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

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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