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
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
There is a great deal of debate swirling in the Chinese Martial Arts Community about whether it is ethical to call out those in our community that would otherwise be considered frauds and fakes in any other community. For instance, among the Brazilian Jiu Jitsu community, there are frauds that are called out from time … More Calling Out Frauds: Does It Go Against Wu De?
On a recent Saturday afternoon, I was on a nice walk with my wife and daughter enjoying my time with family especially since my wife was not feeling well the day before. My daughter, she’s two, has an explorative sense since she’s seen so little of anything. She wants to see trees, dirt, leaves, bugs, … More F*ck Your Secret Styles: Forms Are Useless Part 3
I will now be writing and producing videos on a weekly basis for a new social media site devoted to martial artists who are serious about their training, and want to meet other serious martial artists. While the Founder, Rand Cardwell, is a known Chinese Martial Artist himself, it will not be solely devoted to … More Exciting Announcement: Martial Renaissance!
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