The True Kung Fu

Martial Arts - Healing Arts - Spirituality

Every Day...

Every Day.... The first thing people usually ask me when I tell them I do Kung Fu is: “Have you ever used it?” I believe this comes from 2 common misconceptions about martial arts. If you practice martial arts, you are more prone to fighting. The main purpose of martial arts is to...

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The Style or the Art?

There are hundreds of styles of Kung Fu practiced today. Some are very similar, some are very different. You have strong styles such as Hung Ga and Jow Ga, kicking and acrobatic styles such as Eagle Claw and throwing styles such as Shuai Jiao. The list goes on and on. Although there are...

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How to stay on a diet and exercise program and change your life

Don’t compare yourself to others Everyone sees the movie stars and health gurus with perfect bodies. They are all muscular and lean with perfect skin and they live on berries and morning dew. If you’re having trouble starting, or sticking to a diet and exercise program it can be because...

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10 Animals of Jow Ga Kung Fu

Animal techniques in Kung Fu are not what most people think - We’ve all seen the shows of the Kung Fu guy jumping around imitating various animals. To some it might seem impressive and powerful and to others silly and useless. Unfortunately, I too often agree with the latter. The problem is...

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Self Defense is not Fighting

Due to the popularity of the UFC and MMA’s domination in the sport; many people now look at traditional arts as useless when it comes to fighting. The common statement is “if Kung Fu is good then why isn’t in the UFC”? Now, I won’t get into why I think there aren’t any kung fu fighters in the...

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Why you should Train Traditional Weapons

Why train weapons in Kung Fu? There is a lot of debate over the value of forms practice; and weapons training is no exemption. It seems that anything that isn’t completely understood, or that doesn’t directly relate to hurting someone, poses no value in modern society. And that’s a real...

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Alternative Healing and Martial Arts

If you train martial arts no matter how careful you are, or what protection you wear, at some point you are going to get hurt. Bruises, strains, sore muscles and the occasional bloody nose are all part of the life that we choose. As a matter of fact, if you’ve been training for years and have...

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8 Pieces of Brocade and the Lymphatic System

The 8 pieces of brocade is one of the most popular and widely practiced form of qigong for health. Its practice promotes relaxation, helps stretch the major muscles of the body and with regular practice can keep you healthy and happy. Another benefit of practice is an...

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Martial Artist Blues

Making a living as an artist is usually a long and difficult path and the martial arts are no exception. In my opinion it’s one of the most difficult “artistic” ways to make a living. This is why: When a talented painter, writer, musician etc. creates a work he puts it out for people to...

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