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Monday, May 10, 2021

Kung Fu - Bagua Middle Dantian Training - Marcus Brinkman

Kung Fu - Bagua Middle Dantian Training - Marcus Brinkman

                  My teacher Marcus Brinkman - Learn Bagua Zhang at Boulder Internal Martial Arts

"Qu and Chuai are terms which represent the development of the Gao Bagua front and back kicks respectively. In practice however the are developed as a pivoting dynamic which constitute the waving dynamic of the dragon body shape and character. It is therefore also a basis for sweeping and throwing methods which evolve from the "danzhong" or single weighted foot and leg cultivation. This is a brief synopsis of the training progression which arises from the foundational circle walking practice. The leaning body (Kao) movement resulting from this practice tends to focus on the middle basin development of the body and is foundational to "middle dantian' development."

Thursday, May 6, 2021

Xing Yi Quan master Liu Heng in 1995, Dragon form

Xing Yi Quan master Liu Heng in 1995, Dragon form

"Xing Yi Quan master Liu Heng in young age,  before 26 years ( 1995 year) shows Xing Yi Quan  (形意拳} Dragon form (龙形),  from 12 animals set (十二形拳). Master Liu Heng (刘亨) Liu Heng is the youngest disciple of grandmaster Zhang Baoyang (张宝杨), he is high skilled strong Xing Yi Quan master and man of  high warriors morality(武德). except the Xing Yi Quan, he is also mastered in Chuojiao Fanziquan(戳脚翻子拳) and Shuaijiao(摔跤).  Lineage:  Li Luoneng (李洛能)-Liu Qilan (刘奇兰)-Wang Fuyuan (王福元)-Wang Jiwu (王继武)-Zhang Baoyang (张宝杨)-Liu Heng (刘亨)"

Sunday, May 2, 2021

Sifu Adam Mizner shows how Taichi can STOP MMA style Takedowns

Sifu Adam Mizner shows how Taichi can STOP MMA style Takedowns 

In my opinion, this is useless. You are not going to stop someone who really knows what they are doing with a technique like this from taking you down. If he was serious about demonstrating the authenticity of this technique he needs to do it against someone who 1. really knows how to set up and execute a single or double leg takedown and 2. someone who is really using some force. Doesn't have to be FULL force but reasonable use of force would be good. Otherwise it is crap. Mizner has some real taiji skill, but this deno is no good.


Friday, April 30, 2021

Chinese Swordsmanship Defined ~ Scott M. Rodell

Chinese Swordsmanship is defined by more than the type of sword in one’s hand.

It is defined by the principles being followed and how the techniques employed embody these classic principles. These principles were elucidated and recorded by past masters and developed from practical experience. Before we attempt to improve the art, better to have a deep understanding of the way.
~ Scott M. Rodell