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Thanksgiving Close

A quick note to remind students that we’ll be closed Thursday, November 28, and Saturday, November 30. If can rouse yourself from the couch after eating, don’t forget to practice and move a little! We’ll see you back on Monday. … Continue reading

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New T-Shirts Have Arrived!

What? New T-Shirts? New Design? They’re here! Click the image above and you can go to the order page, or pick one up at the studio when you come to class.

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Life Is Too Short For Bad Kung Fu

Yes, it’s true! A new book in English by Adam Hsu. If this were Hollywood, Sifu Adam Hsu’s new book, “Life Is Too Short For Bad Kung Fu,” would be the tell-all on everyone’s reading list; not because it is … Continue reading

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Tai Chi For Health, 3 month class starts September 11

• Learn a complete form in just three months • Traditional, fluid, moving meditation • Small Class, detailed instruction • Emphasis on correct posture and form for health, balance, and vitality • Authentic martial structure for strength and flexibility • … Continue reading

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Here they are at the 2019 Tiger Claw tournament in San Jose, promoting Plumpub and our studio and style, Bak Sil Lum.  

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Kung Fu Planet

Waves of energy, kung fu style.

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Tai Chi Straight Sword–Basics Class

Great news! For the first time, the Academy adds an 8 week Tai Chi Straight Sword class to our revolving workshop menu. If you are intrigued, in general, by the straight sword—it being one of the 4 grandparent weapons—or have … Continue reading

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Tai Chi for Health: Deepen Your Practice

Great news! We have just added a new 6 week class, starting April 25, to our very popular Tai Chi for Health Series. This one’s for intermediate students, those who have completed the short Tai Chi set at the Academy … Continue reading

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From Us to You

Happy New Year to all of our dear students. We treasure and appreciate your continued study and community at the Academy. We would not be here without you. We open this year with a small gift, a performance by Sifu … Continue reading

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25th Anniversary Kung Fu Tai Chi Tournament

Join us for the Kung Fu Tai Chi 25th Anniversary Festival and tournament in San Jose on May 19-21. We don’t get out much—certainly not as much as we would like—but this year we are showing up to celebrate Tiger … Continue reading

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Workshop Report: The Fine Art of Choking

A demonstration and workshop on the fine art of choking was a change in schedule for the Saturday morning Kung Fu class last week. Black sash instructor, Mike Gruber—highly knowledgeable about Kung Fu, and an expert Judo player—opened the class, … Continue reading

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Adam Hsu Linking Fist

We are happy and proud to teach one of the best beginning Kung Fu forms:  Sifu Adam Hsu’s Linking Fist. This combines elements of traditional practice with modern methods of instruction. The entire form is 16 movements with not one … Continue reading

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Hello from Wales

Dear Students, I hope everyone is practicing and having a good time. Many schools go through a re-calibration when the head-instructor is away. But this is actually an important time in martial training, when students are face to face with … Continue reading

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Interview with Grandteacher Adam Hsu (Added parts 4 & 5)

Adam Hsu is one of the top Kung Fu teachers in the world. He is also one of the “grandparent” teachers at the Academy, having taught both sifus Linda and Ted. In this series—the first THREE parts now posted—he begins … Continue reading

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Martial Basics: Not What You Think

Everything starts with basics. And when you are young and/or just beginning a long term study of expertise, whether your taste runs to the piano or the basketball hoop, there is always a sentinel line of basics to be crossed … Continue reading

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