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We are really looking forward to the new Tarantino movie. Quote of the day: They put the FU in Kung Fu!
We would also like to try out the 24 Beijing Taiji form in space. Looks like fun even though it’s a pity the chinese “taikonaut” didn’t float in space during the performance. [Thanks, Flo for sharing!]
What I like about Bruce Lee is not necessarily his movies but more his mindset and the philosophy that he introduced to the world of martial arts. Even as a practicioner of TMA I think it is useful to question … Continue reading
This is Thomas Vieth, disciple of Gerhard Milbrat, performing Taiji Meihua Yilu Zhaiyao in Germany 2011. This gongfu family is closely related to ours, hence the similarity in technique, even if the flavor is very different. Enjoy! Continue reading
We like this iron palm demonstration by a chinese teacher. Note how quick and smooth his chops are.
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
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
Arthur was a paratrooper who injured his knees and back through too many jumps. He lost his ability to walk unassisted and gained a lot of weight. But he didn’t give up! This is Gongfu! Watch this inspirational story now: Continue reading
The newly established general Zhen Wu Gongfu blog has its first article online and it’s a very nice rundown of the history of Tongbei Quan. We suggest you go on and read the full article here:
Brief history of Tongbeiquan Continue reading
We always wanted to see a headmounted GoPro camera in a fight. And this one is also funny. [Thanks Stefan for sharing]