related, moving, stretching exercises which focus on clearing the meridians and awakening the spine during the process of developing “internal skill”/Nei Gong – and our guide is the … Continue reading

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THOUGHT PROVOKING & AN ESSENTIAL READ! Jonathan Bluestein’s ‘RESEARCH INTO MARTIAL ARTS’

THOUGHT PROVOKING…. ESSENTIAL READ! Jonathan Bluestein’s ‘RESEARCH INTO MARTIAL ARTS’ is a hugely valuable addition to the modern day musings on the relevance and practice of traditional martial arts. I have to admit that I am a bit of a … Continue reading

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REFLECTIONS ON THE PRACTICE OF QI GONG

REFLECTIONS ON THE PRACTICE OF QI GONG. Over the past period Singing Dragon, along with other indie publishers and self published practitioners,  have unleashed an avalanche of material on qi gong practices – basic and complex –  in both book … Continue reading

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Does Tai Chi have any real martial art value?

Does Tai Chi have any real martial art value? I came across this excellent and informative article by Violet Li while researching push hands techniques at which I am currently woefully inept, judging by the bruises on my arms and … Continue reading

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Master Liu Fengcai & Gao Yi Sheng BaguaZhang

The Cheng School Gao Style BaguaZhang is a chunky, 392 page book on Bagua Zhang and it’s a labour of love on the part of the students of the Master Liu Fengcai – a disciple of the legendary Gao Yi … Continue reading

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WARRIOR GUARDS THE MOUNTAIN: The Film!

Warrior Guards The Mountain: It appears that a documentary film, based on the book of the same name, is set for release on DVD via Line Of Intent in the new year. Browsing on one of my favourite blog-spots – … Continue reading

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NEI JIA TRAINING with Tu Minh Tan

NEI JIA TRAINING with Tu Minh Tan. Nice little film of Paris based martial artist Tu Minh Ta. He comes from the Wan Lai Sheng – Ziranmen tradition – and I had the pleasure of training xing yi quan with … Continue reading

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