Chinese Martial Arts History – Sanda Explored In-Depth

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Modern Martial Arts and Health Radio E08: Felix Macias, Jr. On the Oakland Jeet Kune Do School

In the early 1960’s Felix Macias Sr. began his rigorous martial arts and self defense training under the great Kung Fu Sifu, James Yimm Lee in Hayward, California. Mr. Macias, Sr. continued to train and study June Fan Gung Fu and Jeet Kune Do with James Lee and Bruce Lee in their famous JKD “Oakland … More Modern Martial Arts and Health Radio E08: Felix Macias, Jr. On the Oakland Jeet Kune Do School

Practical approaches to Chinese martial arts training

While there are always some variations based upon tradition, lineage or teacher, the following outline indeed has a commonality in the Chinese martial arts world. I’d argue that this commonality extends to both “northern” and “southern”, and both “external” and “internal”. As I have stated before, I am not a big fan of these attributions. … More Practical approaches to Chinese martial arts training

Chinese Swords & Swordsmanship: Taking the On Guard Ready Stance

Chinese Swords forms start with the Jian, or a Dao, out of the scabbard held in the left hand. This at attention stance is a sort of half ready posture. From this position the weapon can be brought quickly into action. In the video we look at the technique men at arms employed to quickly … More Chinese Swords & Swordsmanship: Taking the On Guard Ready Stance

Modern Martial Arts and Health Radio E07: Scott M. Rodell On the Practice of Yang Family Taiji Quan and Jian Fa

  Scott M. Rodell has studied martial arts since the age of nine. He has dedicated the last four decades exclusively to study of Yang Family Taijiquan (T’ai Chi Ch’uan). Rodell spent many years traveling to find and study with the best teachers in this lineage to fulfill a person goal – renovating Yang Family … More Modern Martial Arts and Health Radio E07: Scott M. Rodell On the Practice of Yang Family Taiji Quan and Jian Fa

Ma Bao Guo defeated by San Da Kickboxing Enthusiast

“This morning, 69 year old Ma Baoguo, “gate keeper of Hunyuan Xingyi Taijiquan” against Wang Qingmin, 50 year old sanda enthusiast. It didn’t take long.” – Jarek Szymanski (who provided me with the video). Ma is famous for posting a video of him “beating a British MMA champ” and then challenging Xu Xiao Dong, only … More Ma Bao Guo defeated by San Da Kickboxing Enthusiast