martial arts - 6 posts

Timing, Placement and Power

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Timing, Placement and Power

When I am teaching classes or workshops on taijiquan I always emphasize the three principles of timing, placement and power. These three skills are not only fundamental to acquiring real world taijiqu...

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Self Defense

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Self Defense

Defense against the self Self defense in modern times: is it practical? In ancient times, before the invention of firearms, the practicality of being skilled in hand to hand combat was very clear. The...

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Will the Real Slim Shady Please Stand Up?

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Will the Real Slim Shady Please Stand Up?

After trying some hard styles and suffering inevitable knee injuries from poor teaching, I was left no choice but to learn taijiquan if I wanted to stay in the kung fu domain. Slow, stability-based mo...

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Don Schiewer

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Don Schiewer

30 Year student of martial arts "Here are the things I look for in a great teacher. First, that they can clearly demonstrate the skill I wish to attain. Second, that they can clearly communicate the ...

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Michael Roland, L.Ac., MTCM UK

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Michael Roland, L.Ac., MTCM UK

Author and Master of Traditional Chinese Medicine "Adam Mizner is the best internal martial arts teacher I have ever met! In the past decade and a half, I have been lucky enough to meet some of the b...

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Steve Sharkey, 5th Dan

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Steve Sharkey, 5th Dan

Former Detective & Special Branch Bodyguard to HM Queen Elizabeth & His Holiness The Dalai Lama After 39 years of training and searching for the best in martial arts I have finally found it in Sifu A...

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