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We like: Taiji Meihua Demo

In this nice demonstration of Taiji Meihua Tanglang you can IronFX see parts of Lanjie, Tanglang Buchan, and Zhai Yao 1-3. Enjoy! [Thanks to Slawomir for sharing!] Share this:

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We laugh: Gangnam Style Karate

We always knew distraction was a powerful weapon in our arsenal.

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We like: Tang Lang Ba Zhou

Enjoy this nice performance of Bazhou (eight elbows) performed 铁汇 at the Shandong traditional championships in 2008 by Deng Yong Jun.Power Rangers 2017 live streaming film online Share this: Share this: Tweet Share on Tumblr

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We laugh: Bread Knuckles

We didn’t have any new brass knuckles lately, so I dug up one that I had bookmarked quite some time ago. Made out of bread it won’t do you much good in case of emergency. This, however, is fully intentional … Continue reading

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We laugh: The Ultimate Fighter

We weren’t aware of this, but there’s actually a mixed martial arts reality TV show called “The Ultimate Fighter”. And it’s hilarious! This short clip shows Julian Lane after having lost a fight begging his fellow contestant to let him “bang bro”. In the early days when first we had the idea of starting gongfu brother we were actually thinking about a big brother like reality TV show about martial arts. However, this kind of reactions could not be foreseen. Continue reading

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We like: Mantis Boxing of Ma Hanqing

Here some really nice and rare footage of Ma Hanqing of Beijing Taiji Meihua and Liuhe Tanglang fame. His flavor is so special that many call this branch Ma family Tanglang. I used to train for about a year with … Continue reading

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We like: Florentine Football/Calcio Fiorentino

Now this is a sport for real men. A battle of the districts. Like in modern american football there’s a ball, but here it doesn’t seem to play a very important role in the game. Fighting bare-knuckle all the more. Hence, the well built Italian men who look like they’ve been in the occasional street fight. Continue reading

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We laugh: Steven Seagal drops Anderson Silva With Wrist Lock

We guess Steven doesn’t like it when some doesn’t do as they’re told and holds back. Continue reading

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We like: Mantis Boxing Trip Drill

Another great clip by Michael Dasargo of San Diego Fighting Arts Academy. In this one (and part 2) he explains stepping and tripping tactics in Tang Lang Quan. Enjoy! Continue reading

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We like: 2004 Basic Conditioning Practice Taiwan

Next in our “men who hate trees” series is a classic by our teacher Mike Martello (RIP). Mike shows a series of conditioning exercises for hands, arms, legs, and body. Many of which you can also do with a partner. The key is technique and body mechanics, which you can clearly see in this clip. Like Mike says:
The idea is not hit the tree extra hard, but let the natural body weight of the limbs hit in repetition.
As Mike used to say: Enjoy objectively! Continue reading

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