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Tuesday, May 14, 2019
Photo Essay: The Legacy of Huo Yuanjia
This came to my attention via the Kung Fu Tea blog. Huo Yuanjia was a famous Chinese martial artist who was active around the turn of ...
Saturday, May 11, 2019
The Third Option
Below is a post from Steven Pressfield's blo g. Steven Pressfield is the author of books such as The Legend of Bagger Vance and Gate ...
Wednesday, May 08, 2019
Cheng Tinhung was a real force in Hong Kong Taijiquan in the 1970's and 80's. He was known as a fighter. In a nutshell, his Wuda...
Sunday, May 05, 2019
Testing a Calm Mind
If asked, I’d have to say that the main reason that I study taijiquan is to help cultivate a calm mind. That it is also an excellent ex...
Thursday, May 02, 2019
One of the reasons that I enjoy the book The Secret History of the Sword, is that it contains recounts of real duels both in English and t...
Monday, April 29, 2019
The Origins of Yoshinkan Aikido
Below is a video on the origins of Yoshinkan Aikido.
Friday, April 26, 2019
Gerta Geddes and the Dawn of Taijiquan in the UK
Gerta Geddes was if not the first, one of the first westerners to teach Taijiquan in the UK. She was a contemporary of Sophia Delza , who ...
Tuesday, April 23, 2019
Yim Wing Chun and the Creation of a New Tradition
Below is an excerpt from a post at Kung Fu Tea . The full post may be read here. We all know the story (and those who do not may want ...
Saturday, April 20, 2019
The Lenten Challenge is OVER And The Tang Dynasty Poems, #71: A Song of Unending Sorrow
First of all, the Lenten Challenge is Over! Congratulations to all of those who managed to complete it. Now to regular business. ...
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