Iron Palm Part 1

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Iron Palm Q&A With Sigung Richard Clear Part 1 Q. What is the history of your iron palm training? A. My Original instructor was Tyrone Jackson who was the senior disciple of Dr Fred Wu. Dr Wu was a senior disciple under Lee Ying-Arng. Lee Ying-Arng was an amazing and great Kung Fu Master from […]


My Kung Fu Master Is 200 Years Old

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OK, if you’re reading my articles regularly, you know that I like learning new martial arts styles. Mostly I’ve focused on the Northern Chinese styles, the ones based around Wudang Mountain. I learned the classical Snake Style Kung Fu as a change up from jiu jutsu, and then learned a bit about the Southern (or […]


How Observing A Tiger S Strength Courage And Power Gave Birth To The Tiger Style Of Kung Fu

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So I’m watching this nature channel special on television, right? This one in particular is all about tigers and their hunting habits. It seems these guys are super aggressive when it comes to hunting their prey. First off, this animal is the biggest feline in the world. I was surprised when I heard that fact. […]


Shaolin Philosophy Takes Its Guiding Principle Of Enlightenment Through Meditation

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Shaolin kung fu is not just about defending yourself against an attacker or inflicting bodily harm. Shaolin martial arts also stress discipline, respect for yourself and others, patience, and being humble even in victory. The mental training of Shaolin martial arts helps prepare the student for any events that may come. Being physically prepared for […]


Utilize The Body S Most Natural Movements In The Most Powerful Way From The Bottom Up

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Kung Fu Power Comes From Your Feet: The Importance of Stance In Martial Arts I give the same talk every class to new martial arts students, about how the key to good martial arts comes from your stances. It’s hard to get into good kung fu stances, because they are so different from what normally […]


Shaolin Kung Fu Exercises Which Promotes Agile Footwork And Intricate Hand Techniques

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When many people think of Shaolin Kung Fu they think of meditation and chi. While it is true that Shaolin Kung Fu does stress meditation and the use of inner energy, it is actually an external form of Chinese martial arts. This means that it is more involved in the external powers and forces. There […]


Coming To America Jow Ga Kung Fu

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I recently got to go as a guest teacher at another school that focuses on Jow Ga Kung Fu. Now, I like learning new Kung Fu styles, and have mostly focused on the Northern Chinese styles, which tend to be more holistic than the Shao Lin styles from the south. Since it’s discourteous to show […]


The Most Essential Techniques Of Shaolin Kung Fu

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Shaolin Kung Fu is one of the most popular and respected martial arts because of its history and realistic applications. However, Shaolin Kung Fu is very complicated and has a lot of moves to learn. Using a Shaolin training DVD can help a practicing martial artist learn the moves and techniques in their own home […]


You Won T Be Seeing These Tiger Claws In Any Nature Show

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Originally called Hark Fu Moon or Black Tiger System, Tiger Claw Kung Fu or Fu Jaw Pai was renamed by First Generation Grand Master, Wong Bil Hong in honour of his master, believed to be a Shaolin monk. At the time, there was Manchurian persecution of the Shaolin order so the name of his master […]


5 Tips On Shaolin Kung Fu Exercises

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It was Michael Tyson’s second day at our Kung-Fu school and I took a hard look at him. He was built like King Kong, was as hairy as King Kong, sported Mr. T’s hairstyle, but he had Oprah Winfrey’s puckered lips and Michael Jackson’s kohl-lined eyes. This made me a wee bit suspicious of his […]


I Don T Know Much About Martial Arts Except

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My only experience in the martial arts was a three week long experiement with kung fu. I went to the class to see what it was like and to learn about the thing that took many of my friends captive on every Tuesday and Thursday night. I cautiously entered the Chinese restaurant with my friends […]


How To Choose A Martial Art

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Once you’ve decided that you want to start training a martial art, you’ll need to decide which one is best for you. Of course, your choice might be dictated by the schools available in your area, but if you’re lucky you’ll have the choice of at least a few different types. There are many different […]


What To Do If Someone Wants To Fight You

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PHYSICAL COMPETANCE Have you ever seen raw violence or someone getting ‘owned’? Just search google for “martial street fights” – “martial owned” Watch those movies and cringe!!! Kung Fu, Boxing, dancing, balley, incompetance? What will you display to your attacker if that day comes? Can you throw a punch or even stand steady on one […]


When The World Turns Violent

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ITS DANGEROUS OUT THERE Its dangerous out there and especially for you.. The enemy may be next door and you dont know it but you got to have the guts too look. What can you really do once you see some violence or get scared or worse because you receive a bashing or king hit […]


The Difference Between Karate And Kung Fu

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For many people, especially those who are not familiar with martial arts, the question often arises on what the difference between karate and kung fu is. Upon watching somebody doing martial arts, the untrained eye will find it hard to tell whether that person is doing karate or kung fu. Even those who are beginning […]