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A Very Short Lesson on Bagua Zhang’s Reeling Silk
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Defending The Self
As the story goes, a young boy wanted to avenge the murder of his parents, so he went to a sword teacher and begged to be accepted as a student. “How long will it take me to train myself to … Continue reading
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Ted performing Mizong (Back in the Day)
Mizong Kung Fu is also known as Lost Track Style. It is known for its quick changes, deceptive footwork and unusual walking patterns. Like many Northern styles, it is extended, expressive and graceful. Here’s a short clip from the early … Continue reading
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Instructor Nick Hancock Displays Fine Form
We found this great clip of our Nick Hancock demonstrating Northern Shaolin’s most famous form known as #6 Short Strike. Watch and enjoy.
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Longfist Kung Fu Fundamentals: 12 Wk Class Starts Sept 28
Wow, it has been a loooong time since we have been able to add a class to our schedule and welcome new students to our school. So, we are excited to introduce our newest 12 week series, Longfist Kung Fu … Continue reading
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Longfist Kung Fu Fundamentals — 12 wk. Series
Move Like You’ve Never Moved Before Authentic Kung Fu —Traditional Methods for Body & Mind There’s more to Kung Fu than flying through the air or kicking butt in a dark alley. Encompassing strategy, health preservation, efficient movement, strength-building, cooperation, … Continue reading
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The Simple Art of Breathing
This simple method of breathing works well for people practicing Chinese martial arts, Chinese medicine, meditation and what is commonly referred to as Qigong (Chi Kung). We call it simple, but it is also profound; as it relates the physical … Continue reading
Master Ted Mancuso, the proprietor of Plum Publications and founder of the Academy of Martial and Internal Arts, is my elder Kung Fu brother, or my Sihing (師兄) in Cantonese. We both trained in Northern Shaolin Kung Fu (Bak Sil … Continue reading
The Teacher’s Teacher
Last Sunday, I got a double-treat: my teacher, Adam Hsu, is in town for a couple of weeks and I had the opportunity to not only see and spend time with him, but to make his Long Fist Kung Fu … Continue reading
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What Do We Mean By “Martial”?
People get the wrong idea: when they hear “martial arts” they assume tournaments and grudge matches in caged environments. By the same token, they look quizzically at the ninety year old lady who proudly proclaims that she studies a martial … Continue reading