Journey to emptiness, a story of one persons path, and thoughts along the way.
Master Zhang Youngliang, was born in 1920. He started his martial arts training at age of 5, until 14.
A young “Jedi” in the making Shifu Peter Tam Hoy, or just Peter, as he had asked to be addressed at the time I had met him.
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A traditional based Shifu, adapting his art in the traditional way of past masters to the realities of todays fighting contest.
Do you want to try your White Crane against my student? My first introduction on a hot, humid summer day in Korea to a style and teacher who had used his art during and after the Korean war. The teacher a medium sized Korean man nothing really special stood out except for his eyes. People […]
Northern Mantis a unique style developed and proven in China’s past with a rich and long history. Paul Brennan’s, in depth translation gives a look back into the history and times surrounding the creation of the style
In Korea martial arts masters are called (sabeomnim) 사범님 Shifu Roger Hagood, one of Mr. Park’s more publicly known students arrived in Korea in 1976 part of the 101st Airborne (“Screaming Eagles”) stationed in Camp Hovey, Close to Camp Casey, home of the 2nd Infantry Division, his practice with Master Park would begin soon after […]
白鶴派 The beginnings of White Crane A Tibetan monk ” lama” deep in mediation. “For several years the lama monk Ah Dat-Ta “阿達陀“ retreated to the mountains to live in seclusion, studying Buddhist texts and practicing meditation. He also hoped to improve his martial art skill. One day Ah Dat-Ta’s meditation was disturbed by a […]
Five bows a way of describing the method of storing “elastic force” using the analogy of a bow. Article describing the process “Five bows in one body means that the body is like a bow, two bows in both hands, and two bows in two feet. The combination of the five bows is the overall […]
Pung, Lu Ji and An… Can be thought of as expand, contract, compress and span A way of looking at effects or actions not tied to specific movements but through intended effect or property of the result. All movements or movement contain the four basic properties expressed according to desired effect. The practice shown […]