Author Archives: school

New Classes & Seminars

Click HERE, or the image above, for more Upcoming ~Core Tai Chi For Health (Free!) Occasional Sundays, for dates and registration ~Heart of Qigong Thursdays, 9:30 – 10:30, for more, and to register ~Four Corners of the Circle: The Core … Continue reading

Posted in Bagua, Classes, Events, Kung Fu, Qigong, School Business, Seminars, Tai Chi | Comments Off on New Classes & Seminars

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

Posted in Articles, Events, Seminars | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Kung Fu for Adults: Not Your Child’s Workshop

Traditional Kung Fu, Authentic Kung Fu, REAL Kung Fu…no matter what you call it, it is so much more than the stuff of movies. Not that flying brigands and pursuing heroes are not fun to watch. But Kung Fu is … Continue reading

Posted in Classes, Events, Kung Fu, Seminars | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Kung Fu, Training, Videos | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Circle’s Four Corners: 4 Wk Class in BaguaZhang

Bagua Zhang, one of the last traditional Chinese martial arts, is almost always spoken of using superlatives; it is a ‘genius’ art, the ‘best’ for health, the ‘last word’ in martial usage. Why is this? Developed in the 18th century, … Continue reading

Posted in Bagua, Classes, Events, Seminars | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Core of Kung Fu Class Starting in June

Good news! Our 6 week class on Kung Fu training starts Monday, June 6. Incorporating the famous Linking Fist First Form created by Master Adam Hsu, this class is the perfect way to start or deepen your Kung Fu training. … Continue reading

Posted in Classes, Events, Kung Fu, News, Seminars | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Articles, School Business | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Articles, Kung Fu, Philosophy, Principles, Profiles | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Articles, Training | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Wang Zi Ping

Of course, part of martial arts learning resides in traditional choreographed forms. We at the Academy, take this one step further and teach classical forms for two people (partner routines) such as the San Cai Sword. In the film clip … Continue reading

Posted in Articles, Videos | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Profile of Long Fist

The Core of Long FistThe types of material we teach here—Tai Chi, Bagua and Long Fist Kung Fu—all belong to a large family of Kung Fu style from middle and northern China. Tested in war and refined in peace, this … Continue reading

Posted in Articles, Kung Fu, Principles, Resources | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

How to Memorize a Kung Fu Form

Forms are pre-arranged sequences of martial movements. The trouble is that you may not have any experience memorizing sequenced actions. Here are a few tips for making this a pleasant learning experience.

Posted in Articles, Resources, Training | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Training and Training: Shifu Sweats!

There’s training and then there’s training. In Kung Fu there is a kind of training that so challenges the way of thinking AND the body that people successfully ignore it for years and even decades. So begins Shifu’s newest article, … Continue reading

Posted in Articles, Training | Leave a comment

Five Elements Seminar

Click image above and it will take you to page where video will load. May take a minute!   Here’s a very condensed version of our Five Elements Xing Yi Seminar (6 hours become 3 minutes). Everyone did a great … Continue reading

Posted in Articles | Leave a comment

Learning a Bagua Move

Thanks to Nick and Ikuyo for allowing us to film this lesson.

Posted in Articles, Bagua | Leave a comment