• Martial and Combat Science

    (Examiner.com) – When a high school wrestling coach explains how to execute a hip throw using body position, momentum and leverage to his team of young grapplers; he emphasizes the use of the principles of physics as it applies to grappling in order to execute techniques efficiently. Click here to read more Examiner.com, December 12, 2011


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  • A Woman’s Jiu-Jitsu Journey from White Belt to Black Belt

    (Grapplearts) – In this feature interview I talk with Emily Kwok who is a very smart, very talented jiu-jitsu practitioner. She’s been involved in the woman’s competition circuit for a long time, having competed both with and without the gi, and in MMA overseas. Her ability as a teacher of jiu-jitsu – to both men and women – is proved every time she steps on the mats at her BJJ Academy in Princeton, NJ.


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  • By conditioning, the body becomes stronger and more resistant, making conditioning an essential part of any self defense discipline.

    Body Conditioning – Wrist Training

    (YMAA) – If one is to be a true martial artist, one must train their body accordingly to their art. By conditioning, the body becomes stronger and more resistant, making conditioning an essential part of any self defense discipline. When conditioning, we must see all the reasons for which we want…


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  • History of Shaolin Long Fist Kung Fu

    (YMAA) – The first Shaolin Buddhist Temple was built in 377 AD on Shaoshi Mountain (少室山) in Deng Feng (登封) county of Henan (河南) province, by order of Emperor Wei (魏). Bodhidharma (菩提達摩), or Da Mo, came to Shaolin from India to teach Buddhism around 527 AD. Additionally, he passed on techniques of strengthening the body and mind, and developing internal energy. The improved body power and health encouraged the monks to develop ways of…


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  • Choose Your Weapon: Exotic Martial Arts

    (The New York Times) – WHEN it comes to the popularity of judo, tae kwon do and other combat disciplines, the math says it all: Asian martial arts studios in the United States outnumber Dunkin’ Donuts outlets by more than three to one. Black Belt magazine counts some 20,000 studios nationwide and estimates that perhaps two million Americans practice Eastern fighting disciplines weekly or more, said the executive editor Robert Young. Whether for sport or…


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  • A group of school children practice martial arts formation under the watch of their teacher in the Great Mosque of Xi'an.

    The Legacy of Muslim Kung Fu Masters

    (Muslim Heritage) – The Legacy of Muslim China is the legacy of Muslim Kung Fu. Muslim Masters have trained continuously and arduously, venturing the never-ending journey towards physical and spiritual perfection, poised by serving a lifelong inspiration to their Muslim communities and the proud nation of China. They have…


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  • In traditional training methods, the practice of throwing the arms while holding stone locks, lifting weights with a stone barbell, and practicing other heavy weapons that weigh in excess of thirty pounds, are referred to as weight strength.

    The Method of Hung Ga’s Ging

    (Kung Fu Magazine) – Normally when people talk about strength, they are referring to a person’s natural power, size and build. When looking at strength in the martial arts, we divide it…


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  • The WingTsun long pole technique, known in Cantonese as luk dim boon gwun (six-and-a-half point pole), is one of the least understood elements of WingTsun kung fu.

    Wing Tsun’s Devastating Long Pole

    (Kung Fu Magazine) – The WingTsun long pole technique, known in Cantonese as luk dim boon gwun (six-and-a-half point pole), is one of the least understood elements of WingTsun kung fu. Few experts around the world have mastered its form or fighting techniques,…


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