Taijiquan Fighting Principles and Techniques Volume 1

A student and I review, discuss, and drill applications and the principles they are meant to teach. Sorry about the sound, the camera usually catches these things better. “What is the method that makes it possible to entice the opponent to enter, cause him to fall into emptiness, unite with him and then throw him … More Taijiquan Fighting Principles and Techniques Volume 1

Chinese Wrestling and The Internal Martial Arts: A Look at the Relationship to Shuai Jiao

Recently, I had the opportunity to attend two different seminars on of Shuai Jiao or Chinese wrestling. The first was a Baoding style taught by James Lin, who’s father David Lin trained with Chang Dong Sheng. Chang was well-known for being one of the best fighters to come out of the Republican periods in China. … More Chinese Wrestling and The Internal Martial Arts: A Look at the Relationship to Shuai Jiao

INTERVIEW WITH ZHAO DAOXIN Recorded by Huang Jitao Translated from Chinese by Andrzej Kalisz

This is an excellent interview from one of the 20th century’s great Chinese Internal Martial Artists. Zhao Daoxin was a student of Zhang Zhaodong, one of the most capable Xingyiquan fighters of the early 20th century, and Wang Xiangzhai, the founder of Yiquan, one of the only “Internal” martial arts experts with a verifiable fighting … More INTERVIEW WITH ZHAO DAOXIN Recorded by Huang Jitao Translated from Chinese by Andrzej Kalisz