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    CMA Sword and Shield

    I am curious about the combination of sword and shield in traditional CMA. I have seen it a few times used as a demonstration piece in Shaolin, but I cannot seem to find a name for the form or any sort of reference material? Is the sword and shield only present in Shaolin, or does it show up in...
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    Cross-Training Kung Fu and other arts

    Alot of it has come from my training being "in a park" with an instructor, which has ended in exposure to several styles at once. Even when I went to do my Duanwei test, it happened to be at a formal Wing chun school, even though I was testing for Xingyiquan. This lead me to be exposed to the...
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    Cross-Training Kung Fu and other arts

    Iv been studying kung fu for about 3 years, I am still a beginner I admit. Im not asking this question because I plan on adding more styles right now, but I want to understand the martial arts on a deeper level. I want to see how they connect and can benefit each other. Why do you see it as a...
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    Cross-Training Kung Fu and other arts

    I haven't spoken to my instructors. I mainly practice Xingyiquan, Taijiquan, Shaolinquan, and I have tried Wing Chun and Sanda. I'm more curious from a theory/practical sense. Since there are so many different styles.
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    Cross-Training Kung Fu and other arts

    Anyone have any thoughts and experience with cross-training different disciplines. Where I am living in Urumqi, China, there is alot of BJJ, Taekwondo, and some Wing Chun. Do people see benefits/drawbacks to practicing something like Kung Fu and another martial art? Just curious
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    Beijing Sports University

    Do you know how to contact him?
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    Beijing Sports University

    I completely understand.
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    Beijing Sports University

    Would you be able to put me in contact with him?
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    Beijing Sports University

    I completely understand. :)
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    Beijing Sports University

    That's cool. Do you know anyone still there? I want to go for a short program but I am struggling to get any responses from them.
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    Beijing Sports University

    Hello Everyone, Does anyone have experience with studying Wushu/Chinese language at the Beijing Sports University? I am looking at possibilities for improving both my Chinese in order to do my HSK 3 as well as combine it with martial arts.
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    Kung Fu Schools in China

    Going to Hefei.
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    Going to China for Kung Fu?

    This thread is actually pretty helpful, is there anyway that we can save it and have people add to it with schools they have been to and with small reviews?
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    Kung Fu Schools in China

    ya... but you know... work visas and stuff... it happens. Thank for the advice!
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    Kung Fu Schools in China

    Well I am currently in Xinjiang province, but potentially moving to Anhui province. I am willing to go anywhere to train during my leave time. I am hoping to get a good 2-3 weeks training in. I see plenty of schools online that seem good and have all I would need, just curious if anyone has...
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    Kung Fu Schools in China

    Hello Everyone, Currently living in China teaching English (Urumqi, Xinjiang). I am looking into spending about a month at a training school here in China. Of course a quick google search comes up with many results all of which claim they are the best schools. So... does anyone have any...
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