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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: 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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We like: Tai Ji Mei Hua Tang Lang: Zhai Yao

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

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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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