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We like: Yantai TV Tanglang Quan Documentary 烟台电视台《螳螂拳》

Nice short documentary about Tanglang Quan. They talk a little about the origins and characteristics of the general style as well as the four big sub-styles. Their four consist of: Taiji, Taiji Meihua, Qixing, and Liuhe Tanglang. Some might substitute Taiji with Babu here. I guess they made this choice, since it’s a mainland documentary (from Yantai) and Babu is not very big there. Anyway, prepare for some nice demonstrations. However, I have to add that I personally didn’t enjoy the Meihua in this video that much. Continue reading

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We mourn: Master Feng Zhiqiang from Beijing

Another one of the great masters has left us this year. Just in via Facebook:

沉痛悼念一代宗师冯老先生逝世!冯公志强因病于2012年5月5日下午不幸离我们而去,亨年84周岁。冯 老是陈式太极拳第十代传人[陈公发科宗师的最后一位离世的徒弟],陈式心意混元太极拳的创始人。兹定于11日在北京举行告别仪式,请有关武林同道以及门内弟子、学生, 届时前往告别。
We mourn the death of a great master, Feng Zhiqiang, to illness on the afternoon of May 5, 2012, at the age of 84. GM Feng is the last disciple of Chen Taijiquan 10th generation descendant GM Chen Fake. Grandmaster Feng is the founder of Hun Yuan Chen Taijiquan. A farewell ceremony is to be held in Beijing on the 11th, for fellow martial artists as well as indoor disciples and students.

I just met him once training in the park in Beijing. Our deepest condolences to his family, students and loved ones! Continue reading

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We like: Ba Zhou 八肘

We’ve been posting a lot of silly stuff and videos until now. In between we had some nice clips of some different martial arts and some articles, but not much of our main martial art Tanglang Quan. So here a … Continue reading

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We like: Mantis Boxing – Interviews by Brendan Tunks

Brendan is posting some very nice interviews he did with various Tanglang practitioners around the globe on his site. His deep understanding of Tanglang in theory and practice combined with his open and humorous way of communication makes these a … Continue reading

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We laugh: China Knuckles

And to go on with our knuckles series here some nice ones made from china. You can either wear them on your hand or as a necklace on your neck, but be careful: **Warning: Fragile! Not meant for use in … Continue reading

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We like: An Wushu – Baji Basics

In this clip An Jian Qiu shows some Baji basics and applications. He seems to do a lot of hard Qigong and shows of some fali here. Some might find it a little too much on the posing side, but … Continue reading

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