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12 Jun

Morning Time Qi Gong / Chi Kung

Today is a beautiful foggy morning to be outside for my practice. Hiding behind a thick layer of fuzzy fog covering entire the street areas… and it’s eerily quiet out there. Can you imagine the city with entire foggy smokes covering & the grey color is the real opaque color filtering the good & bad […]

9 May

Ancient Chinese Throwing, Grappling, and Trapping

Thân cứng như trụ đồng, tay phất phơ như vãi lụa, những bài quyền của Tổ dạy học mãi vẫn không thôi! Chiều trời ngã vàng, gió lạnh thấu tim cang, nóng quá đồ mồ hôi, phài nghỉ đây! Grounded solidly and statically like an iron statue moving step each time, whirling to throw rocky […]

11 Apr

Master Phan Breathes New Life Into the Spirit Martial Arts in Vietnam

Phuoc Gia Phan is no stranger to sharing precious knowledge from one land to another. When he left Vietnam in the late 1970’s, he had only $20 in his pocket, wet clothes on his back, and an entire ecosystem of spiritual and mundane martial arts. In America, Master Phan’s knowledge ripened and his teaching flourished […]

31 Mar

Master Chuang-Tzu and Spirit Kung Fu

Things in universe are different, and the distinctions of terms are just like this. Spirit Kung Fu when just coming back, they thought this spiritual martial art only existed in the Seven Mountains area of southern Vietnam, but they didn’t realize this martial movement had been around and stopped right after the Fall of Saigon […]

29 Mar

Qi Jiguang’s Meaning of Fist Form and Weapon Form

  Some certain individual is spreading distorting the teaching of Qi Jiguang all over the internet. Does anybody have any idea about this? We would like to discuss this on our friendly forum. Here is an excerpt from the published scholarly source that we use.     The translation that we are using depicts Qi […]

15 Mar

Overseas Chinese Fighting Art

Chinese martial art has many families some of which from the mainland China might have been altered totally during the revolution. The changes made reduced the effectiveness of these arts fighting applications, and the only styles of the southern Kungfu that I consider true to its traditional form are the Five Ancestors system (Wu Zhu […]

8 Mar

Miao Dao / Chang Dao

According to ancient Asian history, the Miao people are an ancient Viet civilization in old China (now an ethnic minority group in the mountainous region between new China and Vietnam) who once had long bladed swords. Chinese people called these weapons Miao Dao, or Chang Dao. In Vietnamese, we call them Trường-Ðao (長 刀) or […]

1 Mar

Martial Art and Shintoism/Shen Tao (神道)

Some people misunderstand the martial art and religious relation. The truth is that religion and martial arts were originally related filled up the moral teaching in all martial systems in China between spiritualism and Kung Fu. In ancient Chinese Kung Fu it contained most doctrine of mysticism, or a spiritual stage for man to reach […]

8 Feb

Monkey Kung Fu

Traditionally, Asian people do not work on the first day of the Chinese New Year in order to celebrate the spring festival marking transition of Yin into Yang (Winter into Spring). By loving Kung Fu and having been training for almost half a century, Master Phan was really inspired by the spirit of Asian new […]

4 Feb

Vietnamese Martial Art, Võ Ta

Vietnamese martial art should be credited with the southeastern Chinese mixed Kungfu system. The Viet people, who were considered barbarians by the Chinese, cultivated this Kungfu in the same manner. It’s all family martial arts of the ancient Viets that had its obeisance to their ancestors. It’s hard to describe the primeval stage of their […]