Sunday, September 28, 2014

Gao Style Bagua Zhang - Luo Dexiu Yi Zong School

Gao Style Bagua Zhang - Luo Dexiu Yi Zong School. Teacher Luo Dexiu performing the Xian Tian (Pre Heaven) circling Palms of the Yi Zong School of Gao branch of Bagua Zhang (8 Changing Palms).

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Jian - Chinese Straight Sword Master!

Fu Shu Yun performing Three Harmony Sword (san he jian), and Three Skills Sword (san cai jien), in her late seventies at the Chiang Kai Shek Memorial Hall in Taipei.

Monday, September 22, 2014

A Group of Chinese Boxers - 1901

A group photograph of an archery class or society (Chinese Boxers). Ogden Cigarette Card, circa 1901.
Found: HERE

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Bagua - Gao Style Bagua Cane!


Early in his life Gao Yi Sheng (founder of Gao Style Bagua Zhang) broke his leg in an accident involving a cart. The leg was not properly set and he walked with a cane for the rest of his life, because of this he developed this "Bagua Cane" form.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Shaolin - Tiger and Crane - by 90 a Year Old Master!

"This is a famous form from the Hung Gar style, called 'Tiger and Crane Pair Form' (Fu Hok Seung Ying 虎鶴雙形). It is performed by sifu Yeung Dakyau sifu 杨德友師傅 (90 years old at the time when the video was shot), a Nanjing 南京 practitioner of Naam Siulam Tingong Mun 南少林天罡門 and a TCM physician. He has started the training at the age of 6; currently he should be in his late 90s these days..."

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Friday, September 12, 2014

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Bagua Zhang - Gao Yi Sheng's Teacher Cheng Ting Hua

He Jin, Feng Junyi, Cheng Ting Hua & Cheng You Long
Cheng Ting Hua is the founder of Cheng Style Bagua Zhang, a direct student of Bagua creator Dong Hai Chuan and one of Gao Yi Sheng's Bagua teachers. Cheng You Long is his first son.

Monday, September 8, 2014

Taoist Ritual Sword

Taoist Ritual Sword
Sword: Ming dynasty, dated 1403
Scabbard: possibly Qing dynasty (1736-95)
Steel and brass
64 cm
Asian Art Museum, San Francisco

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Turkish Submission Wrestling vs Aikido

Grandmaster of Turkish Submission Wrestling and head of the Marital Kinetics Academy, Levent Altunbas, is unexpectedly challenged to a match when he visited the largest Aikido dojo in Vietnam. His opponent is a 4th Dan in Aikido and a champion fighter