Saturday, April 26, 2014

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Kung Fu Dao - Chinese Broadsword - Boulder Internal Arts

Dao Sword
  • Dated: early 20th Century
  • Culture: Chinese
  • Measurements: length 90.5 cm
The sword has a slightly curved, single-edged, damask blade, with a double groove, engraved with the effigy of a dragon on a face and ideograms on the other. It features a flat, brass hilt of lobed shape with relieved border, decorated with bas-relieved floral motifs en suite with all other mounts. The grip is black, made of wood while the wooden scabbard comes with mounts decorated en suite.

Source: Copyright © 2014 Czerny’s International Auction House S.R.L.

Learn Xingyi Kung Fu Broadsword at Boulder Internal Arts

Sunday, April 20, 2014


11 min of the highest percentage throw in Judo

Friday, April 18, 2014

Kung Fu Tea - Zhang Sanfeng: Political Ideology, Myth Making and the Great Taijiquan Debate


Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Gao Style Bagua with Luo De Xiu - Practice and Application

"Gao Style Baguazhang: Practice and Application(VHS), with Ba Gua expert Luo De Xiu.

In this one hour video Luo De Xiu demonstrates four different circle walking methods, shows numerous applications of the Gao style form, demonstrates six of the Gao style Post-Heaven straight-line Ba Gua forms with numerous applications, and teaches Ba Gua relaxation Qi Gong.

Luo De Xiu, who has been featured in Inside Kung Fu Magazine, the Pa Kua Chang Journal, and the Journal of Asian Martial Arts, was one of the senior students of Hong Yi Xiang, studied 2nd generation Ba Gua master Gao Yi Sheng's Ba Gua with several of Zhang Jun Feng's (3rd generation) top students, and studied intensively with Sun Xi Kun's (fourth generation Pa Kua lineage holder) student Liu Jian."

Monday, April 14, 2014

Tim Shirley at the 2014 New York International Open IBJJF Championship

Want to say nice job to my friend Tim Shirley on his win at this years New York International Open IBJJF Championship!
First place brown belt feather weight division
First place brown belt absolute division

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Jackie Chan Picks A Fight With Bruce Lee

"George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight gets Jackie Chan's Best Story Ever: for a young martial arts performer, getting to act opposite Bruce Lee was a huge honour - and Jackie Chan got the chance on the set of 'Enter the Dragon'. But things didn't exactly go according to plan.

When Bruce accidentally hit Jackie in the head, he felt awful. Which allowed Jackie to spend a little quality time with his idol.

Jackie's in Toronto to introduce screenings of three of his classic films, 'Drunken Master', 'Police Story', and 'The Legend of Drunken Master'."

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Chinese Martial Arts School - 1927

                Heibi Chinese Martial Arts School, located in Tianjin 1927. Source Taiping Institute

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Gao Style Bagua Zhang - 8 Motherpalms 八母掌 - Moving Stake Methods

Gao Style Bagua Zhang - 8 Motherpalms 八母掌 - Moving Stake Methods
Found: HERE
  1. Lower Pressing Posture – 下按式 Xia An Shi
  2. Holding The Taiji Ball Posture – 抱太極 Bao Taiji (or Double Stem Palm – 雙把掌 Shuang Ba Zhang)
  3. Floating Wood Palm – 漂母掌 Piao Mu Zhang (or Dragon Rising To Heaven – 龍升天 Long Sheng Tian)
  4. Support Spear Palm – 托槍式 Tuo Qiang Shi (or Lion Opening Its Mouth – 獅子張口 Shizi Zhang Kou)
  5. Upper and Lower Vertical Palm – 上下立掌 Shang Xia Li Zhang (or Piercing Heaven Hitting Earth – 指天打地 Zhi Tian Da Di)
  6. Double Holding Palm – 雙抱掌 Shuang Bao Zhang (or White Monkey Offers Peaches – 白猴獻桃 Bai Hou Xian Tao)
  7. Double Crashing Palm – 雙撞掌 Shuang Zhuang Zhang
  8. Turning Palm – 轉環掌 Zhuan Huan Zhang (or Single Palm Change – 單換掌 Dan Huan Zhang)
The Names of the 8 Motherpalms vary slightly depending on school and lineage but movements are more or less the same. The 8 Motherpalms are both fundamental and advanced practice.