kung fu

  1. R

    Kicking technique in Praying Mantis Kung Fu

    During my time at University, I learned kickboxing from Wutan, UK which I believe is based on Praying Mantis Kung Fu. Master Liu Qun Kiao taught They Soon Tuan who brought Wutan to the UK. The eldest disciple of Liu Qun Kiao, Fou Tien Kok, was appointed as a teacher of martial arts and as...
  2. R

    Legitimacy of Lau Gar Kuen

    Lau Gar Kuen traces its roots to an individual named Lam Sam Ngan in the Kong Sai (Guanxi) province of China: eventually Jeremy Yau learns this style and brings this to the UK. However, you don't see this style in Hong Kong or China: it's known as Hung Gar there and Lau Gar is only one part of...
  3. Diaitadoc

    Halifax Nova Scotia: Starting a Kung Fu Group

    Hello everyone, Im starting a new Kung Fu group in Halifax, Nova Scotia. days: alternating weeks of Mondays & Thursdays, & Tuesdays & Fridays hours: 7pm-830pm where: Burnside style: XiangShan ZiRanMen (Elephant Mountain Natural Gate) application: Self Defense, Fighting, Health cost: $10 /...
  4. T

    Donald Hamby-Hung Gar-Los Amgeles

    Sifu Donald Hamby-Hung Gar-Los Angeles Does anyone here know how to get in touch with Sifu Donald Hamby? The only website I can find for him is this: https://www.quandoman.net but when I called the listed number, it said it was out of service. Messaged the email address on there with no...
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    Taoist Institute-Sifu Carl Totten-Los Angeles

    Anyone in Los Angeles know about the Taoist Institute and Sifu Carl Totten and whether or not he is still teaching? The website listed on google and yelp doesnt work when you click it, and when I drove by the address the other day I saw that the inside was emptied out and the sign gone, looking...
  6. T

    Chinese Martial Arts in Los Angeles

    Hello, I am looking for quality Chinese martial arts/kung fu training in Los Angeles. I am asking on here because in the world of martial arts there are some amazing teachers and classes that just arent on yelp or google. I am open on what style as long as the training is authentic. I live in...
  7. Damien

    Scratching Beneath the Surface of Animal Kung Fu

    So I've been thinking about how to frame this for a while. When a lot of people outside the kung fu sphere, or even certain styles or relative beginners think of animals and kung fu, its in terms of performance forms. There's a lot more to the references to animals within many styles though than...
  8. C

    Why do shy socially awkward wimpy loners hero worship Bruce Lee?

    I never understand why you shy wimpy loners(who were bullied as youngsters) glorifiy Bruce Lee. You guys often worship Bruce Lee as some heroic underdog against evil. Well here's the reality. The real Bruce Lee was the complete opposite of a heroic underdog fighting for good and justice. Bruce...
  9. ShortBridge

    Reopening in Seattle

    It's been over a year since we shared our responses to the initial news of the pandemic. I have a small group of adult students and don't do a lot of outreach and promotion. I have been blessed with a steady trickle of interest over the years which has been all that we need to keep going. But...
  10. Diaitadoc

    New Sparring League - Halifax, NS

    Hey everyone, just wanted to post a link to our new Halifax Sparring Club, HaliSpar. Log In or Sign Up to View Our first season starts September 5th from 7pm-9pm, and runs every Sunday until November 28th. The club is open to all martial artists, regardless of style or skill level. It is...
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    Research on martial artists

    Hi everyone! I don't know many martial artists, so that's why I'm reaching out to you guys on here. Anyways, I've been doing Wing Chun for the past 2 years and am doing an important psychology research project looking at the relationship between different types of martial arts and self-esteem. I...
  12. Svarog

    White Crane Book

    This is one of very few ever books written about White Crane Kung Fu and the only one about Shaking Crane (Zong He) style written in English. The book introduces basic concepts of internal White Crane practice. Internal power has always been shrouded in a veil of mystery, often explained...
  13. JKDJade

    So Let Me Get This Straight-- Why Don't We Have New Arts?

    Here are some names: Bruce Lee- JKD Ed Parker- Ed Parker Kenpo Bart Vale- Chinese Kenpo Tony Leo- Shuri Shindo Ryu Freedie Lee- Freedie's Modern Fu Al Tracy - Tracy Kenpo Jeff Speakman -Kenpo 5,0 Helio Gracie- BJJ Steve Mohamad- Black Karate Federation Gary Dill- Bushido Kempo/SDS Chuck...
  14. Ivan

    Thoughts on the efficacy of wrist strikes?

    You rarely see wrist strikes in any street fighting clips or UFC, if at all, anymore. At least I havent. The only reason I even know they exist is the 80s and 90s Kung Fu movies and some fight scenes from the Netflix Show, Marco Polo. So why do we seldom see them used? I started experimenting...
  15. Douwe ter Horst

    New here Douwe ter Horst :-) Kung Fu Zwolle

    Hello i just became a member here, because i just opened my martial arts academy. I would like to learn and follow different threads. My name is Douwe ter Horst and i live in Zutphen in Holland, also known as the Netherlands. I like gaming, cooking and going to party's. The martial arts i...
  16. Howling Mina

    Starting again in Martial Arts need advice

    Hi there, hope anyone can help. Need advice on choosing the correct path for martial arts. A little history, I trained in Taekwondo 2000-2006 but during that time I injured my acl and had two operations. It caused my confidence to disappear. Then as time went on I found out I was dyslexic as...
  17. JibPower

    Just introducing myself

    Hi guys, Just introducing myself on this great forum I just discovered. I have been doing martial arts pretty much all my life. At the age of 10, I started practicing Taekwondo (in the International Taekwondo Federation (ITF)). I studied TKD for about 10 years and earned my black belt in 1991...
  18. Ivan

    Fundamental differences between Karate and Kung Fu

    Hey guys, I am writing a dissertation on Chinese influences on the origins of Karate in Okinawa. I have began comparing Kung Fu to Karate and come to the conclusion that due to the large amount of substyles in each martial art, I can't compare techniques. Instead, I must compare movements...
  19. W

    Martial arts in Middlesbrough, UK?

    Hi everyone. Im interested in learning Chinese martial arts (particularly Shaolin Kung Fu), but I dont know where to go. My university has Shaolin Kung Fu, but it doesnt look reputable. Are there any reputable martial arts places in this area, or just outside of it? Im not looking for self...
  20. O

    I've an idea that I'll like to bounce around we should do o

    The tittle was I've an idea that I'll like to bounce around we should do more. This is for every style, system, school, etc. I believe that it could be of benefit to everyone. I'll like to talk about the lack of aesthetics in all MA which are very noticeable during sparring or competitions...
  21. D

    Application of Chi Sau and Ipon Kumite guard in MMA

    Thoughts?
  22. C

    Which is best to start with? (tai chi/kung fu)

    Hello everyone. I am interested in starting a martial arts class. What I am mostly interested in is learning about discipline, self control, defence, but at the same time some physical movement as well. (Im not so much into the hitting and fighting) After research I concluded that Tai chi and...
  23. A

    Mass or Definition?

    Hello guys, i just want to ask you is it better to do the gym workout with weights or street workout like push ups etc... for martial arts? Thanks :)
  24. O

    Iron Bone

    Hello how do you start the Iron Bone Kung Fu methods?
  25. O

    Grip strength training.

    Hello, I'm a Judo practitioner so grip strength is very important for my art however I've always been amazed by the grip strength of Hung gar practitioners of the tiger kung fu, I apologize if I mixed the names and terminology up Chinese martial arts aren't my forte, but I would love to practice...
  26. W

    3 Element Martial Arts- Wallingford, Connecticut

    This is one option for training, if you are near Wallingford, CT. Youtube: Facebook: 3 Element Martial Arts Email: 3elementmartialarts@gmail.com
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    Pai Lum White Dragon Fist

    Has anyone ever heard of this style? I'm in the process of moving to CO and they have several schools. What intrigues me is that the style, which claims to be old, is a combination of tai chi, 5 animal style kenpo, and qigong. I haven't been to a school to check out the lessons yet. We have a...
  28. Yuen Kay Jun

    Savannah Wing Chun GA CLASSES

    Private and Semi-Private Classes: Location: Richmond Hill, GA Savannah, GA Material Taught: Yuen Wing Chun (Yuen Kay San / Sum Nung) Contact: wing_pai@yahoo.com Email will get more information. In email, introduce yourself.
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    5 Badass Kung Fu Fighters Who PROVED That Kung Fu is Legit

    Hey guys. New here. Just wanna post this video to see what are your opinions on kung fu. Is it practical and lethal or do you disagree with others in saying that it is bullshido?
  30. kicka

    Hello from wing chun

    Hi everyone, feels like it's been ages since last time i've been on an online forum, though it's only been a year or two! So i am new here, after searching and reading various articles around the net only today i realised there are forums too..terrible, but i guess goes together with my attempt...
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