Category Archives: Wushu

Chinese martial arts and a few esoteric practices…

Kinthissa’s Taiji Journey: Quan Of Change

Discovering this lovely photo of my first Chen taijiquan teacher with her teacher and mentor, the pioneering Pytt (Gerda Geddes) sent me off to Kinthissa’s website only to discover a long piece she’d written for Tai Chi Chuan & Oriental … Continue reading

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MODERN MARTIAL MUSINGS: Journeys along The Way

SINGING DRAGON have emerged as the leading UK publisher of books related to internal cultivation and Chinese martial arts. Here’s an overview of four recent books that explore different dimensions of this rich and flourishing culture. Following hard on the … Continue reading

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MASTER TT LIANG: A few words on Taijiquan

The first book we were told to read by John R. Kells when I was learning Yang Family taijiquan back in the day was TT Liang’s T’ai Ch Chuan for Health & Self Defence. It’s one of the few books … Continue reading

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COMING SOON – IRON MONK

In the tradition of the legendary Shaw Brothers’ kung fu classics comes a brand new indie martial arts movie that’s located not in Hong Kong but in London’s China Town.  IRON MONK  is produced by veteran stuntman and actor Jason … Continue reading

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BRUCE FRANZIS launches his Tai Chi Mastery Programme

Back in the Eighties  I was practicing Yang family taijiquan at John Kell’s school in Wimpole Street and I seem to recall a young American taijiquan practitioner / martial artist, who had been training in Japan and China, turning up … Continue reading

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MUSINGS & REVELATIONS ON THE TAO: Five Levels Of Taijiquan & Tranquil Sitting

SINGING DRAGON PUBLICATIONS are fast becoming the most interesting publisher in the UK dealing with  ancient wisdom traditions for health and well-being. Two recent publications that confirm this: The Five Levels of Taijiquan by Grandmaster Chen Xiaowang – which comes … Continue reading

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Exploring The Mysterious Power of Xingyiquan by Sifu C S Tang.

I first came across Sifu CS Tang when I was searching the web for xingyiquan and baguazhang material related to the famous Taiwan based martial artist Wang Shujin. From his Yang Xin studio in Hennessy Road, in the Wanchai district … Continue reading

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THE ESSENCE OF TAIJIQUAN: A Trip To The Heart Of Training In Chenjiagou Village

AFTER READING A TRIBUTE to one of David Gaffney’s life loving Chen taijiquan students, who is sadly no longer with us, I was finally prompted to pen a few words on his and Davidine Siaw-Voon Sim’s book ‘The Essence Of Taijiquan’. … Continue reading

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The Valley Spirit: Lindsay Wei’s Story Of Daoist Cultivation

As I am partial to reading about journeys, spiritual journeys, like Sun Shuyun’s Ten Thousand Miles Without  A Cloud or Bill ‘Red Pine’ Porter’s Road to Heaven  or O.M. Burke’s Amongst The Dervishes, I was most enthused to discover that  … Continue reading

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Late nights & Kung Fu classics….

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