Monday, September 30, 2013

Chinese Straight Sword - Rare Double Jian

                                  Dated: probably end of 17th century (Qing Dynasty)
                                                                Found: HERE

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Judo World Championships 2013 - Women's Final

Gold Medal for Yarden Gerbi (ISR) World Championships Judo - Rio 2013 - Gold Medal for Israel - Judo World Championships 2013

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Boulder Internal Arts - New Classes - Boulder, Colorado!

Starting October 1st Boulder  Internal Arts will be adding another Xingyi class! The class will be from 6 PM to 7:30 PM every Tuesday and is meant to compliment and reinforce the material taught on Saturdays.

·         Warm Ups

·         Basic Hand Methods

·         Body Integration Training

·         Footwork

·         Form Training & Drills

·         Application

·         Push Hands/ Sparring

·         Chi Gong


Friday, September 20, 2013

Yin Style Bagua Zhang - Old Masters

Old Time Masters demonstrating they Yin Shi Ba Gua Zhang Solo Palm routines.
1. Zhu Bao Zhen
2. Yang Kun
3. Xie Pieqi
Found: HERE

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Chen Tai Chi vs Muay Thai - Fight!

Taijiquan v Thai Boxing! On September 28 in Jiaozuo, Henan, China, 5 instructors of Chenjiagou Taijiquan Xue Xiao will be fighting 5 Thai Boxing champions from Thailand.
Continued: HERE

Monday, September 16, 2013

Cheng Shi Bagua Zhang - Zhanshen Qiang - Liu De Kuan Spear

"Liu De Kuan (1826 - 1911)     Liu De Kuan was originally from Cangzhou, Hebei province. He was interested in the martial arts for most of his life and learned from many famous martial artists of the time. Liu Dekuan's original style was Yueh Style San Shou (also called Yueh Style Eagle Hand or Yueh Style Connected Fists). His teacher in this style was Liu Shijun, Xiong County, Hebei. De Kuan first studied with Shijun's student "Metal spear" Xu Liu and then later he studied with Shijun. Both Xu Liu and Shijun's excel in spear play anf they taught him "big spear of six co-ordinations". Using this big spear, he earned a reputation and the nickname "Daqiang Liu" ("Big spear Liu").
    "All the elder teachers got along with Mister Liu Dekuan. In the course of time, all was made clear to him, and he ultimately was enriched. ... He toiled to get pointers from the older generations"
    Guo Gumin student of Liang Zhenpo

    Liu De Kuan travelled throught out China seeking out new challenges and studied from different masters. In Hubei province he studied six sets of fangtian huaji (drawed pole-axe of square heaven). From the famous bandit, Lu Lin, he studied "18 devil's methods of using hands" and using the secret weapon "half-moon dart". In Beijing, he meet and studied with Chang Ting Hua before being introduced to Dong Haichuan. In addition, his friends such as Li Cunyi and Zhang Zhaodong taught him the fundamentals of Xingyi. He also learn and practice Yang style taijiquan from Xia Guoxun, Yang Luchan's son-in-law .
    "Guo Gumin followed Liu Dekuan around, thus searched to get secrets of the Bagua martial arts."
    Li Ziming

    Liu De Kuan provided many orginal contributions to the martial arts. De Kuan helped Cheng Tinghua to increase the popularity of the Bagua System. Liu De Kuan also contributed to the practice of Bagua. Cheng Style Bagua students train in "the Six Lines of the Halberd" - techniques that are directly attributed to Liu De Kuan. He also share the credit as one of the originator of Bagua Taijiquan - a style that is being practise in Jinan (capital of Shandong Province). [3]

    There are many stories describing the skills of Liu DeKuan. In one story, Cheng Tinghua's eldest son,Cheng Haiting, was teaching the art in a field outside the Suiwen Gate on Ximo Street. Famous practitioners from both Yin Style and Cheng Style Bagua often came in their free time to sit and linger. Big Spear Liu, in his old age, suffered form an eye disease. Both of his eyes were not bright. However numerous students still wanted to compare skills with him. They only needed to bring the shaft of their weapon in contact with Liu's spear shaft to try to lift it up. Liu would stick to their spear shaft and advance. The opponent would lose his weapon and be thrown by his strike."

Found: HERE

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Lyons, Colorado - Flooding

I just want to take a minute and wish all the residents of Lyons, CO the best in the coming weeks.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Portland, OR - Ba Gua & Tai Chi Classes with Matt Autrey!

We here in Colorado have Matt Autrey out on a regular basis to teach. Now the lucky people in Portland can train with him full time!

Contact  or  1(541) 324-2113


Classes will start on September 17th at Alberta Park in North Portland.


Tuesday: Ba Gua                                                   6:30-8:00pm

Houtian Ba Gua, body training, applications


Thursday: Ba Gua                                                 6:30-8:00pm

Houtian Ba Gua, body training, applications


Saturday: Tai Chi                                                   10:00-11:30am

Tai Chi form, nei gung/chi gung, Push Hands/San Shou


Sunday: Ba Gua                                                   10:00-11:30am

Xiantian B agua, circle walking, Push Hands/San Shou


Ba Gua - Gao style Ba Gua

Xiantian- circle forms

Houtian- straight line forms


Tai Chi - Chen Pan Ling style Tai Chi


Nei Gung/Chi Gung - Eight Brocades, dan tian neigung, spinal neigung


·         Drop in for one class $20

·         One class per week $60/month

·         Each additional class $20/month


Please call or email for specifics on the location.


Private lessons are available


Contact  or  1(541) 324-2113


Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Annual Luo De Xiu - Yi Zong Seminar - Denver , Colorado - Sept 13th - 16th

Friday Sept 13 @Metro State     $75   
  6-9pm      XY Chicken form and Sparrow Hawk if time

Saturday Sept 14  @Metro  $150 or $75 for each session 
  11:30-2:30       Xing Yi 5 Element, 2 man drills
  3:30-6:30        8 skills to find Fa Jing

Sunday Sept 15 **@ DENVER DANCE    $150 or $75 each  
  1:15-3:15      Big style Xian Tian Snake, Tiger, Swallow
  4:15-7:15       Kicking Line 6.4, 6.5, and 6.6

Monday Sept 16  @Metro State  $85   
  6:30-9:30        Sticky Hands 

*$400  for all 4 days
*$260 for Saturday and Sunday 
You must preregister.  Cash only.

To register or for more info contact:  
Marilyn Heidrick at 

Location and Parking Details:

Friday, Saturday and Monday sessions at Metro State College:  Rm  PE 215, on the second floor of the Physical Education Building,located next to the Events Center on the Auraria Campus in central Denver. ( For directions, Google map: Events Center, Auraria Campus, MSU Denver).  
Metro Parking Lots 

Judo Jymnastics - 1947

A Filmcraft production of 1947. Producer and director, William Forest Crouch. Featuring Mary Parker and Lou Leonard.

Monday, September 2, 2013

Bagua Zhang - Gao Style - Yi Zong School - Single Palm Change

Matt Autrey demonstrating movement and application from Bagua Zhang - Gao Style -  Yi Zong School - Single Palm Change.  Footage taken here in Boulder, CO at our Matt Autrey Seminar, here at Boulder Internal Arts.