Sanchin – Tensho – Seiunchin

  A Progression Old styles of Martial Arts had Katas that trained the body in levels of progression.  You were not allowed to learn a new Kata unless you had mastered the prior Kata.  With a style comprised of only one, two or three forms, this was still a life...
Sanchin to the Bone

Sanchin to the Bone

    And Beyond So what is it about Sanchin that makes it so coveted by so many styles of Karate as well as Gong Fu?  There are so many factors from Iron Shirt to Chi Gung to a complete fighting system.  But here is one part of Sanchin and Iron Shirt not...
Marote Uke

Marote Uke

  "Nothing is more harmful to the world as a martial art that is not effective in actual self-defense" - Choki Motobu Ahh the words of a true Master... yet today we see more and more ineffective postures, actions and techniques being forwarded for such powerful...

Tui Na (Qinna 擒拿)

    Tui means "to push" and Na means "to lift and squeeze." Now this expression is more correlated to the healing arts, in fact Tui Na is a name of a healing art using the manipulation of body tissues and structures.  However it is directly related to the...
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