Tag Archives: gongfu

We like: Liu Family Plum Blossom Mantis Boxing 刘家梅花螳螂拳

Enjoy this short clip of old traditional mantis boxing of the Jiang Hualong line, including lots of gems. From the description: Ilya Profatilov has been researching and documenting this rarely seen style of mantis boxing, which preserves the early teachings … Continue reading

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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 like: Father and Son vs. Thugs

According to this article in Henan Province a father and a son who have been practicing martial arts since childhood were able to put a huge group of thugs to flight, that were presumably sent by the government to scare people … 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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We like: Han’s baji tree practice

Hitting trees is big in some of the traditional styles in CMA as a form of “hardening” exercises if you don’t have a partner around. I remember once in Beijing hitting trees in the area near my apartment, when an old woman came up to me and scolded me for “destroying” the precious trees. Anyway, I had to move on to another patch of trees. Maybe we’ll open a new series “men who hate trees”, if we can find more good tree hitting clips. Continue reading

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We like: Liuhe Tanglangquan form ‘Duan Chui’ 六合螳螂拳 短捶

Nice performance of the Duan Chui (short strikes) form of Liuhe Tanglang. Like someone already said in the YouTube comments:
Duan chui is to Liu He Tanglangquan, what Ba Zhou is to the other lineages of Tanglangquan. Continue reading

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We like: Lin Dong Zhu Qixing Tanglang Performance

Here’s a really nice clip of Qixing (seven star) Tanglang master Lin Dong Zhu performing Lanjie and Yilu Zhaiyao. Enjoy! Continue reading

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We laugh: Real Fruit Ninja

Manager of school busses by day real life Fruit Ninja by night. This awesome Chinese brother from Nanjing is training to set the guinness world record on slicing fruit or at least cucumbers. We wouldn’t be caught cheating on this guy in poker. Continue reading

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We like: The Man With The Iron Fists

We are really looking forward to the new Tarantino movie. Quote of the day: They put the FU in Kung Fu!

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