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Thursday, September 30, 2010

Chan Tai-San Teaching White Eyebrow Style - Bok Mei

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

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Tuesday, September 21, 2010

I love this art

This is how to have fun with martial arts



A beautiful capoeira girl meets a boy from an opposing club. Like her he is a devastatingly fit and highly trained capoeirista. A beguiling fighting dance for capoeira dominance ensues. A short film by LENA.



When you have trained for a few years this is what you might look like!!

Monday, September 13, 2010

Monday, August 23, 2010

Morihei Ueshiba and Aikido - 1955 - 1958 Takemusu Aikido




I hope you like!!

Past Master of The Martial Arts

Martial arts footage from some of the masters of the past



Hope you enjoy!

Saturday, June 5, 2010

The Science of the Martial Arts

This give you information on the science of the martial arts and how it effects the martial artist.









— Karate is primarily a striking art using punching, kicking, knee and elbow strikes and open-handed techniques such as knife-hands and ridge-hands. Grappling, locks, restraints, throws, and vital point strikes are taught in some styles

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Intrnal Martial Arts or Soft Styles

What is Internal or soft styles Martial Arts This will give you an idea

 — This calm-down Wudang Pai clip starring Himmet and Danny from Berlin,


showing parts of Wudang Quan, partnerwork, Taiji Quan, Bagua Zhang,

Xingyi Quan, Baji Quan, Qin Na and traditional anti-grappling methods.

Just a short part of the Wudang system.
 

 
This video shows Master Chen Shixing, top master in China today. His school, China Wudang Kungfu Academy, is on Wudang mountain. Here you can study Wudang Kungfu, Tai Chi Chuan and Qigong
 

 
The most important schools of Chinese kungfu are Shaolin kungfu and Wudang kungfu. Wudang kungfu is famous in China for its internal kungfu with many forms including tai chi chuan, qi gong, bagua, xingyi as well as sword and staff.
 

 
—Tai chi chuan (traditional Chinese: 太極拳; simplified Chinese: 太极拳; pinyin: tàijíquán) is an internal Chinese martial art often practiced for health reasons. Tai chi is typically practiced for a variety of reasons: its hard and soft martial techniques, demonstration competitions, health and longevity. Consequently, a multitude of training forms exist, both traditional and modern, which correspond to those aims. Some of tai chi chuan's training forms are well known to Westerners as the slow motion routines that groups of people practice together every morning in parks around the world, particularly in China.




Today, tai chi has spread worldwide. Most modern styles of tai chi trace their development to at least one of the five traditional schools: Chen, Yang, Wu/Hao, Wu and Sun. The origins and creation of tai chi are a subject of much argument and speculation. However, the oldest documented tradition is that of the Chen family from the 1820s.


 
Taiji Forty-Eight Posture Double Fan (48式太极双扇). More videos http://www.insidewudang.info/
 

 
Taiji Dao Jian Shan
 

 
I hope this gives you an idea of internal martial arts or soft styles
 

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

What is Jeet Kung Do ? One Man's answer I hope you enjoy!


The Real meaning of Jeet Kung Do!!




The Tao of Jeet Kune Do Film Presented by Alessandro Sorbello http://www.alessandrosorbello.com The Tao of Jeet Kune Do is a book expressing Bruce Lee's martial arts philosophy and viewpoints. It was published posthumously (after Bruce Lee's death in 1973). The book was not written by him; instead it was assembled by various people based upon a core set of writings and disparate notes that were left behind after Lee's death. The project for this book began in 1970 when Bruce Lee suffered a back injury during one of his practice sessions. During this time he could not practice martial arts. He was ordered by his doctors to lie flat on his back for 6 months in order to recover from his injury. This was a very tiring and dispiriting time for Lee who was always very physically active.




It was during his convalescence that he decided to compile a treatise on the system or approach to martial arts that he was developing; which he called Jeet Kune Do. The bulk of these writings would become the "core set of writings". Many of these writings were done during a single session which provided natural continuity. Lee had also kept various notes throughout the development of his combat philosophy and these would become the disparate notes used in the book.



Many of these notes were "sudden inspirations" which were incomplete and lacked any kind of a construct. The combination of the "Core set of writings" and the "disparate notes" would be known as the text "The Tao of Jeet Kune Do".



In 1971 it was Lee's intent to finish the treatise that he had started during his convalescence. However, his film career and work prevented him from doing so. He also vacillated about publishing his book as he felt that this work might be used for the wrong purposes. Lee's intent in writing the book was to record one man's way of thinking about the martial arts. It was to be a guidebook not a set of instructions or "How to" manual to learn martial arts.



In 1975, after Bruce Lee's death his widow Linda Lee Cadwell decided to make available the information her husband had collected. Lee's untimely death changed the perspective of releasing the information that Bruce Lee had vacillated about. The "core writings" and various notes were put together in a logical fashion by various editors. The main editor was Gilbert L. Johnson. Johnson along with Linda Lee, Dan Inosanto and other students of Bruce Lee helped him understand Jeet Kune Do well enough to editorialize and organize Lee's material into a coherent text.



The book is dedicated to: The Free, Creative Martial Artist. Linda Lee Cadwell holds the copyright to the book. The book is attributed to Bruce Lee as his notes and work were used to compile the book. It is important to understand that although Lee's material was utilized it was NOT organized by him; therefore Bruce Lee was not strictly its author.



2006 edition - In 1975 this book was available in Hardback; subsequent editions have been available in paperback form only. Hardback editions have been scarcely available from such sources as eBay which typically fetch high prices and usually do not include the much sought after dust jacket. In 2006, Black Belt Magazine offered this book in hardback form, on a 500-copy Limted Collector's Edition; the book is personally signed by Bruce Lee's widow Linda Lee Cadwell and their daughter Shannon Lee.



Jeet Kune Do "Way of the Intercepting Fist"), also Jeet Kun Do or JKD, is a martial arts system developed by martial artist and actor Bruce Lee.



In 2004, the Bruce Lee Foundation decided to use the name Jun Fan Jeet Kune Do to refer to the martial arts system that Lee founded. "Jun Fan" was Lee's Chinese given name, so the literal translation is "Bruce Lee's Way of the Intercepting Fist."



Jeet Kune Do (JKD) is the name Bruce Lee gave to his combat philosophy in 1967. Originally, when Lee began researching various fighting styles, he gave his martial art his own name of Jun Fan Gung Fu. However not wanting to create another style that would share the limitations that all styles have, he instead gave us the process that created it.



JKD as it survives today --if one wants to view it "refined" as a product, not a process -- is what was left at the time of Bruce Lee's death. It is the result of the life-long martial arts development process Lee went through. Bruce Lee stated that his concept is not an "adding to" of more and more things on top of each other to form a system, but rather, a winnowing out. The metaphor Lee borrowed from Chan Buddhism was of constantly filling a cup with water, and then emptying it, used for describing Lee's philosophy of "casting off what is useless". He also used the sculptor's mentality of beginning with a lump of clay

and hacking away at the "unessentials"; the end result was what he considered to be the bare combat essentials, or JKD.





Jeet Kune Do vs. Kung fu (Traditional)

Jet li fight...using Jeet Kune Do ( Bruce Lee style) with a other fighter using traditional Kung fu


Monday, May 17, 2010

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Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Rare Martial Artst for you to enjoy!

 SifuWu —  In Hubei Province in South Central China, originally famous for the Wudang Mountains and the martial arts in the north of the province (around Shiyan and Danjiangkou), .....in south of the province, there are range of rare martial arts that the province is renowned for. These include Kong Men, Zhi Men, Hong Men, Yu Men and Yue Men as examples....These martial arts are seldom known outside of China if even outside of Hubei province where the locations such as Shashi, Jingzhou, Wuhan, etc is where they are practiced.....
The Taiping Wuguan represents many such rare styles as masters from Jingzhou/Shashi are associated with the Institute......here is the practice of a set HuZhanShan, Tiger occupying the Mountain from the Kong Men (Empty School which also denotes Buddhist School) of Hubei.....



— Here is a rare style of Northern Kung Fu called Mandarin Duck. It's different from the imitation duck style but it still requires strong footwork like the other one does. There are a variety of useful kicks in this form and it seems very easy to learn for someone with a good foundation.



— An incredible video of a very rare style of Tai Chi.


It isn't often known but Tai Chi is among the most brutal and destructive forms of Kung Fu. It is just cleverly hidden in the movements and not taught with combat as the focus of the art. It is the most famous internal style of Kung Fu, however like all internal styles it also has the principles of self defense included in the movements.

I trained with a student of Tai Chi who never once took a lesson on how to fight in his life, yet when attacked by a knife wielding robber he was able to destroy him without even knowing what he had done. Some call it 'Reactive Kung Fu."
 

 
This Shaolin Monk demonstration show is unique because it demonstrates some very rare forms and animal styles not usually seen. It was performed at night time.




This was a private performance put on for American ambassadors of the Shaolin Temples USSD on the fourth of July 2007.



The show was shot at night under limited lighting but the performances are secular.
 

 
 
— Very rare style - 12 road Tan Tui of The Wu Dang Coiling Dragon style. It is both an "internal" and "external" style influenced by Bagua and Shaolin ++ more




The player is Sun Xiang (direct lineage holder) He is old (70+ years) in this clip but in very good condition, this is truly what Martial Arts is about - good health :) Enjoy..
 

— Extremely rare Tai Chi form - Wang Xin-Wu style. Developed in the 1930s by Master Wang Xin-Wu from a combination of Yang and Wu styles. Wang studied with Xu Yusheng (student of Yang Jian-Hou) & Wu Jian-Chuan.(http://www.chinesemartialarts.eu/)

Monday, April 19, 2010

Styles & Schools Of Martial Arts

What type of school or style to study? This guy has great information. Also remember this is his opinion on the styles, but make your own choice!!   






Choose your own Path to the Martial Arts!!

Thursday, April 1, 2010