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
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
This is an excellent series of talks on Yang Lu Chan and the early history of Yang style Taijiquan. I highly recommend these videos. Guan Nan Wang is a Yang style Taijiquan and Tongbei Quan practitioner.
After the pitiful display of fighting from yet another self-stylized master of Taijiquan, many of the obvious questions (and excuses) arise, “who was he?”, “why is he considered a master?”, etc. The “master” who was recently beaten was Ma Bao Guo. He is considered a grandmaster of Hunyuan Xingyi Taiji Gate (浑元形意太极门), a style … More What is Hunyuan Xingyi Taiji Gate?
“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
Dì Lóng Jīng Quán “Ground Dragon Classic Boxing”, short piece on ground dragon boxing in Gaomi county Weifang prefecture Shandong province. Di Long Jing Quan is a system of martial arts known for it’s wide range of ground fighting techniques. The style has traditionally been practiced in several counties along the border between Weifang and … More Ground Dragon Classic Boxing of Shandong Province
A quick note from Dr. Troy Schott: I received this an email from Grapplearts Stephan Kesting. I thought it was excellent and a good set of guidelines that can be applied to all martial arts schools. You can find the complete post here. Below are the guidelines: Guidelines for Opening Up Jiu-Jitsu Again During COVID-19 … More Guidelines For Reopening a Martial Arts School
Rarely seen set and learned before the 64 Palms in the Wutan school.
April 27, 2020 Dr. Troy Schott, D.C. Martial arts teacher Nassem Raufi discovered his fascination with martial arts and martial arts as a child. So he started his way with the martial arts Judo and Tae-Kwon-Do and soon found his home in the Chinese martial arts, which are all too often summarized under the generic … More Modern Martial Arts and Health Radio E05: Nassem Raufi on the Natural Method of Chinese Martial Arts