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Rory Miller

The Practical Problem of Teaching Self-Defense

Rory Miller, January 19, 2015

Self-defense is unlike anything else humans train for. Unlike engineering or architecture, you can't have any idea of the problem you need to solve. An engineer knows if he will be building a bridge or a tunnel. A self-defense student will never know if they might someday face a rape attempt, a kidnapping, a drive-by shooting, or a simple assault. More >>

Marshal Yue, Fei's Ten Important Theses

Marshal Yue, Fei's Ten Important Theses—Part 3

Dr. Yang, Jwing-Ming, Liang, Shou-Yu, January 12, 2015

This discussion starts with striking and postures.  When talking about about postures, we first discuss Qi.  Man has five viscera, which therefore form the shape. From the five viscera, the Qi is born. Therefore, the five viscera are really the original bearers of human nature (i.e., life) and the source of growing Qi. More >>

Marshal Yue, Fei's Ten Important Theses—Part 2

Dr. Yang, Jwing-Ming, Liang, Shou-Yu, December 29, 2014

It is seldom heard that he who discusses striking, also discussed Qi. About the Qi, it is mastered as one but can be divided into two. What are these two? They are inhaling and exhaling. The inhalation and exhalation are the Yin and Yang. The striking cannot (be done) without moving and calmness. More >>

Marshal Yue Fei

Marshal Yue, Fei's Ten Important Theses—Part 1

Dr. Yang, Jwing-Ming, Liang, Shou-Yu, December 22, 2014

Marshal Yue, Fei's Ten Important Theses on Xingyiquan can be considered the essence or the root of the art. We can clearly see that all of the available documents and books written in the last 60 years derive almost all of their theories and principles from these theses. More >>

Four Applications of Taiji Ball Qigong

Four Applications of Taiji Ball Qigong (太極球氣功之應用)

David W. Grantham, Dr. Yang, Jwing-Ming, December 15, 2014

At this stage, you should be able to practice the circling, rotation, and wrap-coiling patterns smoothly. You should also be able to perform each of these patterns comfortably while stationary, rocking, stepping, and bagua stepping. More >>

Nèigōng: Martial Qìgōng for Internal Power

Nèigōng: Martial Qìgōng for Internal Power

Dr. Yang, Jwing-Ming, December 8, 2014

The traditional Chinese art of Nèi-gōng is the key to developing more qì (energy) and maximizing your circulation. Continual practice of Nèigōng is a process of internal alchemy resulting in a refinement and transmutation of the "Three Treasures" or Sān Bǎo (三寶). More >>

Gichin Funakoshi (1868–1957):  The Gentle Teacher of Shuri Te

Michael Clarke, December 1, 2014

Perhaps it was always Funakoshi's destiny to shed light on a part of Okinawan culture that had for centuries remained hidden from the gaze of the general population. He shone like a bright star in a dark sky and pointed the way forward for the many millions around the world who would take up the challenge of learning. More >>

What is Qin Na?

What is Qin Na?

Dr. Yang, Jwing-Ming, November 17, 2014

Taijiquan (太極拳) was originally developed for combat in ancient times. Its fighting theory is to use the soft against the hard, and to use the round to neutralize the straight or square. In order to achieve this goal, the body must be soft and the movements must be smooth and natural. Taijiquan also emphasizes the cultivation of qi (氣), or internal energy. More >>

Aihan Khun

Stress and Health

Dr. Aihan Kuhn, CMD, November 10, 2014

We live with different life styles, have different personalities, have different occupations, and come from different cultures. We are all different, but we can also be happy with who we are, what we do, how much we have, and with whom we associate with. More >>

Fond Memories About Okinawan Cuisine

Michael Clarke, November 3, 2014

I once asked a Japanese friend of mine, who had flown down from the mainland to Okinawa to meet me, if she was enjoying her visit to this part of Japan. Her reply surprised me at the time, as she confessed it was like visiting a different country. The food in particular was very different from the type of dishes she ate on a daily basis with her family in Osaka. More >>

Different Levels of Qin Na Techniques

Different Levels of Qin Na Techniques

Dr. Yang, Jwing-Ming, October 27, 2014

As with most Chinese martial arts, qin na is composed of many different levels, according to different criteria or standards. I would like to define these standards according to several different systems of categorization. First, the levels of qin na techniques can be divided according to how much a person understands the technique and the technical difficulty of the technique executed. More >>

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