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2 Mar

Martial Art of Than Vo Dao

Sifu Phan holding fists in fighting stance, upper body

  SEVEN MOUNTAINS SPIRIT FIST PART I: INTRODUCTION, HERITAGE, AND ELEMENTS INTRODUCTION TO THAN VO DAO Martial arts history, legend, and lore features not only heroes and rogues, but also warrior-monks sword to seek wholeness, healing, and balance. In today’s world, we rarely encounter such dramatic figures, but the search for spirituality and ethical standards, […]

8 Feb

Martial Arts and the Moral Path

Warring States map of China

Chinese martial art has always been considered the art of war in China. In the ancient time it had reached the highest level of Kung Fu perfection, and the greatest thing about this martial art is surely bringing the splendid tradition of the knowledge of the body movements into our modern time. The Philadelphia Seven […]

4 Feb

Martial Arts: Shuai Jiao in Seven Mountains Kung Fu

The Shuai Jiao Technique Application in Seven Mountains Kung Fu Shuai Jiao 摔跤 The concept of Asian mixed martial art once had its finest essence & happened before the westerners recomposed the idea of mixed martial arts. Worldwide MMA is a modern mixed martial art within Asian martial art Shuai Jiao principle, but actually it […]

30 Dec

Animal Kung Fu Application

Martial Art Applications: The Palm Strike Seven Mountains Kung Fu uses the internal palm strike as a street self-defense with the sharp open palm-strikes, or using slapping semi-forcefully technique with phoenix fighting style based on the Thanvodao wudao, a cat-paw dance-like Kung Fu form, but entirely based on the basic martial techniques. It can be […]

14 Dec

The Throwing Martial Art

Monkey Kung Fu

The logic of Seven Mountains Spirit Fist Kung Fu focuses on quick, close combat using the classic fighting form. Generally involving upper level fighting which may transition into ground combat level with free-handed techniques. Applied with a single strike, & single fist, & throwing devices practically is manifested into uncountable fighting ranges or plans. Though […]


Martial Chi Kung (Qi Gong)

Martial Chi Kung refers to the use of energy fused with the animal (Kung Fu) fighting form. Kung Fu is made up of the physical, and the metaphysical (internal). Forms training can and does exist on its own. A martial artist who attains a great degree of physical skill can be said to have mastered […]

8 Dec

Kung Fu Fighting Philosophy

The Kung Fu Fighting Philosophy is very difficult to understand and analyze. By carefully refining martial art insight built upon traditional teaching attained through Chinese -Vietnamese Kung Fu knowledge, I particularized these 3 main levels in our system through a mystical martial study under a deep observation. To have a fuller & clearer interpretation of […]